When Squirrel watches the birds, he sees something he desperately wants: the ability to fly. Even though his family tells him to give up his dreams, Squirrel refuses to stay on the ground. With the help of his friend Bear, Squirrel is able to soar, but will the birds share their skies? Squirrel and Bear Take to the Air is a story about overcoming adversity and leaping for your dreams.
Eva and Carmen want spending money for ice cream at Chill. They want to treat their friends. They want to do more things with their free time than the money they get from their parents allows. But their parents tell them to think of a way to earn it themselves, because they won't waste their cash on extras. So the girls come up with a plan to make extra cash over the summer. But they don't realize how hard having a job can be.
Tracy decides to enter the Little Miss Miss pageant when she hears the winner will get a free trip to Washington, D.C. Her best friend, Liza, decides to keep her company. And their new camp counselor, beauty queen and college student Ashley, will be their coach. They are in it to win it. Then they meet pageant pro Jordi and her super mean mom.
Luke Lawson is raising two couch potatoes, and that does not sit well with him. So he decides he's going to toughed up his two boys, Winston and Nelson, with an adventure in the great outdoors. At first, the boys are grumpy and upset, but as they explore nature, they become more curious and interested in the world around them. And Winston experiences a life-changing event when he meets the ghost of a Native American teen and takes a mellow midnight ride on horseback.
Kemba feels like the lamest kid in school. If only he could be cool like the computer game superhero Underdog. But he can’t even save himself from the biggest bully in the sixth grade, let alone protect the weakest of the weak like Underdog does. He has zero friends. Or so he thinks. Kemba hasn’t even had the courage to try until one act of cruelty pushes him over the edge.
Marlon has said something without thinking. Again. He is such a bigmouth. But this time he's in trouble. He dissed Kevin Detroit's mother. Who does that? It doesn't matter that Kevin does it first. The guys were just kidding around like they always do. But now the new kid wants to beat Marlon up after school. What can Marlon do? 1. Reason with Kevin. 2. Hide out in the nurse's office. 3. Get sent to the principal's office. 4. Pick a fake fight and get sent home. But none of those plans work out. Marlon is terrified. He is in no shape to fight. Fighting is wrong. Kevin is a big kid! What's going to happen? Marlon is resigned. He's ready for the after school fight when something strange happens.
Lizzie Lane a l'habitude de vivre au sommet de la chaîne alimentaire. Sa vie presque parfaite bascule lorsque Rachel, une victime sociale de Lizzie, réussit à lui attirer des ennuis à l'école. La vengeance de Rachel détourne de Lizzie même ses amies les plus proches. Lorsque l'étrange nouvelle voisine de Lizzie lui enseigne quelques notions de magie, Lizzie ne peut s'empêcher de jeter un sort à Rachel. Mais elle oublie la « Loi de trois », selon laquelle tout sort que l'on jette revient vers soi multiplié par trois, et elle devient la victime de son propre complot de revanche. Lizzie Lane is used to life at the top of the food chain. Her near-perfect life is ruined when Rachel, a girl she socially destroyed, exacts her revenge by getting Lizzie in trouble for cheating on a test. Friendless and facing detention, Lizzie obsesses over finding the perfect revenge. When Stella, Lizzie's strange new neighbor, teaches Lizzie about magick, Lizzie can't resist creating a revenge spell. But she forgets the "rule of three," that whatever spell you cast comes back on you three-fold, and her zit spell backfires with dramatic results. When she asks for help from Stella's Baba, the only advice she gets is to "write the lesson of the zit on her heart." Can Lizzie find a way to teach Rachel a lesson without causing permanent disfigurement to herself?
Otis P. Oliver is taking a stand. He is NOT taking another bath--ever. But when your opinions matter to the rest of the family about as much as the opinions of the family dog (who, it's worth mentioning, only has to bathe once a month), you have to get serious. So Otis borrows a spiffy suit from his dad and rouses a rabble of neighbor kids to stand up for what the know is right: a bathtub ban. This hilarious story about standing up for what you believe in, compromise, and family will have readers of all ages ready to hit the pavement for their cause--whatever it may be.
With the help of her sister and friend Austin, 12-year-old Anya puts together a kids' summer theater troupe, the Random Farms Kids' Theater, recruiting area kids as actors and crew members for a musical revue. Acting as director, Anya navigates the ups and downs of a showbiz life, including preparing scripts, finding a venue, and handling ticket sales, not to mention calming the actors' insecurities and settling conflicts. It's a lot of responsibility for a 12-year-old but Anya pulls it off. Book 2 opens two days later. Now after a successful first show, Anya turns her attention to the troupe's second show. But trouble rears its head almost immediately when their beloved barn venue is jeopardized. How can they put on a production without a theater? Is the second show doomed before they ever start rehearsal? This series is closely based on the real-life experience of Anya Wallach, who began a summer theater "camp" in her parents' basement when she was just sixteen years old.
Lola Jones does not think her big brother's best friend and basketball teammate, C.J Kline, knows she's alive, until one magical night at a high-school dance changes everything. Book #1 in the series
Third grade is so much fun! But when Mr. Kim assigns a community service project to his class, Abby Spencer has some trouble. She searches everywhere for a place to volunteer, but all the good jobs are taken! When she offers to help Mrs. Mackenzie at Evergreen Library, she finds the best job of all. Soon all of her friends want to help at the library, too. The Book Bunch is formed just in time to save Mrs. Mackenzie's Movie Night from becoming a disaster!
A mysterious dragon arrives on a distant planet, and it's up to William to convince the people of his town that, even though he might look frightening, the dragon means no harm.
Joselina wants her friend, Piggy Sue, to come and visit in this enticing follow-up to Joselina Piggy Goes Out. But her room is a pigsty! So Papa says not yet—not until she’s fixed the mess. Will Joselina’s clever cleaning shortcuts fool her father?
Tana has wanted a dog for years. Her parents have finally agreed. She loves her shelter dog, Storm. He's smart and loving. But wow, he is an ugly dog. That doesn't matter to Tana. Storm gives her more responsibility. When she enters him in an ugly dog contest, she learns about friendship, loyalty, and heroism.
Finding an old Lucky doll turns into a nightmare for Abby and Clara. The dolls multiply and spread bad luck to anyone who comes near. How can they stop the crazy doll?
Winicker Wallace's family has moved to France! But Winicker likes nothing about it. Her neighbor is irritatingly perfect. It rains too much. A mean girl in class makes her want to return to Massachusetts. But when Winicker finds herself in a scary situation she gets help from an unexpected source and finally sees silver linings in the dark Parisian clouds.
Winicker Wallace is getting a baby brother! But Winicker dreads his arrival. She can't talk to anyone about how she feels, so Winicker runs away from home. Her mother finds Winicker at the very top of the Eiffel Tower. When they are finally safe at the bottom, Winicker realizes she is actually looking forward to her brother's birth.
Winicker Wallace’s class has a new American student! Winicker volunteers to show Roger everything she loves about Paris. But Roger would rather disrupt class, trick people, and get his classmates into trouble. When Roger goes too far, Winicker learns the importance of standing up for herself and others, and that telling an adult is not the same as tattling.
Charlie is excited to come to Storm Cliff Stables, but she is also very nervous. She has panic attacks. The other Pony Girls help her find some strategies to calm her anxiety. They get a big idea when they visit the Horse Rescue Center, but can they convince Aunt Jane to get a new farmyard friend? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
After campers and their horses dress alike during Twin Day at Storm Cliff Stables, Paisley and Zoey decide to be twins for the whole summer. This starts to bother Paisley and prompts her to complain to Aunt Jane, but she gets warned about tattling. When Zoey puts herself in danger, should Paisley tell? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Sylvie can't wait to raise money for the animal shelter for her Make a Difference Day project, but with her frenemy, Camilla, and Sylvie's foster puppy creating obstacles along the way, she discovers there is more than one way to make a difference. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Sylvie wants to win her school's talent show so she can be featured in the local newspaper to garner buzz for her coat drive, but she struggles to figure out her talent. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
There's big news in the barn--Doodle the rooster is going to be a dad! But when the hen won't sit on the eggs to keep them warm, it's up to Libby to care for the soon-to-be hatchlings. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
The county fair is coming up! Libby wants to enter a contest. She decides to show Fred the cow. When Fred acts up in the show ring, it appears all is lost. But Libby and Fred work together and learn first place isn't the only winner. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
The Garcias are spending the afternoon at the pool in the park. The twins are having fun in the shallow end until Carlos gets water in his eyes. Just when it seems like the fun will be over, Carmen figures out how to let everybody have a splashing good time. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.