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Where is the Blue Ball?

Cecilia Minden (author) Tina Finn (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171817

Britt and Beth's dog, Champ, is sad because his favorite ball is missing. Britt and Beth look everywhere and finally find the ball. Champ is happy. This B-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

Pepper's New Toy

Cecilia Minden (author) Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171800

Bella and Dan have a new toy for Pepper. Pepper grabs the toy and they chase him until he jumps on Gram's lap for safety. This A-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

Pepper's Ball of Yarn

Cecilia Minden (author) Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171794

Gram and Bella are knitting long scarves. Gram's new cat, Pepper, rolls in yarn and gets tangled. Read what Gram does so he will leave their yarn alone. This A-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

Pepper is Lost

Cecilia Minden (author) Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171787

Gram's new pet cat, Pepper is playing hide and seek. Read what Gram and Dan do to charm Pepper out of his hiding spot. This A-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

Pepper and Gram

Cecilia Minden (author) Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171770

Read how Gram and her new pet cat, Pepper, spend the day. Gram and Pepper do similar activities together. This A-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

Silly Kitty Christmas

Nicola Lopetz (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781950825448

It's Christmas! and Silly Kitty wants to help his human, Emma. Find out what happens when everything that Silly Kitty does is NOT helping at all.

Silly Kitty and the Sunny Day

Nicola Lopetz (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781950825882

It's summer! Silly Kitty goes outside to explore. Find out what Silly Kitty needs when he discovers it’s a very sunny day.

Perfect Program!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123411

After receiving an electric shock, the Code Academy kids’ robot classmate, Ro-Bud, has forgotten all of her programming. Professor Chip and the class must learn how programming and operating systems work in order to get their trusty friend back in working order. With easy-to-understand examples and simple terms, readers will learn how computers operate as well as how they use hardware and software to do work.

Memory Madness!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123404

The kids at Code Academy are memorizing their lines for a school play with the help of Ro-bud, their computer classmate. But when Ro-bud can't remember her lines, everyone panics! Professor Chip believes it's a memory storage problem. By relating human memory to machine memory, readers are introduced to the concepts of computer memory and storage systems in an easy-to-understand way.

Loopy Logic!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123398

The Code Academy class puts their robot classmate, Ro-Bud, to work tidying up the classroom. But their instructions to Ro-Bud don't get the job done. They must figure out the problem by making flow diagrams that use logic to help Ro-bud make decisions about what to do. A simple activity helps readers see how their own daily routines involve making decisions using logic.

Hack Attack!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123381

When their robot classmate, Ro-Bud, gets a computer virus, the Code Academy gang is determined to help her. Along the way, they learn what a virus is, and how "hackers" break into computers to steal information or cause damage. This easy-to-follow book simplifies computer concepts to help readers learn why it's important to keep passwords secret to protect computers.

Debugging Disaster!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123374

Join the Code Academy kids as they learn how to write computer code that tells Ro-bud, their robot classmate, how to feed Turing, the class guinea pig. The easy-to-understand example shows readers that code is a set of instructions that follow a simple pattern. When Turing gets a tummy bug, the kids learn how to figure out what went wrong and how to “debug” their code.

Code Confusion!

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123367

Professor Chip helps the class at Code Academy understand that computers communicate in a language that kids can learn. Simple sentences and easy-to-understand examples make learning binary code understandable and fun.

Princess Angelica, Junior Reporter

Monique Polak (author) Jane Heinrichs (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823594

Angelica just can’t help herself! In this third book in the series, Angelica, aka Jelly, is confused for a junior reporter and decides to make the most of her mistaken identity to learn what it’s like to be a real journalist. Jelly and her bestie, Joon, are soon busy with problems at the new library, trouble in the lap lane at the local pool and a predicament in a rare-book room. With her keen observational abilities and a knack for creative solutions, Jelly soon has more than enough material for an article. But will she be able to keep up the ruse when a new friend starts nosing around?

Billy Stuart in the Eye of the Cyclops

Alain M. Bergeron (author) Sampar (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823471

Billy Stuart, the young raccoon leader of the Zintrepids Scout troop, aspires to be just like his grandfather, a globe-trotting adventurer who knows no fear. After accidentally traveling through time in pursuit of the elder Stuart, Billy and friends find themselves lost in a land inhabited by giants: giant plants, giant animals, GIANT MONSTERS! Billy and his companions set off to explore the island, looking for fresh water and food. But a hailstorm forces them to take shelter in a grotto, where they find the trail of Billy’s grandfather, Virgil Stuart. However, following Grandpa’s footsteps turns out to be much more perilous than they expected. And stranded in the heart of this mysterious island, the Zintrepids can’t shake the feeling that they are being watched. Brightly illustrated and enhanced with games and puzzles throughout, Billy Stuart in the Eye of the Cyclops is sure to amuse readers of all ages.

Zamboni's Goal

Vicki Scott Burns (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641325073

Zamboni's curiosity gets the best of him and he finds himself in the middle of a hockey game!

Zamboni's Bath

Vicki Scott Burns (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641325066

Billy unknowingly carries his guinea pig, Zamboni, to school in his backpack. Zamboni's escape and the commotion he causes are humorously described as he scurries his way through the school cafeteria.

When Sammy Was a Puppy

Kathleen Urmston (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641325004

Illustrations of puppy Sammy alongside full-grown Sammy will help readers identify and understand opposites.

Mr. Potter's Plums

Elizabeth Pulford (author) Karactaz (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324182

The birds are eating all of Mr. Potter's plums. Will he be able to figure out a plan to save some of the plums for himself?

Mr. Potter's Hedge

Elizabeth Pulford (author) Karactaz (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324175

Mr. Potter is trying to trim his hedge. Can he overcome his neighbors' criticism to get the job done?

What Will Alex Do?

Toya Abbatiello (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324953

Everyone is busy except for Alex. Who will play with him?

Sammy's Walk

Karen Evans (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324588

Repetitive text will help readers build fluency, and fun clues to predict what Sammy finds on his walk will keep them engaged.

Sammy's Special Day

Kathleen Urmston (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324571

Everyone in the family has a gift for Sammy and a special surprise planned! Repetitive text will help readers build fluency.

Sammy's Slippery Day

Kathleen Urmston (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324564

As usual, an adventure for Sammy means trouble for the whole family!

Sammy's Hamburger Caper

Kathleen Urmston (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324540

It's lunch time! Can Sammy resist the temptation of a delicious meal that's not for him?