Lucy has a new luge sled, but she isn’t sure about this unique sliding sport. You have to lie on your back and steer with your legs? The luge track’s twists and turns look pretty scary too. But with her parents’ support and a bit of courage, Lucy jumps on her sled for a speedy adventure! Lucy Tries Luge is the first book in the Lucy Tries Sports series, which aims to promote physical literacy and encourage young readers to get involved in sports. Research shows that developing fundamental movement and sport skills at a young age benefits kids for their entire lives, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. The Lucy Tries Sports series reinforces the HIGH FIVE principles of healthy child development needed for quality programs, including the support of a caring adult, the opportunity to participate, to play, to make friends and to master skills.
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 Grandpa, Billy and friends find themselves on the island of Crete, snout to snout with King Minos's Minotaur. It's a formidable challenge; Billy and his buddies have to escape the Minotaur, the labyrinth and King Minos's wrath and maybe, just maybe, find their way home! Brightly illustrated and enhanced with games and puzzles, this sequel to Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids is sure to amuse readers of all ages.
What was supposed to be a relaxing ocean crossing for Billy Stuart and his friends after their adventures on the island of Crete quickly transforms into a veritable odyssey. A violent storm throws them off their maritime course and leads to a downpour of events with potentially tragic consequences: mutiny, vicious monster attacks, siren songs and more. The dire situation doesn't get any better when they finally make it to shore. A thousand dangers make the Zintrepids' every waking moment seem like a nightmare. And is Billy Stuart still on the trail of his grandfather, the explorer Virgil Stuart who has traveled through time? Or are the Zintrepids forever lost in an unknown age and strange place? Brightly illustrated and enhanced with games and puzzles throughout, Billy Stuart and the Sea of One Thousand Dangers is the third title in the Billy Stuart Adventures series, following Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids and Billy Stuart in the Minotaur's Lair.
When Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, discover that a cougar has been seen in the town of Waterton, they are thrilled that school closes for a few days as a precaution. The townspeople are worried though. They want the cougar caught and relocated, which could be disastrous for the cougar. Cricket's dad, the national park's warden, is receiving reports of the cougar causing all kinds of trouble around town, but it's the type of trouble it doesn't make sense for a cougar to get into. Then Cricket and Shilo find evidence that another animal may be to blame. With the help of a visiting researcher who is in Waterton studying cougar behavior, Cricket and Shilo must convince the townspeople, and Cricket's dad, that they're after the the wrong animal before it’s too late. This is the fourth title featuring Cricket and her friends, following Bats in Trouble, Ospreys in Danger and Salamander Rescue.
Reece's new dog, Ruckus, tears through life like a Tyrannosaurus rex. He bites everything that moves and drives Reece's mom nuts. The puppy was Dad's idea, to make things easier for Reece after his parents' separation, but Ruckus is not easy at all and Mom is getting fed up. When her diamond earrings go missing, it sends the family into a tailspin. What happens when a dog swallows something precious? Reece is about to find out. But they can't give up on this little Jack Russell terror, can they? He's family, after all. We first met Reece and his family in the Orca Echoes title Where's Burgess? by Laurie Elmquist.
Another silly mystery solved by the wacky detectives Bert and Mert. They help Mrs. Pickle find her missing pie by following footprints from the kitchen to the culprit.
When Arizona ruins Abuela's scarf on a ski trip, she has to muster the courage to admit it and apologize.
The twins' kitten, Charlie, isn't feeling well. A trip to the vet to remove a thorn lodged in his paw soon solves the problem. Soon, he's back to his playful self.
The twins and Arizona are watching hermit crabs move around in a tidal pool. They watch a crab move out of a small shell into a larger one.
When their kitten, Charlie, is missing, the family posts signs throughout their San Francisco neighborhood. When they return home, they find their kitten was home all along.
Arizona and Mareya's perfect potluck picnic doesn't go as perfectly as they'd hoped. Everyone brings potato salad!
Arizona can't help feeling envious of a girl at camp -- then finds out the girl admires her, too.
Ollie wants to do something special for Abuela for Mother's Day. When Arizona and Ollie find out Abuela's favorite treat is homemade ice cream, they have just the thing.
When the twins help out at the family store, Indi has an accident while bagging a customer's groceries. Everyone helps clean-up the mess and Indi is helped to see that she can learn from her mistake.
Tex, Indi, and Kate brainstorm what to do for Kate's birthday party. They decide to have a cool party with popsicles and running through the sprinkler.
The twins are waiting to meet a new babysitter. They imagine what it would be like if she were a dragon, an octupus, and a bear. Mom enters happily into their imaginary game. When the babysitter finally arrives, she joins the fun as well.
Indi gets upset when Tex runs through the pile of leaves she's raked. As the anger escalates and they start pushing one another, Dad steps in to help. Everyone takes a deep breath, and the twins talk to one another and the conflict is resolved.
Arizona's friend Abby is worried about getting braces. But after Abby and Arizona survey other kids with braces, Abby feels much better.
Arizona is nervous about making a presentation in front of her class, but with her friend Mareya's help, she comes up with the courage--and the inspiration for the perfect subject.
The twins sprout bean seeds in their kindergarten classroom. After planting their seeds in pots, seedlings appeared, just in time to take them home for a special Mother's Day gift.
When Gran and Poppy have to cancel their annual trip due to Gran's knee surgery, Arizona is very disappointed. But after "talking things over" with her cat, Cow, she realizes she can keep in touch with her grandparents in other ways.
Arizona befriends a new girl from swimming lessons, and Mareya feels left out.
Arizona encounters a rude girl at camp and decides to steer clear. It's only when the girl breaks down crying that AZ discovers the source of the girl's behavior.
The twins dress in red, white and blue for their fourth of July picnic, filled with red, white, and blue foods. But the real excitement is waiting for and finally seeing the rainbow of colors filling the sky when the fireworks begin.
Tex and Indi are in the park with their neighbor Niko and his family. The kids are trying to figure out how to get their kites to fly. Nothing works until a helpful gust of wind comes along and blows everyone's kites up high.