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Going to Ghana

Christine Platt (author)Junissa Bianda (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136665

Ana & Andrew are going to Ghana! Papa is travelling to Ghana and the family gets to go too! Ana & Andrew love learning about Ghanaian culture, especially the food! While there, they visit Cape Coast Castle to honor their ancestors. There, they learn about the origins of the slave trade. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

New Baby

Christine Platt (author)Junissa Bianda (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136689

Ana & Andrew are expecting a sibling! The family is very excited. Mama's family arrives from Trinidad, and everyone helps to get ready. When the baby arrives, Ana & Andrew learn from Granny that in African American culture, a baby's name often tells an important story. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Perfect Pet

Christine Platt (author)Junissa Bianda (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136696

Ana & Andrew are getting a new pet! They research different pets before choosing the best pet for their family. Then they pick a name for it! With the name Ana & Andrew choose, they learn from a famous African American that skin color does not affect a person's abilities. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 3: I’m Squatching You

Lea Taddonio (author)Michelle Lamoreaux (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532132704

Cooper and Cruz Garcia are in the mountains at Camp Nowhere. They are following big footprints in search of their missing bunkmate. They hear more blood-curdling screams. It's cold and getting dark. But it's when they feel they are being watched that things get really interesting! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 2: Off on the Wrong Foot

Lea Taddonio (author)Michelle Lamoreaux (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532132698

Cooper and Cruz Garcia are making do at Camp Nowhere. But then one of their bunkmates goes missing! Cooper and Cruz investigate, and find a huge footprint outside their cabin. They can think of only one thing that leaves tracks like that! And What does that mean for their missing bunkmate. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 1: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Lea Taddonio (author)Michelle Lamoreaux (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532132681

Cooper and Cruz Garcia are at Camp Nowhere for the summer. The camp is rundown and creepy. The boys hear blood-curdling screams coming from the mountains. The counselors say it's nothing. But the previous year, four campers disappeared! What's going on? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 4: Are You Fur Real?

Lea Taddonio (author)Michelle Lamoreaux (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532132711

Cooper and Cruz Garcia are chasing a big, hairy beast in the mountains at Camp Nowhere. Is it really Bigfoot? Cooper and Cruz are scared but they keep following him up the mountain. Will Bigfoot eat them? Or will they find their missing bunkmate? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

The Ancient Cave

Taylor Zajonc (author) Geraldine Rodriguez (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532134012

The Oliver family take time away to explore an ancient cave. Samuel's father is keen on showing Samuel the cave, as his own father had done for him. The icy ascent to the cave's mouth is dangerous. Then the Olivers must endure a frigid swim. What treasures does the ancient cave hold for Samuel? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Battleship Rescue

Taylor Zajonc (author) Geraldine Rodriguez (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532134029

When several sailors are trapped in a sunken battleship, the Oliver family is called on to rescue them. But Samuel's father and uncle are too big to move in the sunken boat. So Samuel descends into the deep. Can Samuel find the sailors in the dangerous wreck and lead them to safety? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

The Iron Island

Taylor Zajonc (author) Geraldine Rodriguez (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532134036

A German submarine has torpedoed the steamship Maiden. The damaged ship is an iron island in the sea. The Oliver family is called on to repair the vessel. Samuel sneaks off to prove to his father that he can safely explore the ship. When the Germans come back to sink the ship they capture Samuel's father and Uncle. Can Samuel thwart the Germans and rescue his family? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

The Monster of the Deep

Taylor Zajonc (author) Geraldine Rodriguez (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532134043

After a long search, the Oliver family finds the sunken treasure ship they seek. But when they try to retrieve the fortune, a giant squid attacks! Can Samuel subdue the squid so his father and uncle can get the riches? And squid don't need gold! What is the monster really guarding? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Super Potato and the Castle of Robots

Artur Laperla (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541599512

Professor Bolt's robot threatens to destroy a local mall. Good thing everyone's favorite spud superhero is there to stop him! But, not all is well. When Super Potato goes looking for the sinister inventor, he finds the ultimate enemy . . . Potatech, his own robotic double! Book 5 in the series

The Wolf in Underpants Freezes His Buns Off

Wilfrid Lupano (author) Mayana Itoïz, Paul Cauuet (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582354

In the second tale of The Wolf in Underpants, winter has arrived and the whole forest is freezing! As animals stock up on nuts, bread, and cheese wheels, they notice the Wolf is in a frosty mood. Then smaller critters begin to disappear. Will fear grip the forest once again? Or is another lesson on the way?

Super Potato and the Mutant Animal Mayhem

Artur Laperla (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582422

Super Potato is back, and crime is running wild! When a giant chicken goes on a rampage, only a tiny potato can stop it. But is the bird's mutation an accident or fowl play? An enemy linked to Super Potato's past has set a feathery trap. What could be worse? Well, he'll also meet a winged monkey with a bad attitude . . .Book 4 in the series

Fern

N.J. Stratford (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781952398056

Being a fairy isn’t as easy as you might think. We are not born with good fairy skills or fairy magic—we have to go to school to learn and practice them. I go to Rowan Tree School for Fairies (etc.)—it is the best school in Riverfalls Forest. It is where fairies, elves, pixies, sprites, goblins, and gnomes can learn about the magical powers of our forest plants, hone our skills in elf-shot, and win prizes for the tangliest, messiest fairy-locks. It is also where I have my best—and scariest—adventures!

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.

The Lost Dog

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrators)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781925442017

Dad finds a homemade sign on the front door from Amy, a girl in the neighborhood, saying that her dog, Spot, is lost. Danny and Norman decide to become canine detectives and use their noses to search for Spot.

Billy Stuart in the Minotaur's Lair

Alain M. Bergeron (author) Sampar (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818415

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.

Cougar Frenzy

Pamela McDowell (author) Kasia Charko (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459820654

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.

Bert and Mert and the Missing Pie

James Rhodes (author) BB Sams (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389126

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.

Presentation Panic? No Problem!

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038889

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.

"Bracing" for the Worst

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038902

Arizona's friend Abby is worried about getting braces. But after Abby and Arizona survey other kids with braces, Abby feels much better.

Time to Move

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643039077

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.

Making Ice-Cream Memories

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038896

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.