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Stella Batts: Who's in Charge

Courtney Sheinmel (author), Jennifer A. Bell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530439

In "Who's in Charge" Stella gets a lesson in responsibility when she volunteers to watch her best friends dog, Bella, for a few days. The only problem with this plan is that Stella didn't ask her mother for permission. With new baby Marco at home, Stella's mom already has her hands full. But Grandma agrees its good for Stella to have some responsibility as she's getting older. It looks as though Stella has things under control. It's only for a few days; what could go wrong? When Bella gets loose and runs away, Stella is heartbroken. Will Stella find Bella before Evie gets back? And where does she even start to look? Its just another day in the life of Stella Batts! In this early chapter book series, the ups and downs of Stella's life are charmingly chronicled.

The Wolves of Slough Creek

Judy Young (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138377

In his third wilderness adventure, eleven-year-old Buck Bray, along with the rest of The Wild World of Buck Bray TV crew, including the cameraman's daughter, Toni Shoop, heads to Yellowstone National Park to film an episode about its famous geysers and hot springs. They are also there to learn more about the park's gray wolf restoration program. But soon after arriving, Buck narrowly escapes injury when a herd of bison stampedes. Buck is almost certain the animals were agitated by a drone. Flying drones in a national park is illegal. Who is behind it? What are they trying to do? And drones aren't the only problem. Someone is threatening the wildlife. Once Buck and Toni start to investigate, they find out that gray wolves are not the only top predator in Yellowstone.

Stella Batts Needs a New Name

Courtney Sheinmel (author), Jennifer A. Bell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410310514

In Needs a New Name, Stella decides to change her name after a boy from her class keeps calling her "Smella." How hard can it be to pick a new name? It's not as easy as it sounds.

Billy Stuart and the Sea of a Thousand Dangers

Alain M. Bergeron (author) Sampar (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823440

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.

A Spooky Day at Sea

Johanna Gohmann (author) Jessika von Innerebner (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130700

There's a storm at sea. Piper and Percy must stay below deck. The wind is blowing, and the thunder is loud. They decide to hide in a closet until the storm is over. But then Percy thinks he sees a pirate ghost in the closet with them! Piper and Percy are surprised when they realize the ghost is their father's pirate coat and hat hanging on a hook. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

The Great Treasure Hunt

Johanna Gohmann (author) Jessika von Innerebner (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130694

Piper and Percy have been arguing all day. Then their parents give them a map and drop them off on a secret island for their first treasure hunt. They have to work together! Piper and Percy swim in a waterfall, play with a monkey, and laugh together. But they don't find the treasure. At the end of the day, their parents tell them they did find the treasure - friendship.

Book 8: Otis the Very Scared Dog

Claudia Harrington (author) Anoosha Syed (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532131967

When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! Otis is back! But Ben drops him off at Hank's during a storm and Otis dashes off in fear. Can Hank and Janie find him before Ben returns? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 6: Pete the Very Chatty Parrot

Claudia Harrington (author) Anoosha Syed (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532131943

When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! Janie asks Hank to watch her parrot Pete. Hank feels like a pirate! But Pete talks too much. And can Hank keep up with the mess? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Silo the Dog

Lisa Mullarkey (author) Paula Franco (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532135187

Silo loves to work on the farm. He is proud of his herding abilities! But sometimes Silo can be a bit bossy. When he tries to herd the friends, he learns that being friendly is better than being bossy. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Pip & Squeak the Miniature Horses

Lisa Mullarkey (author) Paula Franco (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532135170

Pip and Squeak are best friends. They do everything together! Then Squeak makes a new friend, and Pip gets upset. But soon he learns it's great to have more than one friend! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

A Snowy Day

Christine Platt (author) Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133831

School is canceled! Ana and Andrew play in the snow with their neighbors and learn to make snow ice cream. They save a snowball in the freezer for their cousins in Trinidad who have never seen snow. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

A Day at the Museum

Christine Platt (author) Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133824

Ana and Andrew are excited when Grandma comes to stay. During her visit, the family tours the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and learns about important African American achievements. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Dancing at Carnival

Christine Platt (author) Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133817

During Carnival, Ana & Andrew travel to visit their family on the island of Trinidad. They love watching the parade and dancing to the music. This year, they learn how their ancestors helped create the holiday! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Elmer the Very Sneaky Sheep

Claudia Harrington (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022203

Without his bike, Hank was getting bored. Then a new neighbor named Tommy shows up, looking for a pet-sitter for his sheep. He warns Hank that Elmer can open doors. Book #4 in the series.

Yum-Yum the Very Spoiled Fish

Claudia Harrington (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022197

Yolanda, the biggest know-it-all ever, leaves her beloved fish Yum-Yum under Hank's care. But why didn't Yolanda tell Hank that Yum-Yum was ancient? And will she discover Hank's big secret when she picks up her fish? Book #3 in the series.

Pickles the Very Hungry Pig

Claudia Harrington (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022180

When super snooper Joey brings his pot-bellied pig Pickles to stay, Hank never imagined that a pig with a cute name like Pickles could cause so much trouble. Book #2 in the series.

Gaston the Goat

Lisa Mullarkey (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624029875

A storm is coming to Storm Cliff Stables, and Gaston the goat is scared. Rain! Lightning! Thunder! Gaston fears he’ll never get to sleep with all that flashing and booming. Luckily, his farmyard friends know just what to do! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Freckles the Pig

Lisa Mullarkey (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624029868

It’s fall cleanup time at Storm Cliff Stables, and Freckles wants to help! Unfortunately, his ideas for brightening up the place make for a muddy mess instead. Luckily, his farmyard friends know just what to do! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

The Sparkly Night

Kirsten McDonald (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022159

It’s the Fourth of July! That means fun, flags, and fireworks for the Garcia family. Unfortunately, those fireworks are a problem for Mamá and Carlos. Neither of them likes the loud booms and cracks that come with the sparkles. Readers will laugh when they see how the twins figure out a way for everyone to enjoy the sparkly night. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

The Pet Show Problem

Kirsten McDonald (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022142

Carlos and Carmen want their cat, Spooky, to be in the pet show. They try to teach Spooky tricks, but she’s not interested. They try to make her the most beautiful cat around, but Spooky has other plans. Just when the twins are about to give up, they come up with the perfect solution to the pet show problem. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Otis the Very Large Dog

Claudia Harrington (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022173

Pet-sitting sounds easy, but Hank's first customer is huge, homesick Otis. When Janie, Hank's pesky next-door neighbor, tries to help, things spin even more out of control. Book #1 in the series.

Medieval Mess

Dustin Evans (author) Dustin Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805663

Alex has decided to create a graphic novel to complete his fourth grade assignment on the Renaissance. His pencil is nearly worn out when his father returns from an archaeological dig and suggests Alex get a replacement pencil from his bag to complete the assignment. Alex uses the borrowed pencil to draw a monster that a knight must put a stop in order to save the village and its inhabitants. When he wakes up the next morning, the paper is blank and the monster is staring at him! Can he figure out a way to get things back to normal?

Raging Robots

Dustin Evans (author) Dustin Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805670

The school play was a hit, but Sara and Alex have lost the Mystical Pencil again. Stewart found it and used the pencil to design his science fair project -- a working robot. The problem is, Stewart's robot stumbles upon the power of the pencil and decides to make himself a few friends. The helpful robot has drawn an evil robot as well and now the evil bot has created his own army. Can Alex, Sara, and Stewart defeat the robots and return the pencil to the museum before it is too late?

Dinosaur Drama

Dustin Evans (author) Dustin Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805656

Alex made sure the Mystical Pencil is in his possession and is at the museum to return it to safety. But, before he gets the chance, Marvin steals it! Marvin's only ambition is to draw dinosaurs over and over. Once again, Alex is forced to try and set things right while not becoming dinosaur lunch. Can he solve the dinosaur drama and secure the Mystical Pencil once and for all?

Costume Craziness

Dustin Evans (author) Dustin Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805649

When Alex woke up from the Renaissance nightmare, the Mystical Pencil was nowhere to be found. Until he gets to school that is! There he discovers Sara has found the pencil and is using it to draw costumes and sets for the school play. She doesn't believe Alex's warnings until it is too late! Can Alex and Sara work together to take the farm out of the school and back onstage?