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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.

Electricity

Gerry Bailey, Felicia Law (author) Mike Phillips (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913189785

Leo is a genius. His pet cat named Pallas is not! But together they come up with some brilliant inventions. Full of brainy ideas and way ahead of his (Stone Age) time, Leo tackles inventions that will change the way people live and work for hundreds of years to come.

Light and Color

Gerry Bailey, Felicia Law (author) Mike Phillips (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913189808

Leo is a genius. His pet cat named Pallas is not! But together they come up with some brilliant inventions. Full of brainy ideas and way ahead of his (Stone Age) time, Leo tackles inventions that will change the way people live and work for hundreds of years to come.

Out on a Limb

Isabelle Bottier (author) Hélène Canac (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582347

Cassandra's life keeps changing, and she's learning that her unusual gift can't fix everything. Her first dates with her maybe-boyfriend Tristan weren't exactly what she dreamed they would be. She and Juliet are basically stepsisters, but Juliet still hasn't warmed up to her. And Cassandra's trying to find a new home for a dog that's saying good-bye to its owner. But that takes more than talking to animals—it means finding the perfect person. No one said being an animal psychic was easy . . .Book 2 in the series

The Rocking Dead

Dana Sullivan (author) Dana Sullivan (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634408608

Seventh grader Derrick's "Dead Max Comix" are such a hit in the school paper that he and Max start an advice column. Derrick and Doug should have asked for advice before they started a band without inviting Kim and Keisha to join. To get even, Kim challenges the guys to come up with awesome costumes for Comic-Con and enter the upcoming Battle of the Bands. Will the Battle of the Bands mean the end of Derrick and Kim? More importantly, who will win? Book 2 in the series

The Deadening

Dana Sullivan (author) Dana Sullivan (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634408547

Derrick Hollis is a 7th grader at Zachary Taylor Middle School and an aspiring cartoonist, too shy to show his work to anybody but his best friend Doug. When his dog Max dies, Derrick is left devastated. But then Max returns from the other side and starts to give Derrick advice. Derrick could use it, especially when it comes to affairs of the heart and standing up to bullies. When Derrick is too scared to ask his crush Kim to the Spring Fling, Max tells Derrick to "dog up!" and shake his tail on the dance floor. Will Dead Max be good for Derrick or lead him astray? Book 1 in the series

Escape from the Volcano

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author) Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828700

A brave adventurer and his colleague manage to escape a dangerous situation in the River Rapids. Set in a challenging environment, essential STEM skills come in handy.

Piggy Goes Out

Harriet Ziefert (author)R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801118

Too dark, too cold, too stormy, too wet: Joselina Piggy can’t wait to get outside, but every time she asks Big Pig Papa if he’s ready, he has another reason to say “NO!” Kids will relate to this impatient little pig.

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!

Trouble in Space

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176707

In this exciting title, Joe and Dr. Bea blast off on an expedition into space! Join the two scientists as they explore life on board the International Space Station (ISS), experience a spacewalk, study the planets, and discover the beauty - and dangers - of our solar system.

Lost in the Cave

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176714

While exploring a cave, Joe and Dr. Bea encounter all sorts of wildlife living in the damp cavern. Can the two scientists find their way out? In this engaging title, readers learn all about stalactites, stalagmites, and how animals survive and adapt to life in the dark.

Caught in the Rapids

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176684

During a trip to survey a river, Dr. Bea and Joe are suddenly swept into the water! In this exciting title, the pair must use their science knowledge to survive the rushing rapids and dangerous challenges waiting around each bend.

Escape from the Volcano

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176691

While reading the temperature of a lava flow on an active volcano, Joe and Dr. Bea’s science skills come in handy to help them outsmart the fiery flow of molten rock. In this adventurous title, readers will learn about different kinds of volcanoes, how they form, and about some of the most destructive eruptions in history.

The Most Beautiful Bully

Shannon Freeman (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630782887

New seventh-grade student Carson Roberts learns the hard way not to cross the school bully, and it's only her first day. Book #1 in the series.

Ramp Rats

Liam O'Donnell (author) Mike Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438825

Fresh from his adventures in Wild Ride, Marcus is back and helping his cousin, Bounce, learn to skate. Between learning how to ollie and do a 50-50 grind, Bounce and his friends also have to avoid the skate-park goons and take on the outlaw bikers who are terrorizing the small town. Excitement, action and some radical skating tips. Hang on for another wild ride!

Clan Castles 3: Epic Fail

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980643

Jake and Kyle have a few new friends to play Clan Castles with. Abby McQuade always has perfect timing. Game creator Erik van Syke is a good person to have on their side. Prince Robo and King Nojra don’t stand a chance. But when Jake and Kyle get in a fight, a strange new update makes the game—and reality—spin out of control. Can Jake and Kyle save their friendship while also saving the world?

The Morning People

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630788261

A mellow sleepover is too dull for Abby. She convinces Clara to check out the nightlife. Nobody is shocked when the early morning takes an unexpected turn.

Clan Castles 2: Upgrade Pack

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980629

Jake and Kyle were sucked into their video game. Virtual reality became reality. They had to beat Level 99 or else they would be stuck in the game for good! And they did it! But then they realize something awful has happened ... They escaped the game, but now the game is being played in the real world. The stakes have never been higher.

Clan Castles

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980636

Ninety-nine levels. That's how tough it is to win the video game Clan Castles. Jake and his best friend, Kyle, have been playing the game for months. Now they're at Level 99. The toughest and most challenging. With luck and skill, they clear it! What happens next is unbelievable. They get transported inside the game. And they're back at Level 1. Will they ever be able to get out?

The Lady From the Caves

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630788254

Clara and her swim team feel refreshed after their retreat. Upon their return, weird things happen. Clara confesses that they tried to summon a spirit.

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.

Ruckus

Laurie Elmquist (author) David Parkins (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459817968

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.

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.