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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?

The Perfect Piñatas

Kirsten McDonald (author) Erika Meza (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022135

Carlos and Carmen's Abuelita has come to visit. She joins the twins, Mamá, and Papá as they go from store to store, searching for the perfect piñatas. When they finally find them, the twins fall in love with their new piñata pets. They don't want to smash them! Luckily, Abuelita knows just what to do. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

The Costume Contest

Kirsten McDonald (author) Erika Meza (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022128

Fall leaves and pumpkins are everywhere. Carlos and Carmen are making plans to be in the costume contest. They both want to win, but neither of them wants the other to lose. It's a problem. A prize-winning problem! But with an old shirt, a pair of scissors, and a lot of creativity, the twins come up with a prize-winning solution. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Trapped in Stormy Seas: Sailing to Treasure Island Book 3

Jan Fields (author) Scott Altmann (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805595

Storm has captured Uncle Dan and is holding him hostage. To get their uncle back, Carter and Isabelle have to destroy the suit and delete all his files for the program. But, Carter knows Storm can't resist a challenge so he dares Storm to compete against him inside a book. If Carter guesses which character in Treasure Island that Storm is, Storm has to release their uncle immediately. If Storm wins, Isabelle will destroy everything in their uncle's lab. Now Carter has to figure out who on Treasure Island isn't who he seems!

Hack Attack: A Trip to Wonderland Book 1

Jan Fields (author) Scott Altmann (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805571

Carter Lewis is thrilled when he gets a coded message from his computer-programming uncle offering him the coolest job in the world - helping test a new virtual reality program. Carter will even put up with Uncle Dan's other new helper, Carter's brainiac cousin Isabelle. Everything is fantastic until Uncle Dan discovers someone has tampered with the code in The Three Musketeers. The hacker has left clues to his identity, so Uncle Dan sends the kids in to check each "book" for the hacker's tampering. Their mission is to pass the clues found in Alice In Wonderland on to him while he goes underground to track this guy down.

Lightning Strikes Twice: Escaping Great Expectations Book 4

Jan Fields (author) Scott Altmann (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805601

It turns out Storm never had Uncle Dan at all! He is now safe at home and the virtual reality system is secure against all hacking. Uncle Dan has finished his prototype and arranged for a buyer. The buyer, a young woman, says she wants to try the suit first and she needs a guide. So Carter agrees to enter Great Expectations with her. What the family doesn't know is the young woman is actually Storm and she's got one last trick up her sleeve -- revenge!

Big City Blues: Back to Wonderland Book 5

Jan Fields (author) Scott Altmann (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805618

Uncle Dan invites Carter and Isabelle to help him unveil the virtual reality suits in a huge bookstore in New York. The test in Alice In Wonderland goes fine. But when a brownout fries Uncle Dan's system, two kids are trapped inside the suits. Somehow, the suit combined Wind in the Willows and Peter Pan and Uncle Dan and Isabelle can't get the kids out. Carter must suit up in the spare rig and bring the kids out while Dan and Isabelle struggle to repair the damaged controls.

Novel Nightmare: The Purloined Story Book 6

Jan Fields (author) Scott Altmann (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805625

A wealthy but unpublished author hires Uncle Dan to turn his book into a virtual world so that he can get the attention of a publisher. But soon Carter and Isabelle begin to suspect this author is a little too desperate for success. In fact, he's lifted characters and dialog directly from classic books for his masterpiece. Can Carter and Isabelle reveal the plagiarism of Edgar Allan Poe's The Purloined Letter and convince Uncle Dan to put a stop to this novel nightmare?

Presumed Missing

Nancy K. Wallace (author) Amanda Chronister (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805557

Abby Spencer's favorite book is missing from Evergreen Library! One by one, other books start disappearing, too. When Abby sees a suspicious stranger run out of the library with copies of the missing books in his briefcase, she jumps to conclusions. Now the Book Bunch is on the case! But things aren't always what they appear to be. Can they track down the book thief before more of the library's most popular books vanish? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Out to Lunch

Nancy K. Wallace (author) Amanda Chronister (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805540

A medieval project is pitting the third grade classes against each other. The class with the best project will win a pizza party! When Miss Pringle's class checks out all of Evergreen Library's medieval books, Mrs. Mackenzie introduces the Book Bunch to the restricted section of the library. Castles, knights, and princesses also give Mrs. Mackenzie a great idea. She promises a cool reward if the Book Bunch helps with her special project!

Calm Before the Storm: A Night in Sleepy Hollow Book 2

Jan Fields (author) Scott Altmann (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805588

Uncle Dan is still tracking down the hacker known as Storm. While Carter waits, he's looking for a way to get out of actually reading his homework. Since Isabelle has cleaned up the virtual reality code, Carter heads into "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." What he doesn't know is that Storm has left a few traps. Isabelle can't get the virtual reality program to shut down to get Carter out of the suit. She has to try the most dangerous thing of all - a reboot of the system. If she can't get it back online, Carter only has a few minutes of air left.

Mystery of the Golden Key

Nancy K. Wallace (author) Amanda Chronister (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805533

Evergreen Library is holding a creative writing contest and the Book Bunch has entered! But Abby Spencer is having trouble coming up with a good idea for her story. When Lucy, Abby's golden retriever, digs up a mysterious key in her front yard, the Book Bunch sets out to find out where it came from. Their research leads them right back to Abby's yard and a cool piece of local history. Abby finds the perfect topic for her story and a new friend along the way!

Movie Mishaps

Nancy K. Wallace (author) Amanda Chronister (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805526

Third grade is so much fun! But when Mr. Kim assigns a community service project to his class, Abby Spencer has some trouble. She searches everywhere for a place to volunteer, but all the good jobs are taken! When she offers to help Mrs. Mackenzie at Evergreen Library, she finds the best job of all. Soon all of her friends want to help at the library, too. The Book Bunch is formed just in time to save Mrs. Mackenzie's Movie Night from becoming a disaster!

Haunted Sleepover

Nancy K. Wallace (author) Amanda Chronister (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805519

Abby Spencer and the Book Bunch love the annual Holiday Sleepover at Evergreen Library. But flickering lights and strange noises have the library staff spooked. Can a librarian spirit really be haunting the library? When ghostly happenings and a newspaper report threaten to cancel the annual sleepover, Abby and the Book Bunch jump into action! Can they solve the mystery in time to save their favorite holiday program?

Claim to Fame

Nancy K. Wallace (author) Amanda Chronister (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805502

It's summer! When Abby Spencer and the Book Bunch land starring roles in Evergreen Library's big play, they are really excited! But memorizing their scripts is harder than they thought. Then a prank at the pool sets the boys against the girls. The performance seems doomed. Can some unexpected help from an old friend and a discovery in the library basement end their worries and bring the Book Bunch back together?

Challenged in Space

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

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828717

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.

Action! Explore

Gerry Bailey, Felicia Law (author), Iralu (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828458

The book examines the ways we move across our planet on land, on and in the water, in the air, and in space. And it looks at the science that lets us! A combination of action photography and both factual and cartoon illustrations,bring this STEM-based project alive.

Action! Race

Gerry Bailey & Felicia Law (author), Iralu (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828441

The book examines the ways we move across our planet on land, on and in the water, in the air, and in space. And it looks at the science that lets us! A combination of action photography and both factual and cartoon illustrations,bring this STEM-based project alive.

Action! Long Ago

Gerry Bailey, Felicia Law (author), Iralu (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828434

The book examines the ways we move across our planet on land, on and in the water, in the air, and in space. And it looks at the science that lets us! A combination of action photography and both factual and cartoon illustrations,bring this STEM-based project alive.

Scarlet Portal

Dax Varley (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624029486

Max’s mom is alive and recovering. But the demons are still out there. And the Scarlet Portal will open soon. Can Max stop the demons and close the portal to save humanity? What will he have to sacrifice? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Book 8 in the series.

Murder of Crows

Dax Varley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624029479

Max is so close to finding his missing mom. Following a demon, he and Poe arrive back at the abandoned gas station. There, he finds more than he bargained for. And, how can Poe leave him at a time like this? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Book 7 in the series.

Stained

Dax Varley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624029455

Max’s mom is still missing. When Poe flies in with a clue, Max follows him to an abandoned gas station. What lurks in the shadows? More clues? Or more demons? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Book 5 in the series