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Book 2: Weathering the Blizzard

Emma Bland Smith (author)Mirelle Ortega (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532135378

The McNallys run into an early snowstorm in Colorado. They stop at a lodge for the night and by morning, they are snowed in! While looking for a place to study Gavin and his sister, Chloe, accidentally go through a door into a dark hallway. And the door locks behind them! It's getting colder by the second. Will Gavin and Chloe have to weather the blizzard in the dark, frozen passage? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Brain Blitz

David Lawrence (author)Renato Siragusa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133008

Tony Andia is the Peabody football team's starting quarterback. After he hits the ground hard during a game he just isn't himself. His friend Artie thinks Tony might have a concussion. Artie thinks he should tell Coach Joh. But should he get involved? Includes discussion prompts, a football quiz, and fun facts about football. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 4: Hunting the Treasure

Emma Bland Smith (author)Mirelle Ortega (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532135392

The McNallys are visiting Michigan's Mackinac Island. Gavin and his brother, Gus, take a nature walk. Gavin wants to hunt for treasure at a nearby fort after the walk. When Gus goes missing Gavin is annoyed. But he soon comes to realize what treasure really means. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Face-Off

David Lawrence (author)Paola Amormino (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133022

Artie Lieberman tries out for Peabody's lacrosse team. He is excited to make the team. But when he is bullied by a group of bigger boy, he's not sure he wants to keep playing. Can he stand up to the bullies? Is it even worth it? Includes discussion prompts, a lacrosse quiz, and fun facts about lacrosse. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Buzzer Beater

David Lawrence (author)Paola Amormino (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133015

Keith Evans is a talented player on Peabody's basketball team. His father was a great player too. When Keith stops applying himself on the court, his father scolds him. Is Mr. Evans pushing Keith to achieve just to relive his glory days? Or is it something else? Includes discussion prompts, a basketball quiz, and fun facts about basketball. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Set and Spike

Bill Yu (author)Renato Siragusa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133039

Lucy Andia is an award-winning volleyball player. She tries out for the Peabody team sure she'll be the star. But when other girls have greater talent, Lucy has to change positions. Can Lucy embrace her new role on the team? Includes discussion prompts, a volleyball quiz, and fun facts about volleyball. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Star Striker

Bill Yu (author)Renato Siragusa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133046

Katie Flanagan was a star striker on her old school's soccer team. But at Peabody, there is no girls' soccer team. The school district allows Katie to try out for the boys' team. Having a girl play on the boys' team causes some conflict. Can Katie overcome these barriers? Includes discussion prompts, a soccer quiz, and fun facts about soccer. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Vaulting to Victory

Bill Yu (author)Paola Amormino (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133053

Isabella Clemente is a champion all-around gymnast. After a summer at gymnastics camp, she is looking forward to winning a national championship. But then the current national champion transfers to Peabody! Isabella sees Morgan as a rival. Can she get past this when Morgan offers Isabella help? Includes discussion prompts, a gymnastics quiz, and fun facts about gymnastics. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 5: Ralph the Very Quick Chick

Claudia Harrington (author)Anoosha Syed (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532131936

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! When Melissa asks Hank to watch her chicks for the weekend it sounds like fun! But the chicks follow Ralph from their brooder box. Can Hank get them back in their box? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

The Fun Fort

Kirsten McDonald (author)Fátima Anaya (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130632

The Garcia's new refrigerator comes in a big box. Carlos and Carmen turn the box into a rocket, then a submarine. Then the twins finally decide to make the box a fort. But it's a crumpled fort. It's a flat fort. Discover how Carlos and Carmen don't let a flattened box ruin their fun! Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Over the Fence

Kirsten McDonald (author)Fátima Anaya (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130649

When Carmen's wild toss sends the Hula-Hoop soaring over the fence, the twins don't know how to get it back. But then, as if by magic, their toys come sailing back over the fence. Soon after, there's a new neighbor poking her head over the Garcia's fence. Join in the fun as Carlos and Carmen meet their new neighbor. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Tooth Trouble

Kirsten McDonald (author)Fátima Anaya (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130663

Carmen is keeping the tooth fairy busy. She's lost her two front teeth, and now one of her bottom teeth is wiggling every which way. But Carlos can't even get one tooth to wiggle, even a tiny bit. He hasn't had a single visit from the tooth fairy. Find out how Carlos and Carmen take care of Carlos's tooth trouble. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Too Many Valentines

Kirsten McDonald (author)Fátima Anaya (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130656

It's almost Valentine's Day, and Carlos and Carmen don't have any cards for their class! So they spend the day making valentines. They make big valentines and little valentines. They make valentines with glitter and valentines with stickers. Mamá and Papá think the twins may have made too many valentines. But, the twins have the perfect plan to make sure everybody has a happy Valentine's Day. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Summer in Savannah

Christine Platt (author)Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133848

It's summertime! Ana & Andrew travel to visit their grandparents in Savannah, Georgia. While they are there, they learn Grandma and Grandpa's church was built by slaves. With some help from an unusual source! 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.