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Finish Him

Decco (author) Art de Jey (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532446658

Step into the thrilling world of martial arts and reading with an action-packed chapter book that blends the excitement of gaming with the power of storytelling. Join Jack as he embarks on an extraordinary gaming adventure. When he discovers a button labeled "Story Mode" in his new martial arts game, he's transported into a vibrant dojo. Suddenly, he's not just playing the game—he's living it. Experience the adrenaline rush as Jack dons a white karate uniform and faces off against formidable opponents.

Escape the End Zone

Decco (author) Art de Jey (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532446535

Jack's in the middle of a roaring stadium, not in his living room, leading his team in a high-stakes game. He's not just playing; he's living the game. From the heart-pounding snaps to the adrenaline-filled passes and the critical touchdown runs, Jack experiences it all. Despite being initially scared and lost, Jack's determination shines through as he learns to strategize, adapts to the dynamic plays, and becomes an integral part of his team.

Hansel and Gretel

Cecilia Smith (author) Sofia Sita (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532446498

Follow the brave siblings, Hansel and Gretel, as they venture into a mysterious forest to seek food for their family. Their journey takes an unexpected turn when they encounter a mesmerizing butterfly and encounter the danger of getting lost. With resourcefulness and determination, they stumble upon a gingerbread house, tempting their hunger but concealing a wicked secret. The siblings' courage is put to the test as they find themselves trapped by a wicked witch with sinister intentions.

Race Out of Here

Decco (author) Art de Jey (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532446573

Our hero, Jack, once finds himself trapped in an unexpected adventure. When Jack stumbles upon a new button labeled "Story Mode" during his usual video game play, he's transported into an exhilarating car racing game. Suddenly, he isn't just playing a game; he's living it. From feeling the grip of the steering wheel in his hands to the rush of cars zooming past him, Jack is no longer at his desk. He's in the driver's seat of a roaring race car on a real track. This isn't a game he can pause or reset. It's a race he must win.

Gamer Quest

Decco (author) Art de Jey (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532446610

Our hero, Jack, finds himself trapped in an unexpected adventure. When Jack stumbles upon a new button labeled ""Story Mode"" during his usual video game play, he's transported into a fantasy quest game complete with trolls, heroes, and dragons. Suddenly, he isn't just playing a game; he's living it.

The Frog Prince

Audrey Bea (author) Jair Sánchez-Gutiérrez (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532445910

Journey into a world of whimsy and wonder as vibrant illustrations bring this timeless tale to life. Follow the princess as she loses her cherished golden ball and encounters a small frog with a surprising proposition. Will she keep her promise to marry the frog?

Star Eaters

Brooke Carter (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459834682

In a far-off galaxy, entire worlds are dying. Their suns and other stars are being consumed by Star Eaters, members of an intergalactic corporation who use advanced technology to steal energy from planets to fuel a fleet of roving starships. But Destin, a young and newly minted Star Eater, is reluctant to destroy worlds he’s never even seen. When he finds a mysterious stowaway girl named Calla on his ship after his first solo mission, Destin is torn. He must decide between turning her in or helping her save her planet.

The Keeper and the Crows

Andrea Spalding (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459830059

Misha is excited about visiting his favourite aunt, especially now that she has moved into a cottage that is more than a century old. What an opportunity to search out secret passages and hidden cellars. But Aunt Dora's home in the historic town of Belfountain has also raised the interest of others: a society of crows, including the mystic albino Old One, all intent on finding something hidden. Before he knows it, Misha is drawn into his aunt's secret. She is a Keeper, one of a line of wise caretakers of the ancient Pandora's Box, and it is her duty to keep it under lock and key.

The Ruined City

John Wilson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459819726

Howard is a lonely, geeky tenth grader dealing with a father who's had some kind of breakdown, a flaky, overprotective mother and frightening waking dreams. Then he meets Cate, a strange girl who convinces him that he is an Adept, which means he can communicate through dreams with other dimensions and, under certain circumstances, travel between them.

The Great Googlini

Sara Cassidy (author) Charlene Chua (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459817043

Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble Space Telescope. When his favorite uncle gets sick, Filip turns to Google for answers. Instead he receives a visit from the Great Googlini, a tiny woman in Converse sneakers who swirls out of the computer vents. She's not really a genie, she explains: "I'm more of an archivist." Her visit is a little bit of magic that lets Filip see the magic all around him.

Terra Nova

Shane Arbuthnott (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814455

The city of Terra Nova was founded on a lie: the spirits who cross over from the spirit world are evil and must be captured for the safety of humanity. But Molly Stout and her family have learned that the spirits are thinking, feeling beings, enslaved to enrich the wealthy, especially the spirit-harvesting company Haviland Industries and its founder, Charles Arkwright. With the help of her family and the aetheric spirits Ariel and Legerdemain, Molly has been fighting to free the spirits. But Terra Nova runs on spiritual machinery, and for each factory they shut down, another takes its place.

Asian Myths

retold by Frederick Y. Lagbao (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622994106

An anthology of retold Asian myths. The 15 stories include tales from India, China, Vietnam, Japan, and five other Asian countries.

American Classics, Volume 3

Perfection Learning Editors (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622994083

Hi/lo anthology of classic American short stories for reluctant readers in grades 6-12. Includes "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," "The Revolt of Mother," "A Horseman in the Sky," "The Story of an Hour," "Young Goodman Brown," and others.

American Classics, Volume 2

Perfection Learning Editors (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622994076

Hi/lo anthology of classic American short stories for reluctant readers in grades 6-12. Includes "A Pair of Silk Stockings," "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "The Man Without a Country," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "

American Classics, Volume 1

Perfection Learning Editors (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622994069

Hi/lo anthology of classic American short stories for reluctant readers in grades 6-12. Includes "The Black Cat," "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "To Build a Fire," "The Ransom of Red Chief," "Rip Van Winkle," "A White Heron," "The

African Myths

Eleanora E. Tate (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622994045

An anthology of retold African myths. Includes 18 selections in six categories--Creation, Death, Gods and Mortals, Tricksters, How and Why, and Right and Wrong

An Alien Spring

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991044

Hysteria builds in a small town when a teenage boy is labeled as a disease-spreading alien. Passages Hi/Lo Novel.

Tales of Aesop

Aesop retold by Karen Berg Douglas (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990092

Students will enjoy relating to the morals from ten of Aesop's most famous fables, including "The Ant and the Grasshopper," "The Miser and His Gold," and "Belling the Cat." Cover-to-Cover Timeless Classic.

Peace Mission

Jennifer LIss (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645989219

Best friends Silas and Will are obsessed with aliens. When a group of them, called Ramlix, suddenly land on Earth, the boys jump at the chance to join their mission. Soon Silas starts to wonder if everything is as it seems. Why are the Ramlix here? Do they really come in peace?

The New Kid

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988533

Paige and Coco are curious about the new boy in school. His name is Orion Wells, and from the beginning, the boy is different. Paige thinks it's Orion's magical green eyes. Could the boy be from another planet? After a few weeks at school, the entire culture has changed. The bully is nice. Lonely kids have made friends. Teachers are calmer. The principal smiles. Even Coco changes. During a major talent show, Coco doesn't get stage fright. She nails her song and wins the contest.


Marty Chan (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459832923

Jennifer Mah has a secret — a big one. She can move objects with her mind. She knows if people learn about her abilities, she would be taken and subjected to horrible experiments. That’s why she and her father have been living in a new city under false identities. But when Jennifer uses her powers to save someone from being hit by a car, she exposes herself to the authorities. Her father is taken away by agents and Jennifer has to find a way to save him without getting caught herself.

Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids

Alain M. Bergeron (author) Sampar (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818385

Billy Stuart is a young raccoon who aspires to be just like his grandfather, a globe-trotting adventurer who knows no fear. When he learns that his grandfather has found a way to travel through time and is leaving on another great voyage, he sets out to see him off (and maybe sneak along). Billy Stuart follows his grandfather's puzzling clues through a maze of caves and caverns to find him before he leaves, trailed by his Scout pack, the Zintrepids. What Billy doesn't know is that once they go down the fateful path his grandfather has taken, there will be no turning back. Brightly illustrated and enhanced with games and puzzles throughout, Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids is Billy's first adventure and is sure to amuse readers of all ages.

The Boy, the Cloud and the Very Tall Tale

Heather Smith (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459836044

Two years after the death of his mother, Ewan's father was swept away by a magical cloud. Now Ewan lives with his little sister, Flora, his Grumple and his mischievous cat, Kipper. But something about his father's disappearance has never felt right to Ewan. He is certain his father wouldn't leave willingly. When he meets Mr. So-and-So, the owner of the mysterious Notion Shop, he is inspired to take destiny into his own hands. With his grandfather’s most reliable horse, the normally timid Ewan sets off from his home in Bucket Cove on a journey that will test his belief in himself while unraveling the secrets of his father's disappearance. When he is joined by Flora and Mr. So-and-So, he comes to understand that even grown-ups sometimes struggle to process their feelings, and that showing compassion to others is the mechanism through which we can begin to show compassion to ourselves.

Life Scan

Jennifer Liss (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645989912

Life Scan is something that Royal Adam has always dreamed of. It's thrilling when Royal receives one as a 16th birthday present. After all, who wouldn't want to know their future? But what happens when the future isn't all it's expected to be? Will Royal risk everything to change it?

Return to Earth

Jennifer Liss (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645989752

On planet Zera, Andon's dream is to work for the Space Center, just like his parents. He is convinced that something is destroying planets, and he wants to find out what it is. When Andon's family travels to Earth, the journey puts them in more danger than they can imagine. Can Andon discover the true danger lurking? Or will it be too late for Earth and the people of Zera?