A crocodile named Snout assists his animal neighbors by ferrying them across a swollen river, then is repaid for his good deeds when he is in need of help.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Daisy the cow can’t wait to go to the county fair this year. Who doesn’t love winning blue ribbons? But Daisy has a cold. Moo, moo, ahchoo! Luckily, her farmyard friends know just what to do! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Join Bumpy the Frog, an accident prone young amphibian, as he learns his strengths and limitations through adventures with his friends.
Crow does not want to share his tree, until an unexpected visitor shows him what he's been missing.
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!
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?
The Color Collector is a poignant story about newness, friendship, and common ground. When a boy notices the new girl picking up all manner of debris and litter on their walks home from school he wants to know why. So she shows him the huge mural she's created in her room that reminds her of the home she left behind. He learns all about where she's come from and they both find how wonderful it is to make a new friend.
In this early reader with five short chapters, emerging readers meet Pig and Goose. Pig is happy. She loves to dance. She loves to eat. But she cannot fly. And she cannot swim. Goose can fly like a bird. Goose can glide across the water beautifully. But he cannot tell stories or host a party like Pig can. Pig and Goose are very different. But what they do have in common is that they like each other. And they love springtime. Simple text and charming illustrations guide beginning readers throughout the story and encourage independent reading.
Ms. Vanilla is back and ready to celebrate Valentine's Day. Her whole class makes cards and enjoys a big party. Then the kids read their valentines to the class--but the last one is for someone special!
Golden Girl is excited for her first Family Day at Storm Cliff Stables. But where is her family? She looks right. She looks left. No luck! Luckily, her farmyard friends know just what to do! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
It’s Aunt Jane’s birthday! The friends are baffled because they don’t see a gift from Sweet Pea. But they understand when they see Aunt Jane’s new scarf and hat! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Bear is tired. The weather is getting cool and he's ready for a nice long nap--he's got earmuffs and a brand-new door to keep out the noise, plus a pair of fluffy slippers. Meanwhile, real estate mogul Woodpecker finds his recent homes…missing. And he follows the trail of debris right to Bear's new front door. When he "tap tap taps" to talk to Bear about it, the two engage in a feisty exchange of name-calling and gossip with the rest of their forest neighbors. Can they patch it up--literally--before Bear loses too much sleep?
Winicker Wallace's best friend, Roxanne, is coming to spend Christmas in Paris! Winicker is thrilled. But she is worried when Roxanne doesn't want to do their traditional Christmas activities. Instead, Roxanne wants to sightsee in Paris! But when Winicker and Roxanne celebrate Christmas in a way neither of them expected, Winicker sees they haven't grown apart after all.
The Secret Garden is a children's classic. This timeless novel tells the tale of Mary, a young orphan girl who is sent to live in a large Yorkshire mansion on the edge of a lonely and terrifying moor. Mary discovers friendship and courage as she awakens the secret garden on the property.
Carlos and Carmen love playing with Lola. Unfortunately, everybody's parents are getting tired of walking them to each other's houses. And, that means the twins and Lola have to wait. And wait. And wait. Until, the three of them come up with the perfect solution. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Maya Esposito has just won the coveted junior internship for the local newspaper. Everyone seems to be happy for her, except Bobby, and his new attitude stings. Maya loves writing about sports, but doubt clouds her judgment. Can Maya stay true to her passion and prove she's just as strong as any boy, no matter what her critics say? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
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.
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.
When ten-year-old Roosevelt Banks discovers that his two best friends are planning a bike and camping trip, he wants more than anything to go along. There's just one problem—he doesn't have a bike. Roosevelt's parents agree to buy him a bike if he can manage to be good for two whole weeks. How can Roosevelt be good and be the same fun guy his friends want on the camping trip? Trying to be good leads to more trouble than expected—and to the discovery that being a good friend is more important than any bicycle.