Lola Jones does not think her big brother's best friend and basketball teammate, C.J Kline, knows she's alive, until one magical night at a high-school dance changes everything. Book #1 in the series
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.
Tana has wanted a dog for years. Her parents have finally agreed. She loves her shelter dog, Storm. He's smart and loving. But wow, he is an ugly dog. That doesn't matter to Tana. Storm gives her more responsibility. When she enters him in an ugly dog contest, she learns about friendship, loyalty, and heroism.
Raul and Juan set out for a few hours of kayaking. The weather is in their favor. It should be an easy ride. Raul, who is nicknamed the Cloud Warrior, prides himself on knowing good weather from bad. But once on the river, storm clouds appear. Their only choice is to keep moving and try to beat them. Soon they learn that a storm is the least of their worries. Some unexpected campers are in the area causing trouble not only for Raul and Juan, but for a girl Raul likes.
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.
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
In the final volume of the Life on Earth trilogy, celebrated cartoonist MariNaomi concludes her tale of growing up, falling in and out of love, and possible alien interventions. Shy, self-deprecating Paula Navarro is coming into her own—and it's making her new girlfriend, Johanna, a little nervous. Paula's former friend Emily Baker is learning to look inward. Brett Hathaway, Emily and Paula's mutual ex-hook-up, is torn about reconnecting with his estranged dad. And Nigel Jones is smitten with his tutor, Claudia—whose disappearance and reappearance remains a mystery to everyone around her. As Claudia and her guardians put the final plan in motion, they'll reveal the truth that links everyone's fate. Book 3 in the series
A heartfelt story that sensitively tackles the everyday inner turmoil of growing up and staying true to oneself. Twelve-year-old Agnes hates everything about her life: her name, her parents' divorce, her best friend's abandonment, her changing body . . . . So while staying with her dad over the summer, she decides to become someone else. She tells people she meets that her name is Chloe, she's fourteen, her parents are married, and she's a dancer and actor—just the life she wants. But Agnes's fibs quickly stack up and start to complicate her new friendships, especially with Fin, whose mysterious relative runs a local raptor rehab center that fascinates Agnes. The birds, given time and care, heal and fly back home. Agnes, too, wants to get back to wherever she truly belongs. But first she must come to see the good in her real life, however flawed and messy it is, and be honest with her friends, her family, and herself.
When their road trips takes a turn for disaster, these teens must rely on their instincts to survive. Nora and her twin sister Livi are road tripping down the Pacific coast—Livi to interview at her dream school, Nora to finish her film school application. When Nora learns her favorite director may be shooting a monster movie nearby, she takes them more than a little off course. After an accident leaves their car in a river, can a group of friendly vampires help them survive?
When their road trips takes a turn for disaster, these teens must rely on their instincts to survive. CJ and Leo can't wait to spend their winter break skiing and snowboarding with their friends Alex and Katrina. But things aren't going quite as planned, as Alex and Katrina won't stop fighting about their college plans. And then the blizzard hits while they're driving up the mountain. Will they all be able to put aside their arguing in order to make it to safety?
When their road trips takes a turn for disaster, these teens must rely on their instincts to survive. Marissa's favorite singer is coming to a nearby music festival, and Marissa can't wait to rock out with her friends Ben and T. Sure, some things might go wrong, but there's nothing a few road burritos can't fix. It's not until a blown tire strands them in the desert that Marissa realizes their weekend isn't the only thing in danger—their lives might be too.
When their road trips takes a turn for disaster, these teens must rely on their instincts to survive. Kevin and Jesse have different ideas of how to spend their weekend at Jesse's cabin. Kevin wants to hike and camp, while all Jesse wants to do is pig out and play video games. But after a car accident leaves them stranded, holding onto their differences may put them in danger. Will these friends be able to band together to survive?
Ellie and her friend Kate get to spend time with Ellie's grandparents at their beach cottage. It's their first trip without their parents. The girls are excited and share everything on social media. But then a solar storm knocks out power to the entire state. People have to learn to live without electricity, running water, or technology. Will the girls be bored to tears?
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!
The first installment in the new Graphic Guide Adventure Series. Devin, Nadia and Marcus are on their way to visit their environmentalist parents who are working to stop a logging company from clear-cutting a remote valley. When their plane crashes and the pilot is killed, the kids are left to survive in the wild with Wiley, a government bureaucrat, who is the only other passenger on the plane. Learning to build a shelter and make a fire in the woods, they discover that Wiley is working with the logging company and will do anything to stop the secret getting out. On the run and in mortal danger, the three must outrun Wiley, escape a raging forest fire and outwit a hungry grizzly bear to make it to safety.
Darren Dirkowitz thought his life was over when his tippity-top-secret alter ego, Dirk Daring, Secret Agent, was outed to the entire Preston Middle School student body. If only he’d been so lucky. Now the Wolf Lords—a gang of teen thugs bent on wringing every last penny out of Preston students—are breathing down his neck. There’s only one solution: Dirk Daring must embark on his most daring mission yet. A mission so audacious, so cunning, so doggone crazy, that if it succeeds, the Wolf Lords will wind up begging for mercy. But first, Darren must bring his own disobedient “associates” to heel. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie is the sequel to the runaway bestseller Dirk Daring, Secret Agent.
School's almost over, and best friends Ava and Sammi are heading to summer camp as volunteer camp counselors.
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.
Through twenty-six letters to her friend Nina, twelve-year-old Kasey chronicles the often humorous observations and impressions of her unexpected, month-long stay in a geriatric ward for the treatment of a rare but treatable bone disease ("osteo-something-something-itis"). Kasey tries to make her life less dull by wearing her own nightgowns, surrounding herself with her favorite stuffies and developing an unusual exercise routine. Hospital food, insomnia and the germy communal bath are enduring sources of dread, but some new (and unexpected) friends make her life bearable.
Twelve-year-old movie-loving Maisie is in need of a distraction from her current romantic dilemma when her Uncle Walt comes to stay with her family after being hurt on the set of the movie he's filming in Hollywood. Maisie's best friend, Cyrus, has been hanging out a lot with Gary Hackett, whose last-name sounds to Maisie like a cat barfing up a hairball. When it seems as if Hackett might like Maisie romantically, she's none too pleased, and Cyrus is even less impressed. Uncle Walt has a way of pointing Maisie in the right direction, and Maisie's love of movies also keeps her centered. Heading to the local independent theater on Saturdays to see old movies helps Maisie stay grounded as she struggles with growing up, family tensions, a grandma who seems to be losing her memory, and a love triangle she never expected.
Praised by Jack Gantos, author of Dead End in Norvelt, as "a quick read with a kick at the finish," this debut novel sensitively and memorably captures a teen runner's relationship with his autistic older brother. Like most siblings, Leo and Caleb have a complicated relationship. But Caleb's violent outbursts literally send Leo running. When the family is forced to relocate due to Caleb's uncontrollable behavior, Leo tries to settle into a new school, joining the cross-country team and discovering his talent for racing and endurance for distance. Things even begin to look up for Leo when he befriends Curtis, a potential state champion who teaches Leo strategy and introduces him to would-be girlfriend, Mary. But Leo's stability is short-lived as Caleb escalates his attacks on his brother, resentful of his sport successes and new friendships. Leo can't keep running away from his problems. But, with a little help from Curtis and Mary, he can appreciate his worth as a brother and his own capacity for growth, both on and off the field.
From the percussion section at the back of room 217, Carmen Trochez keeps the Benton Bluff Junior High band steady. But when a student teacher enters the scene, the band’s loyalties are divided. Carmen is usually the glue. Can she keep everything from falling apart? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.