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Tales from the Fringes of Fear

Jeff Szpirglas (author) Steven P. Hughes (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824591

Most kids don’t have to stress about things like exotic insects with a taste for human flesh when they go to class. But students at this school have to be ever vigilant. You never know when a supernatural pastry or a clay monster bent on revenge might be lurking just around the corner. Even a simple field trip to a local animal sanctuary can have ssserious consequences. Dragged fresh from the grave and pulled out of the haunted corners of a school locker, these thirteen new stories are a nod to the storytelling style of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. They are guaranteed to make you laugh like a hyena, shake your head in wonder or tremble with fear. A companion volume to Tales from Beyond the Brain.

The Spy in the Alley

Melanie Jackson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437835

Confronting a prowler in the backyard, Dinah is determined to find out why someone has taken an interest in her older sister and herself. Who is the buck-tooth burglar? Why are the Rinaldi's tomatoes always involved? And what is the connection between Madge's boyfriend and GASP, a group of well-intentioned anti-smoking activists? When it becomes apparent that Wellman Talent, the modeling agency Madge works for, is making deals with an unscrupulous tobacco company, and that the spy is out to sabotage GASP’s plans to expose the connection, Dinah has to call on all her talents, both sleuthing and singing, to solve the case. In the spirit of Sammy Keyes, Dinah gets by on pluck, courage and an irrepressible sense of humor as she is catapulted into a mystery that twists and turns from the blackberry patch to the corporate boardroom.

Tales of Mark Twain

Peg Hall (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990337

Offers young readers a look at Mark Twain's distinctive sense of humor as revealed in tales of the old West, Missouri, and medieval Europe.

Tales of Silliness

Kuharski, Janice (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990399

Offers young readers a look at four comic tales, including "The Six Sillies," "Blockhead Hans," and "The Emperor's New CLothes."

Funny Man Gets Rolling

Margo Sorenson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849538

Trying to juggle his job at "Taste of Italy" along with writing papers for school and his graduation requirement to volunteer at the Golden Oaks Retirement Home, class clown Derrick uses humor to get the jobs done.

Funny Man

Margo Sorenson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849521

Eighth-grader Derrick wants to be a stand-up comedian, but his football coach, his parents, Joe, his boss at Taste of Italy, his English teacher Dowling the Dragon, and his Mr. Perfect older brother Craig don't think he's so funny. When Derrick discovers he needs a B on an English paper to stay eligible for football, how can he tame his smart mouth to stay out of trouble?

Joker

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849620

A 12-year-old boy and his frisky horse experience many humorous trials and tribulations. The horse, Joker, means well, but seems to cause non-stop trouble.

Pete Ramsey and the John Thing

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849767

Pete finds that the strange noise he hears coming from the toilet is a pink alligator, who can change appearances at will into a mouse, spider, or a dog, is an alien from the planet Galunk.

Recipe for a Rebel

Lori Pollard-Johnson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849798

After his dad leaves, Matt Delaney rebels and his erratic behavior lands him in the vice-principal's office. He is assigned a new class schedule which includes a cooking class. Matt is a rebel, not a joiner, and this could be a recipe for disaster.

Don't Bug Me

Margo Sorenson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849453

Zack's dad drives him to his new middle school in the bug truck, and his new classmates tease him about his father's pest-control business. How can he handle the hassles?

Louis Réard: Bikini Designer

Rebecca Felix (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110764

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of the bikini, Louis Réard. Follow Réard’s story from his early years designing cars for Renault to his creation and naming of the world’s smallest swimsuit. Fun Facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Weerdest Day Ever!

Richard Scrimger (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811560

Bunny is on a camping trip with his brother and his grandpa. How much trouble can he get into? As it turns out, a lot. For one thing, there are soldiers all over the place. Canada is about to go to war with the United States, and the battle starts tomorrow. Bunny is worried. A hockey rivalry is one thing, but this is serious. And why is everybody so happy? Things get personal when an American soldier steals his brother Spencer's cell phone. Bunny decides to track down the phone himself. Maybe they can get out of there before the war starts. That’s when things get confusing... In this zany prequel to Ink Me and The Wolf and Me, the hockey-loving, indomitable Bunny goes camping with his brother and his grandpa.

Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Missing Mage

Liam O'Donnell (author), Mike Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812598

As the eve of the great Wizards' Summit approaches, wizards from all over Rockfall Mountain descend on the school at Shadow Tower to refine their craft. When professors start disappearing, it's up to magic-fearing monster sleuths Tank and Fizz to solve this spell-packed mystery and find the missing mages. Aleetha, their detective partner and a wizard-in-training, has dragged Tank and Fizz into the heart of the Shadow Tower, where libraries fly, spells fill the air, and an ancient army of darkness stirs, when she receives a mysterious message from her missing teacher. Using their detective skills, a pinch of magic and a trickle of technology, the friends stumble into a battle that's been brewing for decades. And what starts as a simple missing-persons case turns into a clash of light versus dark magic. Can Tank and Fizz overcome their fears and track down the missing mages before the black magic makes them disappear for good? The Case of the Missing Mage is the third book in the Tank & Fizz series about two crime-solving monsters living under a mountain, following The Case of the Slime Stampede and The Case of the Battling Bots.

Kings of the Court

Alison Hughes (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812208

When the Gladiators basketball team's nasty coach finally gets turfed midseason, things couldn't possibly get worse. The team hasn't won a game yet, and morale is at rock bottom. Sameer, who announces the games and keeps score, and Vijay, the team mascot, have their hands full keeping the team's spirits up. When they get promoted to assistant coach and manager, can they help a small, unathletic, Shakespeare-quoting drama teacher coach the team to victory, or at least to dignity? Or will the courtside drama eclipse even the school play?

Robbie Packford - Alien Monster

Heather Sander (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438245

The prime directive has been changed and four billion robots with atomic blasters are poised to take over the universe. Only Robbie Packford, Earth boy and grade six math nerd, can stop them. But when Robbie drinks the secret formula that is supposed to make him invincible, he turns into a mythical creature from the planet Kerbosky with a disturbing craving for raw meat. Will Robbie reach the nerve center in time to save planet Earth from destruction? And what do four billion not nice robots have to do with the chances of the Vancouver Canucks winning the Stanley Cup anyway?

Splat

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439907

Keegan and Alex are the only kids in Leamington who haven't volunteered to help out with the town's annual tomato festival. In an attempt to teach them a sense of responsibility, their fathers put them in charge of the tomato toss. The boys decide it's their responsibility to add a little excitement to the event. They exchange the traditional wooden targets for human targets and, before they know it, they are running the most popular event at the fair. The excitement may be too much for the sleepy town and soon the tomato toss is taken to the streets.

On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk

Alison Hughes (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459804852

When grade-eight science-project time rolls around, J.J. Murphy skips the beakers and the papier mâché and dives into research about jerks. And idiots. But mostly jerks. By his own estimation, his science project, On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk, is groundbreaking, exhaustive, highly scientific and seriously worthy of bonus marks. Beginning with the dawn of humankind and concluding conclusively with a very cool pie chart, the project dissects the elements of jerkosity through extensive case studies and scientific illustrations. It explores the who, what, when, why and how of jerks and, more important, peppers the lively research with sciencey-looking graphs and charts that reveal a lot about J.J., his family and friends, and the jerks of this world.

How to Write a Fractured Fairy Tale

Nel Yomtov (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312526

This book teaches readers how to plan and write fractured fairy tales. They will discover what a fractured fairy tale is, how to prepare a plot outline, develop characters, revise and edit the story, and write a final draft of the narrative. A variety of activities provide hints and tips along the way to support the development of characters, clear event sequences, plot elements, and the overall creative writing process.

The Unbelievable Origins of Snake Oil and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733355

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Thrilling Sources of Push the Envelope and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733393

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Over-the-Top Histories of Chew the Scenery and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733379

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Peculiar Stories Behind Raining Cats and Dogs and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733386

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Intriguing Sources of Hold Your Horses and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733362

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Shocking Stories Behind Lightning in a Bottle and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733348

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

The Bizarre Origins of Kangaroo Court and Other Idioms

Arnold Ringstad (author) Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733324

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.