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Fred and Pete at the Beach

Cynthia Manuel (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691272

Fred is a near-sighted dog who worries all the time. He worries the most about what kind of trouble Pete is going to get them into next. Unlike Fred, Pete is a happy, impulsive dog who believes something wonderful waits around every corner. Fred and Pete live with their human, Ron. When the dogs misbehave, Ron leaves them at home for the day. So the dogs decide to find their own way to the beach. Pete is sure they can get to the beach by themselves, meet up with Ron and all will be forgiven. Full of misgivings, Fred hurries after Pete, if only to try to keep him out of trouble. Follow Fred and Pete on an adventure where they hitch rides in anything with wheels, and optimism prevails.

Richard Was a Picker

Carolyn Beck (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690893

Richard picks his nose, until one day he discovers the perils of his habit. When his finger gets stuck up his nose, Richard panics. Then his nose sucks up his arm. Before he knows it, all of him slides up his nose. Richard has become a giant booger. He propels his booger-ball self out of his house. But as he rolls down the sidewalk things get worse, way worse. Soon the whole town is chasing after him and jabbing at him. Will Richard be poked to pieces? With some quick thinking and a little luck, Richard avoids a terrible end.

Today, Maybe

Dominique Demers (author), Gabrielle Grimard (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554694013

Today, Maybe is a story about a little girl who is waiting for someone, a friend. She doesn't yet know who it will be. In a series of surprising and humorous encounters, several well-known characters of children's literature arrive at her door. But none of them are the one she is waiting for, and she graciously sends them all away. With her bird to keep her company and hope filling her heart, weeks and then months pass as she waits and waits. When there is a scratch at the door one night, certainty fills the little girl's heart, and she opens the door to discover true friendship is indeed worth waiting for.

Something's Fishy

Jeff Szpirglas (author), Dave Whamond (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554697885

Jamie loves sharks. He reads about them. He talks about them. Sometimes he even pretends to be a shark. Too bad no one else wants to join his Shark Club. His peers and parents are quickly growing tired of his current obsession. When Jamie's teacher, Mr. Claxton, brings in a new class pet, Jamie is put in charge. But Jamie has an accident while feeding it, and everyone becomes upset with him. He needs to find a way to make things right. In the end, he comes up with a solution that pleases both his teacher and classmates, a solution that also gives Jamie an opportunity to share his newest obsession--lizards.

Adventures at Camp Lots-o-Fun

Marilyn Helmer (author), Mike Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554693481

Bad weather, bugs and boredom -- DJ and the boys in Camp Lots-o-Fun's cabin six are starting to call it Camp Not-so-Fun. To make matters worse, one of the boys has it in for DJ. But DJ isn't about to let that bother him. His lively imagination and wit ensure there's never a dull moment. A bear in the woods, monsters in the lake and a hermit's ghost make for a week at summer camp that none of the boys in cabin six will soon forget.

Hold the Pickles

Vicki Grant (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699223

Dan Hogg is thrilled when his uncle offers him some work at a food fair, because he wants money to hire a professional trainer to help him with his scrawny physique. His excitement vanishes when he learns that the job is dressing up in a hotdog costume and handing out samples. Every dark cloud has its lining, Dan discovers, when he, or rather Frank Lee Better, his mascot persona, gains the attention of a pretty girl named Brooke. The attention is great until Dan finds himself under attack from Cupcake Katie and a mysterious guy with a strange interest in Brooke. It's not until he's huddling in a bathroom in his tight white underwear that Dan begins to suspect Brooke's attention might be too good to be true.

Ben's Big Dig

Daniel Wakeman (illustrator), Dirk Van Stralen (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551433844

If you dug a hole to the other side of the earth, where do you think you would end up? In this wordless picturebook, pictures tell Ben's story of a midnight journey through the center of the earth and the surprising journey home. Ben's mother has dropped him off for a visit with his grandmother, a woman with a penchant for baking. Ben feels lost and lonely until he discovers a chest full of mining gear. He embarks on an adventure that will make him grateful for the hundreds of pies stacked in his grandmother's kitchen.

A Rainy Day for Sammy

Kathleen Urmston, Grant Urmston (authors), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578740789

A new adventure for Sammy who doesn't want to get his paws wet.

Sammy Gets a Ride

Kathleen Urmston, Karen Evans (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781879835030

Sammy won't listen until Mom finds a clever solution.

Sammy Loves to Run

Karen Evans (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578743841

Sammy is at it again? See what trouble Sammy can get into fulfilling his passion for running. This low level adventure is great for motivating your struggling readers.

Sammy's Slippery Day

Kathleen Urmston, Craig Urmston (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578740338

What starts out as an innocent chipmunk chase gets Sammy in hot water.

Sammy's Walk

Karen Evans (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578746378

Sammy sees many animals on his walk but one will make him take off running. Students will enjoy predicting what animal leads Sammy on a chase.

El desayuno de Carla

Leslie Harper (author), Paul Drzewiecki (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578745951

Introduce readers to cause and effect with this sequel to Carla's Ribbons.

El día especial de Sammy

Kathleen Urmston (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781611811797

It's time to celebrate Sammy's birthday! Readers will enjoy seeing what gifts Sammy's family gives him.

El día resbaloso de Sammy

Kathleen Urmston, Craig Urmston (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578743155

What starts out as an innocent chipmunk chase gets Sammy in hot water.

El diente flojo del alce

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781611811650

Everyone has a suggestion for poor Moose whose tooth is loose.

El paseo de Sammy

Karen Evans (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781611811810

Sammy sees many animals on his walk but one will make him take off running. Students will enjoy predicting what animal leads Sammy on a chase.

La elegancia de Sammy

Kathleen Urmston, Karen Evans (authors), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578743179

Readers develop a color-rich vocabulary as Sammy prepares for a winter walk.

La travesuras de Sammy con las hamburguesas

Kathleen Urmston, Craig Urmston (authors), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578743070

Part of the popular Sammy series, Sammy does what any self-respecting dog does when he smells the mouth-watering aroma of hamburger. Will his escapade land him in the doghouse or at the vet's.

Carla's Ribbons

Leslie Harper (author), Paul Drzewiecki (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781879835535

Carla can't figure out who is robbing her of her ribbons every day.

Carla's Breakfast

Leslie Harper (author), Paul Drzewiecki (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781879835580

Introduce readers to cause and effect with this sequel to Carla's Ribbons.

What's Your Angle, Pythagoras?

Julie Ellis (author), Phyllis Hornung Peacock (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570911507

Young Pythagoras can't seem to stay out of trouble. Every time he tries to help, people get angry. What's a curious kid to do? On a trip to Egypt, Pythagoras' curiosity helps him discover the secret of the right triangle. A clever introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem.

Pythagoras and the Ratios

Julie Ellis (author), Phyllis Hornung Peacock (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570917769

A Math Adventure! Julie Ellis and Phyllis Hornung Peacock team up once again to explore Pythagorean ratios in this humorous sequel to What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? Pythagoras and his cousins want to win a music contest, but first they must figure out how to play their instruments in tune, something that's never been done before. While trying to fix the problem, Pythagoras makes an important discovery--notes that sound pleasant together have a certain mathematical relationship. When Pythagoras applies this ratio to his cousins' pipes and lyres, the result is music to the ears. This book is good for your brain because: Mathematical problem solving, Ratios, Measuring, Musical Theory, History of Instruments

Last Day Blues

Julie Danneberg (author), Judy Love (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891042

It's the last week of school, and Mrs. Hartwell's class is excited to leave for summer vacation. The only problem is that the kids don't want their teacher to miss them while they're gone. Once again Julie Danneberg and Judy Love bring to life the crazy antics of Mrs. Hartwell and her class and show that teachers and students are more alike than different.

Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson?

Lois B. Grambling (author), Judy Love (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891417

Kids are in for Jurassic-size laughs as they follow a boy in his quest to bring a pterodactyl to school. And not just any pterodactyl: this one wards off bullies, loves to read stories, and makes an excellent science display. Hilarious illustrations capture the madcap imagination of the determined hero and his creative pleas to his teacher.