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Diamonds

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014307

This title introduces young readers to diamonds, the hardest natural substance on Earth! Learn how diamonds are formed and where they are found. Historical and modern mining methods are detailed, and topics such as conflict diamonds are covered. The many uses of diamonds are examined, from industrial applications in products such as diamond saws and dentists' drills to engagement rings and birthstone jewelry. See how artisans such as diamond cutters and lapidaries use diamonds to create beautiful and useful jewelry by paying special attention to the four C's, carat, cut, clarity, and color. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Lions

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786375

Bold colors, easy-to-read text, and oversized, striking photos introduce young readers to the lion! Readers will learn about the lion's unique body features, diet, hunting methods, social behavior, habitat, ways of communication, and threats to its survival. Also covered is the life of a baby lion, from cub to independence. Maps highlight lion territory, fun facts appear throughout, and the book closes with a full page of kid-friendly lion facts. This title will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of the continent of Africa and the incredible lion! Features include a table of contents, fun facts, maps, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Lonesome Star: A Story About Texas

Karen Latchana Kenney (author) Bob Doucet (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781604531848

This fun combination of original fable and factual information introduces young readers to the state of Texas through an entertaining and educational story based on the state symbols, history and geography. Take a trip through Texas as Sam, the star travels the state. Along the way Sam meets new friends and learns about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Illinois a great state! In addition to the illustrated story, interesting and informative factual sidebars about the state are found throughout the book. A treasure-hunt map plots the journey and a cultural recipe is also included. This book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and more things to see and do around Sam with a map showing the locations. This title is a great way to explore Illinois in preparation for state reports or family vacations! Super Sandcastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Texas

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617850813

Easy-to-read text with bright, full color photographs brings Texas to young students. Presented in a simple, easily understandable, "scrapbook" format, kids will truly enjoy opening this travelogue-like book. This 48-page book is filled with current state facts and statistical data. Important historical information segues to up-to-date details on cities, economics, geography, and climate. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Costume Contest

Kirsten McDonald (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021824

Fall leaves and pumpkins are everywhere. Carlos and Carmen are making plans to be in the costume contest. They both want to win, but neither of them wants the other to lose. It’s a problem. A prize-winning problem! But with an old shirt, a pair of scissors, and a lot of creativity, the twins come up with a prize-winning solution. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 2: Sabotage

Tracy Wolff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021985

Braden Green, Gabriel Lopez, and Misty Everest, three teenagers bound for Mars, discover that the damage to the spaceship is the result of sabotage. With all of the crew dead the three teens must figure out who is responsible for the sabotage before something else goes wrong. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 3: Restoration

Tracy Wolff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021992

Braden Green, Gabriel Lopez, and Misty Everest identify the saboteur who damaged the spaceship. But the ship has drifted way off course and there’s no pilot to correct the situation. The three teens must find a way to get the ship back on course and bring it in for a landing on Mars. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 4: Arrival

Tracy Wolff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022005

Braden Green, Gabriel Lopez, and Misty Everest think that their problems are over when they finally get to Mars. But it turns out the problems are only beginning when the wants to refuse them entrance. With little fuel and food, the three teens must figure out how to convince the colony to let them in. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Cool Bacon Recipes

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680781328

Full of delicious recipes, Cool Bacon Recipes is sure to inspire young chefs in the making. Kids will learn to make bacon pancakes, whip up a cheesy BLT pizza and more. This book in the Cool Main Dish Recipes series contains intros to cooking basics and terms, ingredients and tools lists, simple steps and easy+IBE-to+IBE-follow photography! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Cool Chicken Recipes

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680781335

Full of delicious recipes, Cool Chicken Recipes is sure to inspire young chefs in the making. Kids will learn to make spinach chicken quiche, whip up a cheesy chicken quesadilla and more. This book in the Cool Main Dish Recipes series contains intros to cooking basics and terms, ingredients and tools lists, simple steps and easy+IBE-to+IBE-follow photography! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Cool Hamburger Recipes

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680781359

Full of delicious recipes, Cool Hamburger Recipes is sure to inspire young chefs in the making. Kids will learn to make savory sloppy joes, whip up a crunchy pretzel burger and more. This book in the Cool Main Dish Recipes series contains intros to cooking basics and terms, ingredients and tools lists, simple steps and easy+IBE-to+IBE-follow photography! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Cool Sausage Recipes

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680781366

Full of delicious recipes, Cool Sausage Recipes is sure to inspire young chefs in the making. Kids will learn to make blueberry breakfast sausage, whip up a delicious sausage pita and more. This book in the Cool Main Dish Recipes series contains intros to cooking basics and terms, ingredients and tools lists, simple steps and easy+IBE-to+IBE-follow photography! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Book 4: Elmer the Very Sneaky Sheep

Claudia Harrington (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021909

Without his bike, Hank was getting bored. Then a new neighbor named Tommy shows up, looking for a pet sitter for his sheep. He warns Hank that Elmer can open doors. When nighttime falls, will Hank get any sleep? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 1: First Dance

Lea Taddonio (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021923

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. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 2: First Date

Lea Taddonio (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021930

Lola Jones is going on her first date with C.J Kline, the star point guard of the Washington Warcats basketball team. But can they keep their plans secret from Lola’s big brother and C.J’s best friend? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 3: First Fight

Lea Taddonio (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021947

Lola Jones has strong feelings for star basketball player C.J Kline. But when her big brother finds out, the couple might be torn apart for good. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Birdhouse Builder

Amy Cobb (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130236

It’s a snow day for Libby and Becca! That means making snow angels, sledding, and looking for animal tracks, which leads them to some hungry birds. Libby and Becca decide to help the birds. They build them a tree house to keep them warm and provide snacks so they won’t be hungry. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Goat Trainer

Amy Cobb (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130250

After attending her school’s pet show, Libby is inspired to teach her goat, Elvis, some tricks. But Elvis won’t catch a Frisbee. He nibbles on socks, rather than folding them. And he can’t speak French. Then Libby has an idea. She realizes Elvis is already great at making friends and making people laugh. Elvis will make the perfect therapy goat! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Rooster Instructor

Amy Cobb (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130267

Libby’s rooster, Doodle, doesn’t crow. He peeps. So, Libby starts Rooster School just for Doodle. She tries everything to teach him how to crow, but he just says peep. In a huff, she cancels Rooster School. A few days later while catching frogs, Libby hears Doodle crow from the barn! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 1: Crisis

Tracy Wolff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021978

Braden Green, Gabriel Lopez, and Misty Everest are three teenagers heading to the largest colony on Mars. But when a malfunction kills nearly everyone on board, the three teens must take control and figure out how to get the remaining passengers safely to Mars. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Bug Rescuer

Amy Cobb (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130243

Libby and her friend Becca are searching for bugs to finish their nature worksheet for school. They come across a dragonfly trapped in an old spider web. Very carefully, Libby frees the dragonfly and sets it free in a new home. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Freckles the Pig

Lisa Mullarkey (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532140440

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. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Gaston the Goat

Lisa Mullarkey (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532140457

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. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Golden Girl the Chicken

Lisa Mullarkey (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532140464

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. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 2: Pickles the Very Hungry Pig

Claudia Harrington (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021886

When super snooper Joey brings his pot-bellied pig Pickles to stay, Hank never imagined that a pig with a cute name like Pickles could cause so much trouble. Will his pet-sitting business ever survive? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.