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Rockin' Rocks

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849770

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Rockin' Rocks introduces readers to what rocks are and how they form. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms, elements, and minerals to Earth's layers, tectonic plates, and the three classes of rock. Real-world examples like the Grand Canyon, Devils Tower, and Arches National Park bring to life igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle ties everything together while an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Ghost Detectors Book 7: Pop!

Dotti Enderle (author), Howard Mc William (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616417598

Malcolm and Dandy have added a new gadget to their ghost hunting gear--XSpecs! These miraculous glasses are supposed to have Xray vision, but all they seem to do is hypnotize whoever looks at them. This comes in handy when the boys battle some vicious bubblegum that's snuck into their Halloween treats. But who's controlling the creeping confection? It'll take all of the ghost detecting tools to pop this case.

Inside the Lungs

M.D. Halvorson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809791

Find out what goes on every day inside of the human body! This title offers children an exciting voyage through the lungs. Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how lungs work. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like Full of Hot Air, Breath Rate and how to make a Lung with how-to photos to further engage young learners. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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.

Buffaloes

Sheila Griffin Llanas (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809289

This book introduces young readers to the buffalo, also known as the bison, a sacred animal in many cultures. Easy-to-read text examines the buffalo's development as a cultural icon, from Native American totems and rituals through tales and legends of the American West, to its status as a symbol of the Great Plains. Readers will also learn about the buffalo's body, its appearance, size, and color. Buffalo reproduction is discussed, as is calf development and life cycle. Readers will discover what buffaloes like to eat and how they survive harsh winters. Also covered is the buffalo's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world buffaloes live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the buffalo's scientific classification. Predators and threats are discussed, as are historical and modern conservation efforts to preserve this special creature. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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: First Kiss

Lea Taddonio (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021954

Lola Jones is head over heels for her new boyfriend, C.J Kline. But she’s keeping a secret from him. She has never kissed anyone. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound 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.

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.

Carly

Lisa Mullarkey (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614796213

The Pony Girls are ready for their first summer at Storm Cliff Stables! Horses, swimming, camp life, and most important, friendships. Carly’s always getting in trouble. But when she finds an injured garter snake, she’s sure she’s responsible enough to care for it. Will keeping her wild pet a secret get her in the biggest trouble of all? Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Daniela

Lisa Mullarkey (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614796220

The Pony Girls are ready for their first summer at Storm Cliff Stables! Horses, swimming, camp life, and most important, friendships. Daniela came to horse camp all the way from Costa Rica. She’s hoping to become best friends with her cousin Gabriela. But instead, she just feels jealous. Gabriela is the best at everything! Can Dani put her own talents to work and save the day? Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Gabriela

Lisa Mullarkey (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614796237

The Pony Girls are ready for their first summer at Storm Cliff Stables! Horses, swimming, camp life, and most important, friendships. If she’s not riding a horse, Gabriela is reading a book. She has so many, she even starts a lending library at camp! But after she reads a book about Bigfoot, the Pony Girls start seeing signs of the giant creature around camp. Can they set aside their fears and solve the mystery of whether Bigfoot is real? Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Kianna

Lisa Mullarkey (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614796244

The Pony Girls are ready for their first summer at Storm Cliff Stables! Horses, swimming, camp life, and most important, friendships. Kianna can’t wait for her birthday! Care packages, lunch with Aunt Jane, and finally being as old as the other Pony Girls. But is everyone too busy with the talent show to remember her big day? Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 5: Stained

Dax Varley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130069

Max’s mom is still missing. When Poe flies in with a clue, Max follows him to an abandoned gas station. What lurks in the shadows? More clues? Or more demons? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.