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One Year, One Night

SL Roman (author) Kevin Hopgood (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781947159778

When Annie returns to her home village after a long absence, she rediscovers the diary she kept the year she turned 16, the year that changed her life. We follow Annie as she navigates a blossoming love story with a handsome soldier and her growing affection for an evacuee child. With tender and amusing moments, this story--set in a small English village during World War II--explores love, resilience, and loss with a fresh new voice.

Building a Team: Baseball Buddies Book 1

Aaron Derr (author) Gary LaCoste (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643712871

Some of his new teammates--including "loud and obnoxious" home-run slugger Jimmie--are mean to him or to each other. His new coach doesn't tell the players everything to do like his old coach did. And some of the Manatees seem more interested in goofing off than in sportsmanship or working hard. Then Luis is surprisingly named captain of his new team, and he finds himself with a whole new set of problems. How will he get this odd-ball group of teammates to work together?

Gone to the Dogs: Frankinschool Book 3

Caryn Rivadeneira (author) Dani Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643713632

Fred’s emotions have gone to the dogs! In Book Three of the Frankinschool Mysteries, readers set off with Frankinschool through secret passageways and grand rooms of a mansion-turned-library. Along the way, they learn about managing expectations, anger, and friendships, and discover that sometimes going-to-the-dogs is a very good thing.

The Cupsnake Escape: Frankinschool Book 2

Caryn Rivadeneira (author) Dani Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643713045

Fred and Luisa find themselves in trouble once again when the new student mixes up recipes at their class’s bakery field trip leading to snakes running amok. While the students scramble out of the school in fear, Fred and Luisa suspect their old friend Frank is behind the Great Cupsnake Escape. Once again they put their creativity, their cooperation, and their courage to the test—but will it be enough to save the school from the snakes? 

Emma Just Medium: The Beach Dilemma

Laura Wiltse Prior (author) Marta Kissi (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781947159600

Even though her family calls her Emma Bemma, Emma knows she is really just a dilEmma because she is just medium. That’s because she’s the middle kid between her two brothers, who everyone calls Big and Little. Big thinks he's the coolest kid on the planet now that he's 10. That means he doesn’t want to play with LEGOs, or play anything with Emma anymore. And everyone thinks Little is just adorable even when he picks his nose and eats it! Ugh! What’s a middle child to do? What if she could get out of being the middle by taking on a new role? What if she acted BIG? Or even bigger than that? Will things go as planned? Or will she have another huge dilemma?

The Dragon and His Grandmother

Wiley Blevins (author) Steve Cox (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643712222

When three soldiers leave the battle to hide in a field, a dragon rescues them. But Dragon offers them safety only if they serve him for seven years. To be set free they must answer a riddle. Will the soldiers gain their freedom or will they be servants of the Dragon forever? This is a grim retelling of “The Devil and His Grandmother” an 1800’s English tale adapted by Brothers Grimm.

Monster Match: Frankinschool Book 1

Caryn Rivadeneira (author) Dani Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643712413

While Fred is out sick, a visiting author signs Fred's book "To Frank". When Fred's desk-mate Luisa suggests Fred must really be Frank in school, this sparks an idea for Fred's creative writing assignment. Fred's What-If poem is coming together wonderfully, until--a mist fills the room and the writing assignment come to life. Suddenly Fred--now Frankinschool--and Luisa--now Princessa Luisa--need to save the school from the mysterious potion--and the even more mysterious and devious ghost living in the school attic.

The Snake Prince's Secret

Wiley Blevins (author) Patrick Giroud (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643712239

Often thought to be a fairy tale from India about the practice of arranged marriage, this creepy retelling of “The Snake Prince” highlights the dangers of jealousy and greed.

M: The Vexing Hectare Detector

Ken Bowser (author) Ken Bowser (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643710266

It’s Spring Break and the gang is presented with a mysterious new riddle that will challenge their mathematics skills and senses. What is the perplexing, suspended ring that oscillates? Jesse and her pals must work together to find out!

E: The Mighty Lever Endeavor

Ken Bowser (author) Ken Bowser (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643710143

It’s a beautiful day in Deanville and the gang is presented with a new challenge. How will the kids solve this difficult new task? And how does a Greek mathematician play an important role in the solution? Think like an engineer and work alongside Jesse and pals to figure it out!

A: The Hint in the Peeping Pupil

Ken Bowser (author) Ken Bowser (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643710204

When Jesse stops by The Curiosity Shop she uncovers an old painting in a dusty antique steamer trunk. But what happens later that night when she is startled by a creepy eyeball? Find out how Professor Peach helps Jesse use art skills to uncover the mystery!

E: The Case of the Clicking Clock

Ken Bowser (author) Ken Bowser (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634409452

A summer trip to her grandparents’ house was going great until Jesse gets caught up in a mystery in the attic. When she encounters a pair of spooky green eyes during a lightning storm, Jesse sets out to use engineering skills to solve the Case of the Clicking Clock.

S: The Question of the Vomit Vortex

Ken Bowser (author) Ken Bowser (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643710020

It’s a breezy new day and along with a tempest in a chocolate milk glass, Jesse’s presented with a messy new mystery when Dorky Dougy loses his lunch while spinning on the merry-go-round. The big question is, why did the ballistic barf fling outwardly, as Dougy spun? Learn all about these centrifugal and centripetal forces that make up the vomit vortex!

T: The Microscopic Snot Debacle

Ken Bowser (author) Ken Bowser (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643710082

It’s springtime again in Deanville and everything is in full bloom—including some microscopic nuisances that put a damper on outdoor activities. What could it be? Help Jesse use science skills to figure it out!

Fashion Rules! A Closer Look at clothing in the Middle Ages

Gail Skroback Hennessey (author) Tracy Sabin (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634409056

During the Middle Ages, your position in life was based on birth. This position would follow you throughout your life. To make it easy for others to know your social class, rules about what you could wear—or not wear—were created. Such rules, called sumptuary laws, determined colors of clothing, types of fabric and trims, length of garments, types of sleeves, and types of furs. The laws also regulated shoe lengths and height, hat height, types of buttons, and even the number of buttons you could wear. People were to dress according to the class in which they were born. In this way, just by looking at someone, you could tell if they were important or not.

How Did the Creature Cross the Road?

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711997

Roadway overpasses in Canada's Banff National Park allow bears and deer to safely cross roads, Readers also discover fish ladders and “salmon cannons” in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, rope swings for monkeys in China, and colorful crab bridges in Australia.

Fantastic Homes for Flying Creatures

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711980

This book shows the importance of bat houses, bird houses, and butterfly shelters and how building these simple structures can save the lives of endangered species. Readers will also explore the importance of butterfly gardens and how they provide food and shelter for some of Earth’s most fragile and beautiful creatures.

Caution: Turtles and Frogs Ahead!

Joanne Mattern, Maxime Bonneau (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711973

Reptiles and amphibians need special help crossing roads. This book focuses on different approaches, from tiny turtle tunnels under railroad tracks in Japan, to salamander tunnels and turtle crossing guards in the U.S., to toad tunnels in the UK, and bucket brigades for frogs and toads in France.

Safe Travels for Squirrels

Maxime Bonneau (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711966

Forest villages in France, England, the U.S. and Australia feature rope bridges and buckets of acorns for squirrels. Readers will meet some of the rescuers helping these little red squirrels survive.

What's So Scary About Sharks?

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711737

Although some sharks are very scary and dangerous, most species are quiet creatures who pose no threat to humans at all. Readers will learn all about the many kinds of sharks, what they eat, where they live, and their importance to the ocean ecosystem in this fact-and-photo-packed look at one of nature’s top predators.

What's So Scary About Spiders?

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711751

Spiders seem scary, but they are really quiet creatures who help humans by eating many insect pests. And it’s hard not to love nature’s best engineer as it builds elaborate web homes. Young readers will explore the world of spiders and their awesome abilities in this exciting and informative look at a creepy creature who really isn’t scary at all.

What's So Scary About Snakes?

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711744

Even venomous snakes can be helpful to people and Planet Earth! Young readers will learn the truth about the many different kinds of snakes, how to tell which ones are truly dangerous and which ones just want to be left alone, and explore up close the unique bodies that help these reptiles survive.

Math on a Trip

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711454

There are so many ways to use math on a trip! From telling time to measuring distance, readers will learn how math can make travel more interesting and more fun.

What's So Scary About Bats?

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711720

Bats have a bad reputation as blood-sucking creatures of the night. But these fascinating mammals actually help people by eating insect pests and pollinating fruit trees and flowers. In this book packed with fun facts and vivid photographs, readers will learn all about the bat’s amazing body, its habits and activities, and how they can help this important species survive.

Math in the Kitchen

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643711447

What’s better than baking a yummy pizza? Using math skills while you cook! Young readers will explore concepts such as measuring, adding, dividing, and counting in this cooking adventure.