Grades 3 & up. Reluctant and enthusiastic readers will be sucked into Greg Heffley's world with abandon. The combination of hilarity, illustrations, and everyday antics make this set a must-have for any classroom! Middle school student Greg Heffley takes readers through an academic year's worth of drama. Greg's mother forces him to keep a diary ("I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I specifically told her to get one that didn't say 'diary' on it"),… More »
9 - 12 years. A heartwarming tale of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer. Paperback. 288 pages.
When pranksters ruin Dolores Starbuckle's perfectly good pumpkins, Andy Shane puts his trickiest plan to the test in this humorous, uplifting tale filled with Halloween fun. Andy Shane does not want to go to Dolores Starbuckle's birthday party. It's on the same day as Halloween! Plus, Dolores is always ordering Andy around, making Andy lists on a clipboard, or squealing over Andy's marble collection. But when Dolores tells him that someone is smashing pumpkins in front of her house, the idea of… More »
Jack and Annie find themselves in San Francisco just as an earthquake is hitting the city. The children have to hurry to find the last writing needed by Morgan to help save Camelot before San Francisco is ruined by fire. The many factual details about 1906 disasters make this a great addition to your social studies curriculum.
Grades 2 - 4. Besides solving crimes and capers in their hometown of Green Lawn, Connecticut, the friends also go in search of a jaguar's jewel and the ninth nugget. From J to Q, students will enjoy unraveling these mysteries along with this terrific trio!
Grades 1 - 4. Join Jack and Annie on adventures through time and space. Filled with Factual information, these books are great for connecting fiction with non-fiction texts. Paperbacks include Dolphins at Daybreak, Vacation under the Volcano, Ghost Town at Sundown, Hour of the Olympics, Viking Ships at Sunrise, Polar Bears Past Bedtime, Lions at Lunchtime, Day of the Dragon King.
To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig, she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash "to alert the fire department," her owners assure themselves. But could Mercy… More »
Explore cultural diversity by defining similarities and differences between people and places around the world. Each book has wonderful photographs for children to understand and relate to the concepts of everyday activities. Also includes a teachers guide with additional activities that can be used throughout the classroom.
Grades 3 & up. World-changing events unfold before your eyes in these amazing tales of inventions and discovery. See these captivating stories come to life with vivid illustrations and easy-to-read text. An additional information section provides key facts and further understanding. Reading level 3-4. Interest level 3-9.
6 - 11 years. The evil Chenoo is as old as the earth and has a heart of ice. He has flown a long, long way and is very hungry. When a husband and wife cross his path, will he meet his dinner -- or make new friends? Paperback. 30 pages.
4 - 8 years. "A fly was flying. He was looking for something to eat. Something tasty. Something slimy. A boy was walking. He was looking for something to catch. Something smart. Something for The Amazing Pet Show." The boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author and illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. Hardcover. 32 pages.
4 - 8 years. Fly Guy returns home to discover that Buzz has gone on a picnic without him! Sad and hungry, Fly Guy takes off in search of his favorite food. He gets shooed away from a hamburger, a pizza, a dog's bones, and even roadkill--leaving readers to guess what Fly Guy's favorite oozy, lumpy, smelly, and brown food could possibly be! Why, it's shoo-fly pie, of course! Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author and illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader… More »
4 - 8 years. Buzz is visiting Grandma, and Fly Guy comes along for the ride. Oops! Grandma swallows Fly Guy, then a spider, then a bird, then a cat, then a dog. . . . She's about to swallow a horse, when Fly Guy shouts: "BUZZZ!" Buzz is starting to worry, but there is nothing Fly Guy can't handle! He flies out, and all the critters follow. And everybody parties! Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author and illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that… More »
4 - 8 years. Fly Guy loves the school lunchroom. He loves the dirty dishes, the smelly mop, and the garbage cans. But when the lunch ladies discover there's a fly in the cafeteria, chaos ensues! Though Fly Guy makes a mess of things, he also shows his powers as a Super Fly Guy! Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author and illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. Hardcover. 32 pages.
4 - 8 years. When Fly Guy goes to school with Buzz, they learn that his class is taking a field trip to a flyswatter factory! BAD NEWZZ! Fly Guy tries to hide in Buzz's pocket, but when the tour guide starts insulting flies, Buzz cannot help but stick his head out. A robotic flyswatter named the Super Swatter detects Fly Guy, and Fly Guy causes a hilarious ruckus in his efforts to escape. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author and illustrator Tedd Arnold creates… More »
4 - 8 years. The excitement is jam packed in this book which features a comic book within the story. Buzz and Fly Guy are superheroes! The dynamic duo must battle a fiery dragon and a band of pirates. Will Fly Guy and Buzz Boy defeat their enemies and save their home? Find out in this ama-zzzing early chapter book. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author and illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. Hardcover. 32 pages.
4 - 8 years. Fly Guy has met his match, and her name is Fly Girl. Fly Guy can do fancy flying. Fly Girl can do fancier flying. Fly Guy can eat gross stuff. Fly Girl can eat grosser stuff. Fly Guy can say his boy's name--Buzzzzzz! And Fly Girl can say her girl's name--Lizzzzzzz! Fly Guy is totally impressed, and totally smitten. Will Fly Guy and Fly Girl get married and leave Buzz without his dear pet? Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author and illustrator Tedd Arnold… More »
4 - 8 years. When Fly Guy and Buzz play hide-and-seek, Fly Guy hides in his favorite place--the garbage can. But as Buzz finishes counting, the garbageman drives away with the garbage and Fly Guy, too! A very worried Buzz follows the truck to the dump, where he sees zillions of flies. Where is Fly Guy?! Time after time, Buzz thinks he spies Fly Guy, only to be snubbed, boinked, or bitten. Then he realizes they've been playing a game. He yells, "I give up. You win!" And Fly Guy leaves his… More »
4 - 8 years. "Flies can't play football," says the coach. But Fly Guy and Buzz are determined to prove him wrong. New readers will experience both pride and delight as they read the simple text and look at the funny pictures of Fly Guy trying to kick a football, go out for a pass, and tackle his friend Buzz. In the end Fly Guy scores and gets to do his hilarious touchdown dance. Hooray for Fly Guy! Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author and illustrator… More »
4 - 8 years. Mom and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip. They're afraid he'll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride! First, Fly Guy gets lost at the picnic site--but he shows up in the garbage can. Then he gets lost at the art museum, but he shows up as part of a modern painting. At the beach, he turns up in a shell, and at the amusement park, on Buzz's hot dog. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling… More »
Grades 2 - 4. Levels M-O. Four fun kids find themselves in the middle of a mystery on every school field trip they take! Visual and verbal clues are sprinkled throughout the story to help the reader solve the mystery before the kids do. Set of 16 books.