Pete can hardly wait to go hiking, fishing, and eating
s’mores by the campfire. But when he hears tales of the mysterious creature
named Bigfoot, he can’t help but wonder if this massive animal is real. An early
reader for all the Pete the Cat fans.
J.D. and the Great Barber Battle
J.D. has a big problem – it’s the night before the start of third grade and his mom has just given him his first and worst home haircut. When the steady stream of insults from his classmates at Douglass Elementary become too much, he takes matters into his own hands and discovers that, unlike his mom, he’s a genius with the clippers! Whether he’s cutting a fade or other popular style, J.D. becomes the talk of the school and has kids lined up for his Saturday at home haircut sessions. But when the owner of the town’s only barbershop realizes that he's losing customers to an 8 year-old, the two decide to have a contest – the great barber battle – to see who is the best barber in town. A story with diverse characters that encourages all young entrepreneurs to follow their dreams!
This nonfiction reader in the popular “Who Would Win” series compares and contrasts these two fierce dinosaurs. With facts, photos, and illustrations that highlight the anatomy and behavior of each, this book reveals who will be the champion when these creatures battle it out. Perfect for dinosaur fans of all ages.
Eight and six-year old sisters, Twig and Turtle, are excited and curious about moving to a new town in Colorado and living in a cool, tiny house. Their family wants to live more simply and help preserve the earth’s resources. But the move comes with a challenge greater than going to a new school and making new friends – how can the girls fit their Great Dane into a house that is much too small for this massive dog? This charming new series highlights family, friendship, and the challenges that these sisters face in the world of today.
In this first in a new series perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, preteen Katie Spera dreads the boring summer ahead, fervently wishing she could join her best friends at camp. Her single mother doesn’t have money for it though so Katie decides that she will find a job and earn the money herself. After a couple of other failed efforts, she lands a job as the nightly catsitter for her neighbor in the upstairs apartment. Katie is surprised to learn that Ms. Lang has 217 cats but, for $30 an hour, it’s an opportunity she can’t pass up. These cats are not your average felines, though, tearing the place apart every night, ordering pizza, hacking into the computer, and picking locks among other escapades. Worrying that her best friend’s letters from camp, which are few and far between, seem to only talk about a new boy she’s met, Katie realizes that Ms. Lang is always out of the house when the supervillian, Mousetress, commits crimes in their town. The city is counting on Eastern Screech, a rather self-absorbed super hero to stop Mousetress but Katie may be the one to crack the biggest crime story ever. An enticing graphic novel that weaves mystery, friendship, and lots of furry felines into a perfect choice for young readers.
Pete the Kitty is excited to build his very own go-kart, but things don’t quite go as he had planned. His go-cart is missing a few things, but luckily his friends, Bob and Gus, are there to help. The “purr-fect” book to share with a child.
Daisy and the Deadly Flu: A 1918 Influenza Survival Story
It is the fall of 1918 and fourteen-year-old Daisy’s family is struggling. Her sister’s fiancé has recently been deployed to fight in World War I and her father, a German American, has been forced to shut down his newspaper after criticizing the U.S. entry into the war. Living in a small rural town in Minnesota, they do believe they are safe from the deadly flu that is killing many in the big cities. This hope is shattered, however, when Daisy learns that a friend’s family has fallen sick, the first of many neighbors to get the flu. Daisy wants to help her sick friends but this may end up threatening her own family’s health. When her sister falls ill and Daisy herself contracts the flu, the impact of this deadly disease becomes very real. With nonfiction support material, this title in the Girls Survive series is perfect for fans of the popular I Survived books.