Arf: A Bowser and Birdie Novel
BACKWARD BIRD DOG
What’s a Bird Dog to Do?
Everyone knows a bird dog leads with his nose. Everyone but J.C. After all, what’s a pup supposed to think when he’s welcomed to his new home by a cat who thwacks him on the nose with his claws…a dog who bites him on the nose…a bee sting on his you-know-what and a mad mamma bird who attacks the sorest part of his body with her beak? Poor J.C. All he wants is love…cuddling up to My Justin…a good tummy-scratching by My Bill and My Carol. J.C. wants to make his new family proud. But how can he point with a nose everyone wants to attack? There must be a better way…
Beat Bugs: Meet the Beat Bugs
Based on Beat Bugs, the Netflix TV show inspired by songs made famous by the Beatles.
Meet five funny, charming Beat Bugs—Jay, Kumi, Crick, Walter, and, last but not least, Buzz! Learn about where they live, their favorite activities, and why they are the best-est of friends. Readers will enjoy meeting all the various, fun, quirky characters in Beat Bugs Village.
Beat Bugs: Meet the Beat Bugs is a Level 1 I Can Read and is perfect for new beginning readers.
BEING TEDDY ROOSEVELT
Riley O’Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental music. His mother can’t afford to rent him a sax, and he’s sure he’ll never save up enough money to buy one. But as Riley learns more about Roosevelt’s “bully” spirit, he realizes that there just might be a way to solve his problem after all.
Claudia Mills’ sparkling story about the influence of important historical figures is enhanced by tender, insightful illustrations.
Being Teddy Roosevelt is a 2008 Bank Street—Best Children’s Book of the Year.
BOY WHO CRIED NINJA
In this quirky twist on the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a boy’s outrageous excuses turn out to have an unexpected element of truth.
Tim witnesses some strange happenings around his house, but no one believes his explanations. In fact, no matter what Tim says, his parents just punish him with chores. To save himself, he hatches a clever plan to expose the truth. Will it work, or will Tim have to spend the rest of his life raking the yard?
Bubbling with wit and humor from start to finish, author-illustrator Alex Latimer’s debut picture book with wacky characters like ninjas, pirates, crocodiles, and time-traveling monkeys, will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.