Don t Feed the Geckos

Author: Karen English
Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780544810839
Format: PDF
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The third title in a chapter book series featuring African American and Latino boys that's full of kid-friendly charm and universal appeal.

Dog Days

Author: Karen English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547970447
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gavin wants to make a good impression at Carver Elementary, where no one knows he excels at soccer and skateboarding, but an annoying big sister, a bully, and his great aunt's Pomeranian are not helping.

Skateboard Party

Author: Karen English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544283066
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the second book of a new series about third-grade boys by a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner, Richard can't wait to show off his skills at a friend's skateboard birthday party, but a note home from his teacher threatens to ruin his plans. Simultaneous eBook.

Trouble Next Door

Author: Karen English
Publisher: Clarion Books
ISBN: 9780544801271
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The fourth title in a chapter book series featuring African American and Latino boys that's full of kid-friendly charm and universal appeal.

The Meanest Birthday Girl

Author: Josh Schneider
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054783814X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dana soon learns that receiving a big white elephant for her birthday is not as wonderful as she thought it would be.

The New Kid

Author: Karen English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328829057
Format: PDF
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Third-grader Gavin and his friends aren’t sure what to make of the new boy in their class, Khufu. He sure doesn’t look or act like the other kids . . . and they suspect that he stole Gavin's bike! Meanwhile, Gavin’s Great-Aunt Myrtle is coming to stay with his family again, and Gavin is sure she’ll be teaming up with his big sister to boss him around the whole time. Offering spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action, this gently humorous story about a diverse group of elementary-schoolers shows that even someone who seems strange can turn out to be a good friend, if you give them a chance.

Natalie s Hair Was Wild

Author: Laura Freeman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328661954
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Various zoo animals take residence in a young girl's hair as it becomes more tangled and frizzy.

Princess in Training

Author: Tammi Sauer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544103246
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“Royalty does not karate-chop.” —Madame Gertrude Princess Viola is great at skateboarding and karate-chopping, but she’s lousy at the royal wave, walk, and waltz. The king and queen are not pleased. What’s a princess to do? Attend the skill-polishing Camp Princess, of course. In the end, it’s a good thing Viola is made of tougher stuff. Who else will save the day when the green dragon comes along? Joe Berger’s zippy illustrations use comic book–style panels and show off ZIP! ZUP! ZOOM! sound effects. This sweet, funny picture book is just the ticket for spunky princess-loving girls who can appreciate a glittery book jacket!

It All Comes Down to This

Author: Karen English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328695719
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It’s 1965, Los Angeles. All twelve-year-old Sophie wants to do is write her book, star in the community play, and hang out with her friend Jennifer. But she’s the new black kid in a nearly all-white neighborhood; her beloved sister, Lily, is going away to college soon; and her parents’ marriage is rocky. There’s also her family’s new, disapproving housekeeper to deal with. When riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, Sophie learns that life—and her own place in it—is even more complicated than she’d once thought. Leavened with gentle humor, this story is perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia.

Smoothie licious

Author: Jenna Helwig
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544370082
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Healthy, delicious, portable, and fast—the smoothie is a simple way for busy parents to feed even the pickiest kids (and adults) a nutritious meal. Parents magazine food editor Jenna Helwig offers 75 colorful, appealing smoothies packed with vitamin- and mineral-rich ingredients and no sugar, with photos throughout. A smoothie might just be the perfect family food: an easy and delicious way to get kids and adults alike to eat more healthfully. A blessing for busy parents, they are whipped up in minutes, perfectly portable, and appeal to even the pickiest eaters. In Smoothie-Licious, Parents magazine editor Jenna Helwig shows how to make 75 smoothies and whole-fruit juices that are both healthy and delicious. Kids will love the colors and names of Peanut Berry Blast and Double Chocolate; parents will love that they feature nutrient-dense seeds, dark greens, and fresh fruit, and use no refined sugars. Nutrition information accompanies every recipe and notes high sources of vitamins and minerals; icons flag vegan smoothies, and a dessert chapter turns smoothies into fun popsicles, slushes, and shakes.