Obi Gerbil on a School Trip

Author: Michael Delaney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110159229X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For fans of The World According to Humphrey, Obi’s newest escapade is taking her into uncharted territory— the classroom! Obi the gerbil just has to know if she is Rachel’s favorite pet. She’ll do anything to find out—even if that means going to school as a stowaway in Rachel’s backpack. She quickly finds that there’s a lot to learn as she is thrust into a world filled with stampeding children, a secret society of class pets, and a whoopee cushion. Worst of all, Obi becomes trapped in the school overnight! With the same wits, determination, and bravery that make her first two books so appealing, Obi the Jedi gerbil’s humorous adventures continue, peppered with the same comical cartoon illustrations that make each page a delight.

Obi Gerbil on the Loose

Author: Michael Delaney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440633886
Format: PDF
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Obi the Gerbil is home alone! Obi?s owner is on vacation, and the neighbor feeding the pets has forgotten all about the gerbil tucked away in her cage. Obi loves her cozy home, but without food and water she must escape to survive. So, taking on the courage of her namesake (Star Wars Jedi knight Obi-Wan), she breaks out and meets her fellow pets?cats up to no good, a maniacal tarantula, an insecure snake, a grumpy mouse, and a crotchety dog. Obi finds danger, but also makes new friends as she embarks on her great adventure. This hilarious novel about perseverance and pluck is enhanced with funny cartoon illustrations.

Obi Gerbil on a Mission

Author: Michael Delaney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101575247
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There's a new puppy at Obi the gerbil's house, and he's bigger, furrier, and more slobbery than Obi. And he's getting all the attention. But when the puppy runs away, Obi feels it's her duty to bring him back. So off she goes, on a mission filled with obstacles from a hungry owl to a giant dog to snarky cats. But with perseverance and pluck, Obi is able to bring the puppy safely home. With clever illustrations, this funny, adventurous sequel to Obi: Gerbil on the Loose! will leave kids squawking for more.

The Gollywhopper Games

Author: Jody Feldman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061957313
Format: PDF
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Jody Feldman's popular, award-winning novel about a group of kids playing the Gollywhopper Games—the fiercest toy company competition in the country—will appeal to fans of The Amazing Race and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Gil Goodson has been studying, training, and preparing for months to compete in the Gollywhopper Games. Everything is at stake. Once Gil makes it through the tricky preliminary rounds and meets his teammates in the fantastical Golly Toy and Game Company, the competition gets tougher. Brainteasers, obstacle courses, mazes, and increasingly difficult puzzles and decisions—not to mention temptations, dilemmas, and new friends (and enemies)—are all that separate Gil from ultimate victory. An interactive and inventive page-turner perfect for young readers who love to solve puzzles!

Birdbrain Amos Mr Fun

Author: Michael Delaney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101177594
Format: PDF, Docs
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Oh no! Lovable Amos is heartbroken that his tick bird Amoeba has found a new, fun friend. Even worse, Amoeba’s new friend isn’t even real! Amoeba actually prefers her imaginary friend to her real-life hippopotamus one. Ready to swim any river necessary to regain Amoeba’s affections, Amos sets off on a big adventure—a road trip to the Serengeti— just to prove he’s Mr. Fun. But like most vacations, things don’t always go as planned. Crocodile traffic jams, strange local beasts, and unmarked forks in the river all spell potential doom for Mr. Fun. But leave it to our befuddled hero’s own imagination to turn this disaster-in-the-making into an adventure Amoeba will never forget. As laugh-out-loud funny as the original, Birdbrain Amos, Mr. Fun is a trip kids will want to revisit over and over again.

The Secret of Zoom

Author: Lynne Jonell
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429951531
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Can two friends foil a dastardly plan and save orphans from a fate worse than death? Christina lives in a big, old stone mansion on the edge of a dark forest surrounded by barbed wire. Deep within the forest is the laboratory where her father works—and where her mother was blown to bits years ago. Christina's father knows just how dangerous the world can be, so he keeps her safe at home, forbidding her from talking to the very interesting orphans down the road. But when an orphan boy named Taft talks to her, she's thrilled to help him search for a secret tunnel. But soon she discovers there's more to the orphanage, the lab, and the mystery of her mother's accident than she ever suspected. Sinister things are in the works—and the secret of zoom is the most dangerous secret of all! “This exciting tale, with just a touch of fantasy and humor, is a winner. ... Jonell displays pitch-perfect skills in an expertly crafted story that never flags and that includes plenty of heart-stopping situations to keep readers fully engaged.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

The Liberation of Gabriel King

Author: K. L. Going
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101657537
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gabriel King is afraid of everything: spiders, the rope swing over the lake, andmost of all, going to fifth grade. Frita Wilson, his best friend, decides Gabriel needs some liberating from his fears, so they make a list and plan to tackle each one. But one of the reasons Frita is so determined to help Gabe is that she needs his help too. Hollowell, Georgia in 1976 isn't exactly the most integrated place, and Frita's the only black student in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan.

Lost Time

Author: Susan Maupin Schmid
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101652292
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A space age mystery! Twelve-year-old Violynne Vivant wants answers. Orphaned and anguished, she wonders daily what happened to her parents, archaeologists who went digging for the ancient city of Ninthon and vanished into the red sands of Lindos never to return. Things heat up when a thief breaks into the Vivant?s house, looking for Violynne. Suddenly, she is swept into a maze of powerful adult forces: from the planetary ruler called the Arbiter to the murky underworld figure, the Coil?they all have a sudden deep interest in Violynne. Why? And what does it have to do with her parent?s disappearance? It becomes apparent that only Violynne herself can uncover her parents? whereabouts?along with age-old secrets of the mysterious planet that many would rather stay buried . . . Imaginative and gripping, this unique blend of sci-fi and mystery will captivate young readers.

Mercy on These Teenage Chimps

Author: Gary Soto
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547542065
Format: PDF, ePub
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On his thirteenth birthday, Ronnie woke up feeling like a chimp--all long armed, big eared, and gangly. He's been muddling through each gawky day since. Now his best friend, Joey, has turned thirteen, too--and after Joey humiliates himself in front of a cute girl, he climbs a tree and refuses to come down. So Ronnie sets out to woo the girl on Joey's behalf. After all, teenage chimps have to stick together. Acclaimed author Gary Soto tells a fun and touching story about friendship, understanding, and the painful insecurities of being thirteen.

The Earth Dragon Awakes

Author: Laurence Yep
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060008466
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over the years the earth has moved many times under San Francisco. But it has been thirty-eight years since the last strong earthquake. People have forgotten how bad it can be. But soon they will remember. Based on actual events of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and told from the alternating perspectives of two young friends, the earth dragon awakes chronicles the thrilling story of the destruction of a city, and the heroes that emerge in its wake.