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The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13

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The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13

By Honest Lee & Matthew Gilbert

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Curriculum Subject: Humorous Stories; Social Issues: Friendship; Action & Adventure

Grades: 3-7

 

When unlucky teacher Ms. Linda LaCrosse wins the lottery, she shares her winnings with her class–giving each student over a BILLION DOLLARS!

 

You might think this was nice, but it was not. It was a nasty idea! With great money comes horrible allergies, steep taxes, exploding volcanoes, and other problems. As the students of Classroom 13 are about to learn, winning the lottery is not always lucky.

 

What would YOU do if you won the lottery? The final chapter encourages young readers to write their OWN chapter and send it in to the author, Honest Lee.

 

The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 is the first in a new chapter book series of hilarious stories about a rather unlucky classroom. Each story is full of humor, action, and fun, and will prompt hours of conversation among friends, families, and classrooms.

Dinotrux Go To School

dinotrux go to schoolDinotrux Go to School

by Chris Gall

Format: Chapter Book

Curriculum Subjects: Adventure: Animals; Adventure: Monsters; Humor

Grade: PreK-3rd

 

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In this beginning reader, today is the first day of school. The Dinotrux are nervous! What will they eat for lunch? Will their teacher be nice? But the Dinotrux don’t need to worry. They can help each other. And school isn’t scary. It’s fun, especially when you are part dinosaur and part truck!

Meet the Dinotrux

meet the dinotruxMeet the Dinotrux

by Chris Gall

Format: Chapter Book

Curriculum Subjects: Adventure: Animals; Adventure: Monsters

Grade: PreK-3rd

 

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In this beginning reader, Dozeratops wants to meet new Dinotrux. But they are on the other side of the river. Can the mighty monsters work together to build a bridge? Find out in this friendship adventure, where you will learn about ten of these part-dinosaur, part-truck beasts!

Lola Levine Series by Monica Brown

BE SEEN WITH LOLA LEVINE!

 

Catch all of Lola’s wild adventures in second grade.

 

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Lola LevineLola Levine is Not Mean!

Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Early Chapter Book

Curriculum Subject: Family Life: Parents/Siblings/Babies, Personal Development: Sports/Teamwork/Competition, Personal Development: Diversity

Grades: 1-3

 

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Lola loves writing in her diario and playing soccer with her team, the Orange Smoothies. But when a soccer game during recess gets “too competitive,” Lola accidentally hurts her classmate Juan Gomez. Now everyone is calling her Mean Lola Levine! Lola feels horrible, but with the help of her family and her super best friend, Josh Blot, she learns how to navigate the second grade in true Lola fashion–with humor and the power of words.

 

 

 

 

drama queenLola Levine: Drama Queen

Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Early Chapter Book

Curriculum Subject: Family Life: Parents/Siblings/Babies, Personal Development: Sports/Teamwork/Competition, Personal Development: Diversity

Grades: 1-3

 

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Lola Levine is fierce on and off the soccer field. She can do a slide tackle (although she’s not supposed to) and even likes gooey worms. Nothing scares Lola! That is, until she’s auditioning in front of EVERYONE for her class play. After Lola is overcome with stage fright, she’s cast as Squirrel #2, a non-speaking part!  Lola is disappointed, and she looks to her bubbe for advice and comfort. Can Lola give Squirrel #2 her own special stamp and make it a play to remember?

 

 

 

ballet schemeLola Levine and the Ballet Scheme

Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Early Chapter Book

Curriculum Subject: Family Life: Parents/Siblings/Babies, Personal Development: Sports/Teamwork/Competition, Personal Development: Diversity

Grades: 1-3

 

When new classmate Bella, a ballet dancer, walks into Lola’s class at Northland Elementary, all Lola can see is pink everywhere–pink ribbons, a pink sweatshirt, and pink tennis shoes. Yuck! Pink is Lola’s least favorite color. Plus, Ballet isn’t nearly as hard as soccer, is it? Lola and Bella can’t seem to stop squabbling. But when a mishap during class lands them in Principal Blot’s office, Lola’s mom comes up with a scheme–a ballet scheme–that just might make these classroom rivals realize that ballerinas and soccer players have more in common than they ever thought possible.

 

 

 

 

 

jelly and beanLola Levine meets Jelly and Bean

Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Early Chapter Book

Curriculum Subject: Family Life: Parents/Siblings/Babies, Personal Development: Sports/Teamwork/Competition, Personal Development: Diversity

Grades: 1-3

 

The Levines are finally getting a pet–a furry one that is. They are excited about adopting a kitty they name Jelly, but they don’t get very far in the process when Ben starts sneezing. Oh no, he’s allergic! Lola is devastated and sets out to find Jelly a good home. Luckily, Lola is rewarded with a very happy (and still furry) ending!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES PRAISE

★ “Brown introduces a smart, young protagonist with a multicultural background in this series opener for chapter-book readers. Celebrate a truly accepting multicultural character.” —Kirkus Review, starred review

 

“If you’ve never had a best friend, Lola Levine will undoubtedly become your first.  Her appeal is boundless.” – Rita Williams-Garcia, author of Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award Finalist One Crazy Summer

 

“Lola Levine is a joy, and even though she stops goals at soccer games, she could never stop readers from smiling as they eagerly wait for her next adventure.” – Diana Lopez, author of Confetti Girl and Ask My Mood Ring Who I Feel

 

“Readers will cheer as Lola balances her troubles at school with the same smart skills that she uses to dominated the soccer field.  A lovely bicultural character—and her richly drawn group of peers—promises a cherished new series.” – Meg Medina, author of Pura Belpre Author Honor Book Mango, Abuela, and Me

 

“A wonderful melding of cultures and soccer facts, Lola Levine captures the diversity of the contemporary classroom.” – Jamie Campbell Naidoo, University of Alabama

 

“Dolores ‘Lola’ Levine is a sparkling, biracial second grade child who loves the color purple, signing letters with her father’s Jewish term ‘Shalom,’ and practicing Spanish to speak with her Peruvian relatives… Lola Levine is Not Mean! is a perfect book for early readers who will delight in Lola’s many humorous conundrums and their peaceful resolutions.” – Ruth E. Quiroa, National Louis University

 

“Young readers will enjoy spending time with Lola Levine – a confident, articulate aspiring writer and thoroughly modern, soccer-playing 2nd grader. Her father is Jewish, her mom is Peruvian, and Lola and her younger brother are completely original. Readers are sure to recognize the situations in which Lola finds herself in this fast-paced, gently humorous, contemporary novel.” – Maria Salvadore, Reading Rockets

 

 

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Ling & Ting Share A Birthday

ling ting birthdayLing & Ting Share A Birthday

By Grace Lin

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Curriculum Subject: Teen Life: Family Life: Adoption/Multiple Births, Holidays: Birthdays, Personal Development: Individuality, Family Life: Parents/Siblings/Babies, Family Life: Daily Life and Play

Grades: 1-4

This fascinating, surprising new novel is full of everyday imaginations and truths in the life and future of every teenage girl, as it tells the story of soon-to-be-16 Josie Taylor, who was born on Leap Day.

 

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 PRAISE

★ “The girls’ differing personalities and sisterly affection continue to shine…Once again Lin’s richly colored gouache artwork, based on 1950s children’s textbook illustrations, gives reason enough to celebrate. Tw-inspiring fiction for beginning readers.”– Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “Lin continues to work wonders within the early reader format in twins’ Ling and Ting’s birthday-themed second outing…Despite working with a limited vocabulary, Lin infuses the twins’ every interaction with personality and understated humor, while underscoring the girls’ individuality.”– Publishers Weekly, starred review

“These cheerful stories, with their flat, 50’s-style illustrations, tell an inescapable truth: twins have to negotiate everything.”– New York Times Book Review

“Even though this is a short and simple early chapter book, the characters are fully developed and distinct, and children should be encouraged to infer the protagonists’ traits. An excellent stand-alone purchase or addition for libraries already familiar with these endearing sisters.”– School Library Journal

Space Taxi Series by Wendy Mass & Michael Brawer

Archie Morningstar’s dad drives a taxi through outer space!

 

And with the help of a talking cat named Pockets, Archie and his dad help fight crime across the universe.

 

 

 

A new sci-fi chapter book series from Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer

filled with humor, adventure, and plenty of science to impress your friends and teachers.

 

 

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space taxiArchie Takes Flight

Curriculum Subject: Adventure: Aliens/ Ghosts; Science: Astronomy/ Space/ Aviation

Grades: 1–3

 

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It’s not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad’s taxi cab. He has been waiting eight years, eight months, and eight days for this moment to arrive.  But he’s about to discover his dad is no ordinary cab driver…In fact, he drives an intergalactic space taxi! All night long, he shuttles aliens from one corner of the universe to another. And being a space taxi copilot is no easy task: Archie must steer them into wormholes, keep them from crashing into planets, deal with a very unusual cat…and save the universe from an evil mastermind!

 

 

 

 

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Water Planet Rescue

Curriculum Subject: Adventure: Aliens/ Ghosts; Science: Astronomy/ Space/ Aviation

Grades: 1–3

 

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In the second book in this series, Archie, his dad, and Pockets fly to a planet in peril: someone is stealing the water from this underwater world! Can Archie and Pockets save the day?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Archie’s Alien Disguise

Curriculum Subject: Adventure: Aliens/ Ghosts; Science: Astronomy/ Space/ Aviation

Grades: 1–3

 

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In the third book in the series, Archie, his dad, and Pockets visit a planet that resembles medieval Earth in every way but its inhabitants, who have rainbow colored hair and extra eyes. To beat the evil organization B.U.R.P., the trio must disguise themselves as aliens and rescue a princess! When Archie must act on his own, can he find the courage to save the day?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Galactic B.U.R.P.

Curriculum Subject: Adventure: Aliens/ Ghosts; Science: Astronomy/ Space/ Aviation

Grades: 1–3

 

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In this fourth book in the series, Archie is taken to the criminal organization B.U.R.P.’s mothership where he must outsmart evil masterminds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES PRAISE

★ “This blend of rollicking adventure and a splash of science will make this series a hit with young readers.” – School Library Connection, starred review

 

★ “With wacky adventure, imaginative settings and wildly varied ETs, this series has endless potential. Archie’s sense of wonder and dedication to his newfound responsibility are inspirational. Line drawings and a trio of science facts further enhance this enjoyable interstellar romp. Its likable hero is just one reason to love this intergalactic space adventure.” – Kirkus, starred review

 

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Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly The Same

By Grace Lin

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Curriculum subjects: Parents/Siblings/Babies, Daily Life and Play, Individuality

Grade: 1-4

2011 Geisel Honor Book

 

Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving–people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.

 

★ “[I]n the same category as Arnold Lobel’s ‘Frog and Toad'” — School Library Journal, starred review

 

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