HELP! I'M TRAPPED
LAUGH OUT LOUD
The 17 books in Todd’s best-known series for middle graders have sold millions of copies world wide.
In each one, Jake Sherman and/or his friends switch bodies – sometimes accidentally, sometimes on purpose — with teachers, principals, professional wrestlers, aliens, dogs, and just about everyone else you can imagine. These funny books are guaranteed to make young readers laugh until they cry.
HERE COMES HEAVENLY
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Fourteen-year-old Kit Rand knows something strange is going on. The boy of her dreams, who never paid attention to her before, is suddenly madly in love with her. And the most popular girl in the grade wants to be her best friend. The Rand's new nanny, Heavenly Litebody, must have something to do with it, and Kit is determined to find out how.
A poignant and timely novel about a group of seventh graders who are brought together—and then torn apart—in an afterschool eGaming club.
"An excellent book for young people because it approaches online gaming in a serious and educationally relevant way... The Good War puts gaming in a social context with real-life implications for young people. And the author accomplishes this in a balanced way that shows both the positive aspects of gaming as well as some of the negative ones. I especially liked how the author brings issues of bullying and self-esteem into the story, and shows that gaming can actually enhance the latter." - Claire Shultz
Strasser (The Wave) packs a lot into this brief tale. By using a gaming lens to explore the students’ entrée to prejudice and radicalization, he succeeds in lending immediacy and accessibility to his cautionary tale. - Publishers Weekly
Fun to Read Aloud
Wordsworth is a lovable, lazy, but super-smart Basset Hound who helps get his charming, but inept family, the Chandlers, out of all sorts of trouble. Only 10-year-old Dee Dee Chandler knows Wordsworth's BIG secret -- he can talk! This endearing and funny short-chapter book series is perfect for young readers who want to read along with their parents. And parents will appreciate the smattering of challenging vocabulary designed to help broaden their children’s word knowledge.
ABE LINCOLN IS IN MY BATHROOM
SUPER-FUNNY BOOK FOR BOYS
When Max uses his friend's computer to do a last-minute President's Day assignment, he accidentally triggers a time machine that brings the teenage Abe Lincoln to the present. Abe turns out to be a cool guy. He loves pizza and quickly learns the fundamentals of basketball. In fact, being 6' 4", he's the perfect center for the Putney School's basketball team! With Abe slam dunking, the Putney team is finally on it's way to a winning season. But wait! If Abe doesn't go back in time soon, the entire course of history will change! On second thought, a winning basketball season is WAY more important, right?
AGAINST THE ODDS
A rogue grizzly bear is a hungry 800-pound killing machine with a sweet tooth. When Tyler arrives in the Alaskan wilderness from San Francisco to spend the summer with his uncle Jake, he expects to fish and have camp fires. What Tyler doesn't expect is to be trapped in a small cabin with Jake too ill to help fight off a rogue grizzly who's gradually breaking in. Nothing in Tyler's easy city life has prepared him for anything like this.
In the other books in this exciting series, young protagonists face similar threats from sharks, alligators, and dangerous terrain.