Scholastic Reader Level 3: Stablemates: Diamond
By: Suzanne Weyn
Illustrator: Elisabeth Alba
This new reader from the bestselling Stablemates series features an Arabian Horse!
Ava loves working at the local horse stable. She grooms and washes horses and cleans up stalls. Diamond is an Arabian horse that no one wants to ride because she is too old. Ava decides to take care of Diamond, spending extra time to warm her up before easy trail rides. The other riders don't understand why Ava would waste her time with such a slow, old horse. But when the stable holds its annual trail race, Ava signs up Diamond. Is Diamond too old to win?
With Stablemates, every horse has a story!
Scholastic United States Cartwheel Books Pub.Date:05/01/11 40 Pages
From the best-selling illustrator of the FROGGY picture books.
Gus has a new tent. He is going to camp out over night. Mom and Dad think Gus is very brave. But soon it gets dark and cold. The night is full of strange sounds. Gus is getting scared. What will he do?
This Pre-Level 1 story introduces loveable rhino Gus with sweet, simple text that is perfect for brand-new readers.
Scholastic United States Cartwheel Books Pub.Date:07/01/11 24 Pages
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Cliford goes to the Doctor
By: Norman Bridwell
Illustrator: Norman Bridwell
A brand-new, original Clifford early reader!
Clifford goes for his annual checkup, and Dr. Smart has to be very creative to check Clifford's heartbeat, look into his mouth, ears, and eyes, because Clifford is so big. Clifford is very brave when he has to get his shot, and he gets a treat at the end!
Scholastic United States Cartwheel Books Pub.Date:06/01/11 32 Pages
The Cruisers #02: Checkmate
By: Walter Dean Myers
In the second book of the CRUISERS series, Walter Dean Myers explores the world of competitive chess as seen through the eyes of a group of middle school misfits.
Sidney Aronofsky is one of the best chess players under age 16 in both the city and the country. When he's arrested for trying to buy drugs, it comes as a total surprise to those who know him. The expectations of parents, schools, and tutors pressure the young players. Sidney loves and wants to play chess, but dislikes the constant spotlight. He thinks that if he appears to be involved in drugs or a troublemaker he will be excused from playing on the school's team. In this book Zander and his crew is back, using the Cruiser school newspaper express their frustrations and triumphs.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:07/12 144 Pages
Romance and adventure are just around the corner . . .
After the thrilling journey that led Camille through the dangerous discovery of love, secrets, and a magical stone that grants immortality, Camille has everything she wants. She's escaped the men who wanted her dead, and now she is ready to build a new life with Oscar, her one true love. But things are not to be so simple. Oscar is acting strangely, and before they can even board a ship from Australia back home, to San Francisco, Camille learns that the journey is not over. If she does not follow the magic of the curse of Umandu, her life and Ocar's could be in grave danger.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:06/01/11 352 Pages
Across the Great Barrier
By: Patricia C. Wrede
From New York Times #1 bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, the second in the series of magic on the western frontier.
Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child - her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful seventh son of a seventh son. And yet, Eff is the one who saved the day for the settlements west of the Great Barrier. Her unique ways of doing magic and seeing the world, and her fascination with the magical creatures and land in the Great Plains push Eff to work toward joining an expedition heading west. But things are changing on the frontier.
There are new professors of magic for Eff and Lan to learn to work with. There's tension between William and his father. And there are new threats on the frontier and at home. To help, Eff must travel beyond the Barrier, and come to terms with her magical abilities?and those of her brother, to stop the newest threat encroaching on the settlers.
With wit, magic, and a touch of good pioneer sense, Patricia C. Wrede weaves a fantastic tale of the very wild west.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:07/12 352 Pages
The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills
By: Joanna Pearson
For anyone who's ever survived a rite of passage or performed a mating dance at Prom . . .
The Japanese hold a Mogi ceremony for young women coming of age. Latina teenagers get quinceaneras. And Janice Wills of Melva, NC ... has to compete in the Miss Livermush pageant.
Janice loves anthropology?the study of human cultures?and her observations help her identify useful rules in the chaotic world of high school. For instance: Dancing is an effective mating ritual?but only if you're good at it; Hot Theatre Guys will never speak to Unremarkable Smart Girls like Janice and her best friend, Margo; and a Beautiful Rich Girl will always win Melva's annual Miss Livermush pageant.
Scholastic United States Arthur A. Levine Books Pub.Date:07/01/11 224 Pages
The Underpants Zoo
By: Brian Sendelbach
Briefly speaking ? a hysterical picture book about animals in their underpants!
''There's a new zoo in town,
and here's what I've heard . . .
THE UNDERPANTS ZOO
is completely absurd.''
What kind of underpants does a lion wear? What about an elephant? The answers to these questions will have readers laughing and turning the page to find out more! Bestselling illustrator Brian Sendelbach has created a wonderfully funny and wacky world that will charm readers of all ages.
Scholastic United States Orchard Books Pub.Date:05/01/11 32 Pages
By: Steve Metzger
Miss Muffet is missing . . . and Detective Blue is on the case!
''Today started like any other day. The dish ran away with the spoon.''
Little Boy Blue is all grown up, and he's a detective working to find Miss Muffet. Join in the fun as Detective Blue tries to crack the case with the help of his nursery rhyme friends. The fun is never-ending as Detective Blue interrogates grown-up nursery rhyme characters in order to solve the Missing Muffet Mystery. Kids, parents, and teachers can find a list of referenced nursery rhymes and go back into the story to find the characters.
Scholastic United States Orchard Books Pub.Date:07/01/11 32 Pages