Naomi Nash - Saving Snakes

When Mom brings home a new houseguest from the exotic animal hospital, it sparks a great idea. Naomi decides to form a snake rescue club with her best friend, Emma, and her brother, Nolan. But tensions arise with her next-door neighbor Taylor, who hates snakes. Will the snakes bring them together or drive them apart? One thing is for certain: rescuing snakes leads to adventures--and even friendships--that Naomi never imagined! 

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Readers' Choice Bronze Book Award for Best Children's Book 8-12

Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best Chapter Book Series

Cybils Awards Finalist

Naomi Nash -The Mystery of the Ball Python

When Naomi gets a tip about a strange snake sighting in the neighborhood, she knows it's a job for her snake-saving club. Naomi, Nolan, and Emma go to investigate and get a huge surprise. The snake isn't a native Texas species--it's a ball python! Did someone dump an unwanted pet, or did this snake somehow get lost? Naomi's parents agree she can keep the snake if no one claims it. But can Naomi bring herself to solve the mystery if it costs her the pet snake she's always wanted? 

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Purple Dragonfly Award for Chapter Book

Literary Titan Gold Award 

Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best Chapter Book Series


Naomi Nash - The Drama Noodle

Naomi, Emma, and Taylor are heading to drama camp, but the drama doesn't stay at camp. Word is spreading about the snake-saving club, and when a local news crew asks to interview the club, things grow tense. Naomi wants to teach people more about snakes, but she's not the only one who longs for a moment of fame. During the interview, things go from bad to worse. Can Naomi salvage the interview, her drama camp performance, and the club? 

Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best Chapter Book Series


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picture Window Books (December 31, 2022)


Naomi Nash - Problems at the Pond

When an older couple tells Naomi and the rest of the club about a mean snake at a nearby pond, Naomi dismisses their concerns. After all, a pond is a natural place, and snakes aren’t mean—they’re just snakes. But the reports of an aggressive snake keep coming. That’s unusual. The club decides to investigate. It’s up to them to solve the mystery of the “mean” snake before someone gets hurt.

Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best Chapter Book Series


My Magical Friends - Baby Dragon Takes Flight

Shelby and Isabella meet a baby dragon who’s afraid to fly. Can the girls help her overcome her fears and soar? Comes with a baby dragon charm bracelet.

My Magical Friends - Baby Phoenix Makes Friends

Meet a baby phoenix eager to make friends in the latest My Magical Friends title.

ABC Pet Care Book


Pets need certain things whether they are scaly, feathery, or furry.  Come learn more about caring for pets from A to Z! 


ABC Snake Book


Information about various snake species from A to Z! 


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ABC Reptile Book


Information about amazing reptiles from A to Z! 


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ABC Rocks and Minerals


Fascinating facts about rocks and minerals from A to Z! 


ABC Farm Animals Book


Fun facts about farm animals from A to Z! 


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ABC National Parks Book


Come learn more about national parks from A to Z! 

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ABC Sheep Book


Come learn more about sheep from A to Z! 


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ABC Bug Book for Kids


From ants to zebra spiders, there's a bug for every letter of the alphabet! Meet a huge variety of our many-legged friends with this colorful book made just for toddlers. They'll dive into awesome trivia about bugs—like what they eat and where they live—all while learning their letters.



Horses




Fangs!


Frogs/Ranas

Pets! We love them, and we take good care of them. Learn all about what Frogs need to be happy and healthy pets. ¡Las mascotas! Las amamos y las cuidamos mucho. Aprende todo sobre qué necesitan las Ranas para estar felices y ser mascotas saludables. 


Rabbits/Conejos

Pets! We love them, and we take good care of them. Learn all about what Rabbits need to be happy and loving pets. ¡Las mascotas! Las amamos y las cuidamos mucho. Aprende todo sobre qué necesitan los Conejos para estar felices y ser mascotas cariñosas. 

Brownies with Benjamin Franklin

The 32-page book, Brownies with Benjamin Franklin, introduces young readers to an important historical figure while strengthening their reading proficiency. The fictionalized storyline creates a relatable scenario of meeting a history-defining American and learning more about their way of life.

The charming illustrations and adventure-filled text of the Time Hop Sweets Shop books work together to support young readers. With comprehension questions, biographical information, and websites for further discovery, this series helps children develop strong reading comprehension skills while also gaining important historical knowledge.


Milkshakes with Maria Mitchell

The 32-page book, Milkshakes with Maria Mitchell, introduces young readers to an important historical figure while strengthening their reading proficiency. The fictionalized storyline creates a relatable scenario of meeting a history-defining American and learning more about their way of life.

The charming illustrations and adventure-filled text of the Time Hop Sweets Shop books work together to support young readers. With comprehension questions, biographical information, and websites for further discovery, this series helps children develop strong reading comprehension skills while also gaining important historical knowledge.

Ice Pops with Roberto Clemente

In Ice Pops with Roberto Clemente, readers will follow Fiona and Finley as they travel back in time to meet the talented and giving baseball star.

The Time Hop Sweets Shop series lets students follow time traveling siblings as they join historical figures to experience pivotal moments in their lives. In each 32-page title, students strengthen their reading comprehension skills as they engage with leveled text, biographies, and more resources.

Pumpkin Pie with Helen Keller

Read about two of the most influential people in history and the impact they had on American Sign Language in the children’s chapter book Pumpkin Pie With Helen Keller.
Who exactly were Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan? Follow along as Fiona and Finley go back in time to meet these two important figures!

Reporter to the Rescue

Bald Eagle is determined to get the scoop after hearing a mysterious roar in the forest. Readers in kindergarten to grade 2 will follow along with the eager eagle reporter as he follows a tip that leads to something unexpected. This scoop has a twist!

There’s breaking news in the animal kingdom and the WILD Action News Team has the scoop! Each book in this fun-to-read chapter book series features an animal main character that gives an interview, revealing interesting information about its species. This series also introduces young readers to basic journalism concepts.


Penguin Presses On

Gentoo Penguin follows a wild tip after making a few rookie mistakes. Has a crime been committed? Readers in kindergarten to grade 2 will follow along with this WILD Action News reporter, who definitely has some surprises in store!

There's breaking news in the animal kingdom and the WILD Action News Team has the scoop! Each book in this fun-to-read chapter book series features an animal main character that gives an interview, revealing interesting information about its species. This series also introduces young readers to basic journalism concepts.

Cheetah Chases The Story

Why are some animals leaving the wildlife preserve? WILD Action news reporter Cheetah is on a mission to find out, even if it is dangerous! Readers in kindergarten to grade 2 will follow along with this reporter on his search for the story!

There’s breaking news in the animal kingdom and the WILD Action News Team has the scoop! Each book in this fun-to-read chapter book series features an animal main character that gives an interview, revealing interesting information about its species. This series also introduces young readers to basic journalism concepts.


Focus, Fennec Fox!

Fennec Fox is assigned to cover the camel beauty pageant for WILD Action News. He’s got to stay focused, but there is so much to see! Readers in kindergarten to grade 2 will follow along with this WILD Action News reporter on his search for a good story!

There’s breaking news in the animal kingdom and the WILD Action News Team has the scoop! Each book in this fun-to-read chapter book series features an animal main character that gives an interview, revealing interesting information about its species. This series also introduces young readers to basic journalism concepts.


Capybara's Close Call

Capybara ditches his nap to get the scoop after yells ring through the rainforest. Will a strange tip lead him to the story? Readers in kindergarten to grade 2 will follow along with this WILD Action News reporter on his search for the story!

There’s breaking news in the animal kingdom and the WILD Action News Team has the scoop! Each book in this fun-to-read chapter book series features an animal main character that gives an interview, revealing interesting information about its species. This series also introduces young readers to basic journalism concepts.

A Safe Cake

The Importance of Reading: Introduce important topics to your child with A Safe Cake: A Story About Food Allergies. The 24-page book features pictures, simple language, and reading tips to practice early reading comprehension skills.

Hands-On Reading: Mia wants to bake her teacher Miss Rose a cake, but Miss Rose has food allergies. Find out how Mia makes a safe and perfect treat for her teacher while accommodating her allergy needs.

The Slide Ride

Monkey is fast while Turtle is slow. Early readers join them at the park to learn about taking turns. This title focuses on sight words and retelling.

Time To Move Peacock

Sometimes we must be still but it's not always easy. Early readers learn how Peacock moves at the wrong moments until he finds the right time. Includes a picture glossary and activities.

Riley Fetter, Star Setter

In the story of Riley Fetter, Star Setter, young readers will enjoy a humorous story as Riley learns to work together after a new kid joins her volleyball team.

Featuring full-color illustrations that support the text, this funny fiction series is great for young readers in grades K–2. Measuring 6" x 9", each book in this series introduces good sportsmanship and sport-specific vocabulary. Each title also includes back matter, a glossary, writing prompts, and comprehension questions.

Paisley Atoms - Runaway Robot

It's going to be one of those kinds of days. Paisley has homework to do and the house is a mess. Join Paisley and Ben as they create a robot to help with all the chores. What could go wrong? This title includes activities, websites, and a spotlight on women in science. Paired to the nonfiction title Steam Guide to Inventions.

Paisley Atoms - Sounds Like Fun

In Sounds Like Fun, readers will join Paisley on an investigative adventure to determine why the performers at the town concert sound terrible.

Character-driven storylines in the Paisley Atoms series feature Paisley Atoms, a fifth grader with a penchant for all things science. Each 64-page illustrated title showcases a problem or mystery that takes readers on an adventure and includes scientific facts and explanations, an experiment or activity, a biography, websites to visit, and more.

Paisley Atoms - Twist in Time

Will a refrigerator turned into a time machine safely deliver Paisley and Ben back in time to see if Tyrannosaurus rex had blue feathers? Buckle up, it's going to be a wild ride! This title includes activities, websites, and a spotlight on women in science. Paired to the nonfiction title STEM Guide to Calculating Time.

Paisley Atoms - Kitchen Chaos

Paisley Atoms wants to win a prize at the school bake sale, but will she take her quest for an out-of-this-world treat too far? Join Paisley and her friend, Ben, on their epic adventure to find gourmet intergalactic ingredients. This title includes activities, websites, and a spotlight on women in science. Paired to the nonfiction title STEM Guide to Cooking.

Paisley Atoms - Magnetic Mess

In Magnetic Mess, readers will join Paisley as she tries to save her town from a giant piece of space junk.

Character-driven storylines in the Paisley Atoms series feature Paisley Atoms, a fifth grader with a penchant for all things science. Each 64-page illustrated title showcases a problem or mystery that takes readers on an adventure and includes scientific facts and explanations, an experiment or activity, a biography, websites to visit, and more.

Case of the Sabotaged Spaghetti

Klaude is the class clown. He likes to make people laugh but not everyone finds him funny. The Golden Spoon Award is given to students who display proper lunchroom behavior and Klaude is one of the winners! He’s never won anything in his life! But not everyone is excited and they are showing it. During the special luncheon some sabotages his spaghetti, takes a bite out of his cake, and breaks his first trophy ever. Who would be so mean to him? Why is someone so mad at Klaude for winning the Golden Spoon Award? More importantly, will he get a new slice of cake?

Secret of the School Suitor

Divya’s day started out rough. She almost missed the bus and had a rough ride to school. Divya knew that her rough day was nothing compared to what Bus Driver McCool was going through. He never forgot Divya or drove like a race car driver. Something was up. Determined to find out answers and help, Divya follows Bus Driver McCool. What she finds out is not at all what she thought.

These mysteries are perfect for your early fluent reader. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, these are suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues.

Shaky, Breaky School Sleuth

Queeneka and Klaude are not very happy about their roles in the school play, Candy Dreams. They were both trying for the lead role and shy, quiet Javier beat them both! Things get even stickier at rehearsals when Klaude tries to remember his lines and Javier’s and when Queeneka adds more lines and solos to hers. No one is working as a team to make the play successful. That is, not until Javier goes missing on opening night! Can everyone work together to find Javier? Will Mrs. Holmes cancel the play? And who is that man hiding and lurking around the school?

Case of Foul Play On A School Day

Queeneka loves fashion, and a good mystery. So when there were missing kickballs at Watson Elementary she was on the case! Who would take the kickballs? Why is Mr. Hambrick giving her the evil eye? And why are fourth graders so mean? Making a new friend along the way, Queeneka and Keely question suspects, encounter giant fourth graders, and learn that everyone is embarrassed about something.

These mysteries are perfectly suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, they are just the right fit for your early fluent reader.

Mystery of the Pink Owl Flu

Romy was having a bad morning. To top it off he didn’t get to be Nurse Strongman’s assistant because he was late to school. He felt really bad for letting Nurse Strongman down but maybe he could make it up to him! A new case just FLEW into his lap: who turned the owl mascot pink? Romy, hoping to solve the case alone, quickly accuses many of his friends without having all his facts. Can Romy solve the case and keep his friends? Will he make his parents and Nurse Strongman proud?

Presidential Pets

Grades 1-3  |  Early Literacy & Seedling

In this leveled nonfiction book, read about the menagerie of White House pets through the years, from cows to lion cubs.

What Is A Living Thing?

Trudy, Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature

Trudy’s parents are older than other kids’ parents. As she enters middle school, Ma and Pop are in their sixties and seventies—so old, in fact, that most people mistake them for her grandparents. As if that isn’t complicated enough, Trudy’s also having a hard time at school. Math class isn’t going so well, and Ashley—who she pinky-swore she would always be best friends with—has ditched her for a new crowd. Life at Benavidez Middle School is certainly an adjustment


IRA Children's Book Award Notables 

Uncertain Summer

For decades, something has lurked in the swampy lakes of East Texas. When a TV show offers a million dollars to the person that can provide conclusive proof of the creature, Everdil, her brother, and two friends form a team to snap a picture of Bigfoot. But tracking a monster, especially one nobody’s been able to catch, proves trickier than Everdil expected. With each new adventure, Everdil seems to create more problems with her friends and family than she solves. In the end, she has to hope that her brave, foolish actions will ultimately make things right with everyone, including Bigfoot. This book will remind readers that hope and loyalty are traits that we all share, no matter our size. 

Border Crossing

Forced to take a summer job rebuilding fence of a cattle ranch, Manz works alongside his friend Jed and meets a girl named Vanessa but even among his friends, Manz suffers from an uncontrollable paranoia. He struggles to negotiate the difficulties of adolescence, the perils of an oppressed environment, and the terror of losing his grip on reality.


Calli

Fifteen-year-old Calli has just about everything she could want in life with a loving family, a good-looking boyfriend, and a best friend who has always been there for support. An only child, Calli is excited when her parents announce that they want to be foster parents. Unfortunately, being a foster sister to Cherish is not at all what Calli expected. First Cherish steals Calli’s boyfriend, then begins to pit Calli’s family against one another, and she even steals Calli’s iPod. Tired of being pushed around and determined to get even, Calli steals one of Cherish’s necklaces. But this plan for revenge goes horribly awry.