The school lunch lady is a secret crime fighter who uncovers an evil plot to replace all the popular teachers with robots.
When fourth-grader George starts at a new school, he vows to become a model student instead of the class clown he has always been, but just as his plan is going really well, he is overtaken by a magic burp that turns him back into a mischief-maker.
When Jeremiah Birnbaum becomes obsessed with the banjo, his best friend, Luella, convinces him to learn how to play despite his parents forbidding him.
Jack Plank decides that he is not cut out to be a pirate and searches the town of Saltwash for another profession, but he finds something wrong with every suggested job.
John Midas is a normal boy, except that he has an abnormal love for candy, especially chocolate. But when he acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate, he finds out that too much of a good thing isn't so great.
Clementine's beloved teacher, Mr. D'Matz might be leaving for the rest of the year to go on a research trip to Egypt. The only solution, she decides, is to hatch a plan to get Mr. D'Matz back even if it means ruining his once-in-a-lifetime chance.
Fearless nine-year-old "Scab" McNally tries to get his twin sister's help in convincing their parents to let them get a dog, but when he embarrasses her in school with a particularly obnoxious invention, it looks like he has lost her cooperation forever.
Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens. But over many years, as more and more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed. When Wangari returned home from college in America, she found the village gardens dry, the people malnourished, and the trees gone. How could she alone bring back the trees and restore the gardens and the people?
A visiting author teaches five friends about the power of words and writing.
A tongue-in-cheek adventure story where fantasy and reality merge finds an armchair explorer on a quest for a Lost Tablet of Illusion--stolen by an elusive beast--which in reality turns out to be Reg's missing TV remote.
Third-grader Dessert's love of treats leads to a change in her large family's dinner routine, then an awful mistake, and later a true sacrifice after her teacher, Mrs. Howdy Doody, urges students to march to the beat of their own drums.
Every Saturday, while helping polish the lens of the lighthouse his grandfather tends, nine-year-old Will tells a tale he hopes will top Grandad's, but Grandad always wins until Dad reminds Will of a long-forgotten escapade with his brother.
Explore the myths of Prometheus, Pandora's box, King Midas and the golden touch, Daedalus and Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and much more!
Ernest, an unpopular third grader, has a difficult adjustment to make until he finds a friend and experiences his first real successes in life.
When a storm separates Stumpy the squirrel from her newborn babies, her animal friends come to the rescue.
Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity - Shredderman!
Hank Zipzer wants to be number one, not the one who always gets it wrong. Hank Zipzer's report is due, and he's dreading it. Then he gets his grades and they are his worst nightmare come true: straight Ds. His parents are not going to be happy. Hank needs help. And he needs it fast.
When the three members of the Bad Guy Brotherhood buy a time machine to keep the younger Melvin from gaining his superhero powers, Melvin and his sidekick Candace, disguised as pirates, travel back in time to stop them.
When she incurs Neptune's wrath by finding a diamond ring buried under rocks in the ocean, Emily is put under a curse that will force her to choose to be either a mermaid or a human and split up her parents forever.
While her father, a Navy Chief, is on ship duty for six months, nine-year-old Piper stays busy with new neighbors, Christmas at a spaceship beach house, a trip to New Orleans, and especially the upcoming Gypsy Club pet show.
An imaginative mouse learns life lessons while living her life.
With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.
A timid boy named Tom reluctantly agrees to help professional ghostbuster Hetty Hyssop dispel an IRG (Incredibly Revolting Ghost) from an old house.
Clarice Bean has a list of things to worry about. How does she handle them?
The family animals at the Bed and Biscuit begin to feel slighted when Dr. Bender returns from a fire with something that occupies the time usually reserved for them.
Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, relates the ups and downs experienced by his human classmates as they begin a project to create a model town complete with houses and community services.
Determined to be elected class president, mad scientist Frannie K. Stein uses her Atomic Combiner to create a suit that makes her seem to be whatever a voter wants her to be, but the suit has plans of its own.