Eleanor and Pearl are best friends and spend most of their time together. Pearl has been assigned to buddy up with the new girl Ainsley and a friendship develops. Jealousy stirs in Eleanor and before she knows it it gets the best of her. Eleanor tells the whole class a secret Pearl had told her about Ainsley. UGH!
3rd - 4th Grade
Sitting still and good grades are not Mike’s thing. Fourth grade is supposed to be a fresh start for Mike but he’s already been to the principal’s office and has been taken off the soccer team. Mike didn’t think things could get worse but now he as to spend every day after school with Nora who is super smart and a girl.
Frank and his friend Watson are working in Frank’s grandfather’s workshop, trying to build a robot for their science experiment. They create two robots they name Klink and Klank. Klink can think, but Klank, not so much. Frank’s archenemy, T. Edison comes to the workshop to try to steal Frank’s ideas and plants a robotic bug to spy on Frank.
Kevin, Warner, Tara, and TJ are at the best STEM summer camp in America, where they invent the Galactascope. As a team known as the Extraordinary Terrestrials, they point the Galactascope towards outer space hoping to make contact with aliens. It works!! Alien Mim arrives on planet Earth all cute with his purple fur, four eyes, four arms and two legs. He doesn’t stay cute for very long.
It’s Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to tag along with his father. His dad had the night shift in his yellow taxi. Instead of picking up customers in the city, Archie discovers that his dad runs a space taxi. Archie is in charge of navigating the taxi from galaxy to galaxy, a skill he inherited from his grandfather. It seems that stellar navigation is a family gift. After getting their first fare from HQ, the local bagel shop, Archie and his father enter a new galaxy.
Emma and her dog find a floating bottle, and when she pulls the stopper, Emma releases a small, blue genie named Karim. Karim can’t grant any wishes because an evil yellow genie stole his powerful nose ring. Now he’s tiny and powerless. He asks Emma to help him get back his nose ring and he whisks her off on his magic carpet to a city full of scorpions, turbans, desert sands, a dromedary and the evil genie, Sahim.
Rose is a fifth grader who lives with her father in rural New York. She has Asperger’s Syndrome and an aide helps her in the classroom. Rose is obsessed with homophones and prime numbers. She keeps lists of both and shouts them out when she’s agitated.Rose’s father has a hard time dealing with her endless questions and teacher conferences. He tries, but Rose feels closer to her dog Rain (Reign) and her Uncle Weldon. When a superstorm hits the area, Rain gets lost.
Princess Magnolia lives in a castle. She wears a lot of pink and has perfect hair. While enjoying a cup of hot chocolate with busybody Duchess Wigtower, Princess Magnolia’s ring starts to vibrate. It’s a monster alarm that goes off when monsters are threatening the kingdom! Without revealing her secret identity, Magnolia turns into … the Princess in Black and escapes from the castle using her secret entrance. Magnolia discovers a big blue monster has entered the kingdom and threatens to eat goats and wreak havoc on the countryside.
Just before Audrey’s mother was taken away on a truck to Abbott’s War, she told Audrey a story about another cow that escaped from a truck and lived in a forest. (Animals on the farm don’t know what Abbott’s War is; they just know it’s bad.) Audrey tells this story to her farm animal friends and when news comes down that Audrey is to leave the farm, Audrey and Eddie (a sheepdog) hatch a plan. On the day Audrey has to leave she escapes to the forest where a whole other set of problems (and friends) arise.
Max is almost thirteen when his parents go to India to start a theatrical company. The problem is, the ship they were supposed to sail on doesn’t exist. Max needs a way to make a living after they disappear, so he starts a business solving problems and recovering items for clients. And he investigates what happened to his parents. He uses a number of their theatrical costumes as he goes about this work around town, sometimes with comic effect.