Synopses & Reviews
Carlos isnandrsquo;t sure how he feels about the news that his cousin Bernardo will be joining his class at Carver Elementary. But when Bernardo comes to live with him temporarily, taking over Carlosandrsquo;s top bunk, his spot on the school soccer team, and even his Papiandrsquo;s attention, Carlos knows he isnandrsquo;t happy. Worse, Bernardo starts messing with Carlosandrsquo;s pet geckos! Carlos tries to see past his cousinandrsquo;s annoying ways, but Bernardo sure doesnandrsquo;t make it easy. Will Carlosandmdash;and his geckosandmdash;survive Bernardoand#39;s visit? Can he keep the peace for his familyandrsquo;s sake?and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Emerging and newly independent readersand#160;are sure to recognize themselves in this humorous school and family story.and#160;and#160;and#160;
Gary Paulsen’s funny follow-up to Lawn Boy
is full of big surprises and big laughs.
Lawn Boy says: The summer I was twelve, mowing lawns with Grandpa’s old riding mower turned into big business. With advice from Arnold the stockbroker, I learned all about making money.
Six weeks and hundred of thousands of dollars later, life got more complicated. You see, the prizefighter I sponsor, Joey Pow, won a big fight. And a TV interview made me famous. As Arnold says, “Capitalism plus publicity equals monster commerce.” Even my best friends wanted a piece of the action. Meanwhile, some scary guys showed up at Joey’s gym. . . .
Richard can't waitand#160;to show off hisand#160;skills atand#160;a friend'sand#160;skateboard birthday party, but a note home from his teacher threatens to ruin his plans. This charming second book in a new series about third grade boys by Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner Karen Englishand#160;offers spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action.and#160;
Richard can't waitand#160;to show off hisand#160;flat-ground Olliesand#160;atand#160;a friend'sand#160;birthday party at the skate park, but a note home from his teacher threatens to ruin his plans. He really meant to finish his assignment on howler monkeys, but he just got . . . distracted. If only he could focus on his schoolwork, he wouldn't get into this kind of trouble! Canand#160;Richard manage to put off getting the note signed (and facing the consequences)and#160;until after the party, or willand#160;the deception makeand#160;things even worse? and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Nikki and Deja fans and their male peers are sure to recognize themselves and their classmates in this humorous school story.
The third title in a chapter book series featuring African American and Latino boys thatand#39;s full of kid-friendly charm and universal appeal.
About the Author
Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of the Nikki and Deja series. Her chapter books have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying storylines.andnbsp;She is a retiredandnbsp;elementary school teacher and lives in Los Angeles, California.