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Krysten ?Kry? Rodriguez is the new girl in school, and Emma decides she would make a great best friend. The problem is that her archnemesis, Cynthia, thinks so, too. Emma doesn?t want to fight Cynthia, but she has to come up with a plan to get to Kry before Cynthia does. The other problem? Emma accidentally forgot that she already has a best friend? Annie Pat. But it?s not Emma?s fault that Annie Pat got a stomachache and missed meeting Kry. And it?s not her fault that she made plans with Kry on the same day she and Annie Pat had planned their big trip to Marine Universe. Can Emma make up with Annie Pat and be Kry?s friend as well? Or will she be left alone with no friends at all? .
Can EllRay master the moves in time to win his friend back? EllRay Jakes may be the shortest kid in his class, and he may get into trouble from time to time, but he can always count on his best friends Kevin and Corey. But lately, Kevin has been skateboarding with the meanest boy in class. Could EllRay be losing one of his friends? Not giving up without a fight, EllRay asks his older neighbor to show him a few jaw-dropping skateboard moves--like ollies and kickflips. EllRay must learn as many tricks as he can before the secret boys-only third grade skate-off. But will it be enough?
Everyone has something to brag about in EllRay's third-grade class. Corey's on the swim team, Kevin is super tall, Jared's dad has an ATV (with flames!). But what about EllRay? He isn't about to gloat about how his geologist dad collects rocks. Boring! Or is it? The crystals in his dad's office are really cool looking. And if EllRay just "borrows" them to show his classmates, he knows they be impressed. He'll be a rock star-literally! And his dad will never have to know. It's a fail-safe plan . . . until everything doesn't go according to plan.
Small kid. Big Stage. Does EllRay have a talent to put on show for the entire school? When EllRay and his friends hear about the school talent show, they're not impressed. They're too old for that stuff. But their teacher, Mrs. Sanchez, isn't so quick to let her students off the hook. Five students absolutely must try-out, and EllRay somehow ends up being one of them. Now he has to figure out something he's talented at....like, maybe magic? But now the pressure's on. It's up to EllRay to take the stage and show his classmates and the whole school that he's not only talented but magic.
Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes is sick of getting picked on. But every time he tries to defend himself against class bully Jared Matthews, EllRay is the one who winds up in trouble. It's just not fair! Then his dad offers him a deal: If EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, they'll go to Disneyland! But being good for one whole week is not so easy. . . . This humorous and true-to-life story kicks off the EllRay series, which is just right for boys (and girls!) who are beginning to read chapter books. .
Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes is sick of getting picked on. But every time he tries to defend himself against class bully Jared Matthews, EllRay is the one who winds up in trouble. It's just not fair! Then his dad offers him a deal: If EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, they'll go to Disneyland! But being good for one whole week is not so easy. . . . This humorous and true-to-life story kicks off the EllRay series, which is just right for boys (and girls!) who are beginning to read chapter books.
"Kids of all stripes will identify with EllRay and his unwittingly hilarious antics."--BooklistEight-year-old EllRay is down to one-and-a-half best friends, and his little sister points out the obvious: he needs more! So EllRay decides to audition other boys for the part, the way his sister is auditioning for the lead role in her day care's spring play. Now, EllRay has to come up with fun things to do at recess, because when he's the Recess King, everyone will want to be his friend!
It's December at Oak Glen Primary School and all EllRay can think about is Christmas. As far as he's concerned, Christmas is the best--no school, presents, fun parties, and lots of cookies! But before EllRay can celebrate with his family, he must lead half the school in the Winter Wonderland assembly. How tough can it be to memorize a few lines? Very tough, especially when EllRay's soon-to-be ex-friend gives him a challenge to perform onstage. If he completes the challenge, he'll save his friendship...but he'll also ruin the assembly. EllRay is in for a not-so holly jolly time.
EllRay Jakes is a small kid with big problems! EllRay Jakes may be the smallest kid in his class at Oak Glen Primary School, but he's also his sister Alfie's big brother. So when it looks like Alfie is being bossed around by a dragon-like girl at her school, EllRay feels responsible. As her older (and wiser!) brother, shouldn't he show her that she should stand up for herself? But little sisters and four year old dragons are a bit more complicated than he thought. . . . Check out the other books in the EllRay Jakes series: EllRay Jakes Is Not A Chicken!, EllRay Jakes is a Rock Star!, and EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank!
Third-grader EllRay is becoming famous for messing up, and when his little sister accidentally kills EllRay's class goldfish, and then he forgets his teacher's read-aloud book at home, it only makes matters worse.
Dead goldfish + bossy girls = big trouble! Things are going just swimmingly for EllRay. He's getting along with most of the kids at school. He's even getting along with his family. But then everything comes screeching to a halt when his younger sister accidentally overfeeds Zip, the classroom goldfish that EllRay was taking care of over spring vacation. Zip is a goner. What is EllRay going to tell the kids in his third-grade class? Fortunately, most of them are sympathetic. But not bossy Cynthia. She sees this as an opportunity to blame EllRay for her own mess-ups. Must EllRay now walk the plank for stuff that he didn't do?
Emma McGraw is good at many things. She?s good at science. She?s good at being a friend. But is she good enough to make her father proud? Suddenly she?s not so sure. Her father and stepmother?s niece has just won a big prize for horseback riding. How will Emma ever measure up? Before long, she has a plan. Winter Games Day is coming up at school and if Emma trains really hard, she?s sure to win her own prize?maybe even more than one! But once the games begin, Emma starts to see that being an excellent athlete isn?t the same as being an excellent daughter. .
Emma is already upset when her mother cancels their traditional Friday night dinner-and-ice-cream plans, but it's even worse when she finds out why: Her mom has a date! Emma's best friend, Annie Pat, thinks it's so romantic, but Emma knows better. Fortunately, she has a plan to keep her mom all to herself. But when Emma's plan backfires, she starts to realize that maybe sharing her mother with other people has its advantages. .
A novel in words and sketches. ?It?s only temporary,? twelve-year-old Skye McPhee writes in her sketchbook after being shipped off to her gran?s in Sierre Madre, California. After all, her parents have their hands full taking care of her older brother, who?s been severely injured in a car accident. So now Skye is in a new school sketching new kids and trying to stay invisible until she can return home. But her new life starts turning out better than she hoped; she?s making cool friends, and being away from her brother is actually drawing her closer to him. And then her sketchbook disappears and everything changes. Suddenly, Skye realizes that she doesn?t want her life in Sierra Madre to be temporary after all. But does she have a choice? .
emma Mcgraw is slowly making friends at her new school. but when Cynthia calls her weird, emma is shocked. they are supposed to be best friends! in response, emma decides that Cynthia's new name should be bossy pants, and she tells everyone in the class. Now the entire third grade is trading nicknames. And while it starts out being funny, emma begins to see the downside of name-calling. but just when she decides it's time for apologies, her teacher makes the most dreaded call of all--the one to everyone's parents.
Did you know that orange cats are almost always boys? It's true. And cats that are three colors-white, black, and brown-are usually always girls? It's science. Eight-year-old Emma McGraw loves science. She also loves being an only child and living with her mother in their cozy little condo. So when four-year-old Anthony moves in for a while (into her room!), Emma isn't too happy. He may be cute, but he can't keep his hands off her stuff! And Anthony isn't only a problem at home. Now that Emma is in a new school, she'd like to make some friends, yet how can she invite anyone over when annoying Anthony is there? But Emma's in for a surprise. As the days pass, she begins to realize that having a "little brother" around is a lot more fun than she ever thought it could be. Filled with over fifty adorable illustrations, Only Emma is sure to wriggle its way into readers' hearts. .
Emma McGraw may be a bit shy, but when someone's being teased, she's the first one to defend them. So when Jared Mathews keeps picking on Ellray Jakes, Emma can't hold back. "Quit it, you big bully," she yells. But the results aren't exactly what she hoped for. Ellray is embarrassed to be rescued by a girl, kids are calling her "Super Emma," and now Jared is picking on her! He's even threatening to "trash her"--whatever that means. Who's going to get poor Emma out of this fix? Her mother? Her teacher? Or maybe Emma will have to live up to her new name, after all. "A natural for fans of the Amber Brown and Judy Moody books. " --Booklist, review for Only Emma .
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