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NOVEL 
Ratfink

*STARRED REVIEW* - Booklist (12/15/09)
 Logan has troubles. A humiliating photo. An embarrassing grandfather. A mysterious backpack. Experimental dog poop?! And...Emily (the Snot) Scott. What more could possibly go wrong?  Everything!!

SERIES 
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NOVEL 
Champ

* Winner of the Maude Hart Lovelace Book Award *     Riley and his dog, Champ, set out to prove to his father and the whole town there's more than one way to be a winner!
 PICTURE BOOKS 
FOR EARLY READERS 

Leprechaun On The Loose

The Tale of Jack Frost
   

 SERIES 
Bailey School Kids - Jr. Chapter Books
SERIES -  7  NEW  BOOKS TO START THE SERIES! 
"Prequel Readers" to the Best-Selling series:
Adventures of the Bailey School Kids SERIES
Best-Selling, Award-Winning Series
64 TITLES
Godzilla Ate My Homework
    
Parker's pet guinea pig, Godzilla, 
is out of control and chews up everything... 
even his homework!
Bailey School Kids - SPECIAL EDITIONS
6  NEW  BOOKS!

o  BSK Joke Book
o  BSK Holiday "Special-Editions"
o  BSK Super-Specials
13 TITLES
Ghostville Elementary  - SERIES 
17 TITLES
Does YOUR classroom have ghosts? 
Barkley's School For Dogs  - SERIES 
12 TITLES
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!
The Bailey City Monsters
SERIES - 10 TITLES
There be monsters in Bailey City!
Story Sparkers: A Creativity
Guide For Children's Writers
A "how to" manual for writers on strategies
for developing strong story ideas.
Triplet Trouble
SERIES - 8 TITLES
Trouble comes in threes!
Bailey School Kids
Kids Club & Magazine
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Ratfink (Feb 2010)
(Dutton)
Reading level: Ages 9-12

Poor Logan. He always seems to be getting into trouble. Fifth grade will be different. That is until Grandpa moves in. Grandpa is becoming more and more forgetful and Logan doesn’t want him doing embarrassing things -­ especially in front of his friends. He doesn’t want his parents to send Grandpa away either. Then there is Emily Scott. She’s had it in for Logan since the first day of school. She is trying to set him up so he looks like he turned ratfink on his best friend, Malik. And when Emily produces an embarrassing photo of Logan, will he really turn “ratfink” to preserve his reputation and save Grandpa?

*Starred Review* - Booklist (12/15/09)
Told with rapid dialogue, this novel’s gripping conflicts about loyalty, betrayal, and kindness are never simplistic, and the standoffs with family, friends, and enemies are realistic and dramatic. Jones shows that in addition to his annoyance, Logan also feels deep affection for Grandpa, who comes up with some great ideas that make Logan popular, as well as sharp insights about why Emily acts mean. Even the ending, in which Logan feels mixed about his revenge against Emily, is subtle. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this novel adds depth and complexity to the usual triumph-over-the-bullies story. 

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Ratfink (Dutton)

Champ
(Scholastic)
- Winner of the Maude Hart Lovelace Book Award
- Sold over 340,00 copies in the first 6 months of release!

-- Middle-grade novel.
Riley and his dog, Champ, set out to prove to his father and the whole town there's more than one way to be a winner!

    Riley is awful at sports - especially baseball - and he's ready to quit the team.  But his dad's motto is "nobody likes a quitter," and he won't let Riley give up.  So when one bad swing brings a three-legged dog into his life, Riley feels like he's been thrown a curveball.  How can he take of a dog and make his dad proud?
    Champ is a former champion show dog.  But when the accident that leaves him with Riley also leaves him with three legs, this dog has to learn some new tricks.  Can Champ show Riley that winning doesn't always mean coming in first?
    Together, Riley and Champ make a great team.  But they stand to lose more at the Founders Day Dog Show than a blue ribbon.  Could they be separated forever?
    Riley only knows one thing for sure -- this time quitting is NOT an option.

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Keyholders SERIES
(Tor)

#1 - This Side of Magic 
#2 - The Other Side of Magic
#
3 - Inside The Magic
#4 - The Wrong Side of Magic

Three kids, a dragon, a unicorn, and rat discover
they are the Keyholders to a magical realm!


A Keyholder's job is to guard the border between the real world and the magical world.   But, Penny & Luke aren't sure they even want to be apprentice Keyholders.  But when they meet their "links" -- magical helpers from the other side of the border -- they change their minds.  And just in time!  The evil Queen of the Boggarts is determined to invade  Penny & Luke's world...
and only the Keyholders and their links can stop her!

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KEYHOLDERS "This Side of Magic" (Tor)

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Leprechauns On The Loose
(Scholastic)
A
picture book for early readers.


Available through
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Book Clubs 

The Tale of Jack Frost
(Scholastic)
A
picture book for early readers.

» (March '09) «

Godzilla Ate My Homework
(Scholastic)

Parker's pet guinea pig, Godzilla, is out of control
and chews up everything... even his homework!

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#1

Ghost Class

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#2

Ghost Game

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#3

New Ghoul In School

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#4

Happy Haunting

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#5

Stage Fright

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#6

Happy Boo-Day To You 

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#7

Hide-and-Spook

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#8

Ghosts Be Gone

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#9

Beware of the Blabbermouth

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#10

Class Trip to The Haunted House

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#11

The Treasure Haunt

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#12

Frights, Camera, Action

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#13

Guys and Ghouls

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#14

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs

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#15

A Very Haunted Holiday

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#16

Red, White and Boo!

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#17

No Haunting Zone

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#1 Playground Bully BUY THIS BOOK
#2 Puppy Trouble BUY THIS BOOK
#3 Top Dog BUY THIS BOOK
#4 Ghost Dog BUY THIS BOOK
#5 Snow Day BUY THIS BOOK
#6 Stick & Stones & Doggie Bones BUY THIS BOOK
#7 Buried Treasure BUY THIS BOOK
#8 Blue Ribbon Blues BUY THIS BOOK
#9 Santa Dog BUY THIS BOOK
#10 Tattle Tails BUY THIS BOOK
#11 Puppy Love BUY THIS BOOK
#12 Prize-Winning Parade BUY THIS BOOK

Story Sparkers:
A Creativity Guide for
Children's Writers

( Writers Digest Books )
(co-author, Debbie Dadey)

A "how to" manual for writers on strategies
for developing strong story ideas.

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The Best-Selling
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»»»  
NEW  SERIES  ««
Bailey School Kids - Jr.  Chapter Books
BSK 'Prequel Readers'
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#1

Ghosts DO Splash In Puddles 
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#2 Reindeer DO Wear Striped Underwear
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#3

Cupid DOES Eat Chocolate-Covered Snails
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#4

Pirates DO Ride Scooters
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#5

Dragons DO Eat Homework
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#6

Wizards DO Roast Turkeys
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#7

Vampires DO Hunt Marshmallow Bunnies
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#8 Cavemen DO Drive School Buses
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#9

Snow Monsters DO Drink Hot Chocolate
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The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids
Best-Sellers & Favorites

#1

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots
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#2

Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp
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#3

Santa Claus Doesn't Mops Floors
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Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball
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#5
Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips
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#6

Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias
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#7 Aliens Don't Wear Braces
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#8 Genies Don't Ride Bicycles
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#9 Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses
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#10

Witches Don't Do Back Flips
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#11

Skeletons Don't Play Tubas
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#12 Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers
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#13

Gremlins Don't Chew Bubble Gum
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#14 Monsters Don’t Scuba Dive
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#15

Zombies Don’t Play Soccer
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#16 Dracula Doesn’t Drink Lemonade
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#17

Elves Don’t Wear Hard Hats
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#18

Martians Don’t Take Temperatures
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#19

Gargoyles Don’t Drive Buses
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#20 Wizards Don’t Need Computers
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#21

Mummies Don’t Coach Softball
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#22 Cyclops Doesn’t Roller Skate
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#23

Angels Don’t Know Karate
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#24 Dragons Don’t Cook Pizza
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#25 Bigfoot Doesn’t Square Dance
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#26 Mermaids Don’t Run Track
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#27 Bogeymen Don’t Play Football
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#28

Unicorns Don’t Give Sleigh Rides
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#29

Knights Don’t Teach Piano
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#30 Hercules Doesn’t Pull Teeth
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#31 Ghouls Don’t Scoop Ice Cream
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#32 Phantoms Don't Drive Sports Cars
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#33 Giants Don't Go Snowboarding
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#34 Frankenstein Doesn't Slam Hockey Pucks
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#35 Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters
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#36 Wolfmen Don't Hula Dance 
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#37 Goblins Don't Play Video Games
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#38

Ninjas Don't Bake Pumpkin Pies
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#39 Dracula Doesn't Rock and Roll
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#40 Sea Monsters Don't Ride Motorcycles
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#41 Bride of Frankenstein Doesn't
Bake Cookies

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#42

Robots Don't Catch Chicken Pox
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#43 Vikings Don't Wear Wrestling Belts
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#44

Ghosts Don't Rope Wild Horses
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#45 Wizards Don't Wear Graduation Gowns
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#46

Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons
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#47 Frankenstein Doesn't Start Food Fights
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#48

Dracula Doesn't Play Kickball
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#49 Werewolves Don't Run For President
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 #50

The Abominable Snowman
Doesn't Roast Marshmallows
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#51 Dragons Don't Throw Snowballs
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Bailey School Kids    More Fun Books! 
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(Debbie Dadey co-author)

Holiday "Special-Editions"

BSK Special-Edition #1     THANKSGIVING 
    Swamp Monsters Don't Chase Wild Turkeys
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BSK Special-Edition #2    HALLOWEEN 
    Aliens Don't Carve Jack-O-Lanterns
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BSK Special-Edition #3    CHRISTMAS 
    Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles
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BSK Special-Edition #4    ST. PATRICK'S DAY 
    Leprechauns Don't Play Fetch
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BSK Special-Edition #5    EASTER 
    Ogres Don't Hunt Easter Eggs
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The Bailey School Kids - Joke Book BUY THIS BOOK
BSK Super-Special #1:   Mrs. Jeepers Is Missing BUY THIS BOOK
BSK Super-Special #2:   Mrs. Jeepers' Batty Vacation BUY THIS BOOK
BSK Super-Special #3:   Mrs. Jeepers' Secret Cave BUY THIS BOOK
BSK Super-Special #4:   Mrs. Jeepers In Outer Space BUY THIS BOOK
BSK Super-Special #5:   Mrs. Jeepers' Monster Class Trip BUY THIS BOOK
BSK Super-Special #6:   Mrs. Jeepers On Vampire Island BUY THIS BOOK
BSK Super-Special #7Mrs. Jeepers' Scariest Halloween... EVER! BUY THIS BOOK
BSK Super-Special #8Mrs. Jeepers' Creepy Christmas BUY THIS BOOK

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