The Carver Chronicles (Books 1-4)

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Featuring African American and Latino boys, The Carver Chronicles are high-interest, low reading-level stories from an award-winning author and former elementary school teacher full of kid-friendly charm and universal appeal. Ages 6-9

Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One - It's tough being the new kid at Carver Elementary. Gavin had lots of friends at his old school, but the kids here don't even know that he's pretty good at skateboarding, or how awesome he is at soccer. And when his classmate Richard comes over and the boys end up in trouble, not only does Gavin risk losing his one new friend, he has to take care of his great aunt Myrtle's horrible little dog as punishment.

Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two - Richard can't wait to show off his skills at a friend's 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 English offers spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action.

Don't Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 - Carlos isn'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 Carlos top bunk, his spot on the school soccer team, and even his Papi s attention, Carlos knows he isn't happy.

Trouble Next Door: The Carver Chronicles, Book 4 - Third-grader Calvin is dealing with his next-door neighbors moving away and the school bully moving in. Meanwhile, competition at the school science fair is heating up, and Calvin must decide what to do when his data doesn't prove his theory.

*Also available at We Are LIT The New Kid: The Carver Chronicles (Book Five)