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About Rob McClurkan
Rob McClurkan is the author and illustrator of Aw, Nuts! and Playdates Rule! and has also illustrated a number of books, including Lucy Loves Goosey by Linda Joy Singleton. He grew up in Tennessee, where his grandparents’ farm, Saturday morning cartoons, and the Sunday funnies fueled his imagination. Now, he lives with family near Atlanta, Georgia. He once visited Alaska, just like Tough Tug, and used that visit for visual inspiration for this book. Visit Rob at www.seerobdraw.com.
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Ralph the rooster has big dreams of becoming a superhero. But the other farm animals aren’t so sure—except for Rosie the pig, that is. She’s Ralph’s best friend, and she believes in him. As Ralph and Rosie hang around the farm, there are just no opportunities to be a superhero and save the day...until the farmer turns on the radio, and the “Chicken Dance” song starts playing. POW-WOW! Suddenly it seems that Ralph may have some super powers after all...or does he? Join Ralph and Rosie as they prove that believing in yourself and being a good friend is what makes a true superhero.
History of Fun Stuff: The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate was named a 2015 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People!
Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that soldiers in the Revolutionary War received a monthly ration of chocolate for drinking? Learn all about the history of America’s favorite wintertime treat in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!
A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like social studies and science, and there’s even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you’ve learned!
Tough Tug is a brand-new boat. He likes to swirl and twirl—and run and race. He wants everyone to see what he can do. But when he sails to Alaska for the first time, he finds out what being a tug really means…
Short rhythmic phrases on each page alternate with narration in Tug’s voice, leading readers through his experiences from splashing into the water for the first time to a daring rescue.
Did you know there is a lot of science behind making candy? How about that “Red Hots” candies get their heat from a chemical called capsaicin—the same molecule that gives peppers their kick? And when you crunch on Wintergreen Lifesavers, they spark because you are making light with friction similar to the electricity in lightning: You might say you are making a miniature lightning storm in your mouth! Learn about these cool chemical reactions and much more as you become a Science of Fun Stuff Expert on candy!
Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like social studies and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!
Do you know how comics, graphic novels, and manga came to be? Or that they have their roots in cave drawings? Did you know that Benjamin Franklin is credited as having the first cartoon in an American newspaper? Ever wonder who put the fun in the Funny Pages? Become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on the funny history of comic strips, graphic novels, manga, and more, and amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!
A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like science, social studies, and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning about history has never been so much fun!
At the Rainforest Rescue Center, Sloth loves when Patti comes to visit. But when Patti forgets her class report, it's up to Sloth, with the help of his other (faster) rain-forest friends, to return Patti's notebook to her-at school! Will they be able to find her among all the other kids in a new environment?
The first day of school can be scary-especially if you forget your summer assignment-but in Sloth to the Rescue,Sloth, Peccary, Boa, Capuchin, and Ocelot overcome their fears and realize that what makes them unique is what helps them fit right in!
The two pals have some big, BIG plans, like: riding bikes, dancing in the tree house, and bouncing on the trampoline. But Ezra's parents come up with a list of rules. No piggyback rides. No loud voices. Absolutely no running inside.
No problem, though! Ezra and Finley have lots of ideas up their sleeves . . . and everything will be fine as long as they remember the most important rule of all: to always have fun!
This fun and funny friendship story is perfect for young readers and their parents who are all too familiar with their playdates.
Captain Bling and his merry crew set off to find treasure, but they get blown off course and end up at the North Pole. When they spy the elves carefully wrapping presents, the pirates think they have found the ultimate booty! They quickly steal the presents and make their way back to the ship. By the time Santa Claus catches up to them, the pirates are well on their way to escaping. But Santa has a surprise for Captain Bling and his crew!
Who do you call when you're in search of adventure? Why, Sir Sebastian Stockingbottomham, of course the world's most famous undersea explorer! Captain of nature and discoverer of discoveries, there's never been a sea creature Sir Sebastian couldn't handle.
CALLING ALL EXPLORERS! Sir Sebastian Stockingbottomham needs your help on this madcap diving expedition!
Ordinarily, famous explorer Sir Sebastian is in command of every adventure. But this time, something seems a bit... fishy. That's because Burt and his sidekick Crab are about to turn the tables on him—and you!
This adventure won't be the same without you at the helm. Join Sir Sebastian and Burt the Blobfish on the ocean floor! Share in the fun by following the interactive read-aloud prompts! Learn how to talk like you're underwater, take part in some very silly shenanigans, and get ready to laugh like you've never laughed before!
Wet suit not included
Not suitable for quiet bedtime
May cause reader to change name to Jacques
Always wear seat belt when in submersible vehicles
Holding breath for more than two days can be hazardous to your health
Avoid contact with curmudgeons
Check pockets for sand after reading
Any resemblance to actual blobfish is unintentional and purely coincidental
Did you know that every time a magician uses sleight of hand, he is secretly tracking your eye movements at the same time? How does a magician make a dove appear out of thin air? Amaze your friends with the secrets you learn in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!
A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like geography and history, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned!