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Book cover of BIG BAD DETECIVE AGENCY
BIG BAD DETECIVE AGENCY
By: bruce hale | Published: February 2015

From the comic genius behind Chet Gecko comes a new kind of fairy tale hero - and a big, bad, crime-solving adventure! The houses of all Three (not-s...

From the comic genius behind Chet Gecko comes a new kind of fairy tale hero - and a big, bad, crime-solving adventure! The houses of all Three (not-so-) Little Pigs were broken into and ransacked, and the Pigs are squealing for justice. So Prince Tyrone, ruler of Fairylandia, drags in the obvious suspect: Wolfgang. The lone wolf has big teeth, sharp claws, no alibi - and a single day to find the real culprit and clear his big bad name. When Wolf (reluctantly) teams up with the fourth Little Pig to crack the case, the Big Bad Detective Agency - and an adventure way funnier than your average fairy tale - is born!

Theme: Fractured Fairy Tales

  • ISBN
    9780545665384
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of BIG NAP A CHET GECKO MYSTERY
BIG NAP A CHET GECKO MYSTERY
By: bruce hale | Published: April 2002

  • ISBN
    9780152024796
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of CHAMELEON WORE CHARTREUSE
CHAMELEON WORE CHARTREUSE
By: bruce hale | Published: April 2001

Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee - stinkbug pie. So when fellow fourth grader Shirley Chameleon asks him to find h...

Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee - stinkbug pie. So when fellow fourth grader Shirley Chameleon asks him to find her missing brother, Billy, Chet expects the case to be as easy a pie. But Billy's disappearance is part of a larger plot, one that involves the Rat Sisters, a riddling junkyard dog, and a vicious Gila monster named Herman. If Chet doesn't solve the case fast, the entire school could be humiliated. Worst of all, Chet might not get his fee. And Chet's hungry. . . .

  • ISBN
    9780152024857
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK
CLARK THE SHARK
By: bruce hale | Published: June 2013

Clark the Shark is a great read-aloud picture book, with fun rhythm and rhyme, from the ever-popular Bruce Hale and Guy Francis. Clark is a shark wit...

Clark the Shark is a great read-aloud picture book, with fun rhythm and rhyme, from the ever-popular Bruce Hale and Guy Francis. Clark is a shark with zing, bang, and BOOM. Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. Clark loves life—but when his enthusiasm is too much for his friends, Clark's teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, helps him figure out a way to tone it down. Clark the Shark celebrates boisterous enthusiasm—and knowing when it's time for indoor voices!

Theme: Humour, School, Kindergarten

  • ISBN
    9780062192264
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK & THE BIG BOOK REPORT
CLARK THE SHARK & THE BIG BOOK REPORT
By: bruce hale | Published: June 2017

Be bold, be smart, and speak from the heart! Clark the Shark is ready to present his book report to the class. But at the last minute, Clark gets stag...

Be bold, be smart, and speak from the heart! Clark the Shark is ready to present his book report to the class. But at the last minute, Clark gets stage fright and clams up in front of everybody. With a little help from his teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, will Clark be able to overcome his fears? With easy-to-read text and Clark’s trademark rhymes, this shark tale will prepare beginning readers to take a big bite out of reading! Also included are Clark the Shark’s Bite-Sized Facts, real facts on shark communication, behavior, and more! Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report is a Level One I Can Read, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Theme: Level 1 Beginning Reader

  • ISBN
    9780062279125
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK - TOOTH TROUBLE
CLARK THE SHARK - TOOTH TROUBLE
By: bruce hale | Published: December 2014

Don’t shed a tear, 'cause there’s nothing to fear! Clark the Shark has a loose tooth and needs to visit the dentist. But he's heard that ...

Don’t shed a tear, 'cause there’s nothing to fear! Clark the Shark has a loose tooth and needs to visit the dentist. But he's heard that the dentist is scarier than a box of blue whales! Uh-oh, and oh no! Can Clark find a way to stay cool when it comes to tooth trouble? Beginning readers will be entertained and reassured by this clever, funny twist on a dentist visit in this I Can Read story featuring their favorite boisterous shark. The back matter also includes fun, bite-sized facts about shark teeth! With colorful illustrations from Guy Francis and lively text from Bruce Hale, this Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.  

  • ISBN
    9780062279088
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK AFRAID OF THE DARK
CLARK THE SHARK AFRAID OF THE DARK
By: bruce hale | Published: September 2015

Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist Clark the Shark is ready for his first big sleepover! He’s nervous about sleeping outside without h...

Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist Clark the Shark is ready for his first big sleepover! He’s nervous about sleeping outside without his glow-fish night-light, but he doesn’t want anyone to know he’s just a teeny-tiny bit afraid of the dark. So Clark makes up a rhyme to help him stay cool: “Take heart, be smart, sharks aren’t afraid of the dark.” But when the sun sets and his friends begin telling spooky stories, Clark’s voice sounds quiet and small and not brave at all. In this empowering tale about conquering nighttime fears, Clark the Shark learns how friendship can help light the way through the dark. Featuring bright, colorful artwork from Guy Francis and hilarious read-aloud text from Bruce Hale, this Clark the Shark picture book is the perfect story for kids braving nighttime jitters!

Theme: Kindergarten, Character Education

  • ISBN
    9780062374509
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK DARES TO SHARE
CLARK THE SHARK DARES TO SHARE
By: bruce hale | Published: January 2014

Theme: Kindergarten, Character Education

  • ISBN
    9780062279057
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK GETS A PET
CLARK THE SHARK GETS A PET
By: bruce hale | Published: November 2020

In this funny rhyming story, Clark the Shark is excited about his new pet, Lulu the dogfish. He can't wait to teach Lulu tricks and feed her lots of t...

In this funny rhyming story, Clark the Shark is excited about his new pet, Lulu the dogfish. He can't wait to teach Lulu tricks and feed her lots of treats. But Clark discovers there's more to having a pet than he thought! Young animal owners and ones hoping for a pet will enjoy this funny book about pets and caring for them. With easy-to-read text and Clark's trademark rhymes, this Level One shark tale will have beginning readers ready to take a bite out of reading! Also included are fun, bite-sized facts about different types of sharks. Clark the Shark Gets a Pet is a Level One I Can Read, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Share this leveled reader with the pet or shark fan in your home or classroom!

Theme: Level 1 Beginning Reader

  • ISBN
    9780062912541
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK GETS A PET
CLARK THE SHARK GETS A PET
By: bruce hale | Published: November 2020

In this funny rhyming story, Clark the Shark is excited about his new pet, Lulu the dogfish. He can't wait to teach Lulu tricks and feed her lots of t...

In this funny rhyming story, Clark the Shark is excited about his new pet, Lulu the dogfish. He can't wait to teach Lulu tricks and feed her lots of treats. But Clark discovers there's more to having a pet than he thought! Young animal owners and ones hoping for a pet will enjoy this funny book about pets and caring for them. With easy-to-read text and Clark's trademark rhymes, this Level One shark tale will have beginning readers ready to take a bite out of reading! Also included are fun, bite-sized facts about different types of sharks. Clark the Shark Gets a Pet is a Level One I Can Read, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Share this leveled reader with the pet or shark fan in your home or classroom!

Theme: Level 1 Beginning Reader

  • ISBN
    9780062912558
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK LOST & FOUND
CLARK THE SHARK LOST & FOUND
By: bruce hale | Published: July 2016

When Mrs. Inkydink announces a class trip to the farmers’ market, Clark is so excited he doesn’t listen to her instructions. “Hurrah...

When Mrs. Inkydink announces a class trip to the farmers’ market, Clark is so excited he doesn’t listen to her instructions. “Hurrah, hooray, it’s time to play!” Clark gets lost in the crowd and has to use his rhyming to remember what Mrs. Inkydink said to do. Beginning readers will be entertained and reassured by this clever, funny tale featuring our favorite boisterous shark. The back matter includes fun, bite-sized facts about shark eating! With colorful illustrations from Guy Francis and lively text from Bruce Hale, this Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Theme: Level 1 Beginning Reader

  • ISBN
    9780062279101
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Beginning Reader
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK LOVES CHRISTMAS
CLARK THE SHARK LOVES CHRISTMAS
By: bruce hale | Published: September 2016

Clark the Shark loves Christmas more than anyone! When Clark’s class organizes a Secret Santa exchange, Clark decides to find out who will be gi...

Clark the Shark loves Christmas more than anyone! When Clark’s class organizes a Secret Santa exchange, Clark decides to find out who will be giving him a present . . . and forgets to get a present for his Secret Santa! What will happen on the day of the gift exchange? Will Clark learn about Christmas giving? Featuring bright, colorful artwork from Guy Francis and hilarious read-aloud text from Bruce Hale, this Clark the Shark picture book is the perfect story for Christmas reading fun. Clark the Shark: Afraid of the Dark is a 2016 Children’s Choice Book Award finalist!

  • ISBN
    9780062374523
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Holiday
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Book cover of CLARK THE SHARK TAKES HEART
CLARK THE SHARK TAKES HEART
By: bruce hale | Published: December 2014

It's Anna Angelfish's birthday, and Clark wants to find the perfect present for her to show her how he feels. But when he tries to make a big impressi...

It's Anna Angelfish's birthday, and Clark wants to find the perfect present for her to show her how he feels. But when he tries to make a big impression with his usual zip, bang, and BOOM, things don't go quite as planned. With help from his best friend, Joey Mackerel, our favorite boisterous shark learns that when it comes to showing that you care, something thoughtful and small could be the best of all. Featuring bright, colorful artwork from Guy Francis and hilarious read-aloud text from Bruce Hale, this follow-up to Clark the Shark and Clark the Shark Dares to Share will have kids and parents everywhere taking its warm message to heart!

  • ISBN
    9780062192271
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of CLASS PETS 01 FUZZY'S GREAT ESCAPE
CLASS PETS 01 FUZZY'S GREAT ESCAPE
By: bruce hale | Published: June 2018

What do class pets get up to when students aren't around? Adventure -- and lots of trouble!

Theme: Humour

  • ISBN
    9781338145182
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of CLASS PETS 02 FUZZY TAKES CHARGE
CLASS PETS 02 FUZZY TAKES CHARGE
By: bruce hale | Published: June 2018

Class 5B has a substitute teacher -- and he's the worst! Fuzzy might just be 5B's pet guinea pig, but he will not stand by while his kids suffer. With...

Class 5B has a substitute teacher -- and he's the worst! Fuzzy might just be 5B's pet guinea pig, but he will not stand by while his kids suffer. With the help of the Class Pets Club, Fuzzy is going to drive the terrible sub out of town ... or lose his whiskers trying!

Theme: Humour

  • ISBN
    9781338145212
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of CLASS PETS 03 FUZZY FREAKS OUT
CLASS PETS 03 FUZZY FREAKS OUT
By: bruce hale | Published: August 2018

The class pets are ready for Halloween -- but are their classrooms haunted? Fuzzy is totally freaked out!

  • ISBN
    9781338145243
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of CLASS PETS 04 FUZZY FIGHTS BACK
CLASS PETS 04 FUZZY FIGHTS BACK
By: bruce hale | Published: December 2018

Will Fuzzy and his friends be able to fight against a plan to ban class pets, or will they be thrown out like yesterday's juice box?

  • ISBN
    9781338145274
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    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of CURSE OF THE WERE-HYENA
CURSE OF THE WERE-HYENA
By: bruce hale | Published: July 2018

What do you do when your favorite teacher starts turning into a were-hyena? a) Flee in terror? b) Try to cure him? c) Bring him carrion snacks? ...

What do you do when your favorite teacher starts turning into a were-hyena? a) Flee in terror? b) Try to cure him? c) Bring him carrion snacks? Mr. Chu, the coolest teacher ever, has developed some very unusual habits, like laughing hysterically for no reason, sniffing people's homework, and chasing chickens. When best friends Carlos and Benny decide to find out what's happening to him, they get caught up in some moonlight madness. And it looks like just the beginning of the weirdness that has arrived in the town of Monterrosa. . . . This first entry in a silly, sassy, and suspenseful series will leave readers howling with laughter.

  • ISBN
    9781368013550
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of DIAL M FOR MONGOOSE
DIAL M FOR MONGOOSE
By: bruce hale | Published: December 2010

Chet Gecko's investigations often show him the seamy underbelly of school life, but this case throws him for a loop. A deadly stink bomb is unleashed,...

Chet Gecko's investigations often show him the seamy underbelly of school life, but this case throws him for a loop. A deadly stink bomb is unleashed, a school building falls to rubble, money goes missing from the principal's office, and that's just a start. Chet's endurance for trouble is tested, but so is his loyalty: Someone is trying to get his mongoose janitor pal Maureen DeBree fired. A true-blue P.I. doesn't take that kind of monkey business lying down. Standing up, maybe.And stand up he will-to some very shifty school bullies. Chet keeps digging for the truth like a mole after an earthworm sandwich. Oh, foolish detective.

Theme: Humour, Mystery, Detective

  • ISBN
    9780547480794
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of FAREWELL MY LUNCHBAG A CHET GECKO MYSTE
FAREWELL MY LUNCHBAG A CHET GECKO MYSTE
By: bruce hale | Published: April 2002

Danger may be Chet Gecko's business, but dessert is his delight. . . . Chet Gecko's hunger for mystery is matched only by his appetite for cockroach...

Danger may be Chet Gecko's business, but dessert is his delight. . . . Chet Gecko's hunger for mystery is matched only by his appetite for cockroach casserole, mosquito marshmallow surprise, and stinkbug pie. So when the cafeteria needs help nabbing a food thief, Chet digs into the case with a passion he usually reserves only for dessert. But this time Chet may have bitten off more than even he can chew. Someone has framed him, and now everyone at Emerson Hicky - even his trusted partner, Natalie Attired - thinks the food thief is none other than Chet!

  • ISBN
    9780152026295
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of FROM RUSSIA WITH LUNCH
FROM RUSSIA WITH LUNCH
By: bruce hale | Published: April 2010

Inventions, spells, and bullies-oh my! It all begins when Chet's favorite teacher is fired, only to be replaced by the mechanical invention of Dr. ...

Inventions, spells, and bullies-oh my! It all begins when Chet's favorite teacher is fired, only to be replaced by the mechanical invention of Dr. Tanya Lightov-a mysterious Russian scientist. Suddenly, the school seems possessed by forces that are upsetting the natural order of things: Kindergartners are beating up sixth graders; teachers' pets are talking back; and worst of all, Chet's faithful partner and best friend, Natalie Attired, has abandoned him in his hour of need. Will Chet be able to restore his friendship with Natalie and bring Emerson Hicky back to normal? One thing's for certain: The crazy, mixed-up mastermind behind this case will be the last creature anyone expects.

Theme: Humour, Detective

  • ISBN
    9780547328829
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of GIVE MY REGRETS TO BROADWAY
GIVE MY REGRETS TO BROADWAY
By: bruce hale | Published: April 2005

It's no mystery: Chet Gecko can't sing. He can't dance. He can't act. Heck, he can't even act normal . So why would he take the lead in Mr. Ratnose's ...

It's no mystery: Chet Gecko can't sing. He can't dance. He can't act. Heck, he can't even act normal . So why would he take the lead in Mr. Ratnose's musical version of Shakespeare's Omlet, Prince of Denver ? A new case, naturally. The original leading man has disappeared, and something smells rotten in the realm of Ratnose. Did the third-act lip-lock with Shirley Chameleon scare him away? Or is foul play afoot? One thing's for certain: This mystery won't be over until the fat gecko-er, lady-sings.

  • ISBN
    9780152167301
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of HAMSTER OF THE BASKERVILLES
HAMSTER OF THE BASKERVILLES
By: bruce hale | Published: May 2003

  • ISBN
    9780152025090
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of HISS ME DEADLY
HISS ME DEADLY
By: bruce hale | Published: December 2008

A crime has been committed that strikes at the heart of Chet's very own family. Some slippery sneak has stolen his mother's beloved pearls, leaving Ch...

A crime has been committed that strikes at the heart of Chet's very own family. Some slippery sneak has stolen his mother's beloved pearls, leaving Chet angrier than a nest of hornets on eviction day. When additional items go missing, Principal Zero turns up the heat by hiring Chet to flush out the thief. Will our gecko hero deliver the goods before it's too late? He'd better. Because this time, it's personal. This thirteenth entry in Chet and Natalie's tattered casebook is chock-full of the hilarious characters, wacky one-liners, and fast-paced mystery that have made this series a favorite among middle grade readers.

Theme: Humour, Detective, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9780152064242
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of KEY LARDO
KEY LARDO
By: bruce hale | Published: April 2007

Hold on to your fedoras, Gecko fans, a new detective has arrived at Emerson Hicky Elementary. His name's Bland. James Bland. And he immediately crack...

Hold on to your fedoras, Gecko fans, a new detective has arrived at Emerson Hicky Elementary. His name's Bland. James Bland. And he immediately cracks a case that has baffled Chet and Natalie. Do our favorite PIs get jealous? You'd better believe it! When Bland suddenly goes missing, the blame falls squarely on everyone's favorite gecko. So Chet will have to rescue his tubby rival or face a stint behind bars - and we're not talking the jungle gym.

Theme: Reluctant Readers, Humour

  • ISBN
    9780152052355
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$8.50
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