Results for: james preller

Below is a list of 19 the books by this author.

Book cover of 6 INNINGS
6 INNINGS
By: james preller | Published: March 2010

Two teams, six innings, one game. A lively cast of characters-baseball-loving boys between the ages of eleven to thirteen-are playing the biggest gam...

Two teams, six innings, one game. A lively cast of characters-baseball-loving boys between the ages of eleven to thirteen-are playing the biggest game of their lives. With acrobatic catches, clutch hits, dramatic whiffs, and costly errors, this game is full of action. But as the book unfolds, pitch by pitch, a deeper story emerges, with far more at stake: Sam and Mike, best friends, are trying to come to terms with Sam's newly diagnosed cancer. And this baseball diamond becomes the ultimate testing ground of Sam and Mike's remarkable friendship as they strive to find a way to both come out winners. This is for the championship. This is for life. Six Innings is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Theme: Sports - Baseball

  • ISBN
    9780312602406
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of ALL WELCOME HERE
ALL WELCOME HERE
By: james preller | Published: June 2020

With gorgeous multimedia paintings-and-collages by acclaimed artist Mary GrandPre, James Preller's All Welcome Here promises to be an evergreen gift p...

With gorgeous multimedia paintings-and-collages by acclaimed artist Mary GrandPre, James Preller's All Welcome Here promises to be an evergreen gift picture book for children about to take the big leap into their first days of school. The bus door swishes Open, an invitation. Someone is not sure . . . The first day of school and all its excitement, challenges, and yes, anxieties, are celebrated here in connected haiku poems. A diverse cast of characters all start—and finish—their first days of school, and have experiences that all children will relate to.

  • ISBN
    9781250155887
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$25.99
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Book cover of BETTER OFF DEAD
BETTER OFF DEAD
By: james preller | Published: October 2017

After becoming undead, a boy tries to survive middle school. Adrian Lazarus has met with a curious fate. He's returned from the dead (after a bad bik...

After becoming undead, a boy tries to survive middle school. Adrian Lazarus has met with a curious fate. He's returned from the dead (after a bad bike accident, no helmet), yet not a lot has changed. He's always been an outcast. But it's not just being a zombie that makes Adrian feel different. He notices the world has changed, too: bees are vanishing, forest fires are burning, super-flus are spreading. The holographic advertisements in the night sky assure people that all is well. Adrian and his friends - a beekeeping boy, a mysterious new girl, and a seventh-grade sleuth - aren't so sure. When they discover a birdlike drone has been spying on Adrian, the clues lead to two powerful corporate moguls. What do they really want? James Preller brings his singular humor to Better Off Undead, a middle-grade zombie story that's about fitting in as much as it's about the end of the world. This title has Common Core connections.

  • ISBN
    9781250066480
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$23.99
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Book cover of BIG IDEA GANG BEE THE CHANGE
BIG IDEA GANG BEE THE CHANGE
By: james preller | Published: July 2019

The Big Idea Gang is buzzing with excitement! They're going to show Clay Elementary just how important bees can be in this chapter book series about m...

The Big Idea Gang is buzzing with excitement! They're going to show Clay Elementary just how important bees can be in this chapter book series about making a case--and making a difference--by the author of Jigsaw Jones. After Kym and Lizzie get the awesome opportunity to visit a bee colony, they realize all the wonderful things bees do! But how can it be that these amazing insects are disappearing? And what will happen to our food chain without the great pollinators buzzing about? If only everyone else at Clay Elementary could understand how important the bees are for the environment! Now that's a big idea that needs to be shared! With the help of Connor and Deon, Kym and Lizzie set out to show their school the beauty of bees, and use their powers of persuasion to make a difference in the world.

Theme: Environmental Issues

  • ISBN
    9781328973399
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$8.50
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Book cover of BIG IDEA GANG EVERYBODY NEEDS A BUDD
BIG IDEA GANG EVERYBODY NEEDS A BUDD
By: james preller | Published: January 2019

The Big Idea Gang is buddying up on a new idea for a more welcoming playground in this chapter book series about making a case-and making a difference...

The Big Idea Gang is buddying up on a new idea for a more welcoming playground in this chapter book series about making a case-and making a difference. When third-graders Deon, Kym, Lizzy, and Connor formed the Big Idea Gang, their mission was simply to oust the old mascot in favor of something cooler. But sales from the new mascot paraphernalia have led to extra cash for the PTA, and you can bet this gang has big ideas about how to spend it. A playground pirate ship! An author visit! New basketball hoops! There are lots of ways they can think of to improve their school; but what about a way to make it a kinder, more inclusive place? Luckily, their teacher, Miss Zips, is skilled in the art of persuasion. Armed with Miss Zips's persuasive tips, the Big Idea Gang sets out to build a case for a new-and-improved Clay Elementary, and convince the rest of the school that their idea is the best.

  • ISBN
    9781328973405
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$8.99
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Book cover of BIG IDEA GANG WORST MASCOT EVER
BIG IDEA GANG WORST MASCOT EVER
By: james preller | Published: January 2019

Four friends put their heads together to convince their school to get a new mascot in The Big Idea Gang-an exciting new chapter book series about maki...

Four friends put their heads together to convince their school to get a new mascot in The Big Idea Gang-an exciting new chapter book series about making a case . . . and making a difference! Quick-thinking third-graders Lizzy, her twin, Connor, and their friends Kym and Deon have a big idea: their school desperately needs a new mascot, and they've got the perfect one in mind. Now they have to figure out a way to convince their principal and rally the rest of the school behind them. Luckily, their teacher, Miss Zips (short for Zipsokowski-but who can say that?) is skilled in the art of persuasion. Armed with Miss Zips's persuasive tips, the gang of four set out to make their claim, build a case for a new mascot, and convince Clay Elementary that Arnold the Armadillo has had his day.

  • ISBN
    9781328915115
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$8.99
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Book cover of BYSTANDER
BYSTANDER
By: james preller | Published: April 2011

Eric is the new kid in seventh grade. Griffin wants to be his friend. When you're new in town, it's hard to know who to hang out with-and who to avoid...

Eric is the new kid in seventh grade. Griffin wants to be his friend. When you're new in town, it's hard to know who to hang out with-and who to avoid. Griffin seems cool, confident, and popular. But something isn't right about Griffin. He always seems to be in the middle of bad things. And if Griffin doesn't like you, you'd better watch your back. There might be a target on it. As Eric gets drawn deeper into Griffin's dark world, he begins to see the truth about Griffin: He's a liar, a bully, a thief. Eric wants to break away, do the right thing. But in one shocking moment, he goes from being a bystander . . . to the bully's next victim. This title has Common Core connections.

Theme: Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9780312547967
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$12.99
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Book cover of COURAGE TEST
COURAGE TEST
By: james preller | Published: October 2017

In this middle grade novel by James Preller, a father and son journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail-from Fort Mandan to the shining sea-offering rea...

In this middle grade novel by James Preller, a father and son journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail-from Fort Mandan to the shining sea-offering readers a genre-bending blend of American history, thrilling action, and the personal discovery that comes with facing an illness. Will has no choice. His father, a professor of American history, drags him along on a wilderness adventure in the footsteps of the legendary explorers Lewis and Clark-whether he likes it or not. All the while, Will senses that something about this trip isn't quite right. His parents are divorced, and he hasn't spent much time with his father. Why now? And why is Will's mother practically pushing him out the door? Along the journey, Will meets fascinating strangers and experiences new thrills, including whitewater rapids and a heart-pounding encounter with a bear. This, along with getting to know his dad, tests Will in ways he hasn't faced before. But the biggest test of his courage isn't on the road; it's facing an illness that will be life-changing. The Courage Test is a heartfelt novel about adversity and resilience, told from the first-person perspective of a young boy. This title has Common Core connections. Praise for The Courage Test: "Preller stirs doses of American history into a first-rate road trip that does traditional double-duty as plot device and coming-of-age metaphor. Will is initially baffled and furious at being abruptly forced to accompany his divorced father, a history professor, on a long journey retracing much of the trail of Lewis and Clark. . . . Will survives a meeting with a bear and a spill into dangerous rapids--tests of courage that will help him weather the bad news that awaits him at home." -Booklist, starred review "Whatever young explorers look for on their literary road trips, they'll find it here." -The Bulletin "The lively narrative is interspersed with Will's entries for a school writing assignment, which contain lots of facts about the original journey, as well as postcards to his mother. Despite the emotional heft, there is plenty of action, including white-water rafting and a close encounter with a bear. A middle grade winner to hand to fans of history, adventure, and family drama." -School Library Journal

  • ISBN
    9781250093936
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.50
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Book cover of FALL
FALL
By: james preller | Published: September 2015

From James Preller, the author of Bystander, another unflinching book about bullying and its fallout. The summer before school starts, Sam's friend a...

From James Preller, the author of Bystander, another unflinching book about bullying and its fallout. The summer before school starts, Sam's friend and classmate Morgan Mallen kills herself. Morgan had been bullied. Maybe she kissed the wrong boy. Or said the wrong thing. What about that selfie that made the rounds? Morgan was this, and Morgan was that. But who really knows what happened? As Sam explores the events leading up to the tragedy, he must face a difficult and life-changing question: Why did he keep his friendship with Morgan a secret? And could he have done something-anything-to prevent her final actions? This title has Common Core connections.

Theme: Suicide, Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9780312643010
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$19.50
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Book cover of JIGSAW JONES - BEAR SCARE
JIGSAW JONES - BEAR SCARE
By: james preller | Published: August 2019

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter book Jigsaw Jones Mysteries from James Preller have it ...

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter book Jigsaw Jones Mysteries from James Preller have it all. Is there a bear loose in the woods by Jigsaw Jones' town? For once this second-grade detective and his partner Mila Yeh might be out of their depth! One way or another, these two young sleuths will get to the bottom of who, or what, is growling and snapping in those woods in The Case of the Bear Scare. James Preller's wry, witty, Jigsaw Jones books are once again available to inspire the next generation of young readers, featuring both new titles and classroom classics!

Theme: Detective, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781250207548
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$6.75
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Book cover of JIGSAW JONES - BEST PET EVER
JIGSAW JONES - BEST PET EVER
By: james preller | Published: November 2017

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books from James Preller have it all. Got a mystery to...

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books from James Preller have it all. Got a mystery to solve? Jigsaw Jones is on the case. When Bobby Solofsky is accused of stealing the grand prize for a pet talent show, it's up to Jigsaw to clear his greatest rival's name. Soon, more things start to go missing at the pet store and Jigsaw enters his own dog into the contest to solve the case. Can he find the prize medal in time for the competition? James Preller's wry, witty, Jigsaw Jones books are once again available to inspire the next generation of young readers, featuring both new titles and classroom classics! This title has Common Core connections.

Theme: Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781250110930
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$6.50
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Book cover of JIGSAW JONES - BURIED TREASURE
JIGSAW JONES - BURIED TREASURE
By: james preller | Published: November 2017

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books from James Preller have it all. Got a mystery to...

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books from James Preller have it all. Got a mystery to solve? Jigsaw Jones is on the case. When Bigs Maloney finds a cryptic note in room 201 that supposedly leads to buried treasure, only Jigsaw can crack the riddle. Soon, the whole class is counting on him and Mila to strike gold. But one clue leads to another and when Jigsaw finally finds the treasure, it's not exactly what anybody expected. James Preller's wry, witty Jigsaw Jones books are once again available to inspire the next generation of young readers, featuring both new titles and classroom classics! This title has Common Core connections.

Theme: Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781250110862
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$6.50
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Book cover of JIGSAW JONES - DISAPPEARING DINOSAUR
JIGSAW JONES - DISAPPEARING DINOSAUR
By: james preller | Published: November 2017

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books from James Preller have it all. Got a mystery to...

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books from James Preller have it all. Got a mystery to solve? Jigsaw Jones is on the case. Anything that ever goes missing or lost, Jigsaw and his partner, Mila, can find. Then, during a magic show, they watch a toy dinosaur disappear, right in front of their eyes! Even the magician can't seem to bring it back. Luckily Jigsaw doesn't believe in magic, and he's determined to find that dinosaur! James Preller's wry, witty, Jigsaw Jones books are once again available to inspire the next generation of young readers, featuring both new titles and classroom classics!

Theme: Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781250110886
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$6.50
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Book cover of JIGSAW JONES - GOLDEN KEY
JIGSAW JONES - GOLDEN KEY
By: james preller | Published: August 2019

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter book Jigsaw Jones Mysteries from James Preller have it ...

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter book Jigsaw Jones Mysteries from James Preller have it all. When a new kid moves into town, he brings with him a mystery as big as his house! Reggie Armitage the III has found a box with a list of codes and a golden skeleton key-but he has no idea what the key opens or how to crack the code. It's a good thing 2nd-grade sleuths, Jigsaw Jones and Mila Yeh, are investigating The Case of the Golden Key. James Preller's wry, witty, Jigsaw Jones books are once again available to inspire the next generation of young readers, featuring both new titles and classroom classics!

Theme: Detective, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781250207616
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$6.50
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Book cover of JIGSAW JONES - HAT BURGLAR
JIGSAW JONES - HAT BURGLAR
By: james preller | Published: August 2019

Jigsaw Jones is back! A brand new original mystery, The Case of the Hat Burglar is the newest installment of the Jigsaw Jones chapter book series by J...

Jigsaw Jones is back! A brand new original mystery, The Case of the Hat Burglar is the newest installment of the Jigsaw Jones chapter book series by James Preller. Someone's been stealing from the lost and found. But the strangest part of this mystery is what they've been stealing. Not mittens, or books, or water bottles-only hats! Just when Jigsaw comes up with a plan to catch this hat burglar in the act, the mystery thief strikes again right under his nose! Will this be the first case Jigsaw and Mila can't solve? Sure to delight and intrigue young minds in equal measure, this never-before-published mystery chapter book is full of charming illustrations and James Preller's signature humor and warmth.

Theme: Detective, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781250207685
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$6.50
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Book cover of JIGSAW JONES - HAUNTED SCARECROW
JIGSAW JONES - HAUNTED SCARECROW
By: james preller | Published: August 2019

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter book Jigsaw Jones Mysteries from James Preller have it ...

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter book Jigsaw Jones Mysteries from James Preller have it all. Jigsaw Jones and Mila Yeh have solved many cases involving stolen or missing items. But when the search for Kim's necklace turns up more than they bargained for, Jigsaw can't trust his eyes. Did the scarecrow on Ms. Rigby's lawn just . . . move? Find out more in The Case of the Haunted Scarecrow. James Preller's wry, witty, Jigsaw Jones books are once again available to inspire the next generation of young readers, featuring both new titles and classroom classics!

Theme: Detective, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781250207647
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$6.50
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Book cover of JIGSAW JONES - MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY
JIGSAW JONES - MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY
By: james preller | Published: November 2017

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books from James Preller have it all. Got a mystery to...

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books from James Preller have it all. Got a mystery to solve? Jigsaw Jones is on the case. Eddie Becker has the idea of a lifetime, and creates plans for what he promises is going to be a million-dollar invention. Then the plans get stolen. Worst of all, after Jigsaw does some digging, he suspects the principal may be the thief! Now Jigsaw has to invent a gadget of his own to find out the truth. James Preller's wry, witty, Jigsaw Jones books are once again available to inspire the next generation of young readers, featuring both new titles and classroom classics! This title has Common Core connections.

Theme: Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781250110954
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$6.50
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Book cover of JIGSAW JONES - VANISHING PAINTING
JIGSAW JONES - VANISHING PAINTING
By: james preller | Published: August 2019

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter book Jigsaw Jones Mysteries from James Preller have it ...

Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter book Jigsaw Jones Mysteries from James Preller have it all. It's the biggest-okay the most stressful-night of the year . . . Parents' Night! And Geetha Nair's painting has just gone missing. The stakes are high, but Jigsaw Jones and Mila Yeh have never encountered a mystery they couldn't solve. Can they track down their friend's art in time for the most important show of the year in The Case of the Vanishing Painting? James Preller's wry, witty, Jigsaw Jones books are once again available to inspire the next generation of young readers, featuring both new titles and classroom classics!

Theme: Mystery, Detective

  • ISBN
    9781250207654
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$6.50
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Book cover of SCARY TALES 03 GOOD NIGHT ZOMBIE
SCARY TALES 03 GOOD NIGHT ZOMBIE
By: james preller | Published: September 2013

Welcome. Have a seat. Ignore the shambling undead outside. Let us tell you a story. But be warned. Good Night, Zombie isn't just any tale. This is a S...

Welcome. Have a seat. Ignore the shambling undead outside. Let us tell you a story. But be warned. Good Night, Zombie isn't just any tale. This is a Scary Tale. Meet Carter, Esme, and Arnold, three students accidentally locked together inside an almost deserted school. They are not friends. They scarcely know each other. But In the basement, a mysterious night janitor waits. And outside, moving in the mist, dark shapes shuffle closer... James Preller knows his audience: "It's what so many students, on every school visit, tell me that they want. You guessed it, scary stories for grades 2-4, 80 page chapter books. And by scary I mean . . . spine-tingling, heart-pounding scary."

Theme: Horror

  • ISBN
    9781250018915
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Traditional Story Collections - General
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$6.99
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