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No Place Like Space
Trixie worries that Spork is homesick for space, so she thinks of a great solution to make him feel more at home on earth: a space themed carnival! Even though Spork fears he will destroy a recreation of Blast Fest, a space-carnival-like event on his home, he is finally and soundly comforted by the surprising kindness of Trixie and the others. Trixie also learns some special gnome wisdom: Kindness is not a competition. No Place Like Space is a charming story that practically reads itself, with funky black and white and shades of gray illustrations and tons of action, dialogue, humor, and character development. What’s not to like?

Midwest Book Review

May the Votes Be with You
Spork tries to give the third grade's student council elections supersized razzle-dazzle—and nearly crashes Piper's campaign.

A Fishy Mystery

The class fish has gone missing! To find him, Thea must follow clues, interview suspects, and figure out some way to organize the evidence.

“The mystery is well crafted and will appeal to primary readers.”—School Library Connection



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