These gentle reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values—but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series DOES NOT contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities—even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently.
The Sample Set includes the following Ten titles:
River - An arm reached out of the water. It was the captain! Big, dark shapes were swimming toward him.
Dive -He was scared. His tank was running out of air. He had to get out of there. He had to get out of there fast!
Crash -Lightning lit the sky. The thunder was loud. The lights went out. The plane went dark. Then the plane fell.
Camp -The smell of smoke was strong. And the sky was dark. All he could see was fire. Smoke filled the air. It was hard to breathe. “Leave everything! Run!”
Neptune -The hijackers pushed them in the cabin. They locked the door. The Neptune headed out to sea again. She wasn’t on a fishing trip this time!
Jump -Brody and Jax looked down on the city below. The police were on their way. Both men smiled and walked to the edge of the roof.
Mudslide -"Mom? Mom! Can you hear me?" Lilia cried. But there was no answer.
Dam -"The whole dam may collapse if the floodgates aren't opened. If that happens, the flood will be much worse. People will die."
Sail -Again and again, the shark hit the raft. Again and again Rafael and Franco hit the shark. It kept coming back.
Score -The ball was snapped. Franco got the ball. He ran to his right. Every Mustang pl... (more)