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  • Binky Takes Charge

    Ashley Spires

    Paperback (Kids Can Press, Sept. 1, 2012)
    Binky the Space Cat, star of this junior graphic novel series, has been assigned an important mission: to train a new space cadet recruit. But when the youngster named Gordon shows up at Binky's house, he's not the kitten Binky expected. In fact, he's not a kitten at all. He's a dog! Because of a new diversity program, dogs are now allowed into P.U.R.S.T. --- Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel (formerly Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel). Ever dutiful, Binky and his colleague Gracie give it their best effort to train him, but Gordon just seems too simpleminded to be up to the task. It's not until they've nearly given up in exasperation that the two cats learn the surprising truth about Gordon --- he's not the dimwitted dog they thought he was! Author-illustrator Ashley Spires has created a hilarious premise for this unique series. The artwork, with its limited palette of soft neutral colors, keeps the focus on the animals' antics. The dialogue is mainly in cat- or dog-speak (?roooph!?), but Spires also includes many other sound effects (including ?pssssssss? for peeing and ?poot? for gas passing). This book is clever and funny, with lots of action, melodrama and laugh-out-loud physical comedy, making it enormously appealing to emerging readers. In addition, the inclusion of the topic of diversity here provides an opportunity for classroom discussions about differences and our expectations about others. The book also speaks to the character education concepts of initiative, responsibility and teamwork.
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  • Binky Takes Charge

    Ashley Spires

    eBook (Kids Can Press, Sept. 1, 2012)
    Binky the space cat has been promoted to lieutenant. He’s now in charge of training the next generation of space cadets. But then he meets the new space kitten — who isn’t a kitten at all! Is someone trying to pull the fur over his eyes? Binky and Captain Gracie need to figure out the new cadet before the next alien attack!
  • Binky Takes Charge

    Ashley Spires

    Hardcover (Kids Can Press, Sept. 1, 2012)
    Binky the Space Cat, star of this junior graphic novel series, has been assigned an important mission: to train a new space cadet recruit. But when the youngster named Gordon shows up at Binky's house, he's not the kitten Binky expected. In fact, he's not a kitten at all. He's a dog! Because of a new diversity program, dogs are now allowed into P.U.R.S.T. --- Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel (formerly Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel). Ever dutiful, Binky and his colleague Gracie give it their best effort to train him, but Gordon just seems too simpleminded to be up to the task. It's not until they've nearly given up in exasperation that the two cats learn the surprising truth about Gordon --- he's not the dimwitted dog they thought he was! Author-illustrator Ashley Spires has created a hilarious premise for this unique series. The artwork, with its limited palette of soft neutral colors, keeps the focus on the animals' antics. The dialogue is mainly in cat- or dog-speak (?roooph!?), but Spires also includes many other sound effects (including ?pssssssss? for peeing and ?poot? for gas passing). This book is clever and funny, with lots of action, melodrama and laugh-out-loud physical comedy, making it enormously appealing to emerging readers. In addition, the inclusion of the topic of diversity here provides an opportunity for classroom discussions about differences and our expectations about others. The book also speaks to the character education concepts of initiative, responsibility and teamwork.
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  • Take Charge

    Melody Carlson

    eBook (Zonderkidz, April 23, 2012)
    Written by bestselling author Melody Carlson. Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at 622 Harbor View in tiny Boscoe Bay, Oregon. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better place—and a willingness to work at it—keeps them together. In book three, Project: Rescue Chelsea, Carlie makes a new friend. Chelsea Landers lives in a mansion and isn’t always very kind. Carlie would like a best friend, but will Chelsea fit in with her other friends? In book four, Project: Take Charge, the girls decide to take action when they find out their town’s only city park has been vandalized and may soon be turned into a parking lot.
  • Take Charge

    Melody Carlson

    Paperback (Zonderkidz, June 7, 2016)
    Saving Their Friendships—and their Community—Is No Walk in the Park!Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily have faced bullies and solved mysteries before, but a new club member and problems at the local park may just be their undoing.Rescue Chelsea: When Carlie invites a new girl to join the club, no one seems safe from the backstabbing, betrayal, and hurt. The girls must somehow rescue their friendships before the group is destroyed forever.Take Charge: When vandals wreck the local park, the authorities threaten to turn it into a parking lot. The girls take action to save it, but a powerful woman with unknown intentions may ruin everything.
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  • Take Charge

    Melody Carlson

    Paperback (Zonderkidz, April 23, 2012)
    Saving Their Friendships—and their Community—Is No Walk in the ParkMorgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily have faced bullies and solved mysteries, but a new club member and problems at the local park may just be their undoing.Rescue Chelsea: When Carlie invites a new girl to join the club, no one seems safe from the backstabbing, betrayal, and hurt. The girls must somehow rescue their friendships before the group is destroyed forever.Take Charge: When vandals wreck the local park, the authorities threaten to turn it into a parking lot. The girls take action to save it, but a powerful woman with unknown intentions may ruin everything.
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  • Dod Takes Charge

    Robin David Peacock

    Paperback (Hawkhill Publishing, June 12, 2019)
    Dod Johnson (eleven years old) lives with his mother, and his dog Shadow, in a single room off the Hilltown in Victorian Dundee. He makes a living by delivering messages and running errands. One dark night in November he is asked to run as fast as he can to Mr Small, the baker, in the Hawkhill and warn him that he is in danger. Dod arrives just in time to (probably) save Mr Small’s life.Over the next few days Dod becomes more and more involved with the Smalls, and the mystery behind the attack on Bali, an Indian boy. He meets Captain Melville and his monkey, Rodriguez. He gets a pot of marmalade from Mistress Keillor. He sees William McGonagall playing Macbeth. And, when Betsy Small is in danger and the adults are wondering what to do – DOD TAKES CHARGE!
  • Owl Takes Charge

    Nick Butterworth

    Paperback (Harpercollins Pub Ltd, Nov. 30, 2000)
    Everyone's favourite, Percy the Park Keeper is now on our screens and this new title is based on a TV episode whilst still using Nick Butterworth's exquisite artwork. When Percy catches a cold he is reluctant to go to bed -- there is so much to be done. Owl, however insists and sets to work, with the help of the other animals, to do all Percy's jobs for him. But the Owl doesn't have a very good memory and somehow everything seems to get a little muddled up! AGE 3-7
  • Take Charge

    Melody Carlson

    Paperback (Zonderkidz, March 15, 1846)
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  • Binky Takes Charge

    Ashley Spires

    (Kids Can Press, Sept. 1, 2012)
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  • Binky Takes Charge

    Ashley Spires

    Paperback (Kids Can Press, Sept. 1, 2012)
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  • Dod Takes Charge

    Robin David Peacock

    eBook (, May 14, 2019)
    Dod Johnson (eleven years old) lives with his mother, and his dog Shadow, in a single room off the Hilltown in Victorian Dundee. He makes a living by delivering messages and running errands. One dark night in November he is asked to run as fast as he can to Mr Small, the baker, in the Hawkhill and warn him that he is in danger. Dod arrives just in time to (probably) save Mr Small’s life.Over the next few days Dod becomes more and more involved with the Smalls, and the mystery behind the attack on Bali, an Indian boy. He meets Captain Melville and his monkey, Rodriguez. He gets a pot of marmalade from Mistress Keillor. He sees William McGonagall playing Macbeth. And, when Betsy Small is in danger and the adults are wondering what to do – DOD TAKES CHARGE!