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With Easter right around the corner, why not give the kids some fun reading in their baskets? Sugar and boys don’t mix! I have three boys and prefer to give them more non-candy items in their baskets. Scholastic has two series of books, Mermaids to the Rescue and Pug Pals, each with a recently released book in the series. Both series are geared for kids aged 7-10 or grades 2-5. Check out the books below!
Mermaids to the Rescue
Nixie Makes Waves (Book #1): Nixie can’t wait to join the Royal Mermaid Rescue Crew. Along with a magical seapony partner, she’ll save merpeople in danger and use her natural creativity to keep the seas safe! But then Nixie gets matched with Rip — a super-speedy seapony who’s at the top of his class, but also a strict rule-follower. Rip and Nixie couldn’t be more different! Will Nixie be able to befriend Rip…or will she have to look for another fish in the sea?
Lana Swims North (Book #2): Princess Lana loves attending the Royal Mermaid Rescue Crew School, but she has a hard time speaking up in class, even when she knows the answer. Maybe she’s too timid to be a Rescue Mermaid? Then Lana meets another misfit — a funny horned creature named Spike. Lana helps Spike learn that he’s a narwhal, and when he asks for help finding his way back to the Arctic, she’s happy to swim along. A trip will help her forget her school worries for a while. The Northern Seas are full of new adventures — but also an emergency! Can Lana finally find her voice and save the day, or will she freeze up?
Cali Plays Fair (Book #3): Princess Cali and her twin brother, Prince Cruise, are expected to do everything together — but at the Royal Mermaid Rescue Crew School, Cali wants to stand out on her own. So when the principal announces a Rescue Crew Tournament to name the top merstudent of the year, Cali is thrilled. This is the perfect way to prove herself! But Cruise is a tough competitor. Will Cali do anything to win…even something fishy?
Cascadia Saves the Day (Book #4): When a huge storm hits Astoria, will Cascadia be able to save her beautiful city?
Two’s a Crowd (Book #1): Sunny’s new little sister, Rosy, is getting her paws into everything. When Rosy takes Sunny’s favorite toy, Mr. Bunny, and loses him, Sunny is barking mad. But when Rosy sets off on her own to find and rescue Mr. Bunny, Sunny starts to worry. Rosy’s never been outside by herself before. Sunny will have to gather all the canine courage she has and go after them — before Rosy and Mr. Bunny are both lost fur-ever!
Yay for Vaycay! (Book #2): Sunny and Rosy’s human is going on vacation and it’s NO DOGS ALLOWED. But they don’t mind — they’re headed to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for unlimited snuggles and as many pug snacks as they can eat. But when a mystery animal destroys Grandma’s garden, the pugs get blamed. It’s all paws on deck to clear their names. If they don’t, their pugtastic vacay will be ruined!
- Mermaids to the Rescue is available at Scholastic.com. MSRP $6
- Pug Pals is available at Scholastic.com. MSRP $6
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