2003 IPPY Book Award for Multicultural Fiction Juvenile/Young Adult category
2003 Latino Book Award in the category of Best Educational Children's Book
Adopted by the National Science Teachers Association for curriculum development
A bilingual tale of the Mexican Jumping Bean with snappy, rhyming text in English and Spanish. Infused with a wonderful explanation of the biological life cycle of the moth inside these jumping beans.
"This is an enchanting children's story that is so well presented any parent would be delighted to read along with their children ...
Is there a creepy creature lurking in Mossy Lake? Is an evil plot stirring? Is something shocking happening to Caitlin’s cat Zappy—and can he be de-zapped? Would-be scientists and detectives will want to slip into their lab coats, dust off their test tubes, and get on the case with Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey. Hint: to find the answers, kids will have to use such scientific principles as buoyancy and static electricity.
Who you gonna call to ghostbust a graveyard spook? Doyle and Fossey, that’s who! They’re on the job and ready to free a snobby girl from a tight situation, uncover the culprit who’s ruining some prize roses, nab a dangerous smuggler of rare animals, and of course…reveal the truth about that pesky ghost!
Did Zoe really poison her twin sister Chloe? What’s the best way to rescue a super-sized pig trapped in a deep, deep hole? And how can you stop a chilly ghost from wrecking a tree-house sleepover? Fifth-grade supersleuths (and science whizzes) Doyle and Fossey are about to find out—and young readers will love learning the solutions!