New Release Books by Jacqueline Davies

Jacqueline Davies is the author of The Bridge Battle (2022), Sydney and Taylor Take a Flying Leap (2021), Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World (2021), Sydney and Taylor Take on the Whole Wide World (2021) and other 43 books.

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The Bridge Battle

release date: Nov 01, 2022
The Bridge Battle
In this gripping, funny addition to the bestselling Lemonade War series, both Jessie and her brother Evan find themselves unexpectedly cast as outsiders. How they find their way forward makes for a timeless story about the power of courage and kindness. Evan and Jessie Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial, unmasked a bell thief, and created a professional magic show. Yet for all their skills and talents, both find them themselves being singled out this summer for reasons beyond their control. Natural-born leader Evan, who is always good at making new friends, discovers he is at the mercy of a bully on the summer school playground, and is pressured to act in a way he never has before. Science-loving Jessie just wants to construct the best bridge she can for the competition next month, yet she is stuck in the wrong summer camp, surrounded by kids who believe fairies are more real than physics and a group of girls who tortured her back in second grade. Suddenly, she, too finds herself acting in ways that puzzle her. Bestselling author Jacqueline Davies once again shows how well she understands her readers in this timely story of how being true to ourselves can help us remember how to treat others.

Sydney and Taylor Take a Flying Leap

release date: Aug 03, 2021
Sydney and Taylor Take a Flying Leap
In this laugh-out-loud early chapter book with charming full-color illustrations, best-selling author Jacqueline Davies continues the adventure of two best friends who chase their dreams, even through doubt and obstacles. Perfect for fans of the Mercy Watson and Owl Diaries series. When Taylor decides he wants to be the World''s First Flying Hedgehog, there is little Sydney can do to stop him. Will Taylor realize his dream? Will he forgive Sydney for not believing in him? And can Sydney keep his spiny friend in one piece? This hilarious story, illustrated with expressive full-color art, highlights the importance of friendship and the need to reach for the sky.

Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World

release date: Feb 02, 2021
Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World
Best-selling author Jacqueline Davies tells the story of two unlikely friends: Sydney and Taylor, a skunk and a hedgehog who strike out to discover the great unknown, despite how afraid they are of it. Charming full-color illustrations and a laugh-out-loud story make this chapter book perfect for fans of the Mercy Watson and Owl Diaries series. Sydney is a skunk and Taylor is a hedgehog, but no matter how odd the pairing may seem, their friendship comes naturally. They live happily in their cozy burrow . . . until the day Taylor gets his Big Idea to go see the Whole Wide World. From mountains taller than a hundred hedgehogs, valleys wider than a thousand skunks, to the dangers that lie in the human world, Sydney and Taylor wanted to see it all. With a map and a dream, they bravely set off, soon discovering that the world is much bigger than they realized . . .

Sydney and Taylor Take on the Whole Wide World

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Sydney and Taylor Take on the Whole Wide World
Lewis, a hedgehog, and his friend Clark, a skunk, set out from their comfortable burrow under Miss Nancy''s potting shed on an expedition to see more of the "Whole Wide World."

The Lemonade War Three Books in One

release date: Jan 01, 2019
The Lemonade War Three Books in One
The Bell Bandit: Siblings Evan and Jessie must solve the mystery of a missing cherished family treasure while coming to terms with their beloved grandmother''s unsettling behavior.

Bubbles . . . Up!

release date: May 18, 2021

Nothing but Trouble

release date: Nov 01, 2016
Nothing but Trouble
From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new book starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town—one epic prank at a time. Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie’s big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply of sludgy soda in the fridge, it’s hard for Maggie to imagine a change. But when Lena moves in with her creative spirit and outrageous perspective, middle school takes off with a bang. Someone starts pulling the kind of pranks that send their rule-loving new principal into an uproar—complete with purple puffs of smoke, parachuting mice, and a scavenger hunt that leads to secret passageways. Suddenly the same-old football games, election for class president, and embarrassing stories feel almost exciting. And for the first time in her life, Maggie begins to wonder if there might be more to Odawahaka than she ever saw coming! Humorous, smart, and full of small-town heart, Nothing But Trouble will have mischief-loving readers caught up in the cleverness and determination of two girls who can’t be held down.

Sydney and Taylor and the Great Friend Expedition

release date: Aug 09, 2022
Sydney and Taylor and the Great Friend Expedition
Best friends Taylor the hedgehog and Sydney the skunk embark on an adventure to make new friends, but when their attempts lead nowhere, they may need to look where they least expect.

Panda Pants

release date: Sep 13, 2016
Panda Pants
With spot-on humor, a spare text, and adorable panda bear characters, this is a fun and familiar exchange between a parent and child that fans of I DON''T WANT TO BE A FROG! will easily relate to! I want pants, says a little panda to his father. You are a panda, answers the father. Pandas do NOT wear pants. And so begins a hilarious battle of wills when a young panda tries to convince his father why pants make perfect sense. After all, pants are soft. Pants keep you warm. Some pants even have . . . POCKETS! But with a menacing snow leopard lurking in the background, will the longed-for pants end up having an even greater role to play? Jacqueline Davies’s humorous story, with deliciously droll illustrations from Sydney Hanson, captures the push and pull between a parent and child as they face off over the age-old dilemma of what to wear . . . with the most heartwarming of results.

The Magic Trap

release date: Apr 01, 2014
The Magic Trap
The fifth installment of the popular Lemonade War series! Siblings Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial, unmasked a bell thief, and stood at opposite ends over the right to keep secrets. Now they are creating a magic show—a professional magic show, in their own backyard! They practice, they study, and they practice some more. And who shows up? Their father, who has done such a good job of disappearing over the past few years. Just as Evan and Jessie took on running a business in The Lemonade War and a court of law in The Lemonade Crime, in this fifth novel of the bestselling Lemonade War series, they take on the challenges of magic and illusion, all while discovering some hidden truths about their own family. Another fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel by the author Books for Kids calls "one of the best writers for the middle grades around." Like a modern-day Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Davies writes with heart, humor, and honesty about family and school life for middle schoolers. The five books in this fun-to-read series are: The Lemonade War The Lemonade Crime The Bell Bandit The Candy Smash The Magic Trap

Sydney and Taylor and the Great Friend Experiment

release date: Feb 08, 2022
Sydney and Taylor and the Great Friend Experiment
In this laugh-out-loud early chapter book with charming full-color illustrations, best-selling author Jacqueline Davies follows hedgehog Taylor and skunk Sydney as they set out on an adventure to make new friends, even through doubt and obstacles. Perfect for fans of the Mercy Watson and Owl Diaries series.

Tricking the Tallyman

release date: Jan 07, 2014
Tricking the Tallyman
Are kids interested in learning about the very first American census? Probably not. Do young readers clamor for stories set in the very, very olden days of the late 18th century? Uh, not really. Okay, but do they like nutty cat-and-mouse trickery, wacky slapstick, and animals disguised as people? You bet! So let them have all that, and if they end up learning a thing or two about our country, its history, and the ways our government works, shhh . . . we won’t tell! Tricking the Tallyman accomplishes the tricky task of showing kids the way the 1790 census was tabulated (or tallied) and how the country’s new citizens came to understand (after much misunderstanding) how it worked to help them and the country. Excellent for classroom use or to put in the hands of bright kids with a taste for the quirky and irreverent, young readers may enjoy this story so much they might not even notice how much they’ve learned!

Delito De La Limonada, El

release date: Apr 16, 2019
Delito De La Limonada, El
Un favorito de Booklinks Uno de los 100 Títulos de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York en la sección de Lectura y Lectura para compartir “Un fascinante capítulo.”—Booklist, crítica destacada “Una novela divertida, fresca y creíble con personajes simpáticos.” —School Library Journal “Divertida… una buena lectura para pequeños capitalistas.” —USA Today Hecho: Una semana atrás, desaparecieron doscientos ocho dólares del bolsillo del pantalón corto de Evan Treski. Hecho: Evan y Jessie habían trabajado arduamente durante el verano para obtener ese dinero, preparando limonada, cargándola por todo el pueblo, de pie bajo el caluroso sol de verano para ganar cada centavo. Hecho: Scott Spencer acaba de comprar algo muy, muy costoso. Acusación: Scott Spencer es acusado del delito de robo del dinero de la limonada. La clase 4-0 en consecuencia lo cita al tribunal frente a un juez, testigos y un jurado de pares. ¿Se sabrá la verdad en el juicio? Y si es así, ¿se hará justicia? A Booklinks favorite One of the 100 Titles of the New York Public Library in the Reading and Reading section to share “A fascinating chapter book.” —Booklist, featured review “A fun, fresh and credible novel with friendly characters.” —School Library Journal “Fun ... a good read for small capitalists.” —USA Today Fact: A week ago, two hundred and eight dollars disappeared from the pocket of Evan Treski’s shorts. Fact: Evan and Jessie had worked hard during the summer to get that money, preparing lemonade, loading it around town, standing in the hot summer sun to earn every penny. Fact: Scott Spencer just bought something very, very expensive. Accusation: Scott Spencer is charged with the crime of stealing lemonade money. Class 4-0 accordingly cites him to the court in front of a judge, witnesses and a jury of peers. Will the truth be known at the trial? And if so, will justice be done?

The Candy Smash

release date: Jan 08, 2013
The Candy Smash
The fourth installment of the popular Lemonade War series! Siblings Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial, and even unmasked a bell thief. Now they are at opposite ends over the right to keep secrets... Evan believes some things (such as his poetry) are private. Jessie believes scandal makes good news. When anonymously sent candy hearts appear in Class 4-0, self-appointed ace reporter Jessie determines to get the scoop on class crushes. Like a modern-day Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Davies writes with heart, humor, and honesty about family and school life for middle schoolers. The five books in this fun-to-read series are: The Lemonade War The Lemonade Crime The Bell Bandit The Candy Smash The Magic Trap

The Bell Bandit

release date: May 01, 2012
The Bell Bandit
The third installment of the popular Lemonade War series finds siblings Evan and Jessie Treski at their grandmother''s Vermont house for the holidays, solving another mystery. Everything about this trip to Grandma’s house was different: First, because of the fire, Mrs. Treski, Evan, and Jessie had driven up to Grandma’s two days after Christmas instead of the day before, missing Christmas with Grandma entirely. Second, the fire had left a hole in the back kitchen wall big enough to drive a car through! And with Grandma in the hospital and not in her house, everything felt off. Third, someone had climbed the long, slow slope of Lovell Hill to the top and had stolen the old iron bell hanging on its heavy wooden crossbeam. Who on earth would steal the New Year’s Bell? And how could Grandma, Mrs.Treski, Evan, Jessie, and their neighbors ring in the New Year without it? Like a modern-day Beverly Cleary, Ms. Davies writes with heart, humor, and honesty about the inevitability of profound change and reveals just how well she understands the complex emotions of the children. The five books in this fun-to-read series are: The Lemonade War The Lemonade Crime The Bell Bandit The Candy Smash The Magic Trap

The House Takes a Vacation

release date: Aug 06, 2013
The House Takes a Vacation
While the Petersons are away, their house decides to take a trip to the sea to watch the "Dance of the Sunlight," despite some groaning from the chimney and the basement''s refusal to rise to the occasion.

The Lemonade Crime

release date: Apr 11, 2011
The Lemonade Crime
Friends, justice, and . . . lemonade? Evan and Jessie are hot on the trail of the missing lemonade-stand money. Follow this brother-sister duo as they take justice into their own hands and explore the meaning of fairness, integrity, and repairing relationships on the playground and in business in this installment of the award-winning Lemonade War series. Evan Treski thinks fourth grader Scott Spencer is their prime suspect, so he challenges him to a game of basketball. But his little sister Jessie disagrees. Her solution? Turn the playground into a full-blown courtroom with a judge, jury, witnesses . . . and surprising consequences. But what happens when neither solution is what they expected? Can these siblings solve the mystery on their own or will they need to work together after all? And will the lemonade money ever be found? Humorous and emotionally engaging, this entertaining novel is full of ideas for creative problem solving, definitions of legal terms, and even analytical thinking. The five books in this fun-to-read series are: The Lemonade War The Lemonade Crime The Bell Bandit The Candy Smash The Magic Trap

The Truth about Talent

release date: Oct 12, 2010
The Truth about Talent
In this new book, Jacqueline Davies and Jeremy Kourdi argue that organizations are failing to realize the simple truth about talent: they are misunderstanding their people, making flawed choices and allowing the true potential of their workforce to go unused and unfulfilled. Understanding the truth about talent in all its forms is a vital step in developing an organization and ensuring long-term, sustainable success. A core part of their thesis is that organizations should recognize that people at different stages of their career and with different experiences and aspirations need to developed and engaged in different ways. The book provides a practical guide explaining how to segment the workforce, why, what to expect when you do, and how to ensure that this approach succeeds.

Lost

release date: Jan 21, 2014
Lost
In 1911 New York, Essie Rosenfeld goes to work at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, where she befriends a missing heiress who is in hiding from her family and who seems to understand Essie''s feelings of heartache and grief.

Where the Ground Meets the Sky

release date: Oct 01, 2004
Where the Ground Meets the Sky
During World War II, a twelve-year-old girl is uprooted from her quiet, East coast life and moved to a secluded army post in the New Mexico desert where her father and other scientists are working on a top secret project.

The Boy Who Drew Birds

release date: Sep 27, 2004
The Boy Who Drew Birds
This fascinating picture book biography from beloved author of the Lemonade War series Jacqueline Davies and Caldecott honor–winning illustrator Melissa Sweet chronicles the life of scientist John James Audubon, who pioneered a technique essential to our understanding of birds thanks to his lifelong love for the species. If there was one thing James loved to do more than anything else, it was to be in the great outdoors watching his beloved feathered friends. In the fall of 1804, he was determined to find out if the birds nesting near his Pennsylvania home would really return the following spring. Through careful observation, James laid the foundation for all that we know about migration patterns today. Capturing the early passion of this bird-obsessed young man as well as the meticulous study and scientific methods behind his research, this lively, gorgeously illustrated biography will leave young readers listening intently for the call of birds large and small near their own home.

The Night is Singing

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Night is Singing
Rhyming text tells of lullabies that can be heard in the sounds of the night, such as a radiator''s hiss, a cat''s shadowboxing, and a rainstorm''s drumming. By the illustrator of City Angel.

Sydney & Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Sydney & Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World
"Sydney is a skunk and Taylor is a hedgehog, but no matter how odd the pairing may seem, their friendship comes naturally. They live happily in their cozy burrow . . . until the day Taylor gets his Big Idea to go see the Whole Wide World. From mountains taller than a hundred hedgehogs, valleys wider than a thousand skunks, to the dangers that lie in the human world, Sydney and Taylor wanted to see it all. With a map and a dream, they bravely set off, soon discovering that the world is much bigger than they realized . . ." --
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