New Release Books by Stacia Deutsch

Stacia Deutsch is the author of The Ghostly Tales of Tampa (2022), Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy Race (2020), Talk of the Town (2022), Spirit Riding Free: PALs Forever (2019) and other 122 books.

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The Ghostly Tales of Tampa

release date: Aug 01, 2022
The Ghostly Tales of Tampa
Adapted from our bestselling adult series, Arcadia Children''s Books is delighted to bring you the ghoulishly gruesome stories of our nation''s undead souls. Rewritten for the middle-grade audience, these terrifically terrifying tales bring local history to life--even if the main players are dead. So, be prepared to keep your eyes peeled for phantoms and spirits amongst the spooky streets of Tampa, Florida!

Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy Race

release date: Aug 18, 2020
Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy Race
Join Miradero''s favorite PALs as they explore the frontier and beyond in the third installment of an adventurous original fiction chapter book series inspired by DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free. Friends fight sometimes, but they always make up...right? Lucky, Pru, and Abigail love being at Palomino Bluffs Riding Academy. They''re learning tons of new riding skills, spending so much time with their horses, and making a bunch of new friends. But lately those new friends have been arguing a lot. Headmaster Perkins decides to hold a scavenger hunt for the students, promising a mystery grand prize for the team that finishes first. The PALs and their friends are all excited until they find out that their chosen teams will be split up and they''ll have to work with the people they''ve been fighting with. Will the PALs be able to convince their unlikely teammates to work together, or will their hopes of winning the scavenger hunt be blown away? DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free © 2020 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Talk of the Town

release date: Apr 01, 2022

Spirit Riding Free: PALs Forever

release date: Feb 05, 2019
Spirit Riding Free: PALs Forever
Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation''s Spirit Riding Free with this adventurous new series, written in letter format, featuring the innermost thoughts of all of Miradero''s best PALs--Pru, Abigail, and Lucky! Dear Friend, The PALs are splitting up for spring break! Pru''s staying in Miradero to help her dad on the range, Abigail is visiting her fancy cousin, and Lucky is going on vacation to Destiny Falls with her dad and new stepmom. As if being apart isn''t weird enough, nothing over break is going as expected! Pru needs to run a children''s rodeo by herself, Abigail''s cousin Ariella doesn''t want to spend time with her, and Lucky''s cousin Julian keeps hinting that Lucky''s family might want to extend their visit to Destiny Falls...permanently! Not being together is hard, but we''re still there for one another through it all. PALs Forever!Pru, Abigail, and Lucky DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free © 2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Spirit Riding Free: Abigail's Diary

release date: Oct 02, 2018
Spirit Riding Free: Abigail's Diary
Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation''s Spirit Riding Free with this new series, written in diary format, featuring the innermost thoughts of Abigail Stone as she adventures with her best friends, Lucky and Pru! Dear Diary, Can you believe Lucky, Pru, and I finally made it to our first Frontier Fillies Jamboree? It''s going to be three whole days of riding, bonding, and tons of Fillies traditions! There are badges we can earn, but there''s one prize I''m most excited for...the Hungerford Heart. At the end of the Jamboree, everyone votes to give the trophy to the herd of Fillies who best uphold Frontier Fillies values. I KNOW my herd deserves it, but I don''t know if we stand a chance. My annoying little brother, Snips, has shown up, and he''s about to ruin EVERYTHING! Wish us luck! Abigail

The Hole Nine Yards

release date: Aug 01, 2018
The Hole Nine Yards
Shaker Street residents are finding holes all over their yards. Are animals to blame? Are aliens?! Michael, Liv, and Leo - the Mysterious Makers of Shaker Street - decide to investigate what''s behind all the destroyed landscapes. After gathering some clues, the makers put their creativity and building know-how to work with a homemade metal detector. Will the makers'' latest projects lead them to a space ship or a sinister neighbor? A glossary and reader questions provide support to the young reader, and when the story''s over, readers can become a makers themselves by recreating the gadgets with instructions included at the end of the book.

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Clues

release date: Aug 01, 2018
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Clues
Ten-year-old Michael Wilson notices that strange things are happening at old Mrs. Vernon''s house, just two doors down from his Shaker Street home. Crates are going in and out of the house all night long, and Mrs. Vernon, a curator at an art museum, has wet paint in her yard, of all places. Can Michael and his friends Liv and Leo put their maker skills to work and create some gadgets to figure out what the odd, old woman is up to? After the mystery''s solved, readers can recreate the Mysterious Makers'' tools with included instructions, and a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts offer reading support.

Spirit Riding Free: Pru's Diary

release date: Jul 03, 2018
Spirit Riding Free: Pru's Diary
Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation''s Spirit Riding Free with this new series, written in diary format, featuring the innermost thoughts of Pru Granger as she adventures with her best friends, Lucky and Abigail! Dear Diary, Can you believe Lucky, Abigail and I are traveling to a circus exhibition with El Circo dos Grillos? It''s supposed to be the most spectacular event, with tons of circuses performing their best acts and sharing in amazing traditions. I''ll even get do my clown act...but I''m feeling a bit nervous about it. I wish Dad and Mom were here to help me out. Especially now, since this girl Catalina keeps acting like her clown performance is going to be better than mine. I know it''s not a competition, but it''s sure starting to feel that way. It''ll just have to be my best performance EVER! Here goes nothing!Pru DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free ©2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Friendship Feature

release date: Apr 01, 2022
The Friendship Feature
Jessie Alden thinks her days of solving mysteries are over. With her new role at the student newspaper, as well as classes, friends, and boys, there''s a lot to keep up with. And Jessie always likes to be prepared. But when a new boy at school comes to her with information about strange things taking place at his parent''s business, and she also finds out the club she''s writing her first feature on seems to know something about it, Jessie realizes her story is much bigger than she thought--and she can''t help but get to the bottom of it.

Spirit Riding Free: Lucky's Diary

release date: Apr 03, 2018
Spirit Riding Free: Lucky's Diary
Dear Diary,This summer is turning out to be so weird. After I broke Aunt Cora''s expensive glass bottle, I was sure I''d be working all summer just to buy her a new one. That''s when Pru, Abigail, and I decided to start our very own PALs Adventure Camp to earn some money and babysit youngsters around town! But now my con boy cousin, Julian, is visiting Miradero, and he left me to take care of his little brother, Oliver! I can''t tell if Oliver is a mini Julian-in-training or just a quiet kid, but one thing''s for sure: Julian is definitely up to his old tricks again....More soon!Lucky DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free ©2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Cinnamon Bun Besties

release date: Feb 06, 2018
Cinnamon Bun Besties
It''s bestie vs. bestie… Suki is assigned to run the student council Valentine''s Day fundraiser at school with JJ: her former bestie turned worst enemy. He and Suki have been ultra-competitive about everything for years—there''s no way they can work together. In fact, they almost immediately resolve to hold competing fundraisers. Meanwhile, Suki longs for a dog, but her parents won''t let her get one. Befriending a stray at the park (who she names Cinnamon Bun) leads her to volunteer at the local animal shelter, which becomes her new home away from home. But then the fundraiser gets out of control, and the shelter might close. Suki is determined to save the day, but she can’t do it alone… and will she ever get a dog of her own?

American History for Kids

release date: Aug 24, 2021
American History for Kids
Fun American history facts for curious kids ages 8 to 12 Which Indigenous American nation was known for their spotted Appaloosa horses? Who was the heroic woman known for disguising herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War? Which year was Barack Obama elected as the first Black president of the United States? Kids will find the answers to all these questions--and more! Starting with America''s earliest inhabitants in 20,000 BCE and finishing in the modern day, American History for Kids makes learning history easy by breaking it up into fun facts kids can share with their friends and family. This enjoyable look into American history for kids age 8-12 includes: 500 amazing facts--Introduce kids to the incredible things that have happened in America, one interesting tidbit at a time. The complete timeline--Kids will learn all about the important people and places across thousands of years of American history. Middle school essentials--Give kids a head start on the topics they''ll cover in class, plus lots of cool stuff they might not learn in school. Help history come alive with the fun facts inside this top choice among American history books.

Team BFF: Race to the Finish! #2

release date: Oct 31, 2017
Team BFF: Race to the Finish! #2
Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this book by New York Times bestselling author Stacia Deustch is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code! Sophia and her coding club BFFs have the best time together. Sure, they work on coding projects, but mostly they gossip about crushes, eat cookies, and do totally silly impersonations. Now they’re about to participate in their first hackathon--a full day of coding and meeting other coders—so it’s time to step up their game! Just when Sophia and her friends think their hackathon project is ready for the big time, a change of plans threatens to tear their group apart. Will they have each other’s backs, or are they destined for an epic fail? They know that coding is all about teamwork and problem-solving—maybe friendship is, too!

Haunted Sleepover

release date: Oct 17, 2017
Haunted Sleepover
Tales from the Scaremaster is back, bringing a spooky haunted night in a museum with it, in the latest installment of the frightfully fun series perfect for fans of Goosebumps. It''s the night that all the sixth-graders at Hamilton Middle School have been waiting for: the annual overnight field trip to the local science museum and planetarium. Best friends Nate and Connor come bearing treats and, unknowingly, tricks in the form of a spooky old book called Tales from the Scaremaster. When Nate and Connor crack open the candy to share with their friends, they also crack open the book, and are shocked to find that it writes back. Pretty soon, creepy things start happening at the museum--ghostly sightings, possessed dioramas that the kids swear are moving, and scary noises and movements at every turn. Weirder still, it seems that the mysterious book might be pulling the strings. Can Nate, Connor, Emily, and Bella uncover the mysteries of the book and the haunted museum--or will they end up its latest victims?

The Friendship Code #1

release date: Aug 22, 2017
The Friendship Code #1
A New York Times bestseller! Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code. Loops, variables, input/output – Lucy can’t wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity that she’s really interested in. But Lucy’s excitement turns to disappointment when she’s put into a work group with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her. Suddenly, Lucy begins to get cryptic coding messages and needs some help translating them. She soon discovers that coding – and friendship – takes time, dedication, and some laughs!

The Story of Jim Henson

release date: Jan 12, 2021
The Story of Jim Henson
Discover the life of Jim Henson--a story about being creative and trying new things for kids ages 6 to 9 Jim Henson was the talented puppeteer who made some of the most famous puppets of all time--the Muppets. Before he created Big Bird, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Oscar the Grouch, and many other well-known characters, Jim was an ambitious kid who loved trying new things and using his imagination. He learned how to make puppets and went on to invent new ways in which puppets could be used in TV and movies. Explore how Jim Henson went from being a creative young boy growing up in Mississippi to an award-winning writer, director, and puppeteer loved by the entire world. The Story of Jim Henson includes: A fun quiz--Test your knowledge of the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Jim''s life so you can ace your book report or school quiz. His lasting legacy--Learn more about how Jim Henson created lasting change in the world of puppets and in the lives of so many kids. Helpful definitions--Find a glossary with easy-to-understand definitions for some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book. How will Jim''s big imagination inspire you?

That's the Spirit!

release date: Aug 01, 2017
That's the Spirit!
In this eBook, the brown house at the end of Shaker Street is a bit shady. Everyone who moves in gets scared off. Liv is conviced the house is haunted by the ghost of its late owner, General Pablo Carlos, Michael doesn�t buy it, and Leo want nothing to do with ghosts! One thing�s for certain, something fishy is going on. The Mysterious Makers set to making a ghost detector to determine just what�s behind the spirit on Shaker Street. Real-life makers can keep the fun going and create their own detector and levitating ghost with instructions at the end of the book, and a glossary and reader questions make this a great choice for libraries.

The Story of Amelia Earhart

release date: Aug 25, 2020
The Story of Amelia Earhart
Discover the life of Amelia Earhart--a story about daring to be different Amelia Earhart became the first woman pilot to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane--and she broke many other flight records before her mysterious disappearance. Before she made history and changed the world for pilots everywhere, Amelia was an adventure-loving kid who wasn''t afraid to be different. She worked hard and learned how to fly airplanes at a time when many people didn''t think women should be pilots. Explore how Amelia Earhart went from being a young girl growing up in Kansas to an American hero and a celebrated pioneer of flight. The Story of Amelia Earhart includes: Lasting change--Learn about how Amelia Earhart made the world a better place for future generations of pilots. Test your knowledge--Take a fun quiz about the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Amelia''s life. Word definitions--Find easy-to-understand definitions for some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book. How will Amelia''s hard work and love of adventure inspire you?

Miradero Adventures

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Miradero Adventures
Abigail''s diary - "Dear Diary, Can you believe Lucky, Pru, and I finally made it to our first Frontier Fillies Jamboree? It''s going to be three whole days of riding, bonding, and tons of Fillies traditions! There are badges we can earn, but there''s one prize I''m most excited for...the Hungerford Heart. At the end of the Jamboree, everyone votes to give the trophy to the herd of Fillies who best uphold Frontier Fillies values. I KNOW my herd deserves it, but I don''t know if we stand a chance. My annoying little brother, Snips, has shown up, and he''s about to ruin EVERYTHING! Wish us luck! Abigail". -- Back cover.

Spirit Riding Free: Lucky's Guide to Horses & Friendship

release date: Nov 06, 2018
Spirit Riding Free: Lucky's Guide to Horses & Friendship
Join Spirit and Lucky, and the rest of the PALs as they guide readers through the thrilling town of Miradero and the colorful world of DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free. Hi, friend! I''m Lucky Prescott, and I''m here to tell you everything there is to know about the things I love most: my town of Miradero, all kinds of horses (especially Spirit), and riding around the frontier with my very best friends! With the help of my PALs, Pru and Abigail, and a few other folks around town, I''ve put together pages of fun quizzes, yummy recipes, and super-fun games for just for you! See you soon! Lucky DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free © 2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ever After High: Dragon Games: The Junior Novel

release date: Feb 02, 2016
Ever After High: Dragon Games: The Junior Novel
After being set free from her mirror prison, the Evil Queen comes up with a wickedly hexcellent plan to infiltrate Ever After High. Can she finally convince her daughter, Raven Queen, to accept her fairytale destiny and join her in being evil? Meanwhile a new litter of baby dragons is born and before long the Dragon Games are back at Ever After High, but the reinstatement of the games is all part of the Evil Queen''s master plan. Can Raven, Apple, Darling, and the rest of the gang stand up to the Evil Queen? One thing is for sure...Ever After High will never be the same! Let the Dragon Games begin! ©2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

Clone Camp!

release date: May 01, 2018
Clone Camp!
Kaitlyn and Noah are arch-rivals at their summer camp. But when they start to see double, they must work together to get to the bottom of the strangely replicating counselors and save the camp from the Scaremaster, who seems to be pulling the strings from inside the pages of his creepy book.

Ever After High: Diary of an Evil Queen

release date: Feb 02, 2016
Ever After High: Diary of an Evil Queen
This book is your glimpse into the delightfully twisted mind of the Evil Queen... find out what really makes her tick, and what malevolent lessons she wants to pass along to her daughter Raven. © 2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

The Dragon Queen (LEGO Elves: Chapter Book #2)

release date: Jan 26, 2016
The Dragon Queen (LEGO Elves: Chapter Book #2)
When a human girl enters a portal into the land of the elves, she''s in for a journey full of action, magic, and friendship!The chapter books in this series will have foil on the cover and offer enchanting adventures in a lush new world.

Quest for the Keys (LEGO Elves: Chapter Book)

release date: Aug 25, 2015
Quest for the Keys (LEGO Elves: Chapter Book)
Magic is real with LEGO(R) Elves, the newest LEGO(R) theme that will leave young readers spellbound! Welcome to the enchanted world of LEGO(R) Elves, where building a magical adventure is just the turn of a key away! When Emily Jones was walking through her grandmother''s garden, she never dreamed she would end up in another world. But after crossing through a secret portal, Emily finds herself in Elvendale, the mystical land of the elves... with no way to leave! Luckily, she meets the elves of fire, earth, wind, and water. Together they set off on a quest to find four legendary keys that have the power to open the portal to Emily''s world. But it will take imagination and courage for them to succeed as they encounter riddles and powerful magic on their way. Can they unlock the mystery and get Emily back home? Young readers will be enchanted by this exciting chapter book series based on the newest LEGO(R) Elves toys!

Washington's War

release date: Jan 20, 2015
Washington's War
Keep history on track—that’s an order! Abigail and her friends have an important job today: They must convince George Washington to stay in Valley Forge and continue to fight the Revolutionary War. The future of America depends on him! Turns out, General Washington is superstubborn. No matter what the kids say, or where they take him, they can’t get him to change his mind. Will Abigail and the boys succeed, or will the father of our country become just a blip in history?

Ben Franklin's Fame

release date: Sep 02, 2014
Ben Franklin's Fame
When Benjamin Franklin decides to quit, it’s up to the Blast to the Past friends to find him and get history back on track in this sixth book in the Blast to the Past series. Abigail and her friends can’t believe it—Babs Magee has finally convinced someone to quit, and that someone is Benjamin Franklin! Not only is he an important Founding Father, he invented the lightning rod, bifocals, and more. Babs is making a terrible mess of history, and it’s up to the third-grade time travelers to put things right. But no matter how far back the kids go, Babs is always one step ahead of them. Will they be able to find Ben and stop Babs in time to save history?

PALs Forever Diary

release date: Sep 01, 2021
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