The Carver Chronicles
Carlos isn’t sure how he feels about the news that his cousin Bernardo will be joining his class at Carver Elementary. But when Bernardo comes to live with him temporarily, taking over Carlos’s top bunk, his spot on the school soccer team, and even his Papi’s attention, Carlos knows he isn’t happy. Worse, Bernardo starts messing with Carlos’s pet geckos! Carlos tries to see past his cousin’s annoying ways, but Bernardo sure doesn’t make it easy. Will Carlos—and his geckos—survive Bernardo's visit? Can he keep the peace for his family’s sake?
Emerging and newly independent readers are sure to recognize themselves in this humorous school and family story.
"Many independent readers, particularly boys, will identify with these characters and their struggles. The series continues to present appealing and likable characters gently exploring the moral dilemmas of childhood."
Praise for Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Bk 2
"A welcome series addition that emphasizes familiarity instead of difference and treats its message with an affectionately light hand."—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Bk 1
"Chapter book readers have few options if they want to read about urban boys of color; here's hoping for more.”—The Horn Book Magazine
The third title in a chapter book series featuring African American and Latino boys that's full of kid-friendly charm and universal appeal.