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Don't Feed the Geckos!

The Carver Chronicles, Book Three

Karen English, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)


List Price: 14.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/8/2016)


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.

Praise For Don't Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book Three

"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."

"Budding zoologist Carlos is a great addition to the roster at Carver Elementary, and whether kids have read the previous title in the series or not, they’ll find him appealing and authentic company."

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

Clarion Books, 9780544575295, 144pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2015

About the Author

Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of It All Comes Down to This, a Kirkus Prize Finalist, as well as the Nikki and Deja and The Carver Chronicles series. Her novels have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying storylines. She is a former elementary school teacher and lives in Los Angeles, California.

Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for young readers, including the Nikki and Deja and Carver Chronicles series, and Natalie's Hair Was Wild, which she also wrote. Laura grew up in New York City, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. Instagram: @laurafreemanart Twitter: @LauraFreemanArt.