Don't Feed the Geckos! (The Carver Chronicles #3)

by Karen English (Author) Laura Freeman (Illustrator)

Don't Feed the Geckos! (The Carver Chronicles #3)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

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.

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Review quotes

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
Karen English

Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author and retired elementary school teacher. She 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 lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her family. Twitter: @LauraFreemanArt.

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Guided Reading Level
Clarion Books
Publication date
November 08, 2016
Carver Chronicles
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV005000 - Juvenile Fiction | Boys & Men
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
JUV011030 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Hispanic & Latino
Library of Congress categories
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United S
Hispanic Americans
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books

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