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Melissa Wiley is the author of the Inch and Roly series and other books for children, including The Prairie Thief and two series of novels about the ancestors of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She lives in San Diego with her comic-book-writing husband, a half dozen kids, and about 3,000 books. She blogs about her family’s reading life at Here in the Bonny Glen: MelissaWiley.com/blog.
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Melissa Wiley is the author of the Inch and Roly series and other books for children, including The Prairie Thief and two series of novels about the ancestors of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She lives in San Diego with her comic-book-writing husband, a half dozen kids, and about 3,000 books. She blogs about her family’s reading life at Here in the Bonny Glen: MelissaWiley.com/blog.
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  • Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare

    Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare
    What’s that in the grass? Help Inch and Roly solve an outdoor mystery in this sunshiny Level 1 Ready-to-Read story. Roly sees something in the grass, but she does not know what it is. Roly, Inch, Dragonfly, and Beetle try to identify it. Is it a tunnel, or perhaps a hill? Maybe it is a snake! Each of the bugs thinks something different based on their different perspectives. In the end, after much panic, Roly identifies the mysterious object, and all the bugs receive a refreshing surprise! Perfect for enjoying on a sunny day, this Level 1 Ready-to-Read tale is a delightful addition to an adorable series that stars familiar backyard and playground insects and is ideal for beginning readers.

    Little House in the Highlands

    Little House in the Highlands
    It's 1788 and Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencaraid, Scotland. Her father is Laird Glencaraid, which means Martha must behave like a young lady even when she would much rather run around the Scottish hillside!

    The Far Side of the Loch

    The Far Side of the Loch
    The Martha Years, Book Two

    Beyond the Heather Hills

    Beyond the Heather Hills
    In this fourth book in the Martha Years series, ten-year-old Martha journeys to the bustling city of Perth to visit her newly married sister Grisie. This is Martha's first time away from the Scottish Highlands, and the fair city on the River Tay is more exciting than she could have ever imagined!

  • Down to the Bonny Glen

    Down to the Bonny Glen
    The Martha Years
    Martha is frustrated because Mum has said she's too old to be playing on the moors now, and she must have a governess.First there's Miss Norrie. All she must to do is teach Martha sewing and etiquette. But Martha's high spirits are too much for her, and she leaves in a hurry. Martha thinks that's the end of that, but then another governess shows up. Her name is Miss Crow, and Martha is sure she's going to be even worse!. Down To The Bonny Glen is the third book in The Martha Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from America's most beloved pioneer family.

    Little House by Boston Bay

    Little House by Boston Bay
    It's 1814 and Charlotte lives just outside the city of Boston. She always has something to look forward to—tending Mama's garden, visiting Papa's blacksmith shop, and embarking on her very own Scottish adventure!

    The Prairie Thief

    The Prairie Thief
    In this “delightful mash-up of Little House on the Prairie and The Spiderwick Chronicles” (SLJ), experience life on the prairie—with one fantastical twist! Louisa Brody’s life on the Colorado prairie is not at all what she expected. Her dear Pa, accused of thievery, is locked thirty miles away in jail. She’s living with the awful Smirches, her closest neighbors and the very family that accused her Pa of the horrendous crime. And now she’s discovered one very cantankerous—and magical—secret beneath the hazel grove. With her life flipped upside-down, it’s up to Louisa, her sassy friend Jessamine, and that cranky secret to save Pa from a guilty verdict. Ten bold illustrations from Erwin Madrid accompany seasoned storyteller Melissa Wiley’s vibrant and enchanting tale of life on the prairie—with one magical twist.

    Inch and Roly and the Very Small Hiding Place

    Inch and Roly and the Very Small Hiding Place
    Inch and Roly and their friends are hiding, but they will have to be careful—this is a very small hiding place! In this story full of gentle humor, Roly Poly and her friends squeeze into a hole to hide from a bird. But it turns out that being smushed together in the hole is not so much fun! This Level 1 Ready-to-Read tale is a sweet addition to a charming series that stars familiar backyard and playground insects and is ideal for beginning readers.

  • Fox and Crow Are Not Friends

    Fox and Crow Are Not Friends
    Fox and Crow can agree on two things: their love of cheese and loathing of each other. These cagey animals will do whatever they can to outwit their sworn enemy and claim sole possession of the prized cheese they keep finding. But they are too caught up in their plotting and planning to realize they've picked the wrong house to steal from—since the mother of the house is one fed up Mama Bear who knows exactly how to contend with freeloaders.

    Inch and Roly Make a Wish

    Inch and Roly Make a Wish
    Meet the friendly insects of the all-new Inch and Roly Ready-to-Read series—books destined to become instant classics. It is a quiet day. Inch and Roly and their friends, Dragonfly and Beetle, are looking for something to do. They can walk to the wishing well and wish for something to do! Join these adorable friends as they find ways to make many more wishes in this sweet Level 1 Ready-to-Read story perfect for beginning readers.

    The Road from Roxbury

    The Road from Roxbury
    The Little House books have captivated millions of readers with their story of Laura Ingalls, a little pioneer girl growing up on the American frontier. Now travel back two generations before Laura's and read the story of Charlotte Tucker, the little eastern girl who would grow up to move west to the frontier and who would become Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother.The war of 1812 is over, and Charlotte thinks life in Roxbury is finally back to normal. She's excited because Will and Lucy have moved in with her family, and Charlotte adores looking after Lucy's baby. Before long, however, Charlotte feels like her world has been turned upside down. Baby William seems to have taken over her house, and Mama and Lucy are always busy taking care of him. To make matters worse, Charlotte has a new teacher at school -- will her life ever be the same again?"The Road from Roxbury is the third book in The Charlotte Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from America's most beloved pioneer family.

    Across the Puddingstone Dam

    Across the Puddingstone Dam
    Boston's Little House Girl Meet Charlotte Tucker, the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandmother. Eleven-year-old Charlotte can't imagine living anywhere but Tide Mill Lane. She is delighted when a school for young ladies opens nearby. The prospect of a new baby brother and the reappearance of a long-lost relative combine to complete Charlotte's world. But a new dam connecting Roxbury and Boston turns Tide Mill Lane into a noisy, messy construction site, and Charlotte's parents worry about what this will mean for their family. Across the Puddingstone Dam is the fourth book in The Charlotte Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from America's most beloved pioneer family.

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