Zoey and Sassafras

Zoey and Sassafras

Dragons and Marshmallows

Book - 2017
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A New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017 Selection
A Mighty Girl Book of the Year
Illinois Monarch Award Nominee 2018-2019
Florida SSYRA Book Award Nominee 2018-2019
Washington OTTER Award Nominee 2018-2019

With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure -- the brand new series Zoey and Sassafras has something for everyone! Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages.

In the first book of this series, Zoey discovers a glowing photo and learns an amazing secret. Injured magical animals come to their backyard barn for help! When a sick baby dragon appears, it's up to Zoey and Sassafras to figure out what's wrong. Will they be able to help little Marshmallow before it's too late?

Each story in the Zoey and Sassafras series features a new magical animal with a problem that must be solved using science. There isn't a set formula for each book; Zoey sometimes needs to run experiments, while other times she needs to investigate a mystery, and yet other times she needs to do research. Zoey models how to keep a science journal through her handwritten entries in each story. Each story is complete with a glossary of the kid-friendly definitions for scientific terms used. The series highlights child-led inquiry science and the topics covered align with both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Publisher: Woodinville, WA : Innovation Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781943147083
Branch Call Number: CITRO
Characteristics: 96 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lindsay, Marion
Alternative Title: Dragons and marshmallows

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KHCPL_Wagner Aug 30, 2018

Zoey is an budding supernatural veterinarian. Together with her cat Sassafras, she helps magical creatures using science.

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orange_tiger_2468
Jun 14, 2018

I loved when Marshmallow the dragon came because he was so cute, funny and magical. He got sick, at the end he had to leave. zoey was really sad. I really wish there was more to read.

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Bamotz
May 22, 2018

My almost 5yo is loving this story! I randomly picked it off the shelf. When I finish a chapter (short 4-6 pages with pictures and picture book sized print), she wants to read the next one. There's enough pictures and chapters are short enough my 3yo likes it too!

Plus it's a girl of color explaining science!

And there's magic!

JCLChrisK Apr 10, 2018

A relatable young girl uses a scientific approach to care for magical animals. Good expression of emotion and nice family dynamics with the parents. Very appealing.

martha_w Jun 06, 2017

If you're looking for a good transitional reader that involves magical creatures AND the scientific method... this is it! It's super cute, with very sweet illustrations, and did I mention there's, like, actual scientific-testing-of-hypotheses happening? I mean, it also involves dragons and is written for a very young audience, but still. I'm impressed!

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Aug 01, 2018

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