Books - Middle Grade

Captain Schnozzlebeard and the Singing Clam of Minnie Skewel Island

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Captain Gus Schnozzlebeard would rather hear crocodiles sharpenin’ their teeth on sandpaper than listen to his pirate crew sing. To save his sanity, he resolves to acquire musicians for his ship, the Scallywag III. When he hears tell of the Singing Clam of Minnie Skewel Island, he decides that’s exactly what he needs, and they set sail to go find it. Sometimes, though, getting what you want isn’t the best thing. 

Join Captain Schnozzlebeard and his crew as they sail past the Tu Ting Pits and visit the Mer Cantilles on their travels. Add in a plucky stowaway, an uptight British admiral, and a kraken attack, and you’ve got a recipe for fun that’s better than a pot of gobbledygook stew. 

"This book is just plain nuts! Kids who like to make snorting sounds while they read will have their wishes fulfilled by Schnozzlebeard." --Frank L. Cole, author of The Afterlife Academy 

Captain Schnozzlebeard and the Curse of the Werechickens 

Captain Schnozzlebeard and the Curse of the Werechickens by [Blevins, Rebecca]

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Pirate Captain Gus Schnozzlebeard and the crew of the Scallywag III stumble across an abandoned ship at sea. The only living things on deck? A flock of strange purple chickens. No pirate turns down free loot, so they wrangle the birds aboard. 

Soon, the pirates discover that moonlight transforms the chickens into werechickens! One chomp from a sharp-toothed beak will turn a person into a human-sized chicken, and when a crew member sprouts feathers, the desperate pirates set sail hunting for a cure. 

Fourteen-year-old Malodora Dimwiddle, a librarian with dreams of her own, has the recipe for an antidote. But she’ll only trade it for a high-seas adventure to the beautiful—and slightly dangerous— Isles of Periphery, where the cure’s ingredients can be found. Can Captain Schnozzlebeard and his twelve-year-old cabin boy, Lint, trust the scheming young librarian? They just may have to, or else risk being turned into giant chickens—and eat cracked corn and bugs forever.