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The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color

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Roscoe Riley Rules #5: Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher
Katherine Applegate

Roscoe Riley doesn't mean to break the rules

Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher

Rat-tat-TAT!

Tap shoes make the best noise ever! But tap dancing? The big boys say that's just for girls. Roscoe promised to tap in the school talent show. When the teasing starts, will he keep his word?

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Roscoe Riley Rules #6: Never Walk in Shoes That Talk
Katherine Applegate

Mr. Destructo-Feet

Roscoe's friend Gus wants a pair of cool new shoes. But Gus's parents won't buy them until his old, boring ones are worn out—and that could take forever. Luckily, if there's one thing Roscoe is good at, it's destroying things. . . .

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Roscoe Riley Rules #7: Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin
Katherine Applegate

Pumpkin Contest

If Roscoe guesses the weight of a giant pumpkin, he'll be a winner! Easy, right? But a little black cat keeps trying to cross his path! Will the bad-luck kitty ruin Roscoe's chance to win?

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Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs
Katherine Applegate

If the kids can't sit still for the class performance, Roscoe's teacher could be in big trouble. Fortunately Roscoe has a plan to save her—a super, mega, gonzo plan! What could go wrong?

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Roscoe Riley Rules #2: Never Swipe a Bully's Bear
Katherine Applegate

Pig-napped!

When Roscoe's stuffed pig goes missing, he is convinced that Wyatt, the class bully, is responsible. When Roscoe finds out where Wyatt keeps his teddy bear, he decides to give that old bully a taste of his own medicine. That will fix everything. Won't it?

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Roscoe Riley Rules #3: Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog
Katherine Applegate

A trophy for Roscoe?

It seems like everyone has an award of some kind. Except Roscoe. But a pet-trick contest is coming up, and first prize is a big, shiny trophy. Roscoe really wants that trophy—would he even borrow someone else's dog to win?

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Roscoe Riley Rules #4: Never Swim in Applesauce
Katherine Applegate

Class trip!

Roscoe wants to be on his best behavior for a class trip to the apple orchard. But no matter how hard he tries, he still ends up in a very sticky situation!

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