By Houghton Mifflin

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2013

The Chronicles of Kazam: The Last Dragon Slayer/The Song of the Quarkbeast

While working as acting manager of Kazam Magic Offices, Jennifer Strange learns from an employee capable of seeing into the future that the last dragon on earth is about to die. Jennifer wants to prevent this, because she knows that when he dies, all of the dragon’s beautiful land will be claimed and turned into cities. The only person who can kill the dragon is the dragon slayer (the only person capable of entering the dragon’s land). When Jennifer visits the dragon slayer to try to stop him, she discovers a secret that just might change the dragon’s fate. This exciting story has tons of twists and turns and is told with great humor that keeps you wanting more. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $12.66)