Prince Jasper of Thisley and his father are fighting. Jasper is punished and hopes for a way out of his duties. However, as he works in the stables, he sees his punishment in a different perspective. Meanwhile, on the other side of the mountains, Jasper's sister is giving birth. Jasper's mom decides to visit her, after her daughter pleads for her to come to Concordia. To keep her husband and Jasper from fighting, she insists that Jasper tag along. Jasper doesn't like this idea but decides that it it's for the best.
Albert Einstein Chaudhury, also known as Al, has his twelfth birthday and gets two presents that lead to so much drama. He got a hamster and a letter from his dad, who died four years ago. The letter revealed a time machine, which is a zinc tub and a computer.
Buckley’s Unexpected Adventure by Dion Summergreene is a fantastic story about a German Shepherd named Buckley who is a detector dog for the Australian Border Force at the Brisbane International Airport. He and his handler, Adam, work with their senior partners, Sarge and Bill, to make sure nothing and no one dangerous enters Australia. Buckley’s excited to do the work, but he’s disappointed this Christmas because Sarge and Bill are retiring.
This book is about a 12-year-old girl who has just moved to a farm and is going to a new school. As if trying to make new friends isn’t difficult enough, she is a poultry farmer learning to hatch and take care of some very unusual chickens...chickens with superpowers. Then there's her cousin, Lupe, who will be moving in with Sophie's family. Read the sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer to find out what happens along the way.
Stand-Off is the sequel to Winger by Andrew Smith. In this duology, we follow a boy named Ryan Dean West. He goes to a Pine Mountain Academy. He is a 14-year-old junior who is also on the rugby team. In Winger, we read about his junior year: his classes, his friendships, his new relationship, and his time on the rugby team. Unfortunately, he is moved to O-Hall or Opportunity Hall, which is where all the bad kids reside during their school year. He was caught hacking a stolen cell phone from a teacher.
The book Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen is about a girl named Jasmine Toguchi who wants to roll mochi with her older sister, Sophie. There's one problem, though; you have to be 10 to roll mochi and Jasmine is only 8. Mochi is a gooey Japanese rice dessert. Jasmine decides to pound the rice for mochi instead. But with that, there's another problem: pounding mochi is traditionally reserved for boys, and the mochi hammer is heavier than it looks.
Natalie Payson is having nightmares. Nightmares about an old abandoned house in her home town of Bernier, Maine. She has come back to Bernier for the summer to visit the house and try to figure out what the house wants from her and to face some bullies from her childhood who caused severe trauma to her and her cousin Teddy.
When Theo’s photos are ruined at his middle school, five other kids: Molly, Jax, Alice, Erik, and Andre are blamed for it. Everyone says that is wasn’t them. Theo’s favorite teacher suggests that they come to school over vacation week for detention or what she calls the “Justice Circle.” She wants them to figure out who vandalized Theo’s photos.
In the book The Door to January, Natalie Payson and her family moved away from her hometown of Bernier, Maine. Ever since she moved away, she’s been having these nightmares. When she goes back to Bernier, she keeps going back to this old abandoned house with her cousin Teddy. When she is at the house, she feels it calling to her, and sometimes the house takes her and shows her the past. Natalie feels the house trying to tell her something. When Natalie receives surprises in her bird hotel (it's a thing she and Teddy made) she realizes she is in danger.
Better You Than Me is a book about two 12-year-old girls who live two completely different lives. Ruby Rivera is a teen icon, an actor on her hit show "Ruby and the Lamp," and she's a singer. Her life is in the public eye, and she hates her life. Skylar Welshman is a normal teenage girl.