In The Incredible Adventures of Absolutely Normal, cousins Samuel and Albert are living together after the death of Albert’s father. Since Albert’s mother needs family support, Samuel’s mom reorganizes their house, moves Samuel to an attic bedroom, and lets Albert use Samuel’s old room. Both boys are 10 to 11 years old, but that’s where the commonalities end. Samuel Christopher McCubbins seems almost perfect, while Albert Robert Thomas Jackson is as ordinary as can be.
Governcorp is a collection of businesses that took over when the world was falling apart. Governcorp suppresses freedom of speech and uses the Comfort Center to drug people into becoming non-argumentative citizens. Jenny is the perfect citizen, who wants to work as a Safety Officer for Governcorp. Hannah is a new citizen formerly from the Homesteads, slums hidden behind a veneer of pretty fences. Hannah struggles with reconciling her conscience between helping her dad fit in with their new life and trying to figure out if Governcorp should be revolted against.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in another time and place? Find out what life would be like in ancient Mali! In If You Were Me and Lived in...the Ancient Mali Empire, readers learn about family life, houses, school, and so much more! The book includes helpful pronunciations and definitions.
It’s 1986, and Freja O’Connell has moved to Denver from Las Vegas. She’s rid herself of unwanted baggage and is looking to start life anew. Part of her rebuilding involves reconnecting with her family, some new love interests, and an old Victorian home given to her by her father. Although it’s not in an excellent living area, Freja is immediately captivated by this home and decides to restore it as best she can to showcase all the beauty and immaculate curb appeal it has to offer.
Paper Butterflies is a riveting book about a young girl named June and the abuse she suffers at the hands of her stepmother. June wishes she could speak up and tell someone, anyone, about her cruel stepmother, but how could she when her own father doesn't believe her? Everything changes, though, when June meets a young boy named Blister. June can escape her stepmother, if only for a few hours, when she spends time with Blister at their secret place. But one night everything is ruined. Can June tell Blister the truth about how bad things really are at home?
When We Were Brave tells of three very different characters and their very different stories of bravery during tragedy and hardship. With WWII as the backdrop, the three stories are each told from a unique point of view: through the eyes of a child, an SS officer, and a German-American. The child, Izaak, the son of a Jewish man, experiences the challenges of losing his father and then being sent to multiple concentration camps.
In The Bully Brigade: Headmaster Bully by T.T. Floyd, Principal Turnbull, an evil principal, tries to fire every teacher except for one, Ms. Lewis. Ms. Lewis is a new teacher and so is Principal Turnbull. They have a lot in common. In addition to being new to the school, they are also the only enemies to all of the other teachers. Most of the teachers use Mr. Funkberry as their leader. He is strange but in a good way. When a gang of anonymous students tries to save Mr. Funkberry from Principal Turnbull, who will win?