Emory is a boy who loves staying at his Baba's (grandmother's) house and going to the hidden falls. One day, he feels someone watching him. He turns around, but no one is there. Then he hears someone say, "Away." He goes back to his Baba's house and tells her he saw the Oaf, a person who cleans up trash and keep the environment clean. His Baba tells him to bring the Oaf a special sandwich to eat. He writes a note telling the Oaf where he lives, and Emory brings the lunch in a white paper bag and sets it where he likes to sit. Will the Oaf eat the sandwich?
Adam is Jewish. Sally is Catholic. They both live in the same town, are in 7th grade at the same school, and share many of their classes. And they both want the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War to end. Because of their similarities, Adam and Sally become fast friends. But it’s 1966, and in Beachmont, religion matters. Almost everyone in the town believes that Catholics and Jews shouldn’t associate.
Jeremy has made his way all the way across the galaxy to the planet where his dad and brother are, and his troubles have just begun. The difficulties and obstacles on his path pale in comparison to what is to come. He is faced with hostile aliens, a planet that is alive, betrayal, and magic. When he and his friends arrive on the planet, they must deal with getting separated from their security posse and being chased by aliens in unknown terrain. However, Jeremy and his friends have changed; they are smarter, stronger, and have magic.
Simone LaFray is a spy whose father owns a marvelous bakery in France. Simone is given the assignment of catching a thief in Paris who attempts to get revenge on her mother by stealing a famous painting. Simone runs into trouble while she is searching for the thief. In the meantime, someone steals the family's cookbooks, puts salt in their sugar, and frames her father right before the Chocolatiers' Ball - the most important ball of the year for pastry chefs. Will she catch the thief? Recover the family cookbooks? Save her dad from failing at the ball?
When their parents go missing after traveling through a portal to the planet Genesis, six very different teenagers embark on a rescue mission to find them and bring them home. The planet is populated with a collection of dangerous mythological creatures, monsters, and aliens, man-eating gnomes being the most dangerous of all. With the help of a wizard, some princesses, and knights, the kids fight to stay alive while holding out hope that their parents are as well. A team of super-armed soldiers from Meta Universal are also on the hunt for the missing scientists.
Emmylou Anders and her family are hoping for a quiet vacation to help Mom recover from her latest round of chemo. Emmylou is upset because she will have virtually no contact with her best friend. Instead, she and her family are going to a place in the mountains. Her father says, “We’re going somewhere with no phones, no e-mail, and no one to bother us.” Emmylou is determined to have no fun, but when she and her brother, Levi, meet new friends, the Pixels, she begins to have a lot of fun. There is just one problem: the Pixels’ forest home is in danger!