LaLa had a bad day. A VERY bad day. She comes home, prepared to take her anger out on everyone around her. Instead, she finds that she is able to take her anger out on something else, playdough. What will she make, and what will it teach her?
Last of the Name is a well-researched story of an Irish brother and sister who have traveled to America to escape the Great Hunger of 1845. Their entire family has either perished or been sent to Australia, except for their grandmother who joined them on their trip to the U.S.A. Shortly before dying on the trip to the U.S.A, their grandmother gave them a family "treasure." Now the siblings have to make their way in the new world, which includes getting jobs, changing their names, and sadly for young Danny O'Carolan, pretending to be a girl.
Sarafina Garcia thinks that her grandmother hates her. She does not understand why her mother is so secretive about her past. It all begins with a genealogy assignment at school; all she knows is that the Garcia family is from Chihuahua, Mexico. It is up to Sara to uncover her family secrets. Mom says, “Your father is dead…don’t go digging up old bones,” and her grandmother passed away last spring.
CJ Ames lives with her Aunt Nic who works as a psychic medium. The two of them are always traveling from place to place so that Aunt Nic can communicate messages from the dead to members of her audience. Aunt Nic also relays messages from CJ’s mother, who died after giving birth to CJ.
In the book Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs, Samantha and her brother, Nipper, are trying to save their Uncle Paul. He was helping Buffy, Samantha's older sister, with a movie. When Uncle Paul left, he tried to help Samantha and Nipper find him by leaving them notes. Before they can find Uncle Paul, they will need to defeat the SUN and the RAIN. Will they be able to rescue Uncle Paul and be able to defeat the SUN and the RAIN?
The Hunt for Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras is an action-packed adventure novel. Drest, a young girl in medieval Scotland, learns that a high price has been placed on her head. Will she choose to spend the rest of her life hiding? Or will she face her enemies and earn a new role for herself? Will she follow the rules? Or will she risk her own solutions? Will her choices prove to be successful? This story is jam-packed with risk and resolutions.
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.
The book Elle of the Ball is about a girl who is 6 feet tall in 7th grade. She seems especially oversized because everyone else in the grade is 5 feet tall. Elle has to do a dance performance with the rest of the 7th grade in front of parents. On top of that, Elle doesn't get the position she wants as point guard in basketball. She really needs some help with her height!
Olive Preiss loves to perform onstage and even signs up for a summer theater camp. There’s only one problem: her mother. Mrs. Preiss used to be a famous stage actress, but ever since Olive’s father died, she has been extra critical of her daughter. It seems like Olive can’t do anything right in her mother’s eyes. This makes her freeze up whenever she performs in front of her mom, which is exactly what happens during her theater camp audition.