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.
Seventeen-year-old Sherman Andrews wants nothing more than to be a great journalist. The Missouri Scholars' Academy accepts him, and he is determined to find the ultimate story. As a high school kid on a college campus, Sherman must face growing up quickly. He becomes involved with Charlie, a chubby yet cute librarian, and his journey to journalism begins.
Harley Quinn is known as the class clown at Super Hero High. She runs her own web series called Harley’s Quinntessentials and is obsessed with ratings and getting the scoop on the latest news ahead of serious teen journalist Lois Lane. The rest of her friends and classmates: Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Big Barda, Katana, Beast Boy, and The Flash help her out whenever possible, even when they grow tired of her practical jokes and hyper personality.
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?
Decades after a nuclear war destroys much of the planet and the government is forced to change, brothers Jason and Nate decide to switch places near the end of the big soccer tournament so Jason can take their family to Canada. Nate has a lot of pressure on himself that game because if they lose, their family will be killed by the president. The game does not end well.
When Zack and his family go to their usual vacation spot, he realizes something is different; there are fewer people than usual. When a few people go missing, Zack and his friends decide to figure out what is going on. Zack and his friends, Lamar and Nola, are having supper with Nola’s grandfather. Her grandfather tells them a story about how different countries did nuclear bomb tests underground. They figure out a nuclear bomb test was done under the mountain near them years ago. They end up finding The Atlas of Cursed Places, which gives them a few answers.