Cece is 15 years old and, golly, just has to get working at the local radio station. She’s practiced her elocution, can whistle like all get out, and knows a lot about sound effects. That’s because her father does the sound effects for one of the local stations. The trouble is, her father hasn’t been around a lot lately and she can’t seem to convince him to let her work at his station. That doesn’t stop Cece, though…
Jessamine can’t believe the turn her life has taken! Her Pa is in jail, and she is forced to live with her Pa’s accusers! But the Colorado prairie is full of secrets – some of them magical – and Jessamine Brody is about to discover one of them.
It’s hard times at Rabbit Hill. There hasn’t been anyone living in the farmhouse since last autumn and the animals are forced to eat crabgrass and chickweed. Not a clover left anywhere. But rumor has it that New Folk are moving in, and the animals are beside themselves with curiosity. Will the New Folk have dogs? cats? will they plant a garden?
Young Princess Irene and her new friend Curdie must stop the goblins before its too late.
Ten year old Anastasia Krupnik has a lot to deal with for being in the fourth grade. Her mother is having a baby, her teacher doesn’t understand her poetry, she has a crush on a sixth-grade boy, and her parents make her visit with her grandmother. Can Anastasia make it through the fourth grade unscathed?
Olivia, now 12 years old and heading into the 7th grade, is headed down to North Carolina for summer vacation. Its not long, though, before Olivia and her friend Hayley meet up with other kids their own age. These new friends are everything Olivia and Hayley are not – wealthy, popular, and beautiful. How far will Olivia and Hayley go to fit in? And do they really want to?
Okay. So we covered the girls. But what about those boys and their e-readers? My suggestions might surprise you!
It is Christmas 1868 and twelve year old Robbie Eunson has five presents for various families in his town: his five younger siblings.
Twelve year old Hugo Cabret lives in a secret apartment in the walls of a Paris train station. His father has died and his drunk uncle has gone missing, so young Hugo maintains the clocks of the busy train station on his own. To survive, he must steal his food. To rebuild his secret, he must steal toys. His secret life is threatened, though, when one day he is…
Eleven year old Oliver Stoop moves with his family to a secluded region of Indiana only to discover there is already someone living there. In fact, there is an entire kingdom of someones! A secret “Kingdom of Patria” complete with vikings, monks, Indians, a prince, a princess, and even…a magna-pneumatic whizzing biscuit blaster.