From first memories through high school, including first kiss, first punch, first trip to the principal's office, and first humiliating sports experience, this is not merely an account of a highly unusual childhood.
Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.
Jemmy had been plucked from the streets to serve as whipping boy to the arrogant and spiteful Prince Brat.
You get to Alcatraz by being the worst of the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mother said I had to.
In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits)...
Jacob writes an ad in the newspaper for a mail-order bride. Sarah, from Maine, answers his ad and travels out to become his wife. But Sarah grows homesick - the prairie grass didn't substitute for the Maine sea shore.
"Weasel is real: a man, an Indian fighter the government sent to drive off the Indians--- to "remove them." Weasel has his own ideas about removal..."
by Lisa Graff
The thing about poodles is that Georgie Bishop hates to walk them. The thing about Jeanie the Meanie is that she would rather write on her shoe than help Georgie with their Abraham Lincoln project.
by Gary Paulsen
One day I was 12 years old and broke. Then Grandma gave me Grandpa's old riding lawnmower. I set out to mow some lawns. More people wanted me to mow their lawns. And more and more. . . .
When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle?
Fourth graders are tough. They aren't afraid of spiders. They say no to their moms. They push first graders off the swings. And they never, ever cry.
by Judy Blume
Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or trying to fly, he’s neve...
Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.
The Poppers came in to possession of two penguins, who then have 10 baby penguins. Before long, something must be done before they eat the Poppers out of house and home!
Marty Preston befriends a young beagle who belongs to a man who drinks too much and abuses his dog. It is up to Marty to keep the dog safe.
by E.B. White
Louis is a trumpeter swan, but he can't trumpet joyfully. In fact he can't even make a sound.
Wanda is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress everyday. She claims she has 100 dresses at home, but no one believes her.
Sam Gribley runs away from his home in New York City to the solitude and danger of the mountains.
"At first, Omri is unimpressed with the plastic Indian toy he is given for his birthday. But when he puts it in his old cupboard and turns the key, something extraordinary happens.>
Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you're face to face with o...
by Dan Gutman
In eight days, Coke and Pepsi McDonald are going to turn thirteen. Before then, they'll jump off a cliff, get trapped in the locked basement of their burning school, chased cross-country by murderous lunatics and more...
In the middle of the night, Andrew awakens to find a boy standing in his room...a boy who is Andrew's double, except he looks as if he's come from the grave.
Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly
Mongoose, Brenda, Sonseray, and April have nothing in common...until a mysterious blue card appears as if by magic and begins to change each of their lives.
by Betsy Hearne
Eleven-year-old Louise Tolliver lives with her mother and her brother, Willie, in Tollivers' Hollow. Like any brother, Willie gives Louise a hard time, but the trouble really starts when Louise calls him a pig -- and he becomes one.
William has just received the best present of his life—an old, real-looking stone and wooden model of a castle. William can’t wait to play with the castle—he’s certain there’s something magical about it. And sure enough, when he picks up...
Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run and the three meanest farmers around are out to get him.