A fortune teller, a hot air balloon loaded with Bibles, a blackmailing neighbor, a handful of possible fathers, and a few brushes with death swirl through 12-year-old Jane's seaside summer in this luminous, laughter-filled novel.
Twelve-year-old Omakayas reaches puberty, travels north toward others of her Ojibwe tribe, and endures a starving time in this third story in The Birchbark House series which also features pencil sketches by the author.
What's on your dinner table? This photo essay compares the weekly food supply for 25 families in 21 countries around the world and offers an opportunity to reflect on the vast differences in our lives.
Her mother’s mental illness, a friend’s cancer, and her own dyslexia don’t keep 12-year-old Addie from looking on the bright side of life even though home is a trailer and she misses her stepfather and two younger sisters.
Delicate watercolor pastels illustrate four short chapters in which a much older brother guides and supports his chatty, curious little sister through their days as they share picnics, canoe trips, and even bee stings.
Oops! When a boy’s father unfairly declares Scrubbing Brush unfit as a toy and replaces it with dimwitted Turbodog, Traction Man must brave the trash and the evil Bin-Things to rescue his pal in this inventively illustrated sequel.
Moxy, the queen of procrastination, is back, and this time, she's putting off writing her Christmas thank-you notes. Will her schemes to shortcut the process cost her a trip to see her absent father in Hollywood?
Eamon’s stay at his grandparents’ home is improved enormously by having his best friend James along. Boisterous illustrations convey the humor of two boys doing exactly what they want to do in this celebration of friendship.