Summary: Seventeen-year-old ‘Hank,’ who can’t remember his identity, finds himself in Penn Station with a copy of Thoreau’s Walden as his only possession and must figure out where he’s from and why he ran away.
Summary: An epic lunch period leads to a fateful showdown as small, skinny seventh-grader Sam’s former best friend–now a popular athlete–promises to beat Sam up at recess in exactly thirty-three minutes.
Summary: Zoe is back in Ambler after living with her mom in Los Angeles, and she doesn’t know what to feel about it. It’s fun to be back with the Vet Volunteers, but Zoe misses her mom, who is filming a movie in Canada. Meanwhile, there seems to be a rash of animals being poisoned by antifreeze across the town, and Zoe fears that David’s new adopted cat, Rover, might be one of them. So the gang works to raise awareness about antifreeze poisoning, and Zoe’s mom has a special surprise in store for everyone.
Summary: Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world’s greatest standup comedian—even if he doesn’t have a lot to laugh about these days. He’s new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn’t let Jamie’s wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn’t let his situation get him down. He practices the craft of stand-up every day on friends, family, and the willing customers at his Uncle Frankie’s diner. When Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests?
Summary: Joey Jordan loves gymnastics. But even with all her talent and style, she’s never quite made it to that gold medal stand. Now big changes shake up Joey’s life in and out of the gym. Joey wants to break out some daring new beam and floor routines–but she’ll have to defy her strict coach to do it. Her best friend, Alex, is thinking about quitting gymnastics for good. And an old friend named Tanner just moved back to town…
Summary: During a momentous summer, thirteen-year-old Aislinn’s dreams include that her father will stop drinking and give her more freedom, that her fifth sibling will be born safely, that she will not lose her best friend or her potential boyfriend, and that she can teach members of her community both to express their dreams and to help others’ dreams come true.
Liberty Porter First Daughter series
Summary: Liberty Porter has become accustomed to living at the White House since her dad was elected president two months earlier, and she wants to be the best representative she can be for the kids of America, but she starts to worry on her first trip overseas that a mistake on her part could cause a diplomatic disaster.
Summary: The residents of Hard Pan, California, come together to help Brigitte and Lucky when the County Health Department threatens to close down the café, and meantime Miles’s life is complicated by his mother’s return.
Summary: Zelly Fried wants a dog more than anything, so at the urging of her grandfather, during the summer before sixth grade she takes care of a “practice dog” made out of an orange juice jug to show her parents that she is ready for the responsibility, even though she is sometimes not entirely sure about the idea.