In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather.
Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name — one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name.
When his father enlists in the military and makes him return his beloved pet fox to the wild, Peter, who has been sent to live with his grandfather hundreds of miles away, embarks on a journey filled with astonishing discoveries in order to be reunited with his fox. By the award-winning author of the Clementine series and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds while outmaneuvering a drama queen and a saboteur who become her unlikely friends and allies during a painful challenge. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux.
In a thought-provoking, coming-of-age novel, teenager Charlie struggles to cope with the complex world of high school. He deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs and the pain of losing a close friend and favorite aunt.
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
In 1859, 11-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.
Explains basic cooking techniques in kid-friendly language and offers recipes using fresh, healthy ingredients and featuring imaginative presentations, including granola bars, popcorn balls, spring rolls, quesadillas, sliders and apple crisp.
Having left the ruins of Foulsham burning behind them, the Iremonger family search for a new home in London. A chain of uncanny events are wrought over the city, and Clod's dark world is revealed in this conclusion of The Iremonger Trilogy.