Fourteen-year-old Jonathan receives a message from a fish while diving in Hawaii and becomes concerned about ocean pollution.
Sixth-grader Patrick tries desperately to keep a secret from his parents, teachers, and friends--that he is unable to read.
After Carlos and his family move from the Dominican Republic to Chicago, Carlos finds himself missing his old friends and country, but a meeting with his hero, Sammy Sosa, changes his life forever.
Searching for a way to get revenge against school bullies, overweight Jared Springer develops a truth test that ultimately teaches him the truth about friendship
Buzz and his friend Miranda are thrilled to meet the stars of their favorite television program "Star Searchers," but soon learn that their heroes are just ordinary people as they join forces with the actors to battle aliens from the planet Xycon.
Cassie, who is spending the summer with her aunt while her parents go through a divorce, becomes friends with Joey, a boy in a wheelchair who lives nearby with his grandmother.
After P.J. and his family move to Texas, he has trouble fitting in at his new school and finds himself increasingly ashamed of his deaf father, but when he joins the chess club he finds his life turning around for the better.