Maxine loves her giant tree in the Walbran Valley, but as she gazes at clearcuts from the car window, she worries. What if her tree is gone? Her family and friends trek through the old growth forest, and Maxine runs on ahead to check. Yes, her tree is there. She stands at its foot and listens, but it doesn't make its special sound, "Keer, keer." She will soon learn that "Keer, keer" is the sound a marbled murrelet (a mamu) makes. The mamu is an endangered seabird that flies far from the sea to nest in the high flat branches of the Sitka spruce. When a tree-climber confirms the presence of a mamu nest, Maxine's tree will be safe forever.
When things begin to disappear, the friends want to know who is responsible. Can they forgive the theif and turn a fiend into a friend? Character concepts: Self-esteem, being honest, being a good friend, working together.
Pip has a problem. Tab promised to make lunch for the big picnic. But when Pip arrives, nothing is ready. How do Pip and Tab work together to make the picnic a success? Character concepts: Being a good friend, working together, being responsible.
Every day the blue jays find a way to bother Ted. Will these bully birds keep Ted inside or will his friends find a way to help? Character concepts: Self-esteem, perseverance, being a good friend
Bun loves to wear hats. She's very creative. But when she hears her friends make fun of her hats, Bun is sad. How will the friends cheer her up? Character concepts: Self-esteem, empathy, being honest, being a good friend, working together
The friends find a treasure that doesn't belong to them. Should they keep it? Or should they try to find the owner? Character concepts: Being responsible, being honest, working together
Sox can't wait for the big race. But Tab decides to run in the race and asks Sox to help him train. Sox knows Tab is slow. Will Tab slow Sox down or will Sox run to win? Character concepts: Perseverance, self-esteem, empathy, being a good friend, working together