Sasha tries to adjust to his new life in the United States, but his thoughts keep returning to the deepening troubles in his home country, Latvia, as Hitler's bombs fall on Riga in June of 1941.
Paul, a young immigrant, has traveled to the prairie to work for his uncle but instead finds a family with Fern and Roy.
Pete finds that the strange noise he hears coming from the toilet is a pink alligator, who can change appearances at will into a mouse, spider, or a dog, is an alien from the planet Galunk.
After being adopted by Michael's family and moving from Mexico to Dallas, Javier tries to adapt to life in the United States but realizes he misses his old life in Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Eighth-grader Derrick wants to be a stand-up comedian, but his football coach, his parents, Joe, his boss at Taste of Italy, his English teacher Dowling the Dragon, and his Mr. Perfect older brother Craig don't think he's so funny. When Derrick discovers he needs a B on an English paper to stay eligible for football, how can he tame his smart mouth to stay out of trouble?
A 12-year-old boy and his frisky horse experience many humorous trials and tribulations. The horse, Joker, means well, but seems to cause non-stop trouble.
The Great Depression forces a brother and sister to live with their hated cousins on a farm in North Dakota when their father loses his job.
During World War II, William thinks he sees a German submarine off the coast and when he spots two men speaking German burying crates in the sand, he realizes they may be saboteurs. This is a fictional story based on true events that occurred during World War II.
When the secret that Patrick can't read comes to light, he begins to conquer his learning disability using his imagination and interest in race cars.
While on detention for disrupting a science lesson, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to 1939 where they try to protect the privacy and even the life of Albert Einstein as he struggles to decide whether he should help build an atomic bomb to stop Hitler. Can they stop the Nazis from getting the atom bomb first?
While spending the summer on his grandparents' Texas cotton farm, Michael sees a teenage boy on the other side of the Rio Grande in Mexico. He starts to write letters to Javier, and then helps him cross the river to come into the United States.
Two groups of Englishmen are shipwrecked and begin a difficult journey to St. Augustine.
After being sent from one foster home to another, Patrick finally settles in with the Kellys, where he learns the meaning of trust and how to love when he rescues and takes care of a skunk he names Honey, who was caught in a trap.
Eleven-year-old Elinore Frey and her older sister, Phoebe, share their experiences in letters as they both adjust to new lives in the West, Elinore in California, and Phoebe on the plains of the Nebraska Territory.
"I walked across the room and opened the small door. The sound stopped as I peered in. All I could see were some old magazines and a book. As I watched, the book moved! I was scared and wanted to run, but my feet seemed nailed to the floor. I finally reached out and picked up the book and blew dust from it. I felt someone or something next to me once more."
After his dad leaves, Matt Delaney rebels and his erratic behavior lands him in the vice-principal's office. He is assigned a new class schedule which includes a cooking class. Matt is a rebel, not a joiner, and this could be a recipe for disaster.
Kodi runs away from his boarding school after learning that his mare has been sold to a brutal rancher. His reunion with his brother resolves all his conflicts, and the two return to live and start a school on the reservation where they were born.
Brothers Tim and Josh find themselves alone in the wilderness after surviving a plane crash in which the pilot dies and must make their way back to civilization.
David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to travel to 1853 Ohio, where they assist runaway slaves on their journey north on the Underground Railroad.
When someone breaks into Coach Taylor's office and steals the money for the new basketball uniforms but leaves a set of footprints behind, its up to Kevin Anderson to solve the crime and expose the thief.
Cody Smith and his friends are immersed in mysteries for each of the holidays.
While on a field trip to study native plants, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to Hawaii in the 1890s, where they see first-hand the final days of the reign of Queen Liliuokalani and learn about native rights.
The Smithers family find Grandpa's old time machine and decide to travel back to 1880 for their summer vacation. David and Jenny learn a lot about their heritage and history on their incredible trip.
Embarrassed by his father's deafness and bullied by kids at school, P.J. Ramos finds strength in a new friendship, a chessboard, and an army of tiny soldiers.
Kenneth and Aleesa, working on an extra credit project about Socrates, suddenly find themselves in ancient Athens, where they meet the famous philosopher and try to save his life.