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.
Zack's dad drives him to his new middle school in the bug truck, and his new classmates tease him about his father's pest-control business. How can he handle the hassles?
To earn money for football camp, Joshua reluctantly becomes a golf caddy and solve a mystery on the course.
David and his family travel back in time to San Antonio, Texas in 1836 and meet brave defenders of the Alamo such as Davy Crockett.
David travels back in time to 1906 San Francisco to try to save the lives of Antonio Giovanni and his family who were victims of the devastating earthquake.
While studying migrant farm workers of the 1960's, Kenneth and Aleesa travel back in time and meet Cesar Chavez during the farmworkers' strike for fair treatment and better pay. Can they protect Chavez and his dream for his people from sabotage?
During the Civil War, Kaleb goes in search of his brother Garth and Jayhawk, the family's quarterhorse, who ran away during the mayhem created by Frank James's looting spree.
Two inner-city boys spend the weekend mountain climbing. After straying from the trail, they are trapped in a narrow gorge with two prison escapees and a hungry mountain lion on the loose.
David and his family meet William Henry Lewis, an African American football hero who travels to the future with them when he's injured.
Josh has tried everything to win his dad's approval, but so far nothing has worked. Will things change when the two become scuba diving buddies?
Gabby finds herself in a courageous situation when she is exploring the causeway and thinking about things that are bothering her. Someone needs help and she's the only one around who knows the causeway well enough to save the person.
David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to go back in time to the Chicago where David is teaching four boys to speak English as he experiences the Chicago World's Fair. .
After the death of his mother, Miguel is sent to live with his Uncle Small Bear on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Judd dreams of becoming a firefighter, but his dad wants him to work on the family ranch. When a city kid with a know-it-all attitude and a motorcycle comes to his valley for the summer, a forest fire breaks out. How will Judd prove himself?
David and his family travel back in time to California in 1849 to experience the ups and downs of prospecting for gold.
After her father dies at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sallie Randall and her mother move to Kansas, where Mrs. Randall takes a job as housekeeper and Sallie adjusts to life with a new family. Sallie finds a new friend and they become almost like sisters. Just like most friends, they struggle to remember what friendship really means at times.
Eve, Gwen, and Maribeth are granted powers by a magical wizard and learn the dangers of getting what you wish for.
In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.
When his neighbor Mrs. Sugarman reports seeing a seven-foot tall monster resembling Big Foot in New York City's Central Park, Cody Smith and his friend Maria Romero set out to investigate the sighting.
Max is bored with his grandfather's tales of Norway's Resistance movement against the Nazis in World War II, until he travels back in time and finds himself participating in a raid to free captured Resistance fighters.
Lena Martini and her family are among the many people who left their homes in Europe in search of a better life in America. Their story represents what most immigrants encountered on their journey.
This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen in which she recorded her experiences growing up in Germany during World War II and how her family lost their home and had to search for a new home and a new life.
In 1778, having been traveling with George Washington's army since the British burned down their house, Rob and his mother find themselves in the middle of the fighting at the battle of Monmouth when, after Rob's father is wounded, they take charge of firing the cannon.
Vernon and his mother try to stay safe during a hurricane that hits Galveston, Texas, in 1900.