Caroline learns the meaning of freedom while struggling to maintain the family cotton plantation during the Civil War.
T.J. can't believe it when he wins a trip to New York to be a contestant on Whiz Kid. Will he make his family proud?
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 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.
Tall-Shadow, a young Navajo boy, faces adverse dangers when he confronts the Big Cat, a lion who is feared by the tribe. Tall Shadow also struggles with his desire to adopt the white man's ways and his father's wish to maintain their culture.
Cody is involved in another mystery. When the cat keeps vanishing and a mysterious stranger is hanging around, Cody needs to do a little investigating to solve the case.
Cody finds himself in danger when he receives a note that warns him of bad luck on his big bike ride. He has to find out who's behind the note and why he is the target.
When Cody, his mom, and his friend Maria arrive in the Florida Keys to house-sit for their friend Sally West, they are warned about a kidnapper at large in the neighborhood who tried to abduct young Angela Gomez.
Cody and his friend Maria find themselves in the middle of several mysteries as they search for a missing emerald necklace.
As Stalin's purges and arrests increase, Sasha and his mother plan to leave Russia to join his father and older sister who have emigrated to Riga, Latvia.
Rosalind is mesmerized by Shakespeare's plays. She is so inspired that she decides that she wants to act in a play. But it takes running away from the orphanage to ever have the opportunity to be in a Shakespeare play. Running away from an orphanage, Rosalind joins a theater company on the way to London where she disguises herself as a boy and acts in a play by William Shakespeare.
As Three Willows spoke, she rose. She brought a bundle to the tiny fire. She untied the straps that held it. Then she unrolled the buffalo robe. It was large, soft and carefully tanned. Red Fox peered through the dim light of the tipi. He could see colorful drawings painted on the smooth side of the robe. Red Fox reached out to touch one scene. It was a man on horseback. He was racing across the prairie. Red Fox could almost feel the movement of the horse under the rider as they raced. That's your father, whispered Three Willows.
Young Sam Clemens and his friend Tom Blankenship suspect Tom's brother, Bence, has found their secret buried treasure and is involved in stealing slaves.
During his summer in Hawaii, Kimo repeatedly visits a secret and forbidden beach, ignoring several frightening warning signs. Who is threatening him and why?
After having left Russia to live in freedom in Latvia, Sasha finds his adopted country increasing under threat of invasion from Hitler's growing war machine.
Alice and her brother Louie meet Johnny Boyd when they spend summer vacation with their grandparents on the farm. Louie thinks he saw a ghost and the three children are out to solve the mystery.
Doreen, a young Gypsy girl, struggles with both her own prejudices and those of others when she becomes separated from her family and is cared for by two sisters who insist she attend school regularly.
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.