During World War II, Jack, who had started getting into trouble at home, goes to work on his uncle's sheep ranch in Oregon, where he learns about responsibility, bravery, and getting along with others.
Transported accidentally back in time to a college campus in the South in 1931, Kenneth and Aleesa meet the young Langston Hughes on his poetry-reading tour and confront racism and threats to Hughes first-hand. What do they discover about the real power behind his words?
When Jared's starting soccer position is threatened by a new player, will he get his act together in time to save his reputation as top scorer?
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.
Fern and Roy must leave their mother in Denver to spend the summer with their Gran and Paw in the Rocky Mountains.
A young Indian boy attends a school for Native Americans and is caught between the traditions of his people and the new ways of the white man. He is determined to get an education in order to return home and help his Native American people.
When Grady's family moves to a deserted island in the Florida Keys, the family finds more activity than expected as a hurricane comes their way.
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.