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.
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.
When Alice and Louie visit their grandparents' farm for the summer, they tearn up with Johnny, a local boy, to solve the mystery of the Indian ghost.
After seeing Javier on the other side of the Rio Grande in Mexico, Michael starts to write him letters and then helps Javier cross the river to come into the United States.
A 12-year-old boy and his frisky horse experience many humorous trials and tribulations.
During his summer in Hawaii, Kimo repeatedly visits a secret and forbidden beach, ignoring several frightening warning signs. Who is threatening him and why?
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?
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.
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.
Two groups of Englishmen are shipwrecked and begin a difficult journey to St. Augustine.
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.
Sixth-grader Patrick tries desperately to keep a secret from his parents, teachers, and friends--that he is unable to read.
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 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.
Kaleb leaves his farm to search for Jayhawk, the family's quarterhorse, who ran away during the mayhem created by Frank James's looting spree.
Josh and his father begin scuba diving lessons together as Josh attempts to live up to his father's high expectations and gain his respect.
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.
After P.J. and his family move to Texas, he has trouble fitting in at his new school and finds himself increasingly ashamed of his deaf father, but when he joins the chess club he finds his life turning around for the better.
To earn money for football camp, Joshua reluctantly becomes a golf caddy and solve a mystery on the course.
The reader is invited to join Cody and Maria as they try to solve mysteries that happen on various holidays.
Gabby must find the courage to help rescue her classmate Jennifer, a girl who had teased Gabby in the past, from a dangerous causeway on top of a mountain trail.
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.
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.
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.
David and his family travel back in time to California in 1849 to experience the ups and downs of prospecting for gold.