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.
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.
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.
Sixth-grader Patrick tries desperately to keep a secret from his parents, teachers, and friends--that he is unable to read.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edward sets out to save a young girl he believes has been kidnapped by a local indian tribe. He learns about Indian ways...and himself.
Adam is determined to be just like the other boys at camp even though he is deaf.
Gerald braves the blizzard of 1888 to find a drugstore to get medicine for his little sister.
Little Eagle raises a baby buffalo as a pet and friend until he realizes what friendship means.
In 1870 sixteen-year-old Rose Witherspoon leaves home to become a teacher in Iowa.
Calvin struggles to survive the violent winds of a tornado.
Gina Mendoza is not happy about having to cancel her weekend plans when Ricky Vargas, the son of her mother's old friend Lupe, comes for a visit, especially when she finds out that Ricky is blind.
Problem solving means coming up with a solution to fix a problem. Being able to solve problems and resolve conflicts will help make you feel confident in your ability to make change happen. Helping other people solve problems is also a way to demonstrate empathy and friendship. This inspiring book looks at common problems and conflicts between people that you may face in your everyday life, and introduces strategies to help you find the best solutions.
Responsible decision-making is an essential skill that can be applied to all areas of life. Making responsible decisions involves considering ethical standards, safety concerns, respect for others, and the consequences of various actions. This motivating title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about the importance of responsible decision-making and how you can use it at school and in your own life.
Don’t let anything get you down! Optimism allows you to be positive about your future, and always be hopeful that you will reach your goals. Without it, you might give up on chasing your dreams! This inspiring book looks at the life-changing effect optimism has in our world, and gives you tips on how to keep your head up even when situations feel tough. Learn how to have a positive outlook so you can step forward with optimism and believe that anything is possible!
Doing the right thing even when no one is watching can be a challenge sometimes. Integrity means doing what is right in every situation—even when times are tough. This empowering title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how integrity can help you reach your goals. From ways to show your integrity every day to how to be a role model to everyone around you, learn how to step forward with integrity and be the best person you can be!
Without curiosity, we may never have known the world’s greatest inventions or discovered its most amazing places. This empowering title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how being curious about the world around you can help you reach your goals. Inspirational stories of individuals show how their curiosity led them to regularly ask questions and seek answers leading them to uncover new and exciting things. Learn how to make curiosity a habit that will help you step forward.
Empathy helps us to understand the feelings, perspectives, and situations of other people. Being able to put yourself in someone else's shoes helps you to be kind to others and be a person that others depend on for help. This empowering title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how having empathy for others can help you reach your goals. From how to listen respectfully to the concerns of others to ways you can be a positive light in the lives of those around you, learn how to step forward with empathy to understand and help others!
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and appreciative. People who are grateful are aware of and thankful for the opportunities that they have. This helpful book provides ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how you can make expressing gratitude a regular habit. Discover how showing your appreciation and returning kindness to others is a rewarding experience that will enrich your life.
Grit can be described as a combination of persistence and resilience. No matter what challenges or barriers arise, a person with grit never gives up on achieving their dreams and the goals they have set. This empowering title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how the power of grit and determination can help you reach your goals. From ways to deal with stumbling blocks in your path to how to stay focused on pursuing your goals, learn how to step forward with grit along the sometimes bumpy road to success!
Known as the Kid President, American teenager Robby Novak thinks it’s cool to be kind, and that compassion and curiosity can help change the world. A YouTube sensation and author of two books before he was 12 years old, Robby promotes his belief that everyone matters and has a purpose. Despite his ongoing struggle with a difficult disease that makes his bones brittle, Robby’s mission is to dance the world toward happiness and show people that everyone can be a superhero to somebody.
We often make choices based on our values, which are the things that are important to us. Readers will learn that making responsible choices means doing what you think is right. It also means showing respect for others as well as ourselves in the things we choose to do.