Alice's Shooting Star- Middle sister Alice helps her family recognize that her exuberant younger sister Rosie's accounts of her day are creative stories rather than lies.
Alice's Birthday Pig- Alice's brother teases her mercilessly because she
cannot say the word "animal" correctly, but she gets her revenge on her
Alice's World Record- On the way to their grandparents' house, Alice
beats her older brother Oliver at the alphabet game for the first time
ever, making him so miserable that he reacts in a way that changes him
and his status as favorite grandchild.
About Average- As the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnson,
unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and
athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her
central Illinois elementary school.
The Garden Thief- The Alden children help solve a case surrounding missing vegetables and vandalism in the community garden.
Mouse- In seventeenth-century China, orphaned ShaoShu,
who can squeeze into small spaces, puts his life in danger when he
becomes a spy for a young band of warrior monks known as the Five
Ancestors and bravely infiltrates evil Tonglong's camp.
Stella Batts: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow- When Stella learns that her best friend Willa is
moving away, she makes a wish and tries with a magic potion to keep her
in Redwood City, California.
Captain Disaster- Squish, comic book fan and grade school amoeba, is
made captain of his soccer team and following the example of his
favorite superhero, must figure out how to turn a losing streak around
without losing his friends.
Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond- Daisy Dawson has an amazing gift, she can
understand and talk to animals! In her second adventure, she is
determined to find a pair of shy otters and take their photo to show at
school. With Boom the basset hound, Cyril the squirrel, and a pair of
mischievous young squirrels in tow, it promises to be a perfect day with
friends. But as they all set out, the birds are singing about rain
clouds on the way. Will Daisy get the picture she needs before the
weather gets her?
Saving the Stegosaurus- When Tom and Jamie enter the Dino World this time,
something is different. The mountains are volcanoes and the weather
seems strange. They've gone to the Jurassic period, and there's a whole
new world to explore.
Attack of the Tyrannosaurus- Tom and Jamie can't believe their luck when they
find a secret entrance to a prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs! The
first dinosaur they meet is a friendly wannanosaurus. It eats the fruit
from super-stinky ginkgo trees. But soon, Tom and Jamie meet a much
less friendly dino: a Tyrannosaurus Rex that would like to eat them!
Amber Brown is Tickled Pink- Nine-year-old Amber is nervous and excited about her mother's wedding to Max, but Amber's father makes things complicated.
Crunch- The oldest Marriss brother, fourteen-year-old
Dewey, attempts to be the "embodiment of responsibility" as he juggles
the management of the family's bicycle repair business while sharing the
household and farm duties with his siblings after a sudden energy
crisis strands their parents far from home. This is also a Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee.