Game Changers: Play Makers- Still living large off their incredible football championship win just weeks before, Ben McBain and his crew must now prepare for basketball season. Ben is known as the best point guard throughout the league. And now that Shawn O'Brien has joined their team, they are a shoo-in to win it all. But there is a new kid in town, Chase Braggs, a point guard like Ben who seems to be better, stronger, and faster. Refusing to let his team down, Ben hits the courts hard to practice. Ben's rivalry with Chase seems to take the fun out of playing ball with his best friends. Will Ben be able to pull it together for his team and for himself?
Zebra Forest- When eleven-year-old Annie first started lying to her social worker, she
had been taught by an expert: Gran. She told Annie and her little
brother, Rew, the one thing they know about their father: that he was
killed in a fight with an angry man who was sent away. Annie tells
stories, as she and Rew laze under the birches and oaks of Zebra Forest
-- stories about their father the pirate, or pilot, or secret agent.
But then something shocking happens to unravel all their stories: a
rattling at the back door, an escapee from the prison holding them
hostage in their own home, four lives that will never be the same.
Better Nate Than Ever- An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts
a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in
the musical version of "E.T."
Big Nate Makes the Grade- Nate Wright is known to his pals and teachers for many things, his
penchant for mischief and his school record for detentions being the
foremost. But beating out brainiac Gina's grades is not one of those
things! In Big Nate Makes the Grade, the school life goings-on of Nate, his pals, and his long-suffering teachers are recounted in hilarious detail.