Big Nate: Game On- Nate Wright, all-time record holder for detentions in school history, approaches sports with swagger, from fine-tuning his trash talk on the basketball court to his attitude on the soccer field.
The Meanest Birthday Girl- Dana soon learns that receiving a big white elephant for her birthday is not as wonderful as she thought it would be.
Bramble and Maggie Give and Take- Bramble the horse is starting life with her new person, Maggie. When Maggie wants to go for a ride, Bramble is hesitant because she feels that neither she nor Maggie should be boss all the time. There should be some give-and-take. Maggie agrees, and a carrot seals the deal.
Force Out- When Joey has to compete with his best friend, Zach, for a single spot on an elite baseball team, he is forced to decide how far he is willing to go to win.
White Fur Flying- A sad and silent nine-year-old boy finds his voice when he moves next to a family that rescues dogs.
Ivy Takes Care- Brokenhearted when her best friend departs for the summer, Ivy spends her own summer caring for animals in the mid-century Southwest, sharing her season of discovery with a stubborn pony, a mischievous puppy, and a scarred racehorse.
EllRay Jakes: The Dragon Slayer- A mischievous eight-year-old boy helps his sister with a bully problem, while facing a bully of his own at school.
House of Secrets- Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.
The Thing About Luck- Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.