- The summer holds a surprise for twelve-year-old Charley, in the
form of a mysterious dog who appears in the woods across the lake from
her home. In order to connect with this wild spirit she names Coyote,
Charley will have to do more than just walk. She will have to follow
Coyote into the heart of her memories: the woods her mother loved so
much. And she will have to learn to listen past the silence...
- 2003 Newbery Honor Book. Jake Semple is a scary kid.
Word has it that he burned down his old school and then was kicked out
of every other school in his home state. Only weeks into September, the
middle school in Traybridge, North Carolina, has thrown him out, too.
Now there's only one place left that will take him...
- Save Halloween!
Eleven-year-old Johanna, who is deeply involved in the
sixth grade Halloween pageant although her family views it as a
celebration of an un-Christian holiday, decides that she must follow
her own beliefs.
- The Great Skinner Strike
When fourteen-year-old Jenny Skinner's mother goes on strike
for better working conditions in the home, and as a result polarizes much of the
community, Jenny, her three younger siblings and her father come to some
- The Great Skinner Enterprise
Fifteen-year-old Jenny relates the further
adventures if the Skinner family when her father decides to incorporate the
entire family into his new business venture called "At Your
- The Great Skinner Getaway
Fifteen-year-old Jennifer recounts more
adventures of the Skinner family as they set off on vacation across the United
States in a motor home.
- The Great Skinner Homestead
Fifteen-year-old Jenny relates her family's
misadventures homesteading in the Adirondack Mountains during one
- A Time to Fly Free
Ten-year-old Josh, who finds his private school unbearable,
joins forces with an elderly man in tending injured birds.
- Grandpa and Me
Her grandfather's increasing senility brings
Kerry to a new understanding of both him and her own place in the family.