- Applewhites at Wit's End
Jake Semple and E.D. Applewhite are back, this time facing a financial meltdown E.D.'s father has called ""the end of the world "" Famously creative Randolph Applewhite hatches a plan to save the family from poverty and starvation: They will turn the sixteen acres of their family compound, Wit's End, into "Eureka ," a summer camp for creative children. The plan will demand the all-out efforts of the whole family, including Jake, who has managed to survive his first year in their home school. The whole thing "seems" like a good idea...
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...
- Flight of the Raven
Second Volume of the Ark Trilogy. Elijah Raymond was one
of four remarkably gifted children gathered together in an experimental
group home called the Ark. In their shared dreams, he was always the
Raven, flying over the other three. But when the Ark program was
discontinued, Elijah ran away. In Flight of the Raven, Elijah has been
found by a group of environmental terrorists and taken to their snowy
- Ordinary Miracles
Tired of being a twin, Mark begins to spend less time with his
brother Matthew and more with a Nobel prize winning scientist whose
ideas lead him to question his religious beliefs.
- The Face in the Mirror
When his grandfather becomes ill, Jared is sent to live with
the father he never met, a director who has started a Shakespeare
company in a historic theatre. There Jared comes face to face
with his vindictive half-brother, a theatrical ghost and the dark
feelings that drive the tragedy of Richard III.
- Welcome to the Ark
Volume One of the Ark Trilogy. When four brilliant young
misfits are gathered in an experimental group home they dub the Ark,
they discover new and surprising gifts that may help them and others
cope with a violent world spinning out of control.
- Who's There?
When fourteen-year-old Drew and her mute younger
brother come to live with their father's estranged relatives after
their parents' sudden death, they discover that the house is haunted
by ghosts and a deadly family secret.
- The Witch of Maple Park
In this light-hearted mystery, Casey's friend Mackenzie is convinced that the older woman she
sees around town is a witch and that she and Casey must do something to foil
- Plague Year
Sixteen-year-old David and his friend Molly become intimately
involved when a scandal is discovered about the strange new boy in their
high school, and a growing climate of fear and hatred erupts into
- A Good Courage
Having been dragged by his mother from one commune to another
as she searches for a place to belong, fourteen-year-old Ty finds
conditions at the new place, The Kingdom, intolerable and possibly
- Pride of the Peacock
After reading a book describing the aftermath of a nuclear war,
fourteen-year-old Whitney becomes obsessed with the inevitability of the
earth's destruction and finds herself more and more paralyzed by fear
and depression. An accidental meeting with a sculptor who is dealing
with her own fear and depression leads Whitney to a new view of herself
and her world.
- No Safe Harbors
At sixteen, Amanda Sterling cannot accept all
the values her parents' lives represent, but neither does she want to believe
that her father can be guilty of taking a bribe.
- The Liberation of Tansy Warner
Tansy is excited about getting the lead in the
play of Anne Frank, sure that this is going to change her life and her
relationship with an aloof father, but then her mother disappears and this
crisis helps a strong new self to evolve.
- The Last of Eden
During her sophomore and junior years at
boarding school, Michelle must confront several painful situations which make
her realize the place is not the "Eden" she once thought it was.