The star of her school’s running team, Sadako is lively and
athletic…until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face
the hardest race of her life—the race against
time. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand
Paper Cranes celebrates the courage that makes one young
woman a heroine in Japan.
It's Alex Kim's fourth year at Camp Lakeview, so there's nothing
mysteriousabout her. Everyone knows that she's a star athlete and
an all-around leader, and if they don't, never-shy Alex will be
more than happy to fill them in. But Alex is holding something back
this summer, and her friends are beginning to notice.
There's something about Hensley's. No matter what you need, that
general store is sure to have it. It's almost magical the way the
manager, Old John, seems to know what the townsfolk need before
they do. But then a new family moves to town. The youngest child,
Molly, has asthma—but her mother doesn't have money to treat
her, or for anything else.
“A book for anyone mending from childhood
wounds.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on
In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age
narrative—based on the author’s childhood in the
1960s—a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her
new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly
Newbery Honor–winning author Gennifer Choldenko deftly
combines humor, tragedy, fascinating historical detail, and a
medical mystery in this exuberant new novel.
San Francisco, 1900. The Gilded Age. A fantastic
time to be alive for lots of people .
Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton,
Indiana. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of
Clifton start dying, Jessie’s mother sends her on a dangerous
mission to bring back help.
But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more
alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she
finds her own life in jeopardy.
Amber Brown is one very excited third grader. She is going to visit her Aunt Pam in London! Amber is all set for the best vacation ever. Until she gets the chicken pox! Amber Brown is itchy and bored. Is her vacation ruined?
Tess McAlister truly believes in magic, and is convinced that this
is the year she will finally meet Santa Claus. Tess has many
Christmas wishes, but her most fervent wish is not for herself, but
for a friend. Her faith in the season results in a Christmas Eve so
wondrous, so sparkling, that listeners won’t be able to help
but feel transformed.
Who is Ida B. Applewood. She is a fourth grader like no other,
living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a
family like no other, and her story will resonate long after this
audiobook has ended. How does Ida B. cope when outside
forces--life, really--attempt to derail her and her family and her