2) Take Care
This simple verse story relays that kindness to the world is as easy as planting trees, tending to flowers, and being nice to animals. And, being kind to others can be as simple as choosing nice words and sharing a smile. Because the world belongs to all of us!
Ahab Goldstein is a seventh-grader living in an United States (specifically Maine) where the environment has turned toxic, and the corrupt Environmental Police Force is in control, limiting access to natural resources like gas and water, issuing fines, and transporting "fragile" species (pretty much all of them) to the Center for Species Rehabilitation in New Arcadia (a dubious refuge at best); so when Ahab and his friends find a real live bullfrog...
4) Dream Boy
It was all just brain waves, I thought-disconnected, like the notebook my friend Talon keeps. She draws a line down the middle; on the right she writes everything she remembers about a dream, and on the left notes about what's happening in real life. Reality on one side, dreams on the other, a clear line between the two. But it turns out there are no clear lines-just a jumble of what is and what might be. And all of it is real. How Do You Know What's...
A multicultural story full of heart and hilarity about what it means to be all-American after all. Lauren and her best friend, Tara, have always done absolutely everything together. So when they don't have any classes together in sixth grade, it's disastrous. The solution? Trying out for the school play. Lauren, who loves to sing, wonders if maybe, just maybe, she will be the star instead of Tara this time. But when the show is cast, Lauren lands...