Book List in Order:14 titles

  • Thomas learns to navigate his grief when his mother disappears by creating a fantasy story about his mother where she is safe. One morning 10-year-old Thomas's mother tells him about a dream she had about taking a trip by herself--which is odd bec...


  • A lone sculptor living in an abandoned factory, an art student who doesn't speak, shots ringing out late at night... When Andre moves to the city with his mom, he meets a mysterious cast of characters, all with something in common. But what? And what...


  • Eleven-year-old Cassidy has just inherited a gift from her late great-grandmother. Unfortunately, that “gift” turns out to be a summer trapped in etiquette school. What good are manners, anyway, for a girl who dreams of living life on the road as...


  • When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles aren't for ladies," but from then o...


  • The squirrels at Mt. Mercy College are getting too friendly -- they're frightening the students, making the nuns jumpy . . . and they're super messy. It's time to call the Animal Rescue Team! Meanwhile, Keisha's got a problem of her own. The Gran...


  • It's autumn in Grand River, and as Keisha and her pals prepare for Halloween, a phone call comes in to Carters' Urban Rescue: a deer has been spotted in the neighborhood . . . with a pumpkin on his head! The deer was enjoying the birdseed treat insid...


  • Keisha and her family are just sitting down to Saturday-morning breakfast when the phone rings. Uh-oh! There seems to be a skunk at the community garden, and it's dug a hole under the shed. At the same time, Mr. Sanders can't deliver the mail to a ce...


  • Meet the Carters: Mr. and Mrs. Carter, 10-year-old daughter Keisha, five-year-old Razi, baby Paolo, and Grandma Alice. Together, they run Carters' Urban Rescue, the place you call when you've got an animal where it shouldn't be. In their first advent...


  • Franklin Delano Donuthead, star of Sue Stauffacher's Donuthead, is back and life continues to throw him lots of curveballs: he's now in sixth grade which means it's time for middle school, with all of its related terrors. He has to avoid whipping pon...






  • Even though she can't afford a ticket to see the great blues singer Bessie Smith perform, Emmarene listens outside Bessie's tent--that is, until she bursts into the show to warn the crowd: The Night Riders have come Bessie marches right outside and c...


  • Franklin Delano Donuthead is a fifth grader with a lot of problems: For starters, his last name is Donuthead. He considers himself handicapped because one arm and leg are shorter than the other (by less than half an inch), his mother is trying to poi...


  • Harry Sue Clotkin is tough. Her mom's in the slammer and she wants to get there too, as fast as possible, so they can be together. But it's not so easy to become a juvenile delinquent when you've got a tender heart. Harry Sue's got her hands full car...