For Alex(A.K.A. Skinnybones) Frankovitch, the chance to star in a TV commercial is like the answer to his prayers. All right, so it isn't exactly Rambo--it's just a cat food commercial and he plays a six-year-old who wears a dorky coonskin cap.
At home in North Branch--what could be better? Happy with Len in their little house by the river, surrounded by friends, Mabel is content with her life as schoolteacher and minister's wife in the small logging community. But a storm is about to break over North Branch, and no one in town will be left untouched.
When you're sixteen, everything is momentous. That's what Mabel's best friend, Sarah Jane, tells her as they begin their first year of school at the academy in town. Away from their farm homes and families for the first time, the two girls must contend with a new school, new acquaintances, and new ways of doing things.
Shipwrecked! For twelve-year-old Mary Wallace and her ten-year-old sister Jean, floating on the sea in a lifeboat seems more like a dream than reality-actually, more like a nightmare. But they're not the only survivors of the ocean liner, sunk on its way to Australia.
Back by popular demand, Carrie Bender begins a new series about Dora, the adopted daughter of Miriam and Nate (in Miriam's Journal). Dora runs around with the Amish youth, them makes her peace with parents and church. Family friends call her to teach for an Amish community in Minnesota.
Scholastic book. Heartland is a horse farm nestled in the hills of Virginia, but it's much more than that. Heartland is like no other place-it's a place where the scars of the past can be healed, a place where frightened and abused borses learn to trust again.
Scholastic.Animal Ark. All animals and animal lovers are welcome at the Animal Ark Veterinary Clinic. At Animal Ark, Mandy Hope helps her parents treat animals of all shapes and sizes. Even outside the clinic, Mandy can't resist helping any animal in need.
Book of the Year-Abby Award Winner. A Cherokee boyhood of the 1980's remembered in generous, loving detail..an unbelievably rich young life. A felicitous remembrance of a unique education.--Kirkus Reviews.
Wind Rider Books. Elizabeth Gail Dobbs was determined never to love anybody again--especially not foster parents! Yet, the Johnson home was different. Never in her eleven, almost twelve years had Libby seen such a house or met such a warm Christian family.
When the coach says Jason is thinking more about baseball-card collecting than about ball playing, he cuts him from the team. Jason will have to play on the Little League's new expansion team-the reject team--which doesn't even have a coach.
Rancher Morgan Grayson stood to inherit a bundle-if he married his uncle's spinster sister-in-law. and spirited Anya Delangue was hardly the frumpy Englishwoman Morgan had expected. In fact, he was willing to bet that this businesslike alliance would heat up in no time.
Samantha, go home! Everyone's looking forward to Emily Delgado's stepsister's visit--everyone but Emily. Her parents hope Emily and samantha will be friends. Emily's friends Lexie and Kaitlin think Sam sounds like fun. They're wrong!
It's 1816 and Remembrance Nye and her family are enduring a cold, hard summer in their new home in western New York. There's barely any food, since Papa's crops were destroyed by the late frosts. Mem's mama has never gotten used to their new home and finds it even harder to cope after she gives birth to baby Lily.
Violet Briggs just met someone who's really out of this world. He's a fairy named Sprite and he has a huge secret! Fourteen fairies escaped from the Otherworld and they're causing all kinds of trouble.