Kidnapped when she was very young by an unscrupulous man who has forced her to lie and beg to get money, a twelve-year-old Mayan girl endures an abusive life, always wishing she could return to the parents she can hardly remember.
Author: Kathy G. Short
Set sail for adventure with Hamut and his sister Nekatu as they stow away on a sailboat, paint a pyramid, win the favor of a pharaoh, and escape their kidnappers on the back of a crocodile.
Don Quixote and the Windmills
Immersed in tales of knights and dragons and sorcerers and damsels in distress, Senor Quexada proclaims himself a knight and sets out on his first adventure against some nearby windmills that he thinks are giants.
Whose Is The Sun?
A puppy and a chick share a house, and ultimately decide that they can share the sun too.
Escape From Saigon: A Vietnam War Orphan Becomes An American Boy
Chronicles the experiences of an orphaned Amerasian boy from his birth and early childhood in Saigon through his departure from Vietnam in the 1975 Operation Babylift and his subsequent life as the adopted son of an American family in Ohio.
Everything On A Waffle
Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.
Friends Of The Heart: Amici Del Cuore
During a summer at her grandparents’ Italian seaside home, thirteen-year-old Lucrezia faces a changing relationship with her best friend Oliver and great personal tragedy.
Girl Of Kosovo
Although Zana, an eleven-year-old Albanian girl, experiences the turmoil and violence of the 1999 conflict in her native Kosovo, she remembers her father’s admonition to not let her heart become filled with hate.
Gotta Go! Gotta Go!
Although she does not know why or how, a small creepy-crawly bug is certain that she must make her way to Mexico.
The Great Blue House
When its owners leave, a summer house comes alive with the sounds of a mouse nibbling crumbs in the fall, a cat taking shelter in the winter, and rain falling on the roof in the spring.