Liar’s Poker meets The Fugitive in this financial thriller! Jonah Lightbody is twelve years old the first time he sets foot on the trading floor where his father works. He expects his day to be filled with computer games and some father-son bonding, but when a hotshot trader offers to take Jonah under his wing, Jonah is catapulted into a high-stakes, take-no-prisoners lifestyle. When Jonah’s father is accused of orchestrating a global financial meltdown, Jonah will have to choose who to believe–the father whose blood runs through his veins or the one who taught him how to be a man. Dead Cat Bounce is the mostly true story of the 2008 financial collapse–it’s about traders but it’s also about our collective race to uncover the truth, as told through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old boy.
Twenty-three vignettes present Nong, a ten-year-old girl living in present-day Thailand, and the characters of her village as they slowly make the transition from rural poverty to western modernization.
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.
Pippin the mouse and Tog the cat leave no drawer unturned as they search for Pippin’s missing ‘yellow sock with clocks.’
Best friends Bernadette and Charlie begin seventh grade and help unravel the mysterious case of the Stocking Bandit.
While her mother is treated for a serious illness, Rosa stays with her aunt and cousin on a farm in the Black Forest.
Although Wanda loves her wild hair, all the adults in her life think it’s just horrific, so after a series of mishaps with a magpie, a cat, and a large English sheepdog, Wanda is finally convinced that something needs to be done.
Delves into the lives of twelve women who took up challenges that society felt could be met only by men, from a Civil War spy and World War II fighter pilot to a Wild West desperado and Yukon adventurer.
Drawing on images and characters from traditional African myths, legends, and folklore, this colorful anthology features three short stories and three poems from Kenya.