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Trout and Me

By: Susan Shreve

When a new troublemaker, Trout, arrives at school, Ben is soon diagnosed with ADD–just like Trout.Ever since first grade, Ben’s been in trouble, even though he’s really not a bad kid....

A Chance to Shine

By: Steve Seskin

Joe smelled kind of funny. He was a little bit weird.He wore trash can shoes, had a scraggly beard.He'd talk to the pigeons in front of Dad's store.I often wondered what he was sitting there for. Through...

A Summer Life

By: Gary Soto

Gary Soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level." In this lively collection of short essays, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, resreating in vivid...


Light Years

By: Tammar Stein

He went to school to learn how to kill me. The Israeli girl who ruined his life. Seven people were killed instead. A single mother of two. A computer programmer. Two college students. A grandmother and...

Black Box

By: Julie Schumacher

WHEN DORA, ELENA’S older sister, is diagnosed with depression and has to be admitted to the hospital, Elena can’t seem to make sense of their lives anymore. At school, the only people who acknowledge...

Don't Laugh at Me

By: Steve Seskin

Do you wear glasses? Ever been picked last for the team? Afraid you’ll be called on in class?Don’t laugh at me. Don’t call me names.Have you laughed at someone else for the same reasons?...


The Friskative Dog

By: Susan Straight

Sharron was five when her father gave her the Friskative Dog. And just like the best-loved toys from The Velveteen Rabbit, Sharron has made the Friskative Dog real through her love and devotion.Now Sharron...

The Unseen

By: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Xandra Hobson has always been fascinated by magic. So when she rescues a beautiful wounded bird, she is convinced that the glowing white feather it leaves behind must be magical. When she brings the feather...

No Te Rias de Mi [With CD]

By: Steve Seskin

Originally published in 2002, DON'T LAUGH AT ME became an instant classic of child empowerment. Since then, the Don't Laugh At Me programs have been adopted by dozens of school districts across the United...