Nine-year-old Amber Brown faces further complications because of her parents' divorce when her father plans to move back from Paris and she must decide which parent she will be with on Thanksgiving.
Skate Tate has a good life. She has close friends, a loving family, and her beloved Great Uncle Mort. However, Skate has to figure out the new world of Biddle Middle, where eighth graders rule, old friendships start to change, and a sixth-grader has to struggle to make a place for herself. Then other, more painful changes arise for the Tates. This story of how this close knit family responds to tragedy will move and delight listeners everywhere.
Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends. They sit next to each other in school, help each other with fractions and spelling, and always stick up for one another. But when Justin finds out that he is moving away, everything begins to change.
Amber's life has changed dramatically: her parents are divorced, her father lives in France, her best friend has moved to another state, and now her mother must decide whether to remarry.
Marcy's life is a mess. Her parents don't understand her, she feels like a fat blimp with no friends, and her favorite teacher just got fired. Ms. Finney wasn't like the other teachers, and she was helping Marcy feel good about being herself. Now that she's gone, Marcy doesn't know what to do. She's always thought things would be better if she could just lose weight, but the loss of Ms. Finney sparks something inside her.
"I like it"
Amber Brown is one very excited third grader. She is going to visit her Aunt Pam in London! Amber is all set for the best vacation ever - until she gets the chicken pox! Amber Brown is itchy and bored. Is her vacation ruined?
Amber Brown is in deep trouble. Lately, no matter what she does, it isn't enough. She straightens up her room - sort of. She does her homework - well, most of it. And she agrees to meet Max, her mother's new boyfriend - but she doesn't agree to like him. Now her mother is angry, her teacher wants all of her homework, and Max keeps trying to make her laugh.
Is Amber Brown ready for fourth grade? She has new sneakers, new notebooks and pencils, but she doesn't have what she really needs - a new best friend. How can Amber go fourth without one? Who will be Amber's best friend?
Meet Amber Brown, the unforgettable third-grader whose spunk and good humor help her survive the joys and sorrows that life delivers in Amber Brown Sees Red.
Amber Brown is happy her dad has moved back to New Jersey, but her mom isn't. It means the beginning of shared custody, and that means more fighting. Amber feels as if half of her belongs to her mom and half of her belongs to her dad, and that doesn't feel good at all. Then her mom says she can't get her ears pierced, but her dad doesn't know that. Amber makes a decision. Something has to belong to her, so why shouldn't it be her ears?