Award-winning author Jacqueline Davies’ The Lemonade War introduced fourth-grader Evan and his math-genius sister Jessie as they went head-to-head to see who could sell the most lemonade. Its charming sequel, The Lemonade Crime finds the siblings finally getting used to being in the same class after Jessie skips a grade. But a criminal trial - put on by their fourth grade class - will turn the siblings into rivals once again.
Several things about 14-year-old Georgia Nicolson's life are very wrong. Her bedroom smells like her little sister probably peed somewhere, but she can?t find where. Angus, her enormous cat, keeps terrorizing Mrs. Next Door's poodle. Dad's gone off to look for work in New Zealand. And one of her friends has rated Georgia's nose a zero on a scale from 1-10. But what's really driving her crazy is that Sex God Robbie doesn't give her the time of day.
"Hilarious listen for pre-teens and adults"
With more than a million copies of her books in print, best-selling author Karen Kingsbury delights multitudes of fans with her inspirational tales. Grief stricken over her father's death, Ellen Barrett returns to her hometown, temporarily leaving behind a troubled marriage. The heartache and confusion that swirl about her threaten to further weaken her already slipping faith. Yet even in this difficult time, God's path is before her - if only she has the willingness and strength to take it.
"Where Yesterday Lives"
Best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall casts light into the lives of book lovers everywhere with her heartfelt tales of Amish life. After a tornado tears through Kings' Orchard, Rhoda, Samuel and Jacob hope to reestablish their Old Order Amish community in Maine. Jacob loves Rhoda and wants nothing more than to help them build this new life, but demons from his past, as well as Samuel's poor business decisions, threaten to undercut their hopes.
"The Winnowing Season"
School can be kind of scary for someone who is just starting, but Betsy is trying very hard to be brave. It turns out that school is not what she thought it would be: school can be fun! She makes lots of new friends, her teacher is really nice, and the classroom is bright and sunny. She learns something new all the time and throughout the school year there are many surprising adventures waiting for her.
Twelve-year-old Phoebe Callahan longs to enjoy a storybook Christmas. So after she learns that she and her three girl cousins will spend their holiday vacation in New England on their grandma's island estate, she plans the Christmas of her dreams. When she reaches Gull Island, the cold breeze and cloudy skies foster her fondest fantasy - a white Christmas. Phoebe imagines her grandma's stately three-story home with lights in every window.
She doesn't want to go, but Em must chaperone her little sister to the grand opening of a new Stark Megastore. Her sister can't wait to see the heartthrobs and supermodels that will make an appearance, including hunky Gabriel Luna and beautiful Nikki Howard.
"A good escape"
Carolyn Haywood's Betsy series has become a timeless classic. She cleverly depicts amusing situations in which children develop lasting relationships including the fourth-grade adventures of Betsy and Billy. The boys decide to form a football team, but they have a big problem: no football! And, they have no money to buy one. They don't want any girls on the team, but Betsy has a plan for changing their minds. The team is pretty desperate, but Betsy saves the game.
Emerson Watts was pretty sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a straight A student whose brain had been transplanted into the body of a teenage supermodel. But it turned out she was wrong. Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's mysteriously gone missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her.