Twelve-year-old Hunter Higgins has dreamed of, and prepared for, his first hunting trip but now that he is old enough, he wonders if he can kill an animal, especially with his long-term crush, Annette, nearby.
Squirrel joins his friends on a fishing trip, but spends the day disagreeing with them on everything from whether fishing is fun to how to reach their boat.
April thought she had her happy ending. After all, she has her new house and new friends and new guardian. But she also has a very big new secret. The kids of Winterborne House are the only ones who know that Gabriel Winterborne–famous billionaire and terrible cook–is really a sword-wielding vigilante. What they don’t know is that he’s not the only one. When a masked figure breaks in, looking for something–or someone–it’s clear that Gabriel has met his match, and now no one is safe. April and her friends will have to solve a decades-old mystery in order to hang on to the most important thing in the world: each other.
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
“Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis Prime — a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic lioness Besa are his only family… and his only friends. Often in trouble for his thrill-seeking antics and smart mouth, those same qualities make Yared a star player of the underground augmented reality game, The Hunt for Kaleb’s Obelisk. But when a change in the game rules prompts Yared to log in with his real name, it triggers an attack that rocks the city. In the chaos, Uncle Moti disappears. Suddenly, all the stories Yared’s uncle told him as a young boy are coming to life, of kingdoms in the sky and city-razing monsters. And somehow Yared is at the center of them. Together with Besa and the Ibis — a game rival turned reluctant ally — Yared must search for his uncle… and answers to his place in a forgotten, galaxy-spanning war.”– Publisher’s description.
For most of Ben’s life, he has been a kid without a mom. He has his dad, who knows Ben doesn’t like oatmeal and always hugs Ben before bed. And he has Sunshine, his loyal little dog, who is never far from his side. But his mom, who left when he was young, has just been a story, faint in his memory. Now he’s about to spend a whole week with her on her remote island in the middle of the northern Minnesota wilderness. Though he’s nervous about bears and outhouses and what his mom will think of Sunshine, Ben has a plan. When a fire threatens his mom’s island, Ben finally realizes everything he’s been trying to forget and learns how to forgive his mom – and himself.