A thousand quirky things help launch Adam Pitt into that rarified air where the ordinary becomes legendary. It was the early 1970’s in Pittsville, Missouri-that awful, wondrous season in Americana when talented small-town athletes were “STUCK” facing serious decisions about war, death and desertion. c. 2013
Hanna is fed up with her best friend, Lizzy, who is always trying to be better than her. When Lizzy tells Hanna she can throw her ball farther and succeeds, it’s the last straw. Hanna is tired of feeling second best, but what she doesn’t realize is that sometimes she makes Lizzy feel that way too. Maybe there’s a way they can still be best friends after all. c. 2014
Nibbles, Sweet Pea, and Clean Bean are little piglets with a big quest. They want to determine, for once and for all, who is the biggest? It’ll take their sneaking into the garden, devouring all the vegetables, and flopping in the mudhole for readers to decide who’s the biggest pig for themselves—but not before Mama steps in. To her, they’re all big and they’ll also always be her perfect little pigs. c.2014
After taking refuge in a grand old theater, a charming and resourceful mouse falls in love with dance and wins the heart of a prima ballerina.
To celebrate her birthday, George is taking Nancy and Bess on a three-day bike tour around the scenic Mystic Lake. They can’t wait to spend time exploring the gorgeous landscape by day and camping under the stars at night.
What they didn’t count on was sabotage! c.2014
When Callie’s life is cut short by a tragic accident in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, her spirit travels to another dimension called the Prism. Here she meets a striking and mysterious ghost named Thatcher, who guides her as she learns how to bring peace to those she left behind. But Callie soon uncovers a dark secret about the spirit world: some of the souls in it are angry, and they desperately want revenge. These souls are willing to do whatever it takes to stay on Earth, threatening the existence of everyone she ever cared about. c. 2014
Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl – sarcastic, free-spirited Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him, too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want. But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone. Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?
Ben wants to help Ani, but the more she pushes him away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves in this powerful, gut-wrenching debut novel. c. 2013
Driver’s ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school — and she is. But what’s really on her mind is her mother. Why is she dressing in Dad’s baggy khaki pants with a silk scarf around her neck? What is she planning when she pores over maps in the middle of the night? When did she stop being Mom and start being Amelia Earhart? c. 2014