by Kobi Yamada An Independent Publisher Gold Book Award winner.
What do you do with an idea? Especially an idea that’s different, or daring, or just a little wild? Do you hide it? Walk away from it? Do you pretend it isn’t yours? This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.
by Scott O’Dell A John Newbery Medal Award winner.
In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it blue dolphins swim, others play, and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind. Karana is the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year she waited for a ship to rescue her. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs.
by James Patterson A CCBA Author of the Year winner.
Someone—or something—is decimating ships and sea life off Hawaii’s coast, and Max and her flock find themselves sucked into the navy’s top-secret investigation of the catastrophe. Their objective: Rescue Max’s activist mom from a wicked subterranean enemy. The hitch: They must dive deep into dark waters, where gruesome evil dwells…and for high-flying Maximum Ride, could there be anything more terrifying than being trapped in the great abyss?