Science fair projects stump students
Anna and her friends find a practical use for their research.
When should a child be told he is adopted?
Separated at birth, Jack and Jake have a bone to pick with their parents.
A mother’s love; a father’s sacrifice
Two million copies sold so far.
A gentle story about a pair of fiercely united twins.
Nancy and Plum
a sweet story from the author of the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books
The Missing Series
This fast-paced series should appeal to reluctant readers.
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye
Before heading to college, Natalie decides to find her birth mother.
The Magician’s Elephant
An orphaned boy searches for his lost sister with the help of a mysterious elephant.
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