Meet Amira, a twelve year old girl who lives in Sudan. Amira has dreams of going to school and learning to read and write but that is not the custom in her country. When the Janjaweed militia invade her small village, she must travel to a refugee camp. Life there is tough and Amira is ready to give up when the gift of a red pencil offers her hope.
The flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner has been stolen from the Smithsonian Museum! Anna, Jose, and Henry meet and discover that they all belong to the Silver Jaguar Society. Even though they are snowed in at the airport in Washington, D.C., they are determined to catch the culprit!
Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She is thrilled that her name is a homonym and she gave her dog, Rain, a name that’s a homonym, too. Rose is not understood by her teachers, other kids, or even her father. She has so many things that make her different. When a storm hits her town and Rain goes missing, Rose has to leave her routines and safe places to search for her dog.