by Barbara Baker
growing up ... family
Frustrated by life in a crowded housing project, Emma longs for a room of her own, but, because of family circumstances, must settle for far less.
The Adam Joshua Capers (age 7-10)|
by Janice Lee Smith
growing up ... school
Adam Joshua faces one dilemma after another in these hilarious stories.
title: The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer
title: The Halloween Monster
Martin Bridge Series (age 7-10)|
by Jessica Scott Kerrin
school ... growing up ... short stories
Meet Martin Bridge--a most special and ordinary boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three stories, Martin encounters two bus drivers with very different ways of relating, makes a tough decision about a friend's pet and takes on an extremely competitive model rocket project that almost costs him a friendship. The daily rhythms, struggles and triumphs of childhood ... at home, at school and with friends ... are evoked with warmth, understanding, honesty and humor.
title: Martin Bridge on the Lookout
title: Martin Bridge: Blazing Ahead!
Magid Fasts for Ramadan
by Mary Matthews
Magid, an eight-year-old Muslim boy in Cairo, is determined to celebrate Ramadan by fasting, despite the opposition of family members who feel that he is not yet old enough to fast.
The Russell and Elisa Stories (age 7-10)|
by Johanna Hurwitz
growing up ... family ... school
The stories of Russell, age six, and Elisa, age four, as they experience the frustrations and excitement of growing up. Now that he's six, Russell has some very important questions: If he has to wear hand-me-downs, shoulden't bigger kids wear hand-me-ups? If he can't say bad words, can he make up his own words when he's angry? If he has to get a report card, isn't it about time his parents got one to?
title: Russell Sprouts
title: Rip-roaring Russell
title: "E" is for Elisa
Peach Street Mudders Series (age 7-10)|
by Matt Christopher
growing up ... friendship ... sports
The Peach Street Mudders learn a lot about sportsmanship, and a lot about life.
title: All-Star Fever
title: Shadow Over Second
title: Zero's Slider