|Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck|
Helena is big-sister mouse to three younger siblings,
living a snug and well-fed life within the ancient walls of the Cranston
family home. When the Cranston humans decide to sail away to
England to find a husband for one of their daughters, the
Cranston mice stow away in the name of family solidarity.
And so begins the scamper of their lives as Helena, her
siblings, and their humans set sail on a life-changing voyage into the
great world of titled humans..and titled mice, and surprise endings for all.
|Titanic: Book one, Unsinkable by Gordon Korman|
The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but as it begins its
maiden voyage, there's plenty of danger waiting for four of
its young passengers. Paddy is a stowaway, escaping a deadly past.
Sophie's mother is delivered to the ship by police - after she and
Sophie have been arrested. Juliana's father is an eccentric whose riches
can barely hide his madness. And Alfie is hiding a secret that could
get him kicked off the ship immediately.
The lives of these four passengers will be forever linked
with the fate of Titanic. And the farther they get from shore,
the more the danger looms.....
|The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Ara Deedy & Randall Wright|
Tired of dodging fishwives' brooms and carriage
wheels, alley cat Skilley yearns for the comfort of
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a popular London inn.
When he hears that the innkeeper is in need of a mouser, he
hatches a scheme so audacious it will surely set him up
for the rest of his nine lives.
Once installed at the Cheese, Skilley looks forward to
a life of ease. But a resident mouse named Pip uncovers Skilley's
scandalous secret, and the desperate cat is forced to make a pact
with him. The two become allies, and harmony reigns until they
are drawn into an intrigue involving a tyrannical cook, a strange
visitor hidden in the attic, and an evil tomcat called Pinch.
The ensuing mayhem threatens the peace of Ye Olde
Cheshire Cheese - and the entire British Empire!
|With the Might of Angels by Andrea Davis Pinkney|
Twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson's life turns upside
down after the Supreme Court rules in favor of desegregation in
the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. Her parents
decide that Dawnie will attend Prettyman Coburn, a previously
all-white-school - but she'll be the only one of her friends to enroll
in this new school.
Not everyone in Hadley supports integration, though, and much of the
town is outraged at the decision. As she starts school, Dawnie endures the
harsh realities of racism. but the backlash against her attendance of
Prettyman Coburn is more than she's prepared for, and she begins
to wonder if the hardship is worth it. Will Dawnie be able to hold on to the
true meaning of justice and remain faithful to her own integrity?