Fishbone's Song

An orphan reflects on the lessons he was taught by the wise old man who raised him in this lyrical novel that reads like poetry from three-time Newbery Honor–winning author...

The Tent

Power . . . Money . . . GuiltTired of being poor, Steven's father, Corey, is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the way to fame and fortune. So father and son take off...

Alida's Song

The wonderful grandmother whom listeners saw through the eyes of a young boy in The Cookcamp reaches out to him when he is fourteen, offering him a haven from his harsh and...

Caught by the Sea My Life on Boats

Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself.But what?Gary Paulsen takes listeners along on his maiden voyage,...

Popcorn Days & Buttermilk Nights

Carley would rather have been anywhere but here: a town deep in Minnesota's farm country, with nothing plentiful except poverty. Still, staying with his Uncle David and his family...

Liar, Liar The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception

Kevin has a big talent. Some might call it compulsive lying. He calls it common sense.Kev doesn't mean to cause trouble by lying all the time; he's just trying to make everything...

The Legend of Bass Reeves Being the True and Fictional Account of the Most Valiant Marshal in the West

Cowboy stories and movies about the Wild West are full of amazing characters. Yet many of the lawmen we think of as heroes were anything but - some were violent scoundrels and...

Mr. Tucket

It is 1848, and Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family. Yesterday he celebrated his 14th birthday on the tailgate of a Conestoga wagon in the foothills...

The Time Hackers

Ever open your locker and find that some joker has left something really weird inside?Seventh grader Dorso Clayman opens his and finds a dead body.Thirty seconds later, it...

The Glass Cafe Or the Stripper and the State; How My Mother Started a War with the System That Made Us Kind of Rich and a Little Bit Famous

The story is all true and happened to me and is mine.Tony's mom, Al, is a terrific single mother who works as a dancer at the Kitty Kat Club. Twelve-year-old Tony is a budding...

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