2013 Junior Library Guild Selection
Annie Fleet, a 15-yr-old treasure-hunting, scuba-diving Young Indiana Jones, struggles to balance her search for Cortez's fabled lost Golden Jaguar statue with her budding romance to the son of the world's most famous movie star.
2009 ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2010 IRA Young Adults' Choice, 2011 ALA Great Stories CLUB Selection
"Frankie is as memorable a character as Sherman Alexie's Junior Spirit in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He exhibits a resiliency that is hopeful, and his colorful language and humor both confirm and dispel ethnic stereotypes. Flecked with Spanish phrases and authentic street slang and colloquialisms, Frankie's story is as poignant as it is hip and funny." School Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Striding across the landscape like Paul Bunyan or John Henry, Storm Wrangler looks like a no-nonsense U.S. Marshal, armed with a lasso for taming twisters, a lightning shield for deflecting menacing bolts, and an attitude that will not be cowed by cirrus, stratus, or cumulus 'varmints.' [...] The action sequences as Storm Wrangler fights off the nasty weather are full of jagged lightning bolts, cars flying through the air, punishing rain, and grasping winds." - Booklist
Nelson the Noun is exhausted by his job naming people, places, things, and ideas, so he takes a break, leaving the Noun Office in the hands of Roger the pronoun. Once on vacation, however, Nelson realizes that even a beautiful island is no fun without the other parts of speech. He returns to Grammaropolis... just in time to fix the chaos Roger has caused in his absence! Includes four pages of awesome grammar exercises.
Vinny the action verb and Lucy the linking verb approach life differently; Vinny's all action, but Lucy prefers to sit back and be. With their friend Jake the adjective in trouble, however, the two verbs must put aside their differences and work together to save the day... and become superheroes! Includes four pages of awesome grammar exercises.