Eve Bunting’s heartfelt story and David Diaz’s dramatic illustrations create a compelling child’s-eye view of urban violence.A young boy and his mother are forced to flee their apartment during a night of rioting in Los Angeles. Fires and looting force neighbors—who have always avoided one another—to come together in the face of danger and concern for their missing pets. Ages 5+.
Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. That is, until her baby brother is kidnapped by crows and Prue discovers that the Impassable Wilderness behind her home in misty Oregon is actually a world all its own. Prue and her friend Curtis have quite the adventure ahead of them. Read-aloud, ages 7+.
In the car with your family for a long trip? Grandparents and teenagers alike? The Thief Lord is a rousing tale about a group kids on the streets of Venice that will enchant all ages of listeners. Read by skilled voice-artists, the audio-book is engaging and entertaining.