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A Corner of the Universe
During the summer of Hattie Owen's 12th birthday she met an uncle she never knew she had. Hattie's Uncle Adam was sent away to a special school by his parents, Hattie's grandparents, when Hattie was just two years old. Chronologically, Adam is now an adult but intellectually he is a child and unable to function in a world where adults are expected to have social skills that allow them to blend in with other adults and, at 'appropriate' times, become 'in...
Babysitters' Island Adventure
Dawn and Claudia are taking Jeff, Becca, Jamie and Charlette on a sailing trip. Their plans are to sail to an island, have lunch and turn around but a terrible storm happens. Will the baby-sitters ever get off the island or will they be stranded?...
Here Today
1963 is a year of great change for 11-year-old Ellie Dingman. The assassination of JFK inspires Ellie's flamboyant mother to leave her family, move to New York City, and pursue a career in acting. With her mother in the Big Apple and her father working long hours, Ellie inherits the tasks of maintaining the household and caring for her younger brother and sister. School offers Ellie no respite; Ellie and her best friend, Holly, are designated “weirdo...
Karen's Chicken Pox
Halloween is coming. Karen's class is going to be having a party. Hannie, Nancy and Karen are planning the best costumes ever. But then Karen's little sister gets the chicken pox and now Karen has them too. Can Karen get better before Halloween?...

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Missing Since Monday
Maggie and Mike Ellis are thrilled when their father and new wife take a belated honeymoon in the Carribean, leaving them to watch out for themselves and their half-sister, Courtenay. Everything is fine until Monday afternoon, when Courtenay doesn't get off at the bus stop after school. Courtenay never made it into her first-grade class that morning. Maggie starts receiving menacing phone calls, and catches someone watching the house. Then Maggie and ...
Slam Book
Anna, a first year high school student is determined to avoid being a nobody. In her bid for popularity, she and her friends start a slam book – a book where students can write comments about each other anonymously. Anna fills the book with the names of her fellow students and people start writing what they really think about each other. Suddenly Anna and her friends are the center of attention – everyone wants to read what's written in their books. B...


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