"Ten-year-old Lanie loves science and nature, but she has a problem: she's an "outside" girl with an "inside" family. She longs get out and go camping, but they all want to stay home. ... But when her favorite aunt comes to stay, Lanie discovers that the wonders of nature are everywhere-even in her own backyard."--Publisher.
"Lanie is having a busy summer. The backyard wildflower garden she planted with her aunt is starting to bloom with all the flowers that butterflies like best. Lanie is delighted, but her next-door neighbor objects-she says that Lanie is growing an ugly "weed garden" and she threatens to interfere. ... Can Lanie find a way to get along with her neighbor-and find a creative solution to their garden problem?"--Publisher.
On the eve of the day she is to begin temple service, Moralin of Delagua is kidnapped by the Arkera, enduring grueling adventures as she tries to escape, and ultimately learning surprising truths about her own people.
"In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time - long overdue - for all men to be treated as equals. Today his beliefs are more important than ever, and author Jane Kurtz explains Dr. King's words in language even the youngest reader can understand"--P.  of cover.
Jupiter and her family have spent their lives on the road, moving from town to town in a trusty old van and earning their living by playing music for tourists. But when their van breaks down, Jupiter's mother rents an actual house in Portland for the summer so Jupiter's annoying cousin Edom, recently adopted from Ethiopia, can stay with them. Luckily, Edom doesn't want to be in Portland any more than Jupiter wants her there, and the two hatch a Grand...