Henry looks for new details to be a part of as Liz joins him and his parents on France and New York trips. While Henry seeks adventure on his vacations, Liz always talks and texts to her high school friends on their travels. Henry stays involved in teen sports when the family returns home and helps detectives gather new clues for cases. Liz, his older sister, doesn't like to be seen with Henry as she thinks she's more knowledgeable, but Liz helps her brother with his interests at home. In this coming-of-age novel, you'll root for Henry's interest in sports, friends, research, and schoolwork. And you'll identify with Liz's attention to technological advances as well as being a friend to her brother.
Henry, an eleven-year-old boy, researches places to visit when he's not busy with his friends, school, or camping. His friend, Charles, from England, shares an interest in traveling and is fond of internet games like Henry. When he's not planning a vacation, Henry investigates information in books or online about places the family can see. Studying artifacts and sites provide delightful experiences for Henry. Liz, Henry's fourteen-year-old sister, takes pleasure in being with her friends or texting back and forth. Even though she's not into traveling as much as Henry, she participates with the family. Henry makes an exciting discovery for himself and others. His work on this investigation makes him question whether he's a sleuth or not. What Henry and Liz find together make them challenge whether the finding is worth anything. Surprises await the two as they pursue their lives.
Angelina's friends encourage her quest to pursue music. She doesn't know whether to leave her dream behind as the obstacles stand in her pathway. As a waitress at a restaurant, Angelina must decide whether to continue her job or reach out in another field. Will her determination, talent, and rehearsal time help her become a musician? In one crucial audition, even though Angelina is nervous and barely manages to arrive from thousands of miles away, she wants to succeed. After facing a life-changing decision, will Angelina arrive at the answers needed for her dream?
Anna Lansing is like most twelve-year-old girls. She enjoys picking out clothes for going to school and for going with her friends. With a history of just hanging out with friends, she's not too concerned with others. She's more concerned with going places. If a person gets injured, she doesn't realize how much help someone might need. As the story progresses, Anna finds ways to help her friends, others' dogs, and other people. In the beginning, she's selfish, but others help her see that it is important to be selfless. She learns a little about responsibility, too, as she takes care of another's dog. The lessons observed about caring for a pet help her step in when she needs to. Anna figures out that you can accomplish more when you plan ahead, She is able to not only finish her projects, but she is able to pursue some interesting hobbies. With her persistence and practice, she has a variety of experiences. Join Anna on her journey of discovery, as she learns about herself and others.
While shooting his arrows close to a wooded area, Matthew Holliday hears a whimpering sound. After determining what made the sound, Matthew and his friends seek a way to save some dogs from being abandoned. Matthew learns that saving the dogs takes time, money, effort, and help. Through the experiences and adventures with the dogs, he comes to understand responsibility and learns how dogs can be used to teach children to care about reading.