Mavis Jukes

Mavis Jukes


"Austin's visit to his grandmother's is the first since Grandpa died. Austin

notices Grandpa's things but feels the emptiness of his absence. This spare

story vividly captures the emotions of painful times and shows how they ease

with sharing and remembering. Boy and grandfather were close, but boy and

grandmother seem destined to be just as close, with Grandpa's memory to bind

them. Poignant and perceptive, this has impressive resonance, and readers won't

easily shed its warm afterglow."--(starred) Booklist.


Alex feels that he does not have much in common with his stepfather Jake until a fuzzy spider brings them together....

When Colton’s mom tells him that they’re moving from Idaho Falls to northern California, Colt is sad, but he takes it like a man. At least he’ll have one friend to keep him company – Smoke, the twenty-pound black Maine coon cat that Colt’s dad gave him when he was little. With his dad gone most of the year riding bulls on the rodeo circuit, sometimes it feels like Smoke is their only connection. So when Smoke doesn’t come home after Colt lets him out in the middle of the night, nothing else in Colt’s world seems to matter anymore. But on the dark and stormy evening when Colt sets off alone to find his missing cat, he’s in for more danger than even the son of a fearless bull rider could have dreamed of.

A captivating look at cowboys, courage, and community, this is a tender tale about family and friends pulling together, and what it really means to be a man.

The bestselling "It's a Girl Thing" has a new little sister that's just right for younger girls curious about what puberty will bring....

The highly acclaimed girls' guide to adolescence by a Newbery Honor-winning

author is now available in a rack-sized paperback edition. Reviewers were

unanimous in their praise for this useful and important book.

"It's difficult to imagine an adolescent girl who wouldn't benefit from this

candid, supportive and often genuinely funny guide...this volume will spark

communication between parents and daughters."--Publishers Weekly,

starred review

"The text is sometimes humorous, but always conveys caring, respect and

concer...A fine and thoughtful effort."--School Library Journal, starred


"What's good and unusual here is Jukes' been there, done that

matter-of-factness about aspects of female existence rarely discussed in

literature...Tilley's scribbly, lighthearted vignettes accentuate the light

tone of the text."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Will leave girls informed and in charge."--The Horn Book


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