Other books byPatricia Reilly Giff
The Zigzag Zebras have been challenged by the Timpanzi School Tigers to a race. They'll have to practice hard. Too bad Gina is a better opera singer than a runner. Ramon has them running all over—in the schoolyard, down Stone Street, back into the gym, down the stairs. They have to win!
Patti Cake and Her New Doll
Girls will adore two-time Newbery Honoree Pat Reilly Giff's sweet, funny picture book adventure about a spirited little girl, her irrepressible dog, and her new doll! Patti Cake has a new doll. Her name is On Sale. She's afraid of the dark--just like Patti Cake. Patti Cake also has a dog named Tootsie-- who makes a big mess out of everything! Tootsie gets On-Sale all smudgy with nail polish and sticky cake. But when Tootsie comes into their dark new room that night to tell On-Sale she is sorry, everything begins to feel right.
Pictures of Hollis Woods
Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. When Hollis is sent to Josie, she’ll do everything in her power to make sure they stay together.
Brooklyn, 1875: Bird Mallon lives on Water Street where you can see the huge towers of the bridge to Manhattan being built. Bird wants nothing more in life than to be brave enough to be a healer, like her mother, Nory, to help her sister Annie find love, and to convince her brother, Hughie, to stop fighting for money with his street gang. And of course, she wishes that a girl would move into the empty apartment upstairs so that she can have a new friend close by. But Thomas Neary and his Pop move in upstairs. Thomas who writes about his life in his journal--his father who spends each night at the Tavern down the street, the mother he wishes he had, and the Mallon family downstairs that he desperately wants to be a part of. Thomas, who has a secret that only Bird suspects, and who turns out to be the best friend Bird could ever have. From the Hardcover edition.