Determined not to be weird all his life like his neighbor, Charley Maplewood decides to throw himself a tenth birthday party, complete with a "house of horrors" theme, but first he will have to make some friends to invite.
Afraid he will always be an outsider like ex-planet Pluto, nine-year-old Oliver finally shows his extremely overprotective parents that he is capable of doing great things without their help while his class is studying the solar system.
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
Offers a look at weird things from around the world, such as the frog from Surinam who gives birth through its back, neutron stars, and liquid nitrogen, via full-color photographs, comparisons, and in-depth examinations of the items, animals, and objects featured.
Iz, formerly known as Elizabeth, has begun to enjoy the pandemonium of a spacey stepmother, mischievous stepbrothers, and an assortment of odd and unreliable pets.
Kids love to contemplate strange stuff. Quicksand is right up there with Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, meat-eating plants, the lost continent of Atlantis, wolf children, voodoo and zombies, scorpions and tarantulas, black holes, and more. The myths and the truth as we know them are here in this grab bag collection of weird stuff.
With only 198 days before the start of sixth grade, Zoey Zinevich embarks on a zany journey of self-discovery in her quest to become "cool."
To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.
Sixth-grader Augie Knapp, who has a deformed hand, is convinced by Lydie Rose, the strange new girl in town, that the Gypsies are coming for him.
The two man storytelling team describes the characteristics of urban legends, and presents a collection of classic tales.
At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.
Bullied and mistreated by three schoolmates, Arthur thinks his computer and a strange program called The Game may hold the answer to his problems. The Game allows him to secretly get even with his tormentors, but when The Game begins to go too far Arthur feels he may get into even bigger trouble.
Though Tess is stuck with the class nerd for a partner in a science project, they become good friends as they study the unlikely subject of Tess's older sister.
Twelve-year-old Pete, known as Liar for his ability to stretch the truth, teams up with the class geek and the new girl in school to investigate a strange object from outer space.
Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker--as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.
When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich, friendless nerd Ambrose, forced to be home-schooled by his overprotective mother, coerces his neighbor Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where people accept him for who he is.
It doesn't take much to be a seventh grade weirdo when your name is Christopher Robin and you're the older brother of a genius named Winnie.
Brian Hobble isn’t much of a writer—he’s more of a soccer player. (And sometimes he’s not much of a soccer player either!) But one day he borrows a pink Easyflow pen from Nathan Lumsdyke, during his favorite author’s school visit, and suddenly he can’t stop writing. Unfortunately for Brian, the pen only writes flowery, embarrassing love stories, even in his science test. Brian can’t wait to give the weird pen back…until he realizes Cassandra Wyman is a lot more interested in writing than she is in soccer.