“...the sparks of humor; the well-drawn, sympathetic characters...make the story something more than just a fictional vehicle for an ideal”
— Booklist

“What Janna chooses to do with her wishes will keep readers engaged until the tale's satisfying conclusion”
— Kirkus Reviews

The Genie Scheme

The things that count can't be counted

Janna is a normal eighth grader leading a pretty normal eighth grader's life, but life would definitely be better if she and her mom had more money. She gets her chance at fame and fortune, but things don’t turn out the way she expects.

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“Top Ten First Novels for Youth”
— Booklist

"A heartfelt debut; a coming-of-age story with a bit of pathos and a perilously climactic finale."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A first-rate debut."
-School Library Journal, starred review

Sand Dollar Summer

Don't doubt that a mere second can change your life forever

Twelve-year-old Lise watches her safe world fall apart when her strong, self-reliant mom is injured in a car accident. To recuperate, Mom takes Lise and her bright little brother to live in a rattletrap house on the beach in Maine for the summer.

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