DUMB . . . BUT
Middle-grade school story, humor
On the same day Kimberly Shen got sick with mono, the school secretary put an open cardboard box on the corner of Principal Fogelman’s desk. Normally, neither of those events would have altered the entire course of twelve-year-old Franklin Dumebutte’s life. But that all changed when Franklin broke his teacher’s nose. And then her leg.
THE WATERLOGGED LIFE OF ALEXANDER MAXWELL
Contemporary middle-grade, humor
For twelve-year-old Alexander Maxwell, life’s come down to three things: a large sailboat, a small lie, and a wedding that’s got to be stopped. But Alex is about to learn that life and sailing have one thing in common—it’s sometimes hard to tell which way the wind is blowing.