Kevin, Warner, Tara, and TJ are at the best STEM summer camp in America, where they invent the Galactascope. As a team known as the Extraordinary Terrestrials, they point the Galactascope towards outer space hoping to make contact with aliens. It works!! Alien Mim arrives on planet Earth all cute with his purple fur, four eyes, four arms and two legs. He doesn’t stay cute for very long.
Ally has a secret: every time she lands in a new school she fools her teacher with disruptive behavior rather than reveal that she cannot read. She is repeatedly sent to the principal’s office due to outbursts and impertinence, and is labeled “slow” and “stupid.
You know you’re at the bottom of the middle school social ladder when you’re a troll…
Muchoki has been through a lot: Kenyon rioters destroyed his home, his church, and his town. His father died giving Muchoki, his mother and younger sister Jata a chance to escape the turmoil. Now Muchoki, Jata, and his mother are living in a relocation camp. His mother has malaria, so they are waiting for her to become strong enough to travel to her parents’ village. Then the unthinkable happens: his mother dies. Muchoki must figure out a way to get out of the camp, and find his way to his grandparents’ village with his sister.
Daisy is living with her single mom in a trailer park. Once a month, her Grandma takes her to the Federal prison (Club Fed) to see her father. Daisy really misses him, so she gets her geeky classmate Graham to help her plan a way to break The Chemist (her Dad) out of Club Fed, and they call it The Graham Cracker Plot.
Following the death of her father, Autumn, her brother, and her mother move down to Aventura, Florida, to help take care of her grandmother. Fortunately, on her first day of school Autumn becomes friends with a quirky group of kids who take her under their wing, and sparks also fly between her and school quarterback Sean. Unfortunately, at the same time she draws the wrath of one of the most popular girls in school, Reenzie, because Reenzie and Sean have been friends for years.
It’s Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to tag along with his father. His dad had the night shift in his yellow taxi. Instead of picking up customers in the city, Archie discovers that his dad runs a space taxi. Archie is in charge of navigating the taxi from galaxy to galaxy, a skill he inherited from his grandfather. It seems that stellar navigation is a family gift. After getting their first fare from HQ, the local bagel shop, Archie and his father enter a new galaxy.
Emma and her dog find a floating bottle, and when she pulls the stopper, Emma releases a small, blue genie named Karim. Karim can’t grant any wishes because an evil yellow genie stole his powerful nose ring. Now he’s tiny and powerless. He asks Emma to help him get back his nose ring and he whisks her off on his magic carpet to a city full of scorpions, turbans, desert sands, a dromedary and the evil genie, Sahim.
Ada was born with a clubfoot. Her single mother is ashamed and keeps her inside their cramped apartment at all times. It’s only when her little brother James starts going to school and exploring the neighborhood that Ada learns what happens beyond her walls. When the children of London are evacuated due to the German bombings during WWII, Ada runs away with her brother. They are placed with a reluctant guardian, Susan, who is suffering with depression.
Following the death of his father in a car accident, Jax Aubrey is sent to live with his new guardian, Riley Pendare—someone he’s never heard of, let alone met. Riley is incredibly secretive and doesn’t pay much attention to Jax. One day, which Jax believes to be a Thursday, everyone around him disappears, except for a mysterious teenage girl next door that Jax has never seen before. The next day Jax wakes up and finds it’s Thursday again, except this time everyone is back where they belong and the girl next door is gone.