After emigrating from China, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel, despite the nasty owner, Mr. Yao, who exploits them, while she works the front desk and tries to cope with fitting in at her school.
Amanda and Leo, best friends with the same birthday, had a falling out on their tenth birthday and have not spoken since, but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their eleventh birthday repeats itself again and again.
When he wakes up one morning and finds himself in a strange place with no master and no sheep to herd, a Border Collie puppy tries to survive alone in the world while trying to find his way back to the only home he ever knew and loved.
Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.
Relying on her best friend Miranda for help whenever she has difficulty saying and doing the right things, Sylvie becomes jealous when she learns that Miranda has befriended a boy Sylvie considers her archnemesis.
Relegated to the humble duty of delivering pies due to his lack of motivation, young Joss, a seventh son of a prestigious family of overachievers, is tasked with recovering a suddenly missing Earth with the assistance of an outspoken Earth girl. By the award-winning author of A Mango-Shaped Space.