Yoda Gets a Buddy by Beth Stern
“Yoda, the Persian cat, is busier than ever in the Foster Kitten Room, taking care of litter after litter. Buddy, a blind kitten who is recovering from eye surgery, has been with Beth and Howard longer than any other foster kitten, so Yoda takes him under his wing—or paw—and makes him his fostering partner! While Yoda grooms and scolds the naughty kittens, Buddy is the cat they cuddle up to and adore, mimicking his every move, with no clue he is blind.
“One day Frankie, a new foster, is introduced and from the very first moment, none of the kittens like him. Oversized ears and an unruly cowlick make him look goofy. But Buddy loves this new little guy and helps the other kittens see all of Frankie’s goodness and sweetness. And when they discover Buddy is the kitten with a true disability and challenge, the other felines learn that love truly is blind when we see each other with our hearts.” [JPB STERN,B]
Sara Lost and Found by Virginia Castleman
“Sara and Anna Olsen face an uncertain world. Their mother left home and may—or may not—be coming back. Their father is a drummer in a band and comes home long after the girls go to sleep—if he comes home at all. Too often, ten-year-old Sara and twelve-year-old Anna are left to fend for themselves. Then one night, three loud knocks at the door change everything: their father is in jail and social services has come to take the girls away. Rather than risk being split up, Sara and Anna decide their only option is to run away.
“But the girls don’t get very far, and when the authorities catch up with them, Sara and Anna are forced back into the foster care system. Along the way, the girls encounter good people who want to help them but they also meet people who have no patience for mistakes or accidents. As Anna begins to act out or withdraw completely, Sara knows that it’s up to her to take care of her older sister. But what if she can’t anymore? What if she finds a forever home that may not include Anna? Will Sara keep the promise she made to her mother to stay with her sister or will she find the courage to do what’s best for herself?” [J CASTLEMAN,V]
So, You Want to Be a Leader? An Awesome Guide to Becoming a Head Honcho by Patricia Wooster
“Have you ever been excited by the idea of leading a group or being in charge? This comprehensive guide reveals a whole host of careers you can pursue with leadership skills you can start building today.
“We have all known kids who say they want to grow up to be President of the United States, but what about becoming an educational leader or the CEO of a company? There are myriad ways kids today can grow up to become the leaders of tomorrow. But the only way to get there is to start becoming a leader today.
“In addition to tips and interviews from professionals in the industry, So, You Want to Be a Leader? includes inspiring stories from kids who are already leaders in their own communities, activities, a glossary, and resources to help kids on their way to a successful and fulfilling career.” [ J303.34 WOOSTER]