Elissa Brent Weissman
While seventh-grader Lindy Sachs is recovering from mononucleosis, her father gives her access to his etrading account as a way to pass the time and she discovers that she has a knack for buying and selling stocks.
2) Nerd camp
For ten-year-old Gabe, the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment is all that he dreamed it would be, but he must work hard to write about the fun in letters to Zack, his cool future stepbrother, without revealing that it is a camp for "nerds."
Gabe has looked forward to another six glorious weeks at the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment, but when a wildfire closes the nearby camp that Zack, Gabe's stepbrother, was supposed to attend, the Nerd Camp faces a "cool-kid invasion" that could mean big trouble.
Children's authors and illustrators recount their childhood aspirations and share their writings and drawings as kids, including Kwame ALexander, Tim Federle, Gordon Korman, Grace Lin, Dan Santat, and Linda Sue Park.
Sixth-graders Ashley and her best friend Maya were banished from the live "News at Nine" broadcast at John Dos Passos Elementary in Baltimore after an embarrassing incident in the previous year; at loose ends the pair, together with their classmate Brielle, decide to become investigative reporters with their own online broadcast: "The Underground News"--and soon they stumble upon a major story about an educational software company that is illegally...