Middle Grades

Danger in the Desert


Cooper Square Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-0873586641

Scott and Robbie always wanted candy and root beer for dinner, but now  they've got their wish, and it doesn't sound so good. They've been  kidnapped in their mother's station wagon and left in the brutally hot  desert with no food or water. When night comes-darker than they ever  thought night could be and bringing coyotes and snakes-the brothers,  eleven and nine, have to face the possibility that they might not be  rescued. It's up to them to survive, using only what they happen to have  in the station wagon. How can a pair of shoes, a set of hubcaps, and  the contents of their mother's shopping bags be used for desert  survival? You won't be able to stop reading until you find out.


Missing in the Mountains


Cooper Square Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-0873589505

Jarod is a snowboarder and is stuck taking care of his younger sister,  Jennifer, who is a beginning skier. When a bully threatens the two,  Jarod convinces Jennifer to ski out-of-bounds to avoid a conflict. They  venture into the restricted area and Jennifer watches in horror as her  brother is buried in an avalanche. Will Jennifer be able to rescue her  brother and, together, will they be able to find their way to safety?