Entering fourth grade, Amber faces some changes in her life as her best friend moves away and her parents divorce.
Amber Brown has always enjoyed being the only kid in school with a two-color name. Until a new girl joins her fourth-grade class--Kelly Green.
Amber Brown's parents just aren't acting the way she thinks parents should. Sometimes Amber's dad goes out on dates when he is supposed to be spending time with her. And her Mom went to Disneyland with Aunt Pam while Amber was with her dad.
The year that she is in fourth grade is a difficult one for Amber, as she tries to deal with escalating telephone fights between her divorced parents and her father's impending return to take joint custody of her.
Unhappy over her parents' divorce and her mother's boyfriend Max, nine-year-old Amber finds her schoolwork suffering.
Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice? A novel by Paula Danz~~er Who said growing up was fair? Or easy? Certainly not Lauren Allen. At fourteen, her life is the pits. Bobby Tayler's just jilted her. Her ninth-grade teachers are demerit-crazy. And she has to share her bedroom with a messy younger sister who wants to be a stand-up comic, while her older sister seems to get everything she wants. Between her parents, her two sisters, and school, Lauren feels she's got no rights at all. But then Lauren takes a course in "Law for Children and Young People," and meets Zack, an eighth grader who's "nice and attractive and bright and funny." Suddenly Lauren realizes that there are solutions to her problems. She can protest unfair policies at school. She can stand up to the kids who call her a cradle robber for going out with Zack. And she can sue her parents for malpractice ...can't she?
Marcy dislikes school and has problems with her father. But everything turns around when she meets Ms. Finney, an English teacher who changes her life forever.
Phoebe's parents didn't start "getting their act together" until they got a divorce when she was thirteen. Now that she's fourteen, she spends weekdays with her father in Woodstock, New York, and commutes on the bus called the Divorce Express for weekends with her mother in New York City. It seems that joint custody means more drastic changes for Phoebe than for either parent. She's got to deal with all the crises in their lives as well as in her own, and it's hard to become a part of things in Woodstock when she's not around on weekends. Her life improves when Phoebe becomes friends with Rosie, an offbeat Divorce Express regular-and Dave, her secret crush, asks her for a date. But just when Phoebe thinks she's got everything under control, her mother announces she's planning to marry a man Phoebe can't bear.
Everything seems to be changing for Matthew. He has always been the class clown, but he would like to be taken more seriously. At school, when the class studies ecology, Matthew wants to make his recycling project important to everyone. And when it comes to his friendship with Jill, even stranger things are happening. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Matthew cannot resist the temptation to play practical jokes on his older sister and all the girls in his class at school, so by the time of the big party for his eleventh birthday they have all declared war on him.
Amber's life has been full of change lately. Her best friend moved and she became friends with Brandi. Then she had to face her parents' divorce. She's getting used to her mom's boyfriend. Now the only change that she wants is to redo her bedroom.
Amber Brown goes into second grade and encounters more problems.
That feisty, observant child is back. She now refers to herself as "I, Amber Brown" because she feels as though she's losing her identity because of all the recent changes in her life. Her mother and soon-to-be-stepfather, Max, are celebrating Hanukkah along with Christmas this year and anticipating their new life together. Her father has moved back to town from Paris and is getting an apartment nearby with a room for Amber. Seeking control over her life and her body, she tricks him into taking her to get her ears pierced. After the deed is done (Dad didn't know that Mom had forbidden it), her parents must work out a plan for dealing with other everyday issues that are bound to come up with joint custody. In the end, they are able to let Amber know that she is her own person, and that they both love her and are willing to try to do a better job together. The enormously popular heroine once again brings insightful verbalization to what life is like for kids today. Grades 2-4.
Upset with her parents for arguing on what she hoped would be a perfect day, Amber gets lost at a county fair when she tries to follow her best friend Justin and his family through the crowd.
When Rosie and her mother form a new family with Rosie's best friend and her father, Rosie finds that it takes a lot of work to make a family in a world of changing relationships. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Amber Brown loves talking about herself to the kids who read her books. She'll tell you about her mother getting hair streaks by putting bunches of hair through foil. She'll tell you that she snitches frosting off her birthday cake in the fridge the day before her birthday. She'll tell you it's boring waiting to play ball with her friend Justin who is over a half hour late. She'll tell everybody she wants a watch for her seventh birthday. She'll tell you little Danny spits on her birthday cake. She'll tell you lots more. You're going to have fun reading about Amber Brown. Some pictures are described.
Sixth grader Matthew Martin gets a little too "wrapped up" in his Egypt Unit Project in this reissue of a popular Paula Danziger story.
With his girlfriend, Jill, away for the summer, Matthew has plenty of time to earn some money. Not only is he in debt to his parents, but he also owes money to most of his classmates, and he desperately wants to buy a new computer program. Matthew is full of money-making ideas, but will his wild schemes end up making more trouble than money?
Amber Brown and her classmates celebrate Halloween, while Amber wonders if her parents' arguing will ruin the holiday for her.
Elizabeth and Tara*Starr are best friends, but Tara*Starr moves away, and the 2 girls must continue their friendship thru letters. Can they stay best friends despite the distance?
Cassie's not really sure how it started, but eating pistachio nuts always makes her feel better. Whenever her parents have a shouting match, the pressure of running for freshperson class president gets overwhelming, or her beautiful sister calls her a giraffe, grabbing a handful of red nuts somehow helps. Cassie has medicine for her asthma attacks; why not have a prescription for "unhappiness attacks"?
When Frank spends the summer with Kendra and her family in their New York City apartment, a friendship develops as the two teenagers set off on a scavenger hunt exploring the city's museums, restaurants, and other landmarks.
Second grade is almost as wonderful as Amber expected, but there's one problem: the rules. Most of them are easy for Amber, but she just can't manage to keep her desk clean.
Sequel to PS Longer Letter Later, Elizabeth and Tara are still totally different. But they continue to correspond regularly through email now.
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