Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
Tucker MacBean has been drawing comic books almost as long as he has been reading them. When his favorite comic has a contest for kids, he hopes he has finally found a way to fix his family-all he has to do is create the winning superhero.
Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.
From some of the biggest names in children's books, including Mac Barnett, Adam Rex, and David Yoo, comes a sidesplitting collection of short stories--the first in a new series of books from Scieszka's Guys Read library.