For Now: Kids and the People of the Court
Published by Child Advocates, Inc. of Houston, TX, April 2007
"What is CPS? What's a court appointed special advocate? What is a judge? Why do I need a lawyer? What's a foster parent? How long will I be here? When can I go home? Will I have to go to court? Is Mom in trouble?"
Just For Now: Kids and the People of the Court answers all these questions and more in an entertaining story about an unforgettable group of foster kids who befriend each other and an abandoned stray named Spud. With the help of their court appointed special advocate, they meet the different people of the court. In the process, they learn that all those distant and sometimes scary strangers are really and truly dedicated to finding the happiest possible ending to every child's story.
of the Chupacabra, Book #1 of the Inventors Club - Leticia Garza
is a 12-year-old inventor with some major big problems. A South American
blood-sucking vampire space alien is stalking her. A seriously crooked invention
promoter is threatening her. And a dangerous industrial spy who could destroy
the whole world is totally messing with her head?
Can Leticia outrun, outwit, and outthink them all?
No way. Not until she hooks up with Eugene Jeffers, Bobby Dusek, Anita Vuong, and a parrot named Salsa at the Houston Junior Genius Competition. With their help, Leticia just might have a fighting chance at saving the planet.
Mystery of the Chupacabra, Book I of The Inventors Club, is a hilarious, thrilling, and scarifying mystery for readers 8-12 written by more than 300 collaborators from the Houston Independent School District's Sharpstown Learning Community and underwritten by a Houston Annenberg Challenge Grant.
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