are on a ledge when Sally moves to a house in a strange town. Planting some seeds with the girl who had owned it before, she suddenly finds it easier to make friends with others.
consumes cardboard collected by two lads for recycling, and when Dad arrives he thinks it's got the boys too – great relief when he finds them!
is a 4-year-old who goes off on his own after being teased, and can't be found; but all ends well.
is Peter's nickname, but he discovers how to stop being blown this way and that by older bullies when he realises the strength of being in the right.
is a joy to the narrator of this story, who nevertheless learns that it can be dangerous too.
seem to be essential on dark evenings, but a power cut proves otherwise.
have been brought into class, but teacher's disappears. Surinda accuses unpopular Morna, but finding she was wrong shows her how to help Morna.
is too long for football-mad Max, but cheating only leads to embarrassment.
is owning up when you've broken something: difficult, but in the end Jenny finds it best.
is a theme park where Simon discovers the value of silence – and of speech.
is hateful for Belinda, yet because of it she discovers her real talent.
is the daughter of a Russian writer, and she helps John find that not being the cleverest doesn't matter.