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Par Sheri S Tepper. 1988
Events in the life of Stavia, from age ten to womanhood, at a time when human civilization has evolved into…a social system divided along gender lines. Women have taken over running the country, while the men live in closed military garrison with a gate to the outside world. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1989, c1988.
Par Kage Baker. 2009
Former British Arean Company (BAC) employee Mary Griffith and others are stranded after BAC's Martian experiment fails. Mary establishes a…barter-and-trade system at her new bar, the Empress of Mars. But when BAC attempts to reclaim colonist land, Mary and her patrons must find ways to outwit the company. 2009.
Par Bruce Coville. 1994
A dragon is stalking King Mildred's land, and the king has promised half his kingdom and his daughter's hand in…marriage to the person who can slay the dragon. Only the old squire, Elizar, and a young page, Brian, are willing to try. But unbeknown to them, the king's daughter, Wilhelmina, has also set out to kill the dragon. Grades 4-7. 1994.
Par Frank Herbert. 1977
In his latest assignment, Saboteur Extraordinary Jorj X. McKie is sent to planet Dosadi to investigate an experiment that has…gotten out of hand. Humans and Gowachin have been confined there in overcrowded conditions, and an interstellar war is imminent. Companion to "Whipping Star". c1977.
Par Ellen Datlow. 2003
16 new ghost stories, varied in locale, period, and style, including westerns, faux memoirs, and romance. In Glenn Hirshberg's "Dancing…Men," the ghost is the shadow of the Holocaust, which haunts a survivor of the concentration camps. A grandfather clock is animated by the spirit of a murder victim in "The Ghost of the Clock", while the lingering influence of a madwoman who terrorizes a child appears in "Feeling Remains". Some descriptions of violence and strong language. 2003.
Par Robert Charles Wilson. 2001
Scott Warden is studying Thai beach culture and struggling to support his wife and daughter when a large monument appears…in the jungle. The artifact is a chronolith commemorating the conquest of Thailand--20 years in the future. When Warden returns to the U.S., more chronoliths appear, to devastating effect. As the chronoliths approach America, Scott joins Hitch Paley and Sue Chopra in a race to find a way to change the future.
Par Susan Cooper. 1997
In this companion volume to "The Boggart", the invisible and mischievous spirit living in the Scottish Castle Keep sets out…to help save Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, one of its few remaining cousins. Grades 4-7. c1997.
Par Charles Sheffield. 1997
Bored and spoiled fifteen-year-old Shelby Cheever leaves his pampered existence on Earth for the disciplined rigors of survival in outer…space. Shelby takes a cruise trip to the asteroid mines. But when he accidentally boards a ship to open space, his real adventures begin. Senior High. 1997.
Par Bob Barton. 2003
Ten folktales from Scandinavia and other northern hemisphere countries. In "Good Neighbors", a family happily coexists with mountain trolls. In…"Grandfather Bear", a fox tricks an old bear into dropping his dinner. Grades 4-7. 2003.
Par William Steig. 1969
Frightened by an approaching lion, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock. But, then,…Sylvester is unable to grasp the pebble and wish himself back to normal. Grades K-3. Caldecott Medal. 1969.
Par Stephen Baxter, Arthur C Clarke. 2005
London, 2037. UN peacekeeper Bisesa Dutt, newly returned from an alternate Earth, faces catastrophe - within five years a massive…solar flare will annihilate earthly life. Scientists race to construct a shield but discover the sunstorm is no natural disaster. Sequel to "Time's Eye" (DC27487). Some descriptions of sex. 2005. (A time odyssey ; 2)
Par Jeffrey A Carver. 1995
In "Neptune Crossing", John Bandicut saved the Earth from a comet but lost his alien friend Charlie in the process.…Now John awakens to find himself stranded in an artificial structure, Shipworld, with two humanoids and a new alien friend, IK, who wants John for a new mission. 1996, c1995.
Par Marcia Brown. 1947
When three hungry soldiers in a strange land ask some villagers for food, they are told there is none. So…the soldiers decide to show the townspeople how to make soup from water and three round stones. Grades K-3. Caldecott Honor Book. 1947.
Par Poul Anderson. 1998
Astronomers have discovered the possibility of advanced civilizations in the far reaches of the galaxy. A group of ten scientists…boards the starship Envoy for a journey that will take thousands of years to complete. Although they eventually encounter another civilization, they are unprepared for the ramifications of their adventure. 1998.
Par Scott Westerfeld. 2006
Fifteen-year-old Tally from "Pretties" (DC29400), her boyfriend Zane, and their boss Shay have been reconstructed into super-strong paramilitary "specials." When…they are sent to capture rebels who want to return to an unaltered state of mind, part of Tally wants to resist her programming. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. Followed by "Extras" (DC32654). 2006. (Uglies series ; 3)
Par Michael Morpurgo. 2004
One New Year's in Camelot, when King Arthur's knights of the Round Table are feasting, a bright green giant bursts…in and issues an unusual challenge. Sir Gawain, the king's nephew, courageously accepts. What follows are sword fights, monsters, magic, knights in shining armour, dragons, adventure - and a lesson in humility and honour. Grades 5-8. 2004. Uniform title: Gawain and the Grene Knight.
Par Alison Goodman. 1998
Joss Aaronson is close to being expelled from the university where she studies time travel. Mavkel, a newly arrived telepathic…student from another planet, then selects her as his study partner and roommate. When Joss discovers she is being stalked by an assassin, the two combine skills to search for reasons. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. 1998.
Par Stephen J Cannell. 2003
While hospitalized for heart problems, attorney Herman Strockmire learns an employee has been murdered after downloading a biotech firm's files.…Postponing surgery, Strockmire, his daughter Susan, and ex-cop Jack Wirta uncover a government project to genetically engineer manlike creatures as disposable soldiers. Some descriptions of violence and strong language. 2003.
Par Robin McKinley. 1997
In this version of Beauty and the Beast, Beauty can make things grow, especially roses. Her talents and gifts help…her father and sisters survive bankruptcy, and help her to love the Beast. Ultimately Beauty must decide if she should restore the Beast to his human form. For junior and senior high readers. 1997. Uniform title: Beauty and the beast.
Par Scott Westerfeld. 2005
Tally's transformation to perfect and popular including her totally hot boyfriend is everything she always wanted. But beneath the fun…and freedom something is wrong, and now Tally has to fight for her life because what she knows has put her in danger with the authorities. For senior high readers. Some descriptions of sex and violence. Sequel to "Uglies" (DC28952); followed by "Specials" (DC28951). 2005.