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Par Amy Goldman Koss. 2000
Candace, popular leader of a middle school clique, manipulates and ostracizes other kids. Her former friends (each telling her story)…are hurt and embarrassed, but gradually realize that there are more important issues than being cool. For grades 5-8. 2000.
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 Cathleen Schine. 1998
A trip to the Galapagos Islands becomes an opportunity for self-discovery. Following the end of her six-month marriage, Jane Barlow…Schwartz seeks the solace of nature. But when the travel guide turns out to be Martha Barlow, her cousin and ex-best friend, Jane determines to find out why Martha ended their closeness. Some strong language. 1998.
Par R. L Stine. 1997
At twelve, Tommy Frazer suddenly finds himself with a new mom, a new house, and a new school. In hopes…of making friends, he volunteers to be on the decoration committee for the school dance. Everything is going just fine until Tommy has to make a trip to the art room on the third floor where he begins hearing voices. Sequel to "Deep Trouble II". Followed by "Werewolf Skin". Grades 4-7. c1997. (Goosebumps ; 59)
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 Gail Anderson-Dargatz. 1996
Living on her family's farm in British Columbia in the 1940s, 15-year-old Beth Weeks escapes her abusive father and her…troubled mother in a friendship with Nora, a young Native woman. Beth struggles to cope, even as she feels haunted by the fear that something is following her. Nora's grandmother believes it is the murderous Coyote spirit, responsible for mysterious deaths in the community. Strong language and some descriptions of violence and sex. c1996.
Par Margret Rey, H. A Rey, Madeleine L'Engle. 1994
A collection of seven books published between 1941 and 1966 featuring George, a mischievous monkey. George likes to investigate the…new things he encounters, a habit that usually causes trouble. His friend, the man with the large yellow hat, often rescues George--who goes on to more adventures. Grades K-3. 1994.
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 Melinda Metz, Laura J Burns. 2005
When his mother is accused of stealing jewelry at a charity dinner, Orville and his friend Agatha team up to…find the real thief - and their prime suspect is a famous soap opera actor. Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence. 2005. (Wright & Wong ; 4)
Par Melinda Metz, Laura J Burns. 2005
Class bully Stu Frysley is missing in the woods on the seventh-grade camping trip. Sleuths Orville Wright, who has Asperger's…syndrome, and Agatha Wong follow Stu's trail in case the legendary ghost, Ax Jack, has snatched him. Sequel to "The Case of the Nana-Napper" (DC29486). Grades 4-7. 2005. (Wright and Wong ; 3)
Par Melinda Metz, Laura J Burns. 2005
Agatha and Orville love to hang out with Nana Wong, but when they arrive at her house one day, they…find that Agatha's fun, photo-snapping granny is nowhere to be seen. It appears that Nana Wong has been kidnapped! Luckily, Wright and Wong are on the case. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2005. (Wright & Wong mystery ; 2)
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 Dinaw Mengestu. 2007
In his store in a neighbourhood of Washington, D.C., Ethiopian immigrant Stepha Stephanos regularly meets with fellow Africans Ken the…Kenyan and Joe from the Congo, discussing how their immigrant expectations measure up to the reality of life in America. Stephanos makes keen observations of American race and class tensions, seeing similarities to his hometown of Addis Ababa. When Judith, a white woman, and Naomi, her mixed-race daughter, move into the neighbourhood, Stephanos finds tentative prospects for friendship beyond his African compatriots. Some descriptions of violence. Some descriptions of sex. Some strong language. c2007.
Par Christa Parrish. 2013
At 17, Molly Fisk is unable to enjoy the preoccupations of other girls her age. Crippled by anxiety, Molly hides…from life in the small-town museum she runs with her mother. Nurturing vague hopes of one day overcoming her fears and experiencing the great world beyond, Molly is startled by the appearance of a woman she befriended six years before - a woman who may hold the key to Molly becoming whole. 2013.
Par Janet Hickman. 1998
Fourteen-year-old Susannah and her widowed father have joined a Shaker frontier settlement, where children are kept separate from adults. Susannah…finds her new life oppressive and befriends young Mary, whose outsider mother aims to remove her daughter from the community. Both girls hope for rescue. Grades 5-8. 1998.
Par Danielle Steel. 2002
During a traditional New Year's Eve dinner, Diane and Eric Morrison, Pascale and John Donnally and Anne and Robert Smith…talk about their plans to rent a villa in southern France the following summer. When Robert suffers a sudden loss two weeks later, the others rally around, insisting he join them on the Riviera. But the villa they rented is not what they expected, and neither is the woman Robert brings along. 2002.
Par Judy Blume. 1998
Santa Fe sixth-grader Vix is thrilled when new classmate Caitlin asks her to spend the summer with her on Martha's…Vineyard. The summers go on for six years, during which Vix falls in love with Bru, an island resident. Now, years later, Caitlin calls to say she is marrying Bru. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.
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)