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Par Jaclyn Moriarty. 2010
Student essays, scholarship committee members' notes, and other writings reveal interactions between a group of modern-day students at an exclusive…New South Wales high school and their strange connection to a young Irishman transported to Australia in the early 1800s. Junior and Senior High. 2010.
Par Michael Hays, Mildred D Taylor. 1987
Wilma and 'lois, two black girls living in North Carolina during the 1950s, are proud of their family's new Cadillac…until they travel to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time. Grades 3-6. 1987.
Par Victoria Forester. 2010
Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid…of Piper. And her ma's at her wits' end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities, whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Grades 4-7. 2010.
Par Lurlene McDaniel. 1999
When fourteen-year-old Beth's entire family is killed in a car accident, she has to live with her aunt and uncle…and spoiled cousin Terri in another state. Beth misses her family and friends terribly, but with help she learns to cope while never forgetting. For junior and senior high readers. 1999.
Par Megan Frazer Blakemore. 2015
When her former best friend gets popular and leaves her behind, sixth-grader Ruth prefers to be alone, studying for the…school spelling bee, until she finds a riddle in an old book. Grades 5-8. 2015.
Par Michel Tremblay. 1994
Marcel and his cousin experience the mystical arrival of summer on the final day of exams at Ecole Saint-Stanislas. While…Marcel is in the class for "slow learners," his cousin is part of the "gifted" program. It is only towards the end of exams that Marcel's cousin recognizes Marcel's own special type of genius. Sequel to "The fat woman next door is pregnant." 1994. Uniform title: Premier quartier de la lune.
Par Susan Juby. 2017
Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal…sculptures in his garage and couldn't care less about clothes. But they share one thing in common: both are gunning for a scholarship to the private art high school that could make all their dreams come true. And whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship. Told in the alternating voices of Charlie's and John's fashion journals which they're required to keep for the contest, this tale perfectly captures what it's like to have an artistic passion so fierce that nothing--not your dad's girlfriend's drug-addicted ex-boyfriend, a soul-crushing job at Salad Stop, or being charged with a teensy bit of kidnapping--can stand in your way. For senior high readers. 2017.
Par Ed Kavanagh. 2001
On a beautiful morning out in the meadow, Nipper Mooney experiences both the phenomenon of lost time and the death…of his father. Soon he is sent to All Angels, a rigid Catholic school where Nipper, a sensitive and inquisitive boy, only finds more questions. He survives this claustrophobic and often violent world by becoming a reader, a dreamer, and developing a scrappy toughness, as he journeys through the beauties and horrors of childhood. Some strong language. 2001.
Par Lesley Choyce. 2007
16-year-old Carson hates the world, stuck in a private school for kids who have repeatedly flunked out everywhere else. Then…Carson meets Christine, who has been abandoned by her parents and struggles to get by living in a trailer. Confronted by her sadness, Carson starts to care for her, and once focused on someone other than himself, begins to notice what's going on around him. Some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers. 2007.
Par Michael Hingston. 2013
The Peak: a university student newspaper with a hard-hitting mix of inflammatory editorials, hastily thrown-together comics and reviews, and a…news section run the only way self-taught journalists know how--sloppily. Alex and Tracy are two of The Peak's editors, staring down graduation and struggling to keep the paper relevant to an increasingly indifferent student body. But trouble looms large when a big-money free daily comes to the west-coast campus, threatening to swallow what remains of their readership whole. It'll take the scoop of a lifetime to save their beloved campus rag. An exposé about the mysterious filmed-on-campus viral video? Some good old-fashioned libel? Or what about that fallen Hollywood star, the one who's just announced he's returning to Simon Fraser University to finish his degree? 2013.
Par Krista Bridge. 2013
Audrey has always wanted to attend George Eliot Academy, the private school where her mother has taught for a decade.…But when she is accepted, she finds that the school is filled with bullying and intolerance. Her mother, Ruth, meanwhile, navigates the politics in the teachers' lounge while fighting the frustrations of adulthood and its fading opportunities. c2013.
Par David Zieroth. 2002
The tales that come with growing up on a prairie farm, and then leaving it for the big city, are…recounted. Included are such happenings as a calf getting hit by lightning, a bag of squirming kittens, and the aftershocks of war passed down through the generations. For junior high readers. 2002.
Par Jill MacLean. 2013
Sigrid Sugden is a Shrike, a member of one of the toughest group of girls in school. They are experts…at blackmail, extortion and bullying their terrorized classmates. But one day, the Shrikes go too far. Sigrid realizes that their favourite victim, Prinny Murphy, is in real danger. She makes a decision that will save Prinny from danger, but will turn the Shrikes anger and bullying against their former friend who betrayed them to the authorities. For junior high and older readers. Sequel to “The present tense of Prinny Murphy”. 2013.
Par Karen Rivers. 2003
Sixteen-year-old Haley is in her last year of high school, and she likes to think she's just a normal girl,…plagued with all the normal teenage problems. But then disaster strikes: she comes down with the chickenpox and no one will speak to her. Worse still, her hippie dad is in trouble with the law. Junior and senior high readers. 2003.
Par Dan Gutman. 2007
Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker--as well as their teacher and mothers, each…relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments. Followed by "Return of the homework machine". Grades 4-7. 2007.
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 Gervase Phinn. 2008
Awkward teachers, pompous school governors and fearsome lollipop ladies occasionally make Gervase Phinn's hectic job as a school inspector in…the Yorkshire Dales more than difficult. But for Gervase, the focus, and challenge, remains the frankly spoken children. However, the new school year doesn't get off to the best start after a teacher intimates that Gervase has let him and his school down. Sequel to "Up and down in the dales". 2008.
Par Sylvia Olsen. 2003
Jane, half Indian and half white, has just had a baby at 14 and is convinced that she won't be…popular or successful at school anymore. She finds unexpected support from other students and her family, in particular her Native American grandmother, Teh, who tells her that she comes from a long line of strong mothers. She also discovers that Destiny, her baby, is well named - she transforms the lives of all the people she touches, especially her mother. Based on the true story of the Canadian author's half-Indian daughter. Some descriptions of sex and violence, strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2003.
Par Eileen Cook. 2011
Dating a popular boy and adhering to every rule ever written, a high school senior at an elite Vermont boarding…school begins to shed her good girl identity after an angry incident with her distant father. Some strong language. For senior high students. 2011.
Par Carolyn Mackler. 2003
Chubby fifteen-year-old Virginia of New York City is pressured by her family to look better. Helped by her best friend,…her first boyfriend, and a teacher, she overcomes her insecurities and asserts her personality. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2003.