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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 John Bellairs, Brad Strickland, Edward Gorey. 1993
In this sequel to "The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring", Rose Rita Pottinger and Mrs. Zimmermann, the kindly neighbourhood…witch, are transported back to 1828. There they attempt to save the Weiss family from being destroyed by a wicked wizard. Grades 5-8. c1993.
Par Ellen Howard. 1999
In Victorian England ten-year-old orphan Emma Deane has already spent three years working in a silk factory when she stumbles…upon a job on a canal boat--a job that supplies her with food, fresh air, and love. Grades 4-7. 1999.
Par Jim Murphy. 1995
An account of the conflagration that levelled much of Chicago in 1871. Chronicles events from the fire's outbreak and rapid…spread to its extinguishment by rain, as reported by survivors and in documents of the period. Examines the origins, circumstances, and official failures that contributed to the disaster. Grades 5-8. A 1996 Newbery Honor Book. c1995.
Par Lynne Cherry. 1990
When a man walks into the rain forest and begins to chop down a great kapok tree, all the different…animals that live in the tree try to convince him of the importance of sparing their home. Grades K-3 and older readers. 1990.
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 Cynthia C DeFelice. 1998
Stuck on the face of a cliff while looking for fossils, sixth-grader Allie is guided to safety by a mysterious…voice. Other strange happenings lead Allie to believe she is dealing with a ghost, of a girl not unlike herself. Grades 4-7. c1998.
Par Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler. 1999
Japan, 1735. While attempting to solve the mystery of a stolen jewel, Seikei, a merchant's fourteen-year-old son who longs to…be a samurai, joins a group of Kabuki actors. Junior High. 1999.
Par Fred Bowen. 1999
Eighth-graders Ryan, Zeke, Miles, and Eli have always been friends, but now they're trying out for the school's basketball team.…Ryan worries what will happen if they don't all make the cut--and they don't. Grades 4-7. 1999.
Par Angela Johnson. 2003
Sixteen-year-old Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father. After tragedy strikes, he must care for his…adored baby daughter, Feather, by himself. Despite mistakes, Bobby's courage and love enable him to carry on with the aid of supportive adults and friends. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2003.
Par Clinton Cox. 1993
Relates the history of the 9th and 10th Cavalry--the "Buffalo Soldiers"--from 1867 to 1898. The units, composed of emancipated slaves,…were used to subjugate and remove Native Americans onto reservations and for other hazardous duties in the American west. Junior and Senior High. c1993.
Par Philip Pullman. 1999
In order to become a master maker of fireworks like her father, Lila runs away to seek royal sulphur from…a sacred volcano. But her father did not reveal all his secrets, and only the timely arrival of her friend Chulak and his white elephant, Hamlet, saves her. Grades 3-6. 1999.
Par Lemony Snicket. 2001
The woeful saga of the Baudelaire orphans continues as evil Count Olaf discovers their whereabouts at Esmé Squalor's seventy-one bedroom…penthouse and concocts a new plan for stealing their family fortune. For grades 4-7. Bestseller. 2001.
Par Frances Wilbur. 1998
When lonely thirteen-year-old Cassie finds a large white dog in her backyard, she begins to feed him secretly. She does…odd jobs for her neighbours to earn dog-food money. Then she discovers that her pet is really a wolf and determines to save it from capture. Grades 4-7. c1998.
Par Roch Carrier, Sheila Fischman. 1979
Par Joseph Bruchac. 1998
Chris Nicola has his share of ups and downs starting sixth grade at the junior high and at home on…the Penacook reservation. Chris uses his pride in his heritage to good advantage and finds himself emerging as a leader. Grades 5-8. 1998.
Three mystery stories featuring brothers Joe and Frank Hardy, entitled Beyond the Law, Spiked!, and Open Season. The boys investigate…crooked cops, compete in a deadly volleyball tournament, and struggle to survive a cross-country ski trek. For grades 4-7. 1992.
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 Cynthia Rylant. 1999
Seven tales of recently deceased persons who are not quite ready to give up Earth and enter Heaven. God places…these embodied spirits in the Heavenly Village, a wayside where they can "finish their stories" before ascending to perfect happiness. Junior and Senior High and older readers. c1999.
Par Susan Cooper. 1975
Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the Golden Harp and to awaken the…ancient sleepers. Sequel to "Greenwitch" (DC03472). Followed by "Silver on the tree" (DC03851). Grades 4-7. 1975.