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The ghost in the mirror (Lewis Barnavelt Ser. #Bk. 4)
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.
The great fire
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.
The haunted school (Goosebumps. #59.)
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)
The eagle's shadow (Other or No Series)
Par Nora Martin. 1997
Abandoned by her mother years ago, and with her emotionally distant father on military duty in occupied Japan in 1946,…Clearice, twelve, comes to live with her Tlingit grandmother in Alaska. After what seems like a cold welcome, Clearice adopts an icy attitude toward everything around her. But her feelings change as she becomes friends with Mark and learns more about her Indian heritage. Grades 5-8. 1997.
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.
The doll in the garden: a ghost story
Par Mary Downing Hahn. 1989
Ten-year-old Ashley Cummings and her mother move into an apartment on the top floor of an old house. At eighty-eight,…its owner, Miss Cooper, has become a grumpy old woman. She doesn't like cats and even though most of her lawn is very neat, there is a patch at the back that is overgrown with weeds. It isn't long before Ashley discovers why. Grades 4-7. 1989.
The deadly curse of Toco-Rey (Cooper kids adventure series. #6.)
Par Frank E Peretti. 1996
Dr. Jacob Cooper, founder of the Cooper Institute for Biblical Archaeology, and his teenagers, Lila and Jay, are in Central…America assisting in the search for the treasures of the city of Toco-Rey. Others have died in the quest, and when Lila becomes ill and irrational, it seems she may die also. For grades 5-8. Sequel to "The Secret of the Desert Stone". 1996. (The Cooper Kids Adventure series ; 6)
The China garden
Par Liz Berry. 1996
Claire knows that she and her mother, Frances, share some psychic ability, but it isn't until they travel to her…mother's childhood home, Ravensmere, that Claire realizes what this means for her future. Claire falls in love with Mark and would leave to be with him, but the ancient estate claims her as its guardian. For senior high and older readers. 1996.
The Boggart and the monster (The boggart Ser.)
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.
The bookstore mouse
Par Peggy Christian. 1995
Cervantes is the mouse who lives behind a wall of reference books in an antiquarian bookstore. His problem is Milo,…the cat, who is waiting to catch him. But Cervantes knows how to read and Milo does not, giving Cervantes an unexpected advantage. Grades 3-6. 1995.
The best of Shakespeare: Retellings Of 10 Classic Plays (The Opie library)
Par E Nesbit, William Shakespeare. 1997
Ten of Shakespeare's plays retold in simple language. Nesbit compiled the collection after a visit to the poet's home with…her children. She encouraged them to try reading some of the original plays, only to be told the writing was too difficult to understand. This volume includes Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth, and Othello. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1997.
Succeeding with LD: 20 true stories about real people with LD
Par Jill Lauren. 1997
Profiles of twenty individuals who prevailed over various learning differences (LD), such as dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder. Each narrative account…describes a particular LD, the obstacles it presented, and efforts to overcome its limitations. Grades 5-8. c1997.
Spice box (Classic series ; #22)
Par Grace Livingston Hill. 1943
Immediately following her sister's funeral, Janice Whitmore leaves her home of five years to escape her evil brother-in-law. Found unconscious…in a snowstorm, she is nursed back to health by Dr. Howard Sterling. But Janice will have to evade her nemesis three more times before she finds happiness. High school and older readers. 1943.
Say cheese and die -- again! (Goosebumps. #44.)
Par R. L Stine. 1996
Greg Banks has to give an oral report of a true story for his English class. But when he talks…about the old camera he found last summer, his teacher, Mr. Saur, doesn't believe him and gives Greg an F. The only way Greg can get a better grade is to bring the evil camera to school and take a picture. Sequel to "The Beast From the East". Followed by "Ghost Camp". Grades 4-7. 1996. (Goosebumps ; 44)
Run away home (Scholastic Press Novels)
Par Pat McKissack. 1997
In 1888 captive Chief Geronimo and other Apaches are being transported through Alabama when young Sky escapes the train. Ill…with swamp fever, he accepts the help of Sarah Crossman and her parents. He gets a chance to repay the favour when the Crossmans must fend off white supremacists. Grades 4-7. 1997.
Par Thomas Cochran. 1997
High school senior Travis Cody feels responsible for his football team's one loss of the season. But he has a…chance to redeem himself in the big championship game. On the day of the playoff, Travis finds the confidence to overcome his fears and look forward to the future. For junior and senior high and older readers. c1997.
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.
Ray Charles: voice of soul (Great achievers : lives of the physically challenged)
Par David Ritz. 1994
Biography of musical genius Ray Charles, who was left sightless by glaucoma as a child. While a student at the…Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, Charles learned to read and write music in braille. Describes his personal and professional struggles, including drug addiction, as well as triumphs. For Junior and Senior High readers. c1994.
Out of the dust (Out of the Dust)
Par Karen Hesse. 1997
Told in free verse, an account of two years in the life of Billie Jo Kelby, who at thirteen loses…her mother and new baby brother in a terrible accident for which she is partly to blame. Life in Oklahoma in the mid-1930s is difficult, and Billie Jo can no longer play the piano--her one solace in the past. She seeks a way to heal her father and herself. Grades 5-8. 1997.
Nasty stinky sneakers
Par Eve Bunting. 1994
The Slam Dunkers sneakers company is having a contest, and the person with the stinkiest sneakers will win three pairs…of its popular brand. Ten-year-old Colin knows he has a great chance of winning. After careful handling, his sneakers are so foul his mother makes him leave them in the hall outside their apartment. Then, the day before the contest, someone steals Colin's shoes! Grades 4-7. 1994.