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By 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.
By 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.
By Cyndi Sand-Eveland. 2008
When sixth-grader Gene Tucks moves south, she dreads being the new kid at school, and her teacher's hundred-day journal-writing assignment… - he wants to lock the journals in the town museum's vault for forty years so future grade-sixers will read them. At first, Gene has trouble writing to someone who isn't even born yet, but little by little, Dear Nobody becomes Dear Somebody, who evolves into Dear Toni. And bit by bit, Toni, a good listener, becomes a best friend to whom Gene tells everything - and there's lots to tell. Grades 5-8. Winner of the Silver Birch Express Award 2010. 2008.
By Louis Sachar. 1991
Seventh-grader Gary "Goon" Boone tells jokes constantly. He thinks he's funny; his parents, teachers, and classmates don't. They just think… he's obnoxious. Hearing about a school talent contest, Boone signs up, sure that his performance will launch his career as a stand-up comic. but as the contest nears, he becomes aware of how others perceive him and drops out of the contest to just be "normal." Grades 5-8. 1991.
By Ellen Conford. 1973
Despite her optimistic name, Victory thinks of herself as a failure - she can't dance; she can't skate; and she… only gets 6 votes in the election for class president. But Vicky has a wonderful safeguard - she can daydream. Grades 4-7. 1973.
By Constance C Greene. 1981
By Gordon Korman. 1985
By Cecily Von Ziegesar. 2007
The Gossip Girl and her friends spend a summer partying before heading off to college in the fall. For senior… high readers. Some descriptions of sex and strong language. Sequel to "Would I lie to you". 2007. (Gossip girl ; 11)
By K. M Peyton. 1988
The chance of a school skiing trip to France means different things to different people: Nutty and David can't wait… to go while Jean is not so sure and Hoomey is definitely not keen. But they and the other members of Sylvester's class make the trip to Claribel and events there range from hilarious farce to adventure and self-discovery. Grades 5-8. 1988.
By Carol Gorman. 1999
Starting sixth grade as a new student, brainy Jerry Flack tries to change his image from "dork" to "cool." But… pretending gets complicated, and he finds he would prefer to wear his glasses, join the science team, and be with Brenda--the girl he really likes. Grades 4-7. 1999.
By Jaci Stephen. 1990
By Ellen Conford. 1992
Anxious to be off to Switzerland, Paul Tanner's parents dump him at a boarding school they haven't bothered to visit.… And it is a nightmare come true for Paul. His roommate is convinced that he can fly; the gym teacher holds checker practice outside in the snow; the janitor is incapable of fixing anything; and the editor of the school newspaper asks Paul to help him prove that the headmaster has a shocking past. Grades 5-8 and older readers. c1992.
By Ellen Conford. 1975
By Sara Pennypacker. 2008
Third-grader Clementine constantly has brilliant ideas popping into her brain, but sometimes they get her in trouble. Only a few… people really understand her - her parents of course, and her favorite teacher Mr. D'Matz. When he receives an opportunity to do research in Egypt, Clementine hatches a plan to keep him at her school - but as usual, it doesn't quite work out the way she wants. Sequel to "The talented Clementine", followed by "Clementine, Friend of the Week"". Grades 2-4. 2008.
By Cecil Castellucci. 2005
Hollywood. Nerdy high school senior Victoria Jurgen, called Egg after her favorite science fiction movie character, is a loner. But… when Max Carter, a gifted new student, invades her space, she is not as boy-proof as she thought. Includes strong language. 2005.
By Carolyn Haywood. 2005
By Carolyn Haywood. 2005
By Ann M Martin. 2002
In 1962, Belle Teal Harper is happy to be in Miss Casey’s fifth-grade class in a recently integrated school. Among… the challenges facing Belle Teal are her grandmother’s failing memory and welcoming two new students - Darryl, a shy African American, and Vanessa, a show-off white girl. Grades 4-7. 2002.
By Jean Webster. 2000
By Tom Birdseye. 2004
Fifth-grader Cody Carson keeps a journal of his hopes for a fresh start in a town where nobody knows about… his humiliating mistakes of the past, but before school even begins so does his embarrassment. Grades 4-7. 2004.