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By Mindy Friddle. 2008
Cutter is determined to sabotage the sale of her family's dilapidated ancestral home. Her sister Ginny (in the midst of… an affair with a professor) doesn't seem to care either way. When the professor's reclusive wife gathers up the courage to leave her own home and confront the Other Woman, she instead meets Cutter, and the two begin a quirky, comforting relationship. 2008.
By Peter Carver, Teresa Toten. 2001
Dani Webster had played the Game with her sister Kelly for as long as she could remember - they had… been on a quest to vanquish evil. But everything is hazy now as she recovers from substance abuse at a psychiatric hospital for 'teens with problems'. Dani must confront a deeper emotional trauma - one which she can neither explain nor recognize - to face her family's deep dysfunctions and eliminate the Game for her life forever. For senior high students. Some strong language. 2003.
By 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.
By Joan Jonker. 2000
World War II is over and Molly Bennett and Nellie McDonough are excited because their sons are coming home and… their eldest children are to marry each other. When a double wedding is announced it promises to be the celebration of the decade. But Nellie's daughter Lily has a boyfriend no one trusts. 2000.
By Jerry Spinelli. 1988
J.D. and Duke promise themselves one perfect day before school starts, but first they must get some money. Their schemes… inevitably backfire, often as the result of Duke's warm-hearted generosity. Grades 4-7. 1988.
By Lindsay Caldwell. 1998
After an automobile accident, high school student Lucy St. Cloud struggles with the realization that she may never walk again.… Then she is jilted by her boyfriend and subjected to painful rehabilitation therapy, but finds diversion in chatting with someone she met on-line. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 1998.
By Rebecca Wells. 1996
At forty, Sidda Walker is a famous theatre director whose life spirals downward after a New York Times interview implies… that her mother, Vivi, was a child abuser. Vivi immediately disowns Sidda, but the Ya-Yas, Vivi's longtime friends, intervene. Sequel to "Little Altars Everywhere". Bestseller. 1996.
By Jeff Kinney. 2013
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle… school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story? Grades 5-8. 2013.
By Jeff Kinney. 2008
Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with… kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's popularity to his own advantage. Grades 4-7. 2008.
By Julie Anne Peters. 2000
Studious Antonia agrees to become a peer counsellor, but she's horrified to be assigned punker Jazz Luther, whose complaint is… her wealthy parents' attitude problem. Meanwhile, Antonia copes with her severely depressed, divorced mother and cares for her two little brothers. A crisis deepens the girls' relationship. For junior high readers. 2000.
By Nancy Runstedler. 2013
Maggie's life has been anything but easy lately. So when her best friend Gillian discovers a Ouija board in the… attic, it's a welcome distraction. The girls figure it will be a fun way to spend a Saturday - asking questions about boys and other teenage dilemmas. After all, it's just a harmless game. Or is it? Junior High. c2013.
By Cynthia Rylant. 2010
Annie takes her rabbit to the home of her new friend, Sarah, to play and enjoys seeing the pretty house… full of frilly things, walking in the beautiful garden, and making a tiny garden house for a fairy tea party. K-3. 2010.
By Cynthia Rylant. 2010
By Sara Pennypacker. 2010
With her kitten, Moisturizer, missing and having fought with her best friend, Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine finds it hard to concentrate… on doing her best as her classmate's Friend of the Week. Sequel to "Clementine's letter", followed by "Clementine and the family meeting". Grades 2-4. 2010.
By Sandra Dallas. 2010
Two miner's daughters from Butte, Montana, Effa Commander and Whippy Bird, now restaurateurs, reveal the truth behind the scandalous Love… Triangle Murder, a crime that involved their childhood friend, May Ann Kovacks - aka Hollywood star Marion Street. 2010.
By Sheila O'Flanagan. 2008
Irish girls Darcey and Nieve are best friends until the night Darcey's intended fiancé Aidan drops his engagement plans to… run off to America with Nieve. Still haunted by the betrayal, Darcey is shocked when she receives an invitation to their wedding - set to be held at Ireland's most exclusive resort, no less! 2008.
By Cynthia Rylant. 2007
In the not-so-pretty house where she lives with her dad and bunny Snowball, Annie plans to make some changes in… the decor with the help of her next-door neighbor and cousin Henry and his big dog Mudge. K-3. 2007.
By Linda Olsson. 2007
Deeply forlorn following the devastating loss of her fiancé, young New Zealand writer Veronika resettles alone in a quaint Swedish… village. Her arrival is quietly observed by Astrid, an elderly, reclusive neighbour, whose companionship will be a great blessing to Veronika - if she embraces it. 2007. Uniform title: Let me sing you gentle songs
By Sara Pennypacker. 2007
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbour Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping… her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building. Followed by "The talented Clementine". Grades 2-4. 2007.
By Elizabeth Lenhard. 2007
Chicago high-school juniors Scottie, Amanda, Tay, and Bella, rely on their friendship and their shared passion for knitting to help… them as they navigate their relationships with boys. Junior High. 2007.