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By Martha Freeman. 1997
Twelve-year-old Kate Sommer's life seems ruined when her dad is transferred from southern California to Pennsylvania. Kate is president of…the sixth grade, has a cute boyfriend, and goes to the beach daily. How can she survive in the frozen tundra with no friends? For grades 5-8
By Daniel Hayes. 1996
Best friends Gabe and Bo are making a science fiction film, Green Guy Gets Therapy, as a summer project. While…filming, Gabe and his friends notice strange events especially at a neighbor's supposedly empty house. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high readers
By Lynn Painter. 2021
In this rom-com about rom-coms, in the spirit of Kasie West and Jenn Bennett, a hopeless romantic teen attempts to…secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself reluctantly drawn to the boy next door.Perpetual daydreamer Liz Buxbaum gave her heart to Michael a long time ago. But her cool, aloof forever crush never really saw her before he moved away. Now that he&’s back in town, Liz will do whatever it takes to get on his radar—and maybe snag him as a prom date—even befriend Wes Bennet. The annoyingly attractive next-door neighbor might seem like a prime candidate for romantic comedy fantasies, but Wes has only been a pain in Liz&’s butt since they were kids. Pranks involving frogs and decapitated lawn gnomes do not a potential boyfriend make. Yet, somehow, Wes and Michael are hitting it off, which means Wes is Liz&’s in. But as Liz and Wes scheme to get Liz noticed by Michael so she can have her magical prom moment, she&’s shocked to discover that she likes being around Wes. And as they continue to grow closer, she must reexamine everything she thought she knew about love—and rethink her own ideas of what Happily Ever After should look like.
By Judith Caseley. 1996
Zoe's birthday is just seven weeks away, and she and Mama decide to have a slumber party. Zoe invites four…friends, and they all accept. The night of the party they go to a pizzeria and then stop to buy nail polish on the way home. Everything is just fine until they get in their sleeping bags, and one of the girls starts reading very, very, very scary stories. For grades K-3
By S. P Somtow, S. P. Somtow, Gary A. Lippincott. 1997
When a part-Jewish, part-Lakota boy and a half-mortal, half-vampire girl fall for each other, decisions have to be made-- fast.…On Halloween, they'll both turn sixteen and Rebecca's father is planning her devivification party to make her a vampire forever. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers
By Tracey Porter. 1997
Best friends Annie and Violet live on adjacent farms in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. Each describes her family's hardships…during the dust storms that sweep the area. Then Violet writes letters to Annie when she leaves with her parents, who hope to find work in California in order to keep up payments on their land. For grades 3-6
By Kristen D Randle. 1995
Ginny leads a secure, happy life until her high school senior year. Suddenly her parents uproot the family and her…oldest brother goes to college. Ginny becomes friends with her new next-door neighbour, Caulder, who introduces her to Smitty, a classmate who doesn't ever talk. Caulder and Ginny make it their mission to help him. Junior and senior high readers. 1995.
By Jerry Spinelli. 1991
In the fourth grade Suds Morton is supposed to leave his angelic past behind and become a rat--the next step…up to being a man. But he still likes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and his old lunch box with the elephants, and he could never say "no" to his mother. His friend Joey tries to teach him the ropes, but the results are disastrous. For grades 3-6
By Meg F Schneider, Meg F. Schneider. 1991
Explains the meaning of popularity and suggests ways to cope with this issue in school and social situations. Discusses the…concept of self-confidence and how to achieve it. The author also stresses the value of true friendship and the importance of learning to deal with rejection and change. For junior and senior high readers
By Judy Blume. 1998
Santa Fe sixth-grader Vix is thrilled when new classmate Caitlin asks her to spend the summer with her on Martha's…Vineyard. The summers go on for six years, during which Vix falls in love with Bru, an island resident. Now, years later, Caitlin calls to say she is marrying Bru. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.
By Stephanie Greene, Martha Weston. 1998
In this sequel to Owen Foote, Second Grade Strongman (DB 46736), Owen has talked his friend Joseph into joining the…soccer team. But on the first day of practice, Owen realizes soccer isn't going to be as much fun this year. For grades K-3
By Miriam Glassman. 1998
Ari and her best friend, Danny, have fun collecting gum wrappers and ordering things like magic potions from box tops.…But now Danny is moving away. At first Ari is lost without him, especially when she tries to discourage a friendship with a troublemaking classmate. Before too long, Ari begins to find new, acceptable friends. For grades 4-7
By Jerdine Nolen, Elise Primavera. 1998
A young girl finds a huge egg near her family farm and is thrilled when a baby dragon breaks open…the shell. She names him Hank and takes him home to raise, much to the dismay of her parents. For preschool-grade 2
By Walter Dean Myers. 1975
When Francis moves to 116th Street, he does not know anybody. Within a year, though, he makes the best friends…of his life, gets a cool nickname, lands in jail because of modern science, experiences the death of a friend, and falls in and out of love. Junior and Senior High and older readers. 1988, c1975.
By Kathryn Lasky, Theresa Flavin. 1998
1860s; Virginia City, Nevada. Twelve-year-old Alice Rose Tucker, the daughter of the local newspaper editor, hates her ugly mining town…with its drunks, dance girls, and hired killers. When reporter Samuel Clemens comes to work for her father, Alice Rose finds a sympathetic ear. After she witnesses a murder, Clemens helps her unveil a Confederate conspiracy. For grades 4-7
By Janell Cannon. 1997
Verdi is a bright yellow baby python with bold stripes that zigzag down his back. He likes his colors and…isn't in a hurry to grow up big and green like the older snakes. So Verdi sets off through the forest hoping to find a way to stay the way he is. For grades K-3
By Kevin Sylvester. 2022
Secret ballrooms, hidden artwork and unlikely friends—welcome to the Regency, where even time moves in surprising ways! Jake Simmons hates…his new home. The Regency is nothing more than floor after floor of peeling wallpaper and faded glory. Jake misses his old life. He misses the time when his mother was employed. He misses living in a house where the wind doesn't make the windows whistle. Loneliness (and a trail of kittens) leads Jake to the apartment of an elderly lady, then to the bowels of the building and then to a part-time job assisting Larry the custodian. With each passing day, the building reveals more of its mysteries to Jake. The occupants grow on him too. Unfortunately, Jake's feeling of belonging is short-lived: the city plans to demolish the Regency. Jake feels powerless. And then fate throws him a curveball. He's summoned to apartment 713. An apartment he's been told is off-limits. But when he opens the door . . . he travels to the past! Alongside Beth, his new friend and guide, Jake begins searching for any clue that might help him save the Regency. As their friendship blooms, the mystery around the building's makers deepens. The Regency's own storied past will give Jake the key to saving his own future—if only he knows where to look
By Katherine Applegate. 2017
Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is…many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"―people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this "wishtree" watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever. Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, Wishtree is Newbery Medalist and New York Times –bestselling author Katherine Applegate at her very best―writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view
By Chantel Acevedo. 2022
A sweetly spooky ghost story about a Cuban American boy who befriends a pair of spirits and tries to break…the curse on his island home . . . only to discover a seemingly lost piece of his family's history in the process. This new middle grade standalone mystery from the author of the Muse Squad series is perfect for fans of Doll Bones and The Girl and the Ghost! Frank Fernandez's family never stays in one place for long. His parents renovate unusual buildings and turn them into homes, which means the family moves—a lot. This makes it hard for bookish Frank to make friends. So when his parents announce they're moving to Spectacle Key, Florida, to live in a lighthouse—this time for good!—Frank is thrilled. But Spectacle Key isn't the perfect forever home they'd imagined. The lighthouse is falling apart. There are knocks on the door—but no one is there—and mysterious sighs and sniffles from nowhere. There's even a creepy doll that seems to move on its own. Could Spectacle Key be haunted? Then one day while exploring, Frank meets a girl in old-fashioned clothes, with no memory of who she is. What she does know, though, is that the island is under a curse—and she needs Frank's help to figure out how to lift it. But what if learning the truth about Spectacle Key means losing the first real friend he's ever had?
By Ellie Marney. 2022
A historical mystery about a girl who risks everything to track down a vicious serial killer, for fans of The Enigma…Game and Last Night at the Telegraph Club.Virginia, 1943: World War II is raging in Europe and on the Pacific front when Kit Sutherland is recruited to help the war effort as a codebreaker at Arlington Hall, a former girls&’ college now serving as the site of a secret US Signal Intelligence facility. But Kit is soon involved in another kind of fight: government girls are being brutally murdered in Washington DC, and when Kit stumbles onto a bloody homicide scene, she is drawn into the hunt for the killer. To find the man responsible for the gruesome murders and bring him to justice, Kit joins forces with other female codebreakers at Arlington Hall—gossip queen Dottie Crockford, sharp-tongued intelligence maven Moya Kershaw, and cleverly resourceful Violet DuLac from the segregated codebreaking unit. But as the girls begin to work together and develop friendships—and romance—that they never expected, two things begin to come clear: the murderer they&’re hunting is closing in on them…and Kit is hiding a dangerous secret.