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By Gail Carson Levine. 1997
Ella was cursed at birth by a fairy--who thought she was bestowing a gift--to always be obedient. After her mother…dies, Ella is at the mercy of two bossy girls and their mother. The enchantment even puts her love for Prince Charmont at risk, and Ella is determined to get rid of it. For grades 3-6
By Olivia Goldsmith. 1998
Now that her twins are off to college, forty-year-old Sylvie plans to put some romance back in her marriage. But…her husband, Bob, has found his own adventure - with Marla, a bimbo and a dead ringer for a much younger Sylvie. Instead of confronting Bob, Sylvie undergoes plastic surgery, and she and Marla secretly trade places. Some strong language. 1998.
By Stevie Davies. 1997
An Emily Bronte conference brings together an odd assortment of participants, each of whom is an avid devotee of Emily.…During the few days they spend together, four people find inner resources that produce major changes in their lives. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language
By Anne Tyler. 1998
Thirty-year-old Barnaby Gaitlin is the black sheep of his genteel Baltimore family, who attribute their successes to advice from a…series of angels. After a youth of petty crime, Barnaby now works for Rent-a-Back doing chores for elderly people. On the train to visit his young daughter, Barnaby thinks he has finally met his own angel. Bestseller
By Lorna Landvik. 1995
Patty Jane's brand-new marriage to handsome Thor falls apart when he can't handle her pregnancy. He vanishes, and Patty Jane…raises their daughter, Nora, with the help of her sister, Harriet; Thor's mother; and the clients of Patty Jane's Minnesota beauty parlor. Meanwhile, Harriet's own storybook romance to a tiny millionaire ends in tragedy. Strong language and some descriptions of sex
By Jack Gantos. 1995
Jack's father, optimistic about job opportunities, moves the family to Barbados. Though the family is happy to live on the…island, Jack's father is both a hero who saves a drowning couple and a tormentor who keeps his household in turmoil. Jack discovers that writing in his diary is important to him. For grades 5-8
By Helen Fielding. 1998
Despite a long list of resolutions, British Bridget Jones's year gets off to "an exceptionally bad start" when her parents…try to fix up their thirtyish dateless daughter with their friends' unappealing divorced son. But all is not lost--it appears that Bridget's crush on her boss is developing into a two-sided flirtation. Strong language. Bestseller
By John Dennis Fitzgerald, John D. Fitzgerald. 1971
J.D. wants to be as crafty as his older brother Tom, who is known as "The Great Brain." Although J.D.'s…money-making schemes fail miserably, his little brain does figure out how to rescue his adopted younger brother from a desperate outlaw. For grades 4-7
By Dan Bar-El. 2006
Princess Jill excels at jousting, fencing, skating and long-distance spitting. Her brother, King Jack, loves baking and spending time with…Little Bo Peep and her sheep. So what's a princess to do when she receives a mysterious letter from the land of Grimm? Take up ballroom dancing? Not Princess Jill. All alone, with only her wits to guide her, Jill sets off to rescue the citizens of Grimm. Along the way she makes many odd new friends and discovers the value of listening to your mother.
By Sigmund Brouwer, Graham Ross. 2009
Johnny Maverick and his friends Tom and Stu want to win the prizes donated for their hockey team's Valentine's Day…dance fundraiser. Whoever wins the dance contest takes home all the prizes, one of which is a graphite hockey stick. When the boys learn that Connie, the new girl in Howling, is a great dancer, they each want her as their dance partner. But they don't think about asking her to go with them until it's too late. And as usual, things don't turn out as planned for Johnny and his friends.
By David Whamond, Jeff Szpirglas. 2011
Jamie loves sharks. He reads about them. He talks about them. Sometimes he even pretends to be a shark. Too…bad no one else wants to join his Shark Club. His peers and parents are quickly growing tired of his current obsession. When Jamie's teacher, Mr. Claxton, brings in a new class pet, Jamie is put in charge. But Jamie has an accident while feeding it, and everyone becomes upset with him. He needs to find a way to make things right. In the end, he comes up with a solution that pleases both his teacher and classmates, a solution that also gives Jamie an opportunity to share his newest obsession - lizards.
By Jack Gantos. 1994
A new year in yet another new school finds Jack having problems with his teacher, his handwriting, and the girl…he likes on the safety patrol. At home Jack demands a diary like his older sister's and worries about rabies from a dog bite, alligators in the canal, and his father's bad luck with jobs. But Jack is plucky and survives it all. For grades 5-8
By Kevin O'Malley. 1997
Collection of creepy and terrifying stories that also have humorous endings. A young boy is followed home by a coffin,…and a young girl home alone keeps getting phone calls from the Viper, who says he is coming up to her apartment. For grades K-3
By Stephen Manes. 1990
Frank Wess is new at Ullman Griswold Memorial High (UGH to the kids) and he feels somewhat like a misfit.…But then he is invited to join the Obnoxious Jerks, a group of boys of supposedly superior intelligence who are known for their wacky ways of protesting school rules. It is Frank who comes up with one of their wildest ideas: wearing skirts to school to protest the "no shorts" mandate. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers
By Danielle Steel. 1998
In Paris to meet her children, Stephanie spends a day sightseeing with Peter Baker--a handsome, courteous American businessman. Back in…New York, he creates a companion for her while he is traveling: a robotic clone named Paul. Steph loves both conservative Peter and flashy, sexy Paul, but she must choose between them. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller
By Donald E Westlake. 1996
Dortmunder, the burglar, is upset when one of his wealthy victims tells the cops that Dortmunder's ring is his--and steals…it from him. After escaping, Dortmunder and his gang follow the billionaire around the country, robbing him as they go, while trying to recapture the burglar's lucky ring. Some strong language. 1996.
The thousands of jokes from Berle's sixty years in vaudeville, radio, television, and the movies are arranged alphabetically by more…than five hundred subjects. Includes an introduction and a "tricks of the trade" advice section
By Jack Gantos. 1997
Now in the seventh grade, Jack feels like a total misfit at a vocational school where wood shop is taught…three days a week. He feels hopeless after failing an IQ test to qualify for another school. What Jack really wants is to be a writer, so he carries around a black notebook hoping for inspiration from his muse. For grades 5-8
By Sue Townsend. 1986
British teenager records his worries about being short, his parents, his dog, choosing a career, and daily events in England…in the 1980s. Originally published as two separate volumes in 1982 and 1985. For junior and senior high readers
By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick. 1996
In the fifth grade Nick has his first difficult class--language arts with Mrs. Granger. He and his classmates decide to…"beat her at her own game" by inventing a new word. They begin calling their pens "frindles," even though it means being on detention every day. For grades 3-6