by Blue Balliet
Y FICTION BAL
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and
a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and
Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
and the Starcatchers
by Dave Barry
Y FICTION BAR
Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land,
he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission
is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and
the native inhabitants of a remote island.
by Sharon Creech
Y FICTION CRE
| Twelve-year-old Annie ponders the many
rhythms of life the year that her mother becomes pregnant, her grandfather
begins faltering, and her best friend (and running partner) becomes
by D'Adamo, Francesco
Y FICTION DAD
A fictionalized account of the Pakistani child who escaped from
bondage in a carpet factory and went on to help liberate other
children like him before being gunned down at the age of thirteen.
by Kate DiCamillo
J FICTION DIC
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in
the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen
to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
by DuPrau, Jeanne
Y FICTION DUP
OR Y PAPERBACK DUP
the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day
to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved
city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
by Neil Gaiman
Y FICTION GAI
for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into
a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own,
where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself,
her parents, and the souls of three others.
by Patricia Reilly Giff
Y FICTION GIF
|When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's
potato crop in 1845, twelve-year-old Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity
help her family and neighbors survive.
for a Maid
by Frances Mary Hendry
Y FICTION HEN
Aware of her sister's deadly efforts to secure the Scottish throne
for Robert de Brus, Meg realizes she must protect the young Norwegian
princess who has been chosen as rightful heir.
Murder for Her
by Beth Hilgartner
Y FICTION HIL
Tuckfield witnesses her father's death, she flees to York. Afraid
the men who killed her father were working for Queen Elizabeth
and will now be looking for her, she must hide in a boy's choir
and keep from being discovered.
to the River Sea
by Eva Ibbotson
Y FICTION IBB
her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in exotic
Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling
her dream of exploring the Amazon River.
by Caroline Lawrence
Y FICTION LAW
Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different
backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog --
by M.M. Kaye
J FICTION KAY
At her christening a princess is given the gift of "ordinariness"
by a fairy, and the consequences of that eventually take her to
a nearby palace where, having run away to become a fourteenth
assistant kitchen maid, she meets her prince.
at the Window
by Margaret McAllister
J FICTION MACA
Ewan and his parents love the isolated Scottish house they have
moved to, but it slips in and out of different times, and Ewan
finds he must help a young girl trapped by these time shifts and
stuck between life and death.
by Linda Sue Park
Y FICTION PAR
Korea in 1473, eleven-year-old Young-sup overcomes his rivalry with
his older brother Kee-sup, who as the first-born son receives special
treatment from their father, and combines his kite-flying skill
with Kee-sup's kite-making skill in an attempt to win the New Year
by Philip Pullman
Y FICTION PUL
In the mountains of Switzerland, the wicked Count Karlstein plots
to abandon his two orphaned nieces in a hunting lodge as prey
for the Demon Huntsman and his ghostly hounds.
Days a Queen
by Ann Rinaldi
Y FICTION RIN
Jane Grey, who at sixteen was Queen of England for nine days before
being executed, recounts her life story from the age of nine.
by Angie Sage
Y FICTION SAG
that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried
toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed
were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy
412-pursued by agents of those who killer her mother ten years
by Jerry Spinelli
Y FICTION SPI
the hardships and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during
the Nazi occupation of World War II, through the eyes of a Jewish
orphan who must use all his wits and courage to survive unimaginable
events and circumstances.
by Betsy Sterman
Y FICTION STE
the help of three friends, a young boy and his grandfather help
a fifteenth-century Welsh dragon find its way home.
by Gloria Whelan
Y FICTION WHE
Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either
suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage
to oppose it.
by Laurence Yep
J FICTION YEP
his father is away from their Chinese village, Little Lee fights
to save his mother's soul from an evil fox creature that has assumed