Book List:29 titles
  • n this boys-will-be-boys summer story about friendship and revenge, eleven-year-old Wyatt and his friend Augie aren't looking for a fight. They're having the best summer of their lives hanging out in the fort they built in the woods, fishing and hunt...


  • Nelly May Nimble and her twelve brothers and sisters live with their parents in a tiny cottage in the Bottoms, where there's never enough food to feed so many hungry mouths. Nelly May decides that she is old enough to earn her keep and takes a job as...


  • Erik is preparing for his first-ever hunting trip when he learns that his parents are being deployed to Iraq. A few days later, Erik is shipped off to North Dakota to live with Big Darrell and Oma, grandparents he barely knows. When Erik rescues a d...


  • One day while running on the trail near his house in upstate New York, Owen McGuire meets a girl with startling green eyes and bloody cuts all over her body who seems to be utterly alone. Her name is Campion, after the wildflower that is an alien spe...


  • Allie Nichols, "Ghost Magnet," has only just finished sixth grade, but already she's grappled with her fair share of adventure: three ghosts have sought her help in less than two months. Now that summer has finally arrived, Allie is ready for a break...


  • Mr. and Mrs. O'Grady are so poor they have just one of everything to share one potato a day, one chair, one blanket full of holes, and one gold coin for a rainy day. After digging up the last potato in their patch, Mr. O'Grady comes upon a big black ...


  • "September 1840 marks five months since twelve-year-old Nathan Fowler's life-threatening encounter with Weasel, the heartless man who stalked Nathan like a wild animal through the forest. Nathan hasn't been the same since, wary of every new person he...


  • A tribute to Florida, fishing, and familyAll Skeet Waters wants is to catch a big, beautiful tarpon on his fly rod - and to keep everything else in his life in Florida the way it's always been. But on his spring break from school, Skeet overhears his...


  • Allie Nichols has hardly laid the last spirit to rest when she's sure that another one is trying to reach her. But how can Allie help a ghost who won't speak? All she has to go on is a sound -- a sort of whine -- and a smell. At the same time, a stra...






  • Take your friends where you can find them!Old Granny is lonely, living way out in the country with no one to talk to. She’s happy enough, though, as long as she has her beans. One night a thief climbs through the window of her little cabin while sh...


  • A teenager discovers racism and romance on his father's farm For his fourteenth birthday, Joe Pedersen wants a motorbike that costs nearly a thousand dollars. But his mom says the usual birthday gift is fifty dollars, and his dad wants Joe to earn ...



  • Just a few short weeks ago, sixth-grader Allie Nichols realized that she must be some kind of ghost magnet when she met the spirit of a murdered girl. Now, a new ghost has appeared to her, a handsome young man, and he's pointed her in the direction o...


  • A creepy, wry ghost story. Willie McPhee has fallen on hard times. Finest bagpiper in all Scotland or not, if folks don't have a farthing to spare for amusement, a man could freeze. Now, wandering near--shoeless in the dark heart of the cold woods, W...


  • Unable to cope with the financial ruin caused by the Great Depression, Frances's father has taken his own life. Sad and bewildered, Frances cashes in the railroad ticket that would have carried her to her aunt's home, trades in her dress for trousers...


  • Casey's bathtub becomes another world!Cynthia DeFelice's Casey in the Bath first appeared in Cricket magazine and is one of her most popular stories -- asked for again and again by children who know her as a professional storyteller. Now, for the fir...


  • Surveying the land for something shiny that will make a perfect addition to his nest, Clever Crow flies off with Emma's mother's keys, prompting Emma's attempt to outwit the wily crow, in a story told with rhymes and mischievous art....


  • Allie Nichols is being pursued by a ghost. Her friend Karen calls Allie a liar and doesn't want to hear "stuff like that." But her old pal, Dub, listens eagerly as Allie tells him about the voice that guides her down a steep cliff side, the girl she ...



  • Learning calligraphy from the town's mysterious record-keeper, Callie Williams is stunned when she is able to foretell the future with her fancy writing and learns a painful lesson about averting fate. Reprint....


  • A Matter of Life and Death It's 1849, and twelve-year-old Lucas Whitaker is all alone after his whole family dies of a disease called consumption which has swept through the community. Lucas is grief-stricken and filled with guilt. He might have s...




  • DANGER STALKS THE SWAMPLAND Lostman's River is home to Tyler MacCauley and family, just as it is to thousands of birds and other wildlife that share Nature's piece of the Earth. But greed and profit have brought great danger into the swampland....


  • "THE HORRIBLE HAG OF HOGBACK HILL, IF SHE DOESN'T GET YOU, HER BLACK CATS WILL..." Hadley's friend Josh is new in town and curious to know what is behind the terrible songs the kids sing. According to the creepy stories, an old hunchback lives on ...


  • For Ben, there's more involved in the annual Striped Bass Derby than catching the biggest fish. He's proud of the fact that no one has ever beaten his father's record which was won before Ben was born. But now Ben overhears two men plotting to win th...


  • Grampa introduces Maggie to the magic of the natural world during her visit to the country, during which she witnesses hailstones in the summer, dancing mayflies, and a wren's nest lined with her own hair....


  • The name has haunted my sleep and made my awake hours uneasy for as long as I can remember. Other children whisper that he is part man and part animal -- wild and blood-thirsty. But I know Weasel is real: a man, an Indian fighter the government sent ...