Book List:22 titles
  • In TalkTalk E.L. Konigsburg presents a selection of speeches she has given over a period of 25 years. In her introduction to the first speech, and to the book as a whole, she explains:"While each of my books has been written...


  • Discoveries Amedeo Kaplan dreams of discovering something -- some treasure no one realizes is there until he finds it. And he would like to discover a true friend to share this with. Improbably, he finds the friend in aloof, edgy William Wilcox. ...


  • Give the Unexpected a Chance That's the advice ChloŽ gets from her stepfather before she heads off to Florida to spend the summer with her aunt Bernadette. It turns out to be excellent advice, because everything about Bernadette is unexpected: her j...


  • Poor Little Rich Boy Winston Carmichael has it all: a big house, servants, vacations in Palm Beach, and a fancy private school. But with overprotective parents and a sense of responsibility for his younger sister, Heidi, Winston sometimes feels more...


  • * A retired college president is determined to best a young beachcomber * A store manager accuses a boy of shoplifting * A tour guide strikes a bargain with an enterprising orphan * A boy recovering from a broken arm befriends an elderly woman in ...


  • I Prefer Not To. . . . That's Margaret Rose Kane's response to every activity she's asked to participate in at the summer camp to which she's been exiled while her parents are in Peru. So Margaret Rose is delighted when her beloved uncles rescue h...


  • SPEECHLESS Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tel...



  • Meet Samuel Todd When he wakes up, Samuel Todd looks in the mirror to make sure he's still Samuel Todd. The mirror is just the first of the great inventions that Samuel Todd celebrates every day. From the belt loops and Velcro that make it easier to...






  • MEET THE SOULS --Noah, who quite by accident was best man at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather --Nadia, a hybrid with a halo of red hair, a dog that's a genius, and a fondness for baby turtles --Ethan, the silent second so...


  • During her visit to her New York City grandmother, Amy Elizabeth anticipates a shopping trip at Bloomingdale's, but each day, something new and interesting--from a protest march to a trip to the Empire State Building--interferes with her plans....


  • Andy's not your average resident of exclusive Foxmeadow -- whenever he sits down to draw something, it turns out to be a dragon. And he wants to be a detective when he grows up -- not just an ordinary, everyday police detective, but a tough, cool, fa...



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    The Camel-Keeper's Son Maxmillian (also known as Bo) Stubbs's mother has just married a very rich man. Bo is looking forward to moving into his stepfather's big house and attending the snooty Fortnum School in the fall. Everything about Bo's new l...



  • Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel, the answer lies with the complex relati...


  • Eleanor of Aquitaine has every reason to be¬†¬†upset.For centuries she's been¬†¬†patiently waiting for her husband, King Henry II, to¬†¬†meet her in Heaven. Luckily, she's sharing a cloud¬†¬†with some old friends who knew her when she and¬†¬†Henry ru...


  • Mark Setzer thought studying for his Bar Mitzvah and having his best friend move away created enough aggravation in his life. But then his mother becomes the new manager of his Little League team and drags his older brother, Spencer, along as coach. ...



  • Only two people knew that George was the funniest little man in the whole world and that he used foul language. Benjamin Dickinson Carr knew because George lived inside of him, and Ben's brother Howard knew because outside of Ben, he was the only ...


  • When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would live in comfort -- at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She invited her brother Jamie ...


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    "Witches never lose anything," said Jennifer. Almost true, Elizabeth decided, as she became Jennifer's apprentice witch. Before Jennifer, Elizabeth had been the loneliest only child in the whole U.S. of A. After Jennifer, there was no time to be lone...