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2003

A Corner of the Universe

by Martin, Ann M.

The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable smalltown life is turned on end when her uncle Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never known about him.

Hoot

by Hiaasen, Carl

Unfortunately, Roy's first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully.

Pictures of Hollis Woods

by Giff, Patricia Reilly

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

The House of the Scorpion

by Farmer, Nancy

Matteo Alacran was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium -- a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico.

2002

A Single Shard

by Park, Linda Sue

In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware.

Carver: A Life In Poems

by Nelson, Marilyn

Collection of poems painting a portrait of the internal life of African-American agricultural pioneer George Washington Carver.

Everything On A Waffle

by Horvath, Polly

Primrose Squarp simply knows her parents did not perish at sea during a terrible storm, but try convincing the other residents of Coal Harbour on that score.

2001

A Year Down Yonder

by Peck, Richard

Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else!

Because of Winn-Dixie

by Dicamillo, Kate

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.

Hope Was Here

by Bauer, Joan

Hope and her aunt move to a small town in Wisconsin to run the local diner. The owner of the diner has decided to run for mayor, however, people are skeptical because he has leukemia. Hope decides to help in the campaign.

Joey Pigza Loses Control (Joey Pigza #2)

by Gantos, Jack

When Joey Pigza meets his dad, for the first time in years, he meets a grownup version of his old hyperactive self-the way he was before his stint in special ed and his new meds.

The Wanderer

by Creech, Sharon and Diaz, David

Sophie joins her three uncles and two cousins as they sail across the Atlantic toward England to see her grandfather. The journey takes her deeper into her forgotten past.

2000

Bud, Not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

Our Only May Amelia

by Holm, Jennifer L.

Being a pioneer in Washington in 1899 is hard. It's even harder when you're the only girl ever born in the new settlement. May Amelia Jackson just can't behave like a Proper Young Lady the way her family wants her to.

26 Fairmount Avenue

by Depaola, Tomie

Tomie's family starts building their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue in 1938, just as a hurricane hits town, starting off a busy, crazy year.

Getting Near to Baby

by Couloumbis, Audrey

Willa Jo and Little Sister are up on the roof at Aunt Patty's house. Willa Jo went up to watch the sunrise, and Little Sister followed, like she always does. But by mid-morning, they are still up on that roof, and soon it's clear it wasn't just the sunrise that brought them there. The trouble is, coming down would mean they'd have to explain, and they just can't find the words.

1999

Holes

by Sachar, Louis

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats.

A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel in Stories

by Peck, Richard

A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...

1998

Out of the Dust

by Hesse, Karen

This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo's struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

Wringer

by Spinelli, Jerry

It is tradition for boys to become wringers for the town's Pigeon Day where sharpshooters come to compete every year. Palmer will become a wringer when he turns ten. Because of this, Palmer dreads his tenth birthday. A Newbery Honor Book.

Ella Enchanted

by Levine, Gail Carson

In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. At birth, Ella of Frell was given the gift of obedience by a fairy.

Lily's Crossing

by Giff, Patricia Reilly

This year, as in other years, Lily has planned a spectacular summer in Rockaway, in her family's cozy house on stilts over the Atlantic Ocean. But by the summer of 1944, World War II has changed almost everyone's life.

1997

The View from Saturday

by Konigsburg, E. L.

How had Mrs. Olinski chosen her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team?

Belle Prater's Boy

by White, Ruth

A big mystery surrounds Woodrow's family. His mother, Belle Prater, simply disappeared, and no one knows why. So when he goes to live next door to his cousin, Gypsy, she finds that the two of them have a lot to sort out together. Soon they become best friends and join forces on a quest that sends out plenty of ripples through the local community.

The Thief

by Turner, Megan Whalen

Nothing is overdone and not a word is out of place in this auspicious debut," wrote Kirkus in a starred review of Instead of Three Wishes, the first book by Megan Whalen Turner. Her second book more than fulfills that promise.

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