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Squirrel is not like most dogs. At first she has companions, her mother and brother, but when they're separated, she must make her own way. It's a hard life, until she makes two friends who change her life.
Three Georgia peaches are in for one juicy summer . . . . . . but Birdie would rather eat Thin Mints and sulk in the A/C. Leeda would prefer to sneak off with her boyfriend, Rex. And Murphy would much rather cause a little mischief.
In a city in the not to distant future, an orphan is saved by a group of kids called the Supernaturalists. They all have a psychic ability to see and connect to life leeching parasites.
This fantasy for teens and older has an amazing set of characters who, in spite of all the odds, manage to protect themselves.
The Heroine: Tiffany Aching, incipient witch and cheese maker extraordinaire. Once saved world from Queen of the Elves. Is about to discover that battling evil monarchs is child's play compared to mortal combat with a Hiver (see below).
Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy--until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed.
A tale about a mouse in love with music, stories and a princess named Pea; a rat who lives in the dark and covets a world of light; and a slow-witted serving girl with an impossible wish.
Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.
Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent.
After escaping from their cruel aunt and uncle, orphans Prosper and Bo meet a mysterious boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Clever and charming, the Thief Lord leads them on a fantastical journey that will change their destiny.
Matt is the clone of El Patrón, drug lord ruler of Opium. As Matt struggles to come to terms with his existence, he must deal with El Patrón's power-hungry family and his "livestock" status as a clone. A Newbery Honor Book.
"There is a tendency to romanticize Artemis. To attribute to him qualities that he does not possess. ..." Will he and Butler find what they are after?
Trust your dreams. Both my parents said that. That's our old way, our Mohawk way. The way of our ancestors. Trust the little voice that speaks to you. That is your speaking.
The story of 4 young women and the pants that keep them connected through a tough summer.
Football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.
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 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. A Newbery Honor Book.
Bud, an orphan from Flint Michigan tries to find who he thinks is his father during the Great Depression.
Not long after learning that he was adopted, eleven-year-old Peter is hit by a car and then given several chances to alter events that could lead to his death.
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.
When she opens two strange boxes left in her care by her mysterious uncle, fifteen-year-old Annie discovers a swarm of telepathic creatures and unleashes a power capable of slowing down time.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse was the youngest of thirteen children. He was also the smallest. His mother had given the other twelve mouse pups quite ordinary names, like Bill or Jane. But when she looked at her last-born and saw that he was only half as big as his brothers and sisters, she said to herself, "He should have an important-sounding name to make up for his lack of size."
A series of poems reflect the thoughts of school officials, parents, police, and especially a class of seniors who have been taken hostage by their high school history teacher.
When he decides to turn his 5th-grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that moves beyond his control.