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Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.
The story is about two children Ellen and Corey who get a chance to camp overnight in the zoo but find themselves trapped by a burglar.
After spending two years investigating Kait's death, her family got enough information to form a fragmented picture of what may have happened to her, but the jigsaw puzzle still lacks the few key pieces that could nail the identity of her killers.
Marty will do anything to save his new friend Shiloh. When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight -- and also big trouble.
Harriet Hemings is a slave of a man who wrote the Declaration of Independence and might be more than Thomas Jefferson's slave - she might be his daughter. Now she has to make a choice - to run to freedom or to stay.
They say Maniac Magee was born in a dump. They say his stomach was a cereal box and his heart a sofa spring. A Newbery Honor Book.
Janie Johnson saw the picture on a milk carton, the picture of a little girl who had been kidnapped 12 years before. Janie recognizes the girl in the picture - it was Janie herself. A Newbery Honor Book.
Ben and Jake battle alligators, quicksand, and a murderer when they search for buried treasure on an island in a swamp.
Eva is involved in a car accident and dies. However, her father, a well-known scientist kills an ape and gives Eva an Ape's Body.
This is a story of a family with ten kids. Mrs. Ross always said "NO" to having pets while the kids longed to have one. This book describes what kids are like - their excitements and disappointments - and what they go through.
As a project for an unusually open class in sex education, Livvie and her boyfriend David learn to care for a pregnant young neighbor, and also about love and caring and eventually about pain and courage.
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him--except Carla, the new school counselor.
A family moves into an old church next to a graveyard, and a lonely, troubled and troublesome child is befriended by a ghost her age with deadly intentions. Ages 8-12
"Bad Helen" is her name, and acting up in class is her game!
Amy finds an old dollhouse in the attic with dolls that decide to tell her the truth about the night of the murder.
At last, some real luck - 4B gets a substitute teacher. And double luck - she's never even taught a class before. A sinkable sub!
A young man receives two presents that will change his life: a plastic miniature Indian that magically comes to life inside a mysterious old cupboard.From the Hardcover edition.
The sequel to "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," Farley Drexel Hatcher, aka Fudge, is back and is still the biggest pain ever!
Harold and Chester, the family dog and cat, are suspicious that the new pet rabbit is a vampire bunny. They must warn the family who see the rabbit as a harmless and adorable creature.
Relates the experiences of 13-year-old Melanie as she tries to cope with the traumas and pleasures of her first year at summer camp.
Cassie's family has raised her to be a strong black girl, able to stand up for her humanity. But one year's events turns her world upside down.
"As entertaining as ever. . . readers will fall happily under The Great Brain's spell. "--School Library Journal.
Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.