Tuesday, September 18, 2007

more fiction books

Torchlight by Carol Otis Hurst
In 1864, fifth-grader Carlotte befriends an Irish-American girl at school and tries to understand the prejudices between the Irish and the Yankees in her town of Westfield, Massachusetts. Based on historical events.

Missing Magic by Emma Laybourn
In a world where everyone has magical abilities, Ned has none. When the world turns upside down his lack of powers turns out to be his best asset.

Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean
Journey back to Neverland in the first-ever authorized sequal to J.M. Barrie's masterpiece, Peter Pan. Fearing for Peter Pan's life, Wendy and the Lost Boys to back to Neverland only to discover adventure waiting and their worst nightmares coming true!

Trolls, Go Home! by Alan MacDonald
Things get ugly (and possibly hairy and smelly) when the Trolls move into a quiet subburb.

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas by Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin
The Baker Street Irregulars help Sherlock Holmes solve the mysterious deaths of a family of circus tightrope walkers.

Breathe by Cliff McNish
When he and his mother move into an old English farmhouse, Jack discovers that he can communicate with the ghosts, and establishes a relationship with a tormented spirit that threatens to destroy both his mother and himself.

A Mid-Semester Night's Dream by Margaret Meacham
Chaos results when Morgan gets help in casting a love spell on a boy at school from Gretta, a fairy-godmother-in training.

I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo
A man relates to how he became to believe in unicorns as an eight-year-old boy.

Second Fiddle or How to Tell a Blackbird From a Sausage by Siobhan Parkinson
Outspoken Mags decides to help her friend, a violin student, reconcile with her father so that he will allow her to attend a prestigious music school in England.

The Day My Mother Left by James Prosek
When his mother leaves, nine-year-old Jeremy faces his own pain and loss, his father's depression and his sister's distance, the pity of friends and strangers, and his father's remarriage. He finds solace in fishing and artwork.

The Real Lucky Charm by Charisse K. Richardson
Thinking that luck has helped her succed, ten-year old Mia panics and turns to her twin brother for help when her lucky gold basketball charm goes missing.

4 Kids in 5E &1 Crazy Year by Virginia Frances Schwartz
Family, school, and life in general are seen through the writings of four fifth graders who have been taken out of an overcrowded New York City classroom and placed with a teacher who shows them how to write and how to believe in themselves.

Cats to the Rescue by Marilyn Singer
True tales of heroic felines. A collection of inspiring and informative cat stories from around the world.

First Light by Rebecca Stead
When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible.

Creepy Creatures by R.L. Stine
Three of Goosebumps' creepiest creature books ever come to life in this ghoulish collection of spine-tingling graphix fun.

Blind Mountain by Jan Resh Thomas
Unsure of himself and annoyed at having to spend a day climbing a Montana mountain, twelve-year-old Sam must become the guide on their perilous journey down when he temporarily blinds his father.

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
Ten-year-old Zoe's musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life.

Finest Kind by Lea Wait
When his father's Boston bank fails in 1838, causing his family to relocate to a small Maine town, twelve-year-old Jake Webber works to prepare the family for the harsh winter while also keeping the existence of his disabled younger brother a secret.

Second String Center by Rich Wallace
Dunk learns to be supportive both on and off the basketball court when his friend Jared goes through a difficult time, even though Jared's failure would provide Dunk more opportunities to prove himself.

Best Friend Emma by Sally Warner
When a new girl joins her third-grade class Emma thinks only about gaining her friendship before the popular Cynthia can, and hurts her best friend Annie Pat's feelings in the process.

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