The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts BR
by Richard Peck
Rural Indiana, 1904. After Miss Myrt Arbuckle, the mean old teacher, "hauled off and died" in August, fifteen-year-old Russell figures the one-room schoolhouse will close. His dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat-threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister fills the vacancy. For grades 6- 9. 2004.
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Jumping Frogs BR
by Donald J. Sobol
Ten-year-old detective Encyclopedia Brown solves ten cases. In the title story, Encyclopedia figures out who got through the locked gates of a camp to steal his friend's camera. In "The Case of Nemo's Tuba," his attention to detail traps a liar. For grades 3-6. 2003.
Carnival at Candlelight: Magic Tree House, Book 33 BR
by Mary Pope Osborne
While on a mission to prove to Merlin that they can use magic wisely, Jack and Annie travel to seventeenth-century Venice, Italy, to save the city from disaster. For grades 2-4. 2005.
Al Capone Does My Shirts BR 15982
by Gennifer Choldenko
1935. Twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan moves to Alcatraz Island when his father takes a job at the maximum-security prison there. Moose struggles to make friends and cares for his older autistic sister while their mother applies for the girl's acceptance to a special school. For grades 6-9. 2004.
Ten Little Rubber Ducks BR 16040
by Eric Carle
When a cargo ship runs into a storm, a box of rubber ducks goes overboard. Ten rubber ducks drift in different directions to have separate adventures with sea animals. Introduces ordinal numbers. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2005.
The Shadows of Ghadames BR 16071
by JoŽlle Stolz
Libya, late 1800s. Malika and her brother Jasim are still children playing on the rooftop of their village home when their father leaves with a caravan. In his absence the women of the household take in a wounded stranger, disrupting the traditional order. For grades 5-8. Mildred Batchelder Award. 1999.
I Am David BR 16079
by Anne Holm
A twelve-year-old boy who has spent most of his childhood in a concentration camp seizes an opportunity to escape. Facing tremendous obstacles he heads toward Denmark, running by night, stowing away on a boat, hitchhiking, and always fearing recapture. Formerly titled North to Freedom. For grades 5- 8. 1963. 1963.
Double-Dare to Be Scared: Another Thirteen Chilling Tales BR
by Robert D. San Souci
More spooky stories like those in Dare to Be Scared: Thirteen Stories to Chill and Thrill (BR 15429). In "Class Cootie," a boy teased to death at school is appropriately avenged by his Nana Olga, rumored to be a witch. In "Laughter," an American boy learns the hard way to respect Irish beliefs. For grades 4-7. 2004.
Scorpia: An Alex Rider Adventure BR 16112
by Anthony Horowitz
Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider goes to Venice, Italy, determined to track down Scorpia because of the organization's connection to his deceased father. But the for-hire terrorist group planning to kill thousands of British schoolchildren ensnares Alex for its own purposes. For grades 6-9. 2004.
Bad Bears and a Bunny: An Irving and Muktuk Story BR
by Daniel Pinkwater
The two naughty polar bears plan to misbehave as usual at a fancy hotel party until they spot a guest who strikes fear into their hearts. For preschool-grade 2. 2005.
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