|J BIR||THE PENDERWICKS : |
a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
|J BUR||THE SECRET GARDEN|
A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
|Frances Hodgson Burnett||4-7|
|J DAL||THE COURAGE OF SARAH NOBLE|
Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.
|J HAL||PRINCESS ACADEMY|
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
|J HOL||TURTLE IN PARADISE|
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
|Jennifer L. Holm||3-6|
|J HOR||EVERYTHING IN A WAFFLE|
Eleven-year-old Primrose, who lives in a small fishing village in British Columbia, recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.
|J LAI||INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN|
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy" — a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen.
|J LEN||A WRINKLE IN TIME|
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
|J LEV||ELLA ENCHANTED|
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.
|Gail Carson Levine||3-6|
|J LIN||WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON|
Living in her parents' dilapidated mountain hut, young Minli enjoys listening to her father's tales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon. Delighted by the tales, Minli sets off to find the wise Old Man. Along the way, she meets a variety of colorful characters, including a friend's dragon.
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
|J LOW||NUMBER THE STARS|
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
|J MAR||A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE|
The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town.
|Ann M. Martin||5-8|
|J MON||ANNE OF GREEN GABLES|
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
|J PAR||WHEN MY NAME WAS KEOKO|
During World War II, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan. The occupation threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.
|Linda Sue Park||5-8|
|J PAT||THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY|
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.
|J PEC||A YEAR DOWN YONDER|
In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice, initially apprehensive about leaving Chicago to spend a year with her fearsome, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois, gradually begins to better understand and admire her grandmother's unusual qualities.
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
|J RAS||THE WESTING GAME|
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
|J RYA||BECOMING NAOMI LEON|
When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.
|Pam Munoz Ryan||5-8|
|J SER||THE GOOD MASTER|
Two cousins spend an adventurous summer on a ranch on the Hungarian plains.
|JM SPR||THE CASE OF THE MISSING MARQUESS :|
an Enola Holmes Mystery
Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.
|JT ENG||THE FIREFLY LETTERS : a suffragette's journey to Cuba|
Poems describe early women's right pioneer Frederika Bremer's life-changing journey to Cuba in 1851, as her path crosses that of Cecilia, a translator and slave, and of Elena, a rich girl who feels limited by her place in society.
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