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CALL NUMBER
TITLE
AUTHOR
INTEREST LEVEL
(by grade)
J BIRTHE 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.
Jeanne Birdsall3-5
J BURTHE 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 Burnett4-7
J DALTHE 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.
Alice Dalgliesh3-5
J HALPRINCESS 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.
Shannon Hale5-8
J HOLTURTLE 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. Holm3-6
J HOREVERYTHING 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.
Polly Horvath5-8
J LAIINSIDE 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.
Thanhha Lai3-6
J LAWSAVVY
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.
Ingrid Law6-8
J LENA 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.
Madeleine L'Engle4-7
J LEVELLA 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 Levine3-6
J LINWHERE 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.
Grace Lin3-5
J LORRULES
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.
Cynthia Lord4-7
J LOWNUMBER 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.
Lois Lowry3-5
J MARA 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. Martin5-8
J MONANNE 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.
L.M. Montgomery5-8
J PARWHEN 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 Park5-8
J PATTHE 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.
Susan Patron3-6
J PECA 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.
Richard Peck6-9
J PENCLEMENTINE
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.
Sara Pennypacker3-6
J RASTHE 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.
Ellen Raskin5-8
J RYABECOMING 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 Ryan5-8
J SERTHE GOOD MASTER
Two cousins spend an adventurous summer on a ranch on the Hungarian plains.
Kate Seredy3-6
JM SPRTHE 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.
Nancy Springer5-8
JT ENGTHE 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.
Margarita Engle6-8