Choose Your Own Adventure Series (age 9-12)|
authorship ... action ... adventure
You decide the outcome of each of these breathtaking adventures.
title: By Balloon to the Sahara by Douglas Terman F TER
title: Escape by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Lost on the Amazon by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Prisoner of the Ant People by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Space and Beyond by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Trouble on Planet Earth by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Secret of the Ninja by Jay Leibold F LEI
title: Terror on the Titanic by Jim Wallace F WAL
title: War With the Evil Power Master by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: The Lost Jewels of Nabooti by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: The Brilliant Dr. Wogan by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: The Abominable Snowman by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Tattoo of Death by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Return to Atlantis by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Race Forever by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Journey Under the Sea by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: House of Danger by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Forecast from Stonehenge by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: Beyond Escape! by R. A. Montgomery F MON
title: The Case of the Silk King by Shannon Gilligan F GIL
title: Struggle Down Under by Shannon Gilligan F GIL
title: Cup of Death by Shannon Gilligan F GIL
title: Inca Gold by Jim Becket F BEC
The Library Card
by Jerry Spinelli
growing up ... short stories ... authorship
Mongoose, Brenda, Sonseray, and April have nothing in common...until a mysterious blue card appears as if by magic and begins to change each of their lives. None of them guesses it at first, but that strange blue card will be their ticket to the past--and to a future that they never imagined. In stories that range from humorous to heartbreaking, Newbery-award-winner Jerry Spinelli reveals the amazing possibilities lurking behind library doors.
Utterly Yours, Booker Jones
by Betsy Duffey
authorship ... school ... family
Middle school student and aspiring author Booker Jones is evicted from his bedroom when his grandfather moves in, creating problems both at home and at school.
by Alan Armstrong
authorship ... folklore ... family ... fantasy
Abby and Ben come to the barn every day to help feed the animals. Abby shares her worry that Ben can't really read yet and that he refuses to go to Special Ed. Whittington the cat and the Lady, the leader of the barnyard animals, decide that Abby should give Ben reading lessons in the barn. It is a balm for Ben when, having toughed out the daily lesson, Whittington comes to tell, in tantalizing installments, the story handed down to him from his nameless forebearer, Dick Whittington's cat: the legend of the lad born into poverty in rural England during the Black Death, who runs away to London to seek his fortune. This is an unforgettable tale about how learning to read saves one little boy. It is about the healing, transcendent power of storytelling and how, if you have loved ones surrounding you and good stories to tell, to listen to, and to read, you have just about everything of value in this world.
Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
identity ... friendship ... authorship ... letters/journal
In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.