Books by Bruce Brooks

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Fiction
Nonfiction

Fiction

All that Remains. 2001.
Jr. High Fiction BRO
Adult Teen Fiction BRO
Three novellas with a single theme: death. Aunt Judith has died of AIDS. Her three young cousins are determined to fulfill her wish to be cremated and they plot a scheme to circumvent the state's laws that dictate burial in a pauper's grave. Another story puts a teen in charge of making a man out of his very "uncool" cousin -- a promise to his dying uncle. And what is that girl carrying around in her backpack that she refuses to take off?
Asylum for Nightface. 1996.
Jr. High Fiction BRO
Adult Teen Fiction BRO
Zim is facing a dilemma. He is spiritual and believes in a Higher Being, but does he want to become the bait luring other teens to his parents' newly found sect?
Dolores: Seven Stories About Her. 2002. *
Jr. High Fiction BRO
Dolores grows up in these seven stories: from a bright, yet gullible 7-year-old accompanying her older brother to his job in the music department at Wal-Mart to a cynical teen. Still, she is always, "quite simply, Dolores."
Everywhere. 1990.
Youth Fiction BRO
His grandfather is dying after suffering a heart attack. Can "soul switching," a practice suggested and performed by his new friend Dooley, save him?
Midnight Hour Encores. 1986.
Jr. High Fiction BRO
Adult Teen Fiction BRO
Sixteen-year-old Sibilance, a gifted, self-confident cello player, has never met her mother. Traveling across the country with her dad, in an old VW bus, to meet the woman that abandoned her as a baby, she discovers not only truths about herself, but also about the parent she thought she knew.
The Moves Make the Man. 1984.
Jr. High Fiction BRO
Adult Teen Fiction BRO
Jeremy -- "Jayfox" -- is the first African-American boy to be bused to Chestnut Street Junior High. Basketball is his game and he strikes a friendship with Bix, the only other boy in home ec class. While Bix is a good shooter, he does not have the "moves" that make an excellent basketball player or, for that matter, a man.
No Kidding. 1989.
Jr. High Fiction BRO
Fast forward to the middle of the 21st century: Society has collapsed, alcohol has destroyed families, and 14-year-old Sam is left in charge of his family. Is loyalty and love enough? How will he protect his troubled little brother Ollie?
Throwing Smoke. 2000.
Youth Fiction BRO
Having lost 10 out of 10 baseball games played so far, the Breadhurst Newts are definitely the worst team in the league. That is until Whiz Cary prints magic baseball cards with fictional star players. Can you really wish for something and make it come true?
Vanishing. 1999. *
Jr. High Fiction BRO
Adult Teen Fiction BRO
If she doesn't eat, they can't send her home, right? Eleven-year-old Alice is hospitalized with bronchitis and the prospect of living with either of her parents is daunting. Can Rex, whom she is sharing her room with, and who is battling a terminal illness, put her worries into perspective?
What Hearts. 1992. *
Youth Fiction BRO
Dealing with his parents' divorce is hard enough, but how will Asa cope with a move to a different city and a new stepdad?
The Wolfbay Wings (series).
Youth Fiction BRO
Being a member of a hockey team is not just about winning the championship. Read about the Wolfbay Wings as they face such challenges as maintaining friendships, dealing with sports-obsessed parents, drug abuse, and girlfriends.
1. Woodsie. 1997.
2. Zip. 1997.
3. Cody.1997.
4. Boot. 1998.
5. Prince. 1998.
6. Shark. 1998.
7. Billy. 1998.
8. Dooby. 1998.
9. Reed. 1998.
10. Subtle. 1999.
11. Barry. 1999.
12. Woodsie, Again. 1999.

Nonfiction

Nature by Design. 1991.
Youth Nonfiction 591.564 B
Find out how animals build their shelters. Be amazed at how many creatures not only have found ingenious ways to use materials found in nature, but are also able to produce their own building materials from within.
NBA by the Numbers. 1997.
Youth Nonfiction 796.323 B
1 stands for one alert dribbler, 5 stands for five focused defenders. Count your way through the NBA with some of the best known stars, such as Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, and Larry Bird, and learn about rebounding and shotblocking on the way.
Predator!. 1991.
Youth Nonfiction 591.53 B
While some animals use camouflage for protection, others make their toxicity known with bright colors or confuse their predators with intricate patterns on their coats. Discover how the food chain works.