In the woods near her home, Winnie Foster stumbles upon a magic spring
and the Tuck family that drank from it. The water from the spring gives
eternal life. Winnie and a stranger who follows her think this is a
blessing, but is it really?
Jane Leslie Conly. Crazy Lady.
Vernon and his friends agitate and make fun of the neighborhood
alcoholic and her retarded son, to pass their time on bored afternoons.
Then Vernon starts to get to know them. He doesn't know exactly what he is
getting into when he befriends the "Crazy Lady."
Susan Cooper. The Boggart.
A boggart is an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for
practical jokes. Emily brings one back to her home in Canada after
visiting the family castle in Scotland. The "Boggart" is not happy to find
himself on the other side of the ocean. Read more about The Boggart in Kids' Books We Love!
Christopher Paul Curtis. The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963.
Meet the weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan: Kenny, Momma, Dad, little
sister Joetta, and brother Byron. Join them and all of their follies on an
adventurous car trip to Birmingham, Alabama.
Louise Fitzhugh. Harriet the Spy.
Harriet is the world's most famous sixth-grade spy who is determined
to grow up to be a famous author. Harriet has a spy route where she
innocently piles up notes of her friends and neighbors. When Harriet's
friends find her spy notebook and read it out loud, her life is turned
Paul Fleischman. Joyful Noise.
Flickering, flitting, flashing fireflies and lying, dying mayflies are
just two of the buggy voices in this book. Others include a lovelorn moth
yearning for a light bulb and a book lice who has to overcome taste. Come
enter into this wonderful world of insects.
Dan Gutman. The Kid Who Ran for President.
Judson Moon is running for President of the United States. Is this
just another of his usual pranks, or is he for real? With his friend as
campaign manager and his former babysitter as running mate, he is sure
that he will win.
Peg Kehret. Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio.
Peg could talk, open and close her eyes, turn her head from side to
side on a pillow, but otherwise could not move at all. Each time the
doctor asked her to move a part of her body and she couldn't do it, her
E.L. Konigsburg. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E.
Claudia wants to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation,
so she is running away. She plans to live at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art, just long enough to get her parents' attention. But when she
discovers a beautiful statue, she cannot go home until she finds out who
sculpted the figure.
Roland Smith. Sasquatch.
Dylan's weird father is going on a Sasquatch expedition and Dylan
decides to secretly trail him. They are on the slopes of Mount St. Helens,
which is on the brink of an eruption. Life gets a bit dangerous for both
Dylan and his father in this great adventure story.
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