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|When I Go Camping With Grandma
illustrated by Alan Garns
Bridgewater Books, 1995
ages 4 to 8, paper ISBN 978-0-8167-3449-8
A young girl goes camping with her grandmother and, whether paddling a kayak or setting up camp, experiences the wonders of nature and of love.
|A Question of Trust
ages 9 to 12, out of print
When a cat arrives in the shed behind his house, Brad decides to keep it despite his father's strict no-pets rule, and when the cat has two kittens and one dies, Brad and his little brother become desperate to save the second kitten.
|A Taste of Smoke
young adult, paper ISBN 978-0-440-91045-9
Thirteen-year-old Caitlin is looking forward to this camping trip with her older sister. Pam's been away But nothing goes the way Caitlin has planned.
First, a young man, Alex, shows up at the campsite, and it's obvious Pam has been expecting him. Then Caitlin encounters an oddly dressed boy, Frank, who is almost too eager to befriend her. But Caitlin seems to be the only one who can see and hear him. What exactly does Frank want from her?
illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
ages 4 to 8, out of print
Taken from the cat show life to live with a lonely little girl, Purrloom Popcorn escapes and returns to the cat show life, only to discover that with his one blue eye he can see the ghosts of his former owner and her new cats.
|What's Your Story?
A Young Person's Guide to Writing Fiction
ages 9 to 12, paper ISBN 978-0-395-57780-6
Discusses how to write fiction, exploring such aspects as character, plot, point of view, dialogue, endings, and revising.
|Face to Face
young adult, paper ISBN 978-0-440-40791-1
Michael has always dreamed of owning a rifle. Maybe then the kids in school will stop bullying him. So when his stepfather gives him a rifle for his thirteenth birthday, he finally feels in control. But due to an accident the gun is taken away.
After that Michael believes the answer to all his problems is a trip to see his real father, who has been out of his life for eight years. However, when his father, a rafting guide, forces him to make a trip down one of the roughest whitewater passes, Michael wonders if he's made the right choice. Does true courage have anything to do with being a tough guy?
|A Dream of Queens and Castles
ages 9 to 12, ISBN 978-0-395-51330-9
When her mother accepts a one-year exchange position at a remote English college, twelve-year-old Diana has only two desires: to meet Princess Di and to go home. Her encounter with an elderly resident of the village leads to a bizarre trip to London, where Diana starts to realize her mistakes. HornBook
|Touch the Moon
Clarion Books, 1987
ages 9 to 12, ISBN 978-0-89919-526-1
A compelling and suspenseful fantasy about a young girl who wishes so hard for a horse that her wish comes true. However, when they go for a ride and become trapped in a cave, the girl realizes that dreams carry their own responsibilities.
On My Honor
American Library Association Newbery Honor Book
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