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Banks, Lynne Reid ANGELA AND DIABOLA
A story about two girls; one is perfectly good and the other is perfectly evil.
Bloor, Edward TANGERINE
Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to playsoccer despite his near blindness; he slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.
Choldenko, Gennifer AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS.
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housedthere, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Colfer, Eoin THE SUPERNATURALIST
In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams upwith three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures.
Creech, Sharon GRANNY TORELLI MAKES SOUP
With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems inher relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door.
Curtis, Christopher Paul BUCKING THE SARGE
Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all thewhile dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher.
DiCamillo, Kate THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, theservant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
DuPrau, Jeanne THE CITY OF EMBER
In the year 2041, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a messenger to run to newplaces in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse unknown regions.
Fleischman, Paul GRAVEN IMAGES
Three stories by the author of
Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, wasblasting rock in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived tolive another eleven years.
What would you do if an evil literary figure jumped out of a book and into your living room?
Giff, Patricia Reilly PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the onlyother time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
Haddix, Margaret RUNNING OUT OF TIME
When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1995 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists,and it’s up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.
Hamilton, Virginia THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR
A family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home where two fugitive slaves and Dies Drear, theabolitionist who had made the house into a station on the Underground Raiload, were murdered. The ghostsof the three were said to walk its rooms...
Hannigan, Katherine. IDA B: …AND HER PLANS TO MAXIMIZE FUN, AVOID DISASTER, AND(POSSIBLY) SAVE THE WORLD
In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-