Aiken, Joan  The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Bonnie and Sylvia outwit the wicked and scheming governess, Miss Slighcarp, escape from packs of hungry wolves, and restore Willoughby Chase to its rightful owner.

Alexander, Lloyd  Time Cat

Jason’s cat, Gareth, takes him traveling through time on nine fantastic adventures, beginning in ancient Egypt, continuing in Ireland, 411 A.D., Italy, 1468, America, 1775, as well as other times and places.

Babbitt, Natalie  Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family must face an agonizing situation when they discover that a 10 year old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from growing older.

Beatty, Patricia  Charley Skedaddle

During the Civil War, a 12 year old boy joins the Union Army as a drummer, deserts during a battle in Virginia and encounters a hostile old mountain woman.

Boston, L.M.  The Children of Green Knowe (Green Knowe Chronicles Series)

When Tolly goes to live with his great-grandmother in her ancestral English mansion, he meets children of other eras who once lived there, and breaks a curse put on the house by a gypsy.

Christopher, John  The White Mountains (Tripods Trilogy)

Will, Henry and Jean Paul escape from the huge metal tripod aliens that have taken over the earth, and find a colony of free men in the White Mountains.

Enright, Elizabeth  The Saturdays (Melendy Children Series)

The four Melendy children decide to pool their resources so that each can do a special thing on the Saturday when it is their turn to spend the combined allowances.

Fitzhugh, Louise  Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy Series)

Harriet’s ambition to become a writer motivates her to write down in a secret notebook everything she sees, but when her classmates find and read it, she finds herself in big trouble.

George, Jean Craighead  Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves Trilogy)

While running away from home, a 13 year old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

Kerr, Judith  When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Recounts the adventures of a 9 year old Jewish girl and her family in the early 1930s as they travel from Germany to England.

Langton, Jane  The Fledgling

Georgie’s fondest hope, to be able to fly, is fleetingly fulfilled when she is befriended by a Canada goose.

L’Engle, Madeleine  A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Merrill, Jean  The Pushcart War

When a truck contemptuously runs down a pushcart in New York City, the peddlers rebel and wage a guerrilla war against the mammoth trucks, using a primitive, but effective, secret weapon.

O’Brien, Robert  Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.

O’Dell, Scott  Island of the Blue Dolphins

Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for 18 years on an isolated island off the California coast.

Pinkwater, Daniel  Lizard Music

When left to take care of himself, Victor becomes involved with a community of intelligent lizards who tell him of a little known invasion from outer space.

Rylant, Cynthia  Missing May

After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, 12 year old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.

Snyder, Zilpha Keatley  The Egypt Game

When six children secretly play a game invented by two girls fascinated with ancient Egypt, they are visited by a secret oracle.

Stolz, Mary  A Dog on Barkham Street (Barkham Street Series)

There are two things Edward wants more than anything else in the world: a dog, and to be left alone by Martin, the bully of Barkham Street.

Taylor, Mildred  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

A black family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which the children do not understand.

Wrede, Patricia  The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

Contains the books: Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons and Talking to Dragons.  In the first book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, a feisty princess who is bored with traditional palace life goes off to live with a group of dragons.

Yep, Laurence  Dragonwings

In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine.


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