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Annotation:The Tuck family is confronted with 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 you from
ever growing any older.
Annotation:When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moved to Florida with her
preacher father, she didn’t expect that she’d adopt Winn-Dixie, a
dog she names after the supermarket where they met. Opal is
lonely at first, but with such an unusually friendly dog at her side,
she makes some unusual friends and finds she has a lot to be
Annotation:Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a
wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia where they assist Aslan,
the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed
the land with eternal winter.
Annotation:The life of a 10-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he
becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an
untimely death while trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia,
during a storm.
Annotation:After a plane crash, 13-year-old Brian spends 54 days in the
Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only a hatchet given
him by his mother, and learning how to survive his parents’ divorce.
Annotation:As further evidence of his family’s bad fortune which they
attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to
a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his
first real friend, a treasure and a new sense of himself.
Annotation:During her summer at Camp Nashaquitsa, 11-year-old Abby tries
to reinvent herself, while worrying about her mother, missing her
dead father, and getting to know her equally self-conscious
Annotation:After meeting on the first day in Mrs. Chemsky’s fifth grade class,
Margalo and Mikey help each other in and out of trouble, trying to
maintain a friendship while each asserts her independence.