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Annotation:As a 16-year-old pursues her two goals–growing the biggest
pumpkin in Iowa and losing 20 pounds herself–she strengthens her
relationship with her father and meets a young man with interests
similar to her own.
Annotation:On his 11th birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of
the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will
enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
Annotation:In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a
family to only two children, Luke has lived all his 12 years in
isolation and fear on his family’s farm, until another “third”
convinces him that the government is wrong.
Annotation:Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, 12-year-old Tiger
Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving
grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and
Annotation:When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by
the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias,
a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin
the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall’s inhabitants
destroy the enemy.
Annotation:Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special
bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who
chooses them to represent their sixth grade class in the Academic
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:Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny
Caribbean island with the old black man Timothy, 12-year-old
white boy Phillip is rescued and hopes to regain his sight with an
operation. Alternate chapters follow the life of Timothy from his
days as a young cabin boy.