Tales of Childhood
The popular novelist tells funny and sometimes sad stories about
his school years.
Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia
This autobiography tells of how the author and her family
make a new life in difficult conditions.
Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D. Taylor
This story of an African American family is set in rural Mississippi
during the 1930s. Cassie and her family are determined to hang on
to their land and remain where they belong.
Letters tell the story of a Russian girl's journey to the United
States in 1919.
of the Wolves
Jean Craighead George
In this dramatic survival story, a girl is befriended by a
pack of wolves.
Two dogs and a cat set out on a 250-mile journey through the
Each of the short stories in this collection tells how a
character's life was made better by an animal.
Noise: Poems for Two Voices
These poems about insects are intended for two readers to read
An elderly Colorado rancher helps a fourteen-year-old Ute
boy to grow up.
When I Was Your Age: Original Stories About Growing Up
edited by Amy Ehrlich
This collection of stories by ten popular writers includes
fiction and autobiography.
Virginia Driving Hawke Sneve
A boy discovers the value of a Sioux tradition.
Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
This biography tells the exciting story of a woman who helped
hundreds of enslaved people escape to freedom.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The only passenger aboard an 1832 sailing ship, thirteen-year-old
Charlotte must decide whether she will side with a tyrannical
captain or a crew ready for mutiny.
Another Story: Favorite Authors Introduce Popular Genres
edited by Sandy Asher
Authors of thirteen short stories discuss writing in such genres
as science fiction, fantasy, horror, and realistic fiction.
Bridge to Terabithia
A boy learns the importance of friendship.
Stories: A Fiction Workshop for Young Authors
Marion Dane Bauer
An award-winning author gives advice to beginning writers.
Stranded in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash, thirteen-year-old
Brian must learn how to survive on his own.
from the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend, and Tall Tale
Robert D. San Souci
The author retells stories about legendary, larger-than-life women
from various American cultures.
Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey
This prose retelling of the Greek classic is beautifully
illustrated by Alan Lee. Odysseus, who struggles for ten
years to reach his home, is one trickster-hero who succeeds.
of the Blue Dolphins
A Native American girl, accidentally left behind by her people,
spends eighteen years on a lonely island.
During the 1970s, twelve-year-old Dara and her family struggle
to survive in war-torn Cambodia.
The popular author describes growing up in Berkeley, California,
as a Japanese American, and her family's internment in a Nevada
concentration camp during World War II.
Earth's Mightiest Storms
Color photographs and scientific information will help you
understand the disastrous effects of hurricanes.
Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass
Born enslaved, future orator and statesman Douglass endures cruelty
and injustice before escaping to freedom.
Juan de Pareja
Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
This novel is based on the true story of the Spanish painter of the
1500s, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez, and his servant
and friend, Juan de Pareja.
Firebringer and Other Great Stories: Fifty-five Legends That Live Forever
This anthology includes retellings of tales from many cultures.
Children Love, Volume II: A Treasury of Contemporary and Classic Plays for Children
edited by Coleman A. Jennings and Aurand Harris
This anthology includes plays based on The Wizard of Oz,
Charlotte's Web, and The Wind in the Willows.
of the Sun and West of the Moon
This poetic and amusing play tells the story of a woodcutter's
daughter who travels to the ends of the earth to save her prince.
The Tuck family is willing to share the secret of immortality
with young Winnie Foster. Problems arise, however, when a
stranger wants the secret.
In the seemingly perfect world of the future, a boy is chosen to
receive memories of the past.
the Witch and the Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis
Four children find a secret passage into a magical world.
J. R. R. Tolkein
The hobbit Bilbo Baggins, a wizard, and thirteen dwarves set off to
kill a dragon and find a treasure.