BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS

 
It's Only Temporary

It's Only Temporary

Twelve-year-old Skye McPhee has been banished. At least thatís what it feels like after her older brother nearly kills himself in a car accident and needs the full-time care of their parents.

Written and illustrated (with more than 100 drawings!) by Sally Warner

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Twilight Child

Twilight Child

It has long been said that when a baby is born at twilight, the precise moment that hangs between day and night, that child is given a special gift. She is able to sense other in-between things....

Eleni didnít choose to be a twilight child; fate chose her. Born at twilight on the longest day of the year in the northern country of Finland, Eleni can communicate with creatures unseen by others--the tonttu of the sauna, the blue men of the Minch, and the brounies of the Scottish islands. Part of her life is touched by magic, but another part is touched by sorrow.

After losing her home, her family, and the boy she loves, Eleni is rescued by a warm and eccentric family in the Scottish village of Tobermory. There she kindles a friendship with a girl as seemingly enchanted as herself. But as much as Eleni desires to make Tobermory her home, her heart is pulled by something stronger. Sometimes a lost love can be found.

Filled with the magic, romance, and adventure of 18th century Finland and Scotland, Twilight Child is a story to be savored.

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Ages 12 and up

“...The brisk action will draw many readers, particularly those who enjoy fantasies rooted in history.”

Booklist, starred review

 
 
A Long Time Ago

A Long Time Ago Today

First there was the note on the door. Then there was the missing letter, the letter written 6 years ago so that Dilly could read it when she was "older."

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This Isn't About The Money

This Isn't About The Money

In one terrible night, Janey's world goes from the comfort of her parents' car to the bright lights of the hospital.

With tenderness as well as humor, Sally Warner shows that while families can come apart, they can also come together in surprising ways.

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Sister Split

Sister Split

Can sisters ever really be friends? Is there a good way to fight? And is there a way to fix the worst haircut in the history of the world? Sister Split takes a humorous, heartfelt look at some serious subjects.

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Sort of Forever

Sort of Forever

Nana lifted the bottle of sparkling cider. "To us," she said. "Best friends forever!" Ever since Cady was little, Nana has been there for her. 230,000+ Scholastic Book Club copies sold!

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out of print books still available from the author!
How to be a Real Person

How to Be a Real Person (in just one day)

Kara Biggs is a list maker: how to get up and go to school, how to get out of doing an oral book report, how to avoid having a teacher-parent conference. And how to be a real personóespecially when part of her life doesn't feel all that real anymore.

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Finding Hattie

Finding Hattie

After the deaths of her father, mother, and little brother, lonely, intelligent Hattie Knowlton is sent to Miss Bulkley's Seminary for Young Ladies. It's a school for wealthy girls, and Hattie is terrified the other girls will find out she's a charity case. So she pretends to be someone she's not. But when she ends up betraying the only real friend she has at school, Hattie realizes she's lost her way. Can she find it—and herself—again?

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Bad Girl Blues

Bad Girl Blues

Do friendships have to change? Quinney Todd has been best friends with Brynnie and Marguerite her whole life. But now Brynnie and Marguerite are fighting, leaving Quinney caught in the middle. Even worse, Marguerite has turned into Lake Geneva's bad girl, and everyone in school knows all about it. Or they think they do.

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Totally Confidential

Totally Confidential

Quinney Todd is so good at giving advice, she decides to become a professional listener for the summer. Is it the perfect job that it seems to be?

Read about Quinney's unforgettable summer!

 
 
Dog Years

Dog Years

Welcome 2 Bone Franklin Middle School, where every day lasts a week and every week lasts a month. U R trapped in Dog Years. 75,000+ copies sold in Italy! Wow!

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Some Friend

Some Friend

When Case Hill plugs in his family's first answering machine, he can't wait to start getting messages. But he never expects an angry one from his friend Ned!

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Ellie and the Bunheads

Ellie and the Bunheads

Ellie Lane may worry about every single part of her body, but she's probably the best bunhead—ballet dancer— in Ms. Hawkins's ballet class.

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