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  • Devil's Bridge

    Cynthia De felice

    Hardcover (Atheneum, Sept. 30, 1992)
    While competing in a fishing contest off Martha's Vineyard, thirteen-year-old Ben Daggett overhears two unscrupulous men who plot to win the contest by cheating and sets out to expose the fraud before it is too late.
  • Straight From the Bear's Mouth: The Story of Photosynthesis

    Bill Ross

    Hardcover (Atheneum, Oct. 1, 1995)
    Trying to perform an experiment with aspen trees, Dina and Jake seek the advice of eccentric science teacher Dr. Mildew and are astounded when the doctor's pet bear breathes on the trees, an act that has surprising results.
  • Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go

    John Langstaff, Nancy Winslow Parker

    Hardcover (Atheneum, Aug. 1, 1974)
    Old and new verses for a popular folk song about hunting and capturing an animal--and then letting him go.
  • Silver Woven in My Hair

    Shirley Rousseau Murphy, Alan Tiegreen

    Hardcover (Atheneum, March 15, 1977)
    Thursey is too strong-willed to be intimidated by her stepsisters with their cruel taunts claiming that her father died a coward in the recent wars. She defies them, hiding the little books she makes that preserve a variety of Cinderella stories from around the world--tales she hears from travelers on the high road who take shelter at the inn run by her stepmother. She knows the sisters would destroy the small, handmade books, for in their view, it is unnatural for a common girl to know how to read. But when the king's summer gala draws near and Thursey is, as usual, left at home, she takes charge of her own fate. With help from a traveling monk and a friendly goatherd, she secretly prepares to attend the ball. Does she have help, as well, from the ugly white mare whom she loves? And will she gain more than a rare evening of happiness, perhaps even the joy of new-found love? This vivid Cinderella retelling with a spunky and inventive heroine, set in a medieval European village, is a romance enjoyed by YA readers as well as younger ones. Those who have been searching for it will be happy to know that it's back in print.
  • The Foxbury Force

    Graham Oakley

    Hardcover (Atheneum, Oct. 1, 1994)
    After many months of practice in chasing and catching burglars, the members of the Foxbury Constabulary suddenly find themselves in the midst of a real robbery and the chase is on
  • Can You Feel the Thunder?

    Lynn E. McElfresh

    Hardcover (Atheneum, June 1, 1999)
    Mic Parsons, struggling to deal with his deaf-blind older sister, making the school baseball team, and growing apart from his best friend, finds two eccentric kids who help him get his life back to normal.
  • Friends

    Helme Heine

    Hardcover (Atheneum, Dec. 1, 1982)
    Goods friends always stick together. Charlie Rooster, Johnny Mouse, and Percy the pig are the best of friends. They do everything together. They ride their bike together, play games together, and even do their chores together. Because that's what good friends do. When night falls, though, and it's time to go to bed, they learn that sometimes friends have to be apart. But that's okay, because true friends always find each other, even if it's just in their dreams.
  • Seasons of Splendour

    Madhur Jaffrey

    Hardcover (Atheneum, May 1, 1989)
    Retells the stories of the gods, goddesses, kings, princes, princesses, and demons of Hindu mythology


    Hardcover (Atheneum, July 1, 1976)
    Mr. and Mrs. Pig's new babysitter is not what she seems, but their ten piglets prove masters of the situation.
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Inga Moore

    Hardcover (Atheneum, Oct. 1, 1989)
    A sorcerer's young apprentice attempts to practice magic in his master's absence, with disastrous results
  • The Lunchroom of Doom : Ready-for-Chapters #2

    Daniel Pinkwater, Jill Pinkwater

    Hardcover (Atheneum, Oct. 1, 2000)
    Even a child who is pure of heart And does his homework neatly May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms And the moon is full completely Werewolf Club member Billy Furball has been banned from the school lunchroom for having a food fight with himself. Worse yet, Dr. Cookie Mendoza, the Board of Education Psychiatrist, insists that none of the members of the club are really werewolves because werewolves don't exist. How will our heroes confront such crises? To support their pal Billy, the other members of the Club boycott the school lunchroom, too. All end up dining instead at Honest Tom's Tibetan-American Lunchroom where they get to know Captain Sterling, of the North American Space Squad, and Carla Lola Carolina, the restaurant's manager. When Carla undergoes a rather strange transformation the situation gets serious! Only a grisly encounter with alien meatballs...oh, it's too horrible to tell. You'll have to read The Lunchroom of Doom yourself to see what happens.
  • The Nock Family Circus

    Ursula Huber, Celestino Piatti, Barbara Kowal Gollob

    (Atheneum, Jan. 1, 1968)