Classics for Older Children


Author
Milne, A.A.
Call Number
J F MILNE
Summary
Presents the adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.
Author
Montgomery, Lucy M.
Call Number
J F MONTGOMERY
Summary
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Author
Nesbit, E.
Call Number
J F NESBIT
Summary
When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them.
Author
Norton, Mary
Call Number
J F NORTON
Summary
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.
Title
Hatchet
Author
Paulsen, Gary
Call Number
J F PAULSEN
Summary
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Author
Porter, Eleanor H.
Call Number
J F PORTER
Summary
In early twentieth-century Vermont, orphaned, eleven-year-old Pollyanna comes to live with her austere and wealthy Aunt Polly, and uses her philosophy of gladness to bring happiness to her aunt and other unhappy members of the community.
Author
Rawls, Wilson
Call Number
J F RAWLS
Summary
Set against the background of the Ozark Mountains, this is the story of a young farm boy and how he trains his two coon hounds to achieve fame for their hunting and trapping.
Author
Rowling, J. K.
Call Number
J F ROWLING
Summary
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
Author
Ryan, Pam M
Call Number
J F RYAN
Summary
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. (2002 Pura Belpré winner)
Author
Selden, George
Call Number
J F SELDEN
Summary
The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
Author
Sewell, Anna
Call Number
J F SEWELL
Summary
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story.
Author
Snyder, Zilpha K.
Call Number
J F SNYDER
Summary
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.
Title
Heidi
Author
Spyri, Johanna
Call Number
J F SPYRI
Summary
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for a invalid girl in the city.
Author
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Call Number
J F STEVENSON
Summary
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.
Author
Streatfeild, Noel
Call Number
J F STREATFEILD
Summary
Determined to make a name for themselves, three adopted sisters living in London train for the ballet and the stage and in the process discover that each has a special talent.
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