Children/Young Adult

Hot Fudge Sundae Blues

By Bev Marshall - Published 2005


Children/Young AdultSaga

In Pisgah, Mississippi, in 1963, teenage Layla Jay decides to please her grandmother and “get saved.” Grandma despairs of Layla Jay’s Mama, a ...Read Review

Rosa, Sola

By Carmela M. Martino - Published 2005


Children/Young AdultInspirational

Carmela Martino provides a wonderful message of love, friendship, and family in this young adult novel. Set in Chicago in the late 1960s, ...Read Review

Rebel Angels

By Libba Bray - Published 2005


Children/Young AdultFantasy

In this companion book to the New York Times bestseller A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba Bray takes up where she left off, ...Read Review

Heroes Don’t Run: A Novel of the Pacific War

By Harry Mazer - Published 2005


Children/Young AdultMilitary

Adam Pelko is seventeen and unable to enlist in the Marines without his mother’s consent. (His father died at Pearl Harbor in ...Read Review


By Donna Jo Napoli - Published 2005


Children/Young Adult

Don’t expect the typical Cinderella story, with a fairy godmother, two stepsisters, and a glorious ball in Donna Jo Napoli’s Bound. ...Read Review

Betsy and the Emperor

By Staton Rabin - Published 2004


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

It is the fall of 1815 on the remote island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean when Napoleon Bonaparte arrives there as ...Read Review

Horse of Seven Moons

By Karen Taschek - Published 2005


Children/Young AdultWestern

A horse is the link between his two teen-aged keepers throughout this young adult historical set in 1880s New Mexico. The pinto, called ...Read Review

Wintering Well

By Lea Wait - Published 2004


Children/Young Adult

Wintering Well tackles the issue of physical disability in rural Maine around 1820. Twelve-year-old Will Ames loses a leg in an accident just as ...Read Review

The Year the Music Changed: The Letters of Achsa McEachern-Isaacs and Elvis Presley

By Diane Thomas - Published 2005


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

It is 1955 when fourteen-year-old Achsa McEachern hears “That’s All Right Mama” on the radio, sung by the as-yet-unknown twenty-year-old Elvis Presley. She ...Read Review

Riddle in the Mountain

By Daryl Burkhard - Published 2005


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Kathy and David Henley have just moved to Boulder, Colorado. They have become acquainted with a boy their age, Frank Kessler. A neighbor, ...Read Review