The Egypt Game - by Zilpha Keatly Snyder: Description
from The Reader's Catalog
The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she's not sure they'll have
anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with
ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard behind the A-Z Antiques
and Curio Shop, Melanie and April decide it's the perfect spot for Egypt Game.
Before long there are six Egyptians instead of two. After school and on weekends
they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code.
Everyone thinks it's just a game, until strange things begin happening to the players.
Has the Egypt Game gone too far? 1968 Newbery Honor Book
Maniac McGee - by Jerry Spinelli: From The Publisher
When Jeffrey Lionel Magee wanders into Two Mills, Pennsylvania, a legend
is in the making. Before too long, stories begin to circulate about how fast and how far he
can run and about feats so incredible they earn him the nickname "Maniac". 1991
Newbery Medal; "Boston Globe/Horn Book" Award for Fiction; ALA Notable Children's
Book; ALA Best Books for Young Adults; "Booklist" 1990 Children's Editors' Choices.
Dogsong - by Gary Paulsen: Inspired by an Eskimo
shaman, Russel Suskitt takes a dog
team and sled to escape the modern ways of his village and to find his own "song" of
himself. "Enough gritty realism to satisfy the most adventure-hungry readers."--School
Description from The Reader's Catalog
An Eskimo boy's life is grim until he enters a dog-sleigh race. Newbery Honor Book
Catherine Called Birdy - by Karen Cushman: Description
from Barnes and Noble: The
year is 1290 and the thirteen-year-old daughter of an English county knight keeps a
journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures
beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off."Grades six to
nine." (Booklist) 1995 Newbery Honor Book
Holes - by Louis Sachar: From The Publisher
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse
on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas
desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. 1999
Newbery Award Winner.
Sing Down the Moon - by Scott O’Dell: From
Publisher's Weekly - Publishers
Weekly This resonant Newbery Honor book chronicles the Navajo experience of the
1860s through the eyes of 14-year-old Bright Morning. Ages 10-up. (Aug.)
©Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Spangler