Tag Archives: Laurel Leaf

HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS (Super Seniors)

Author: Eileen Goudge Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Runaway

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description “It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.” Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she’s had enough. She’s run away before and always been caught quickly. But she’s older and wiser now–she’s twelve–and […]

Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, […]

The Wave

Rating: (170 reviews) Author: Todd Strasser Publisher: Laurel Leaf Book Description The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969. The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher […]

Eldest (Inheritance)

Rating: (1501 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns… Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the […]

Eragon (Inheritance)

Rating: (80 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of […]

The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3)

Rating: (868 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com From the very start of its very first scene, The Amber Spyglass will set hearts fluttering and minds racing. All we’ll say here is that we immediately discover who captured Lyra at the end of The Subtle Knife, though we’ve yet to discern whether this […]

Milkweed (Readers Circle)

Rating: (86 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Spinelli (Maniac McGee, Stargirl) paints a vivid picture of the streets of the Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II, as seen through the eyes of a curious, kind, heartbreakingly naïve orphan with many names. His name is Stopthief when people shout […]

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Bernard Evslin Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable horror — the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding in courage, strength and wisdom. Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot resist feminine beauty — mortal or divine, and his jealous and vengeful […]

Where the Red Fern Grows (A Bantam Starfire Book)

Rating: (1201 reviews) Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart’s desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. Paperback. Amazon.com Author Wilson Rawls spent […]

Stargirl (Readers Circle)

Rating: (852 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com “She was homeschooling gone amok.” “She was an alien.” “Her parents were circus acrobats.” These are only a few of the theories concocted to explain Stargirl Caraway, a new 10th grader at Arizona’s Mica Area High School who wears pioneer dresses and kimonos to school, […]

Brian’s Winter

Rating: (341 reviews) Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Laurel Leaf Book Description In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if Brian hadn’t been rescued? What if he had […]

Brian’s Return

Rating: (75 reviews) Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com A deer in his canoe, a bear attack, a leg stabbed with an arrowhead–it’s just another week in the life of 16-year-old Brian Robeson. In his opinion, this beats a date at Mackey’s Pizza Den, a fight with a bully, and a video game at […]

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

Rating: (606 reviews) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com The year is 1963, and self-important Byron Watson is the bane of his younger brother Kenny’s existence. Constantly in trouble for one thing or another, from straightening his hair into a “conk” to lighting fires to freezing his lips to the mirror of the […]

The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 3)

Rating: (47 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Laurel Leaf Book Description Sally, now 25, is comfortably settled with her child, Harriet, her work, and her London friends. But when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet’s father, Sally’s whole world comes crashing down around her. With nowhere to turn, she escapes […]

What Child Is This?: A Christmas Story (Laurel-Leaf Books)

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Caroline B. Cooney Publisher: Laurel Leaf Book Description Not everyone is lucky at Christmas. Some people would call 16-year-old Liz Kitchell and her family truly fortunate, but it doens’t feel that way to her. It seems that only a miracle can give 8-year-old Katie her holiday wish. She wants a family, […]

The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1)

Rating: (150 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com “Her name was Sally Lockhart; and within fifteen minutes, she was going to kill a man.” Philip Pullman begins his Sally Lockhart trilogy with a bang in The Ruby in the Smoke–a fast-paced, finely crafted thriller set in a rogue- and scalawag-ridden Victorian London. His […]

The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2)

Rating: (598 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com With The Golden Compass Philip Pullman garnered every accolade under the sun. Critics lobbed around such superlatives as “elegant,” “awe-inspiring,” “grand,” and “glittering,” and used “magnificent” with gay abandon. Each reader had a favorite chapter–or, more likely, several–from the opening tour de force to Lyra’s […]

Black Ships Before Troy

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Publisher: Laurel Leaf Book Description The Story of the Iliad Homer’s epic poem, The Illiad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In it, the abduction of the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, leads to a conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides […]

The Giver

Rating: (3023 reviews) Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he […]

His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)

Rating: (688 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com In the epic trilogy His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman unlocks the door to worlds parallel to our own. Dæmons and winged creatures live side by side with humans, and a mysterious entity called Dust just might have the power to unite the universes–if it isn’t […]

Bud, Not Buddy

Rating: (451 reviews) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com “It’s funny how ideas are, in a lot of ways they’re just like seeds. Both of them start real, real small and then… woop, zoop, sloop… before you can say Jack Robinson, they’ve gone and grown a lot bigger than you ever thought they […]

Number the Stars

Rating: (682 reviews) Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com The evacuation of Jews from Nazi-held Denmark is one of the great untold stories of World War II. On September 29, 1943, word got out in Denmark that Jews were to be detained and then sent to the death camps. Within hours the Danish resistance, […]

The Cay

Rating: (581 reviews) Author: Theodore Taylor Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com This award-winning novel remains a powerful classic of prejudice, love, and survival. In 1942, 11-year-old Phillip Enright lives with his parents on the Dutch island of Curaçao, but when the war moves too close for comfort, his mother decides to travel with him back to […]