Tag Archives: Runaways

Bud, Not Buddy

Rating: (481 reviews) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father–the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. Amazon.com […]

Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough : The 10 Things That Stress Teen Girls Out and How to Cope with Them

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Jill Zimmerman Rutledge Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Description With compassion and insight, an expert counselor shows teen girls how to find the solutions to stress and anxiety that lie within Parents, schoolwork, boyfriends, college . . .it’s enough to make any teenage girl wish she could just snap her fingers and make […]

The Thief Lord

Rating: (392 reviews) Author: Cornelia Funke Publisher: The Chicken House Product Description Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious character who calls himself the “Thief Lord.” Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring […]

What Would You Do? (American Girl Library)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Patti Kelley Criswell Publisher: American Girl

Words Are Not for Hurting

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description The older children get, the more words they know and can use-including hurtful words. This book teaches children to think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. They learn that there is a connection between hurtful words […]

Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Carol McCloud Publisher: Ferne Press Product Description Through simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the […]

Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie

Rating: (54 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon Pulse Book Description When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city’s labyrinthine subway system. But there’s something eerily […]

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 […]

My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

Rating: (507 reviews) Author: Jean Craighead George Publisher: Puffin Books Amazon.com Every kid thinks about running away at one point or another; few get farther than the end of the block. Young Sam Gribley gets to the end of the block and keeps going–all the way to the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. There […]

The Runaway Bunny

Rating: (119 reviews) Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description This profoundly comforting story of a bunny’s imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time, has pictures redrawn by Clement Hurd for this new edition book. Author: Margaret Wise Brown Illustrator: Clement Hurd Publisher: Harper Collins Amazon.com Since […]