1. The cat ate my gymsuit/ Paula Danziger
Thirteen-year-old Marcy Lewis, a ninth grader at Dwight D. Eisenhower Junior High, hates school and life in general until she meets her English teacher, Ms. Finney, who seems to have a new approach to teaching and actually treats kids like human beings.
2. The celery stalks at midnight /James Howe
Chester the cat is more than ever convinced that Bunnicula is a vampire when there is a harvest of white vegetables on the morning after the night that Bunnicula was probably wandering through the neighborhood.
3. Chocolate fever/ Robert Kimmel Smith
From eating too much chocolate, Henry breaks out in brown bumps that help him foil some hijackers and teach him a valuable lesson about self-indulgence.
4. Class president / Johanna Hurwitz J
Julio hides his own leadership ambitions to help another candidate win the nomination for class president.
5. The computer nut /Betsy Byars
Ten-year-old Kate begins a communication exchange on a computer with someone purporting to be from outer space, who says he is going to pay a visit to Earth soon.
6. The courage of Sarah Noble /Alice Dalgliesh
An eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness, and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.