Funke, Cornelia Caroline
After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy.
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
Levine, Gail Carson
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
George, Jean Craighead
Presents the three-volume story of Sam Gribley, a nature-loving boy who runs away from home and spends a year living in a tree with a young peregrine falcon, Frightful
As Redwall Abbey’s creatures bask in the glorious summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But not for long. Cluny the Scourge is coming! And the evil one-eyed rat warlord is prepared to do bloody battle to get exactly what he wants: Redwall.
The Pearl is John Steinbeck’s flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. When Kino, a Maxican pearl-driver finds “the Pearl of the World ‘ he believes that his impoverished life will be magically transformed. He will marry Jauna in the Church and their son, Coyotito, will go to school. Obsessed by his dream, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the Pearl arouses in his neighbors and in himself. Written with haunting and lyrical simplicity, The Pearl sets the values of the civilized world against those of the primitive and finds them tragically inadequate