Rumer Godden - 1968
She has rings in her ears and she sometimes comes to school in a little wagon."Kizzy Lovell is a gypsy girl. She has her gran and her horse, Joe, and she doesn't need anything else. Then Gran dies, her wagon burns, and Kizzy is left all alone - in a community that hates her.
Angel in Heavy Shoes: A Katie Rose Story
Lenora Mattingly Weber - 1968
Stacy and Bruce begin to have difficulty as Bruce is perplexed by Stacy's desire to associate with people who he considers to be lowlifes. Ben's personality begins to change as he becomes involved with a slinky carhop named Holly.
A Crack in the Sidewalk
Ruth Wolff - 1968
It is Ted who threads her life with laughter and love. It is Ted who drifts away like smoke, with never a letter or a phone call to let her know where he is or when he is coming back ... And it is Ted who introduces her to Peter Lawrence.
The Secrets of the Pirate Inn
Wylly Folk St. John - 1968
But he will have to move to an old-age home unless Sally, Amy and Jack can find the treasure... money, and an uncut diamond!The only clue is a counting-out rhyme: "William Mr. Trimbletoe," it goes, "catches fishes, puts them in dishes..." It makes no sense at all.The sleuthing begins. Each clue brings a new treasure, but as the hunt continues, Sally, Amy and Jack discover that the most important clue is the hardest of all to unravel.
The Dream Watcher
Barbara Wersba - 1968
He considers himself the "All-American" failure until he meets Mrs. Orpha Woodfin, an eighty-year-old neighborhood eccentric who helps him to see the value of being an individual. Originally published in 1968 - the same year as Paul Zindel's The Pigman and the year after S.E. Hinton's The Outsider - The Dream Watcher heralded the beginning of books written specifically for young adults.