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The Song of the Lioness Quartet

Tamora Pierce - 1997
    Alanna douses her female identity to begin her training in Alanna: The First Adventure, and when she gains squire status in In the Hand of the Goddess, her growing abilities make her a few friends -- and many enemies. Books 3 and 4 complete Alanna's adventure and secure her legend, with the new knight errant taking on desert tribesmen in The Woman Who Rides like a Man and seeking out the powerful Dominion Jewel in Lioness Rampant.A must-read for Pierce's loyal followers and a perfect starting point for readers not yet familiar with her work, this boxed set is fantasy writing at its best. Pierce's gifted writing -- and her knack for creating heroines unafraid to challenge the status quo -- shines brightly in this Lioness set, taking it to the highest ranks, just like Alanna herself. Shana Taylor

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling - 1997
    His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.Though Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.


K.A. Applegate - 1997
    This power is granted them by a dying Andalite alien named Elfangor, who also warns the teens that Earth is being threatened secretly by a group of aliens called Yeerks. This high-interest series is currently a successful television show and will be sure to intrigue even the most reluctant readers.

A Time for Dancing

Davida Wills Hurwin - 1997
    Sam and Jules -- they've been best friends forever. Now, in the summer before their senior year, they're ready for whatevers coming.College? Professional dance careers? They'll share the triumphs and face the tears together. But neither of them are prepared for what does happen next. Jules is diagnosed with cancer. And there is no cure. "An unforgettable debut by a writer to watch.The novel is beautifully composed, with dialogue that never falters, characters who are fully realized, and plotting to make readers turn the pages through their tears." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

The Forbidden Game

L.J. Smith - 1997
    There is something mysteriously alluring about Julian's pale eyes and bleached-blond hair. And when he places the Game into her hands, she knows their connection is something deeper.But as Jenny and her six friends begin to play the Game at Tom's birthday celebration, a night of friends and fun quickly turns into a night of terror and obsessive love. Because the Game isn't just a game - it's the seven friends' new reality, where Julian reigns as the Prince of the Shadows.One by one the friends must confront their phobias to win the Game. To lose the Game is to lose their lives. And that is only the beginning...

Three Complete Novels By V C Andrews: Heaven Dawn Ruby

V.C. Andrews - 1997
    Andrews' series: "Heaven, Dawn, " and "Ruby"--an unprecedented hardcover collection--complete and unabridged--at an inviting price! Available.

5 Novels: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars / Slaves of Spiegel / The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death / The Last Guru / Young Adult Novel

Daniel Pinkwater - 1997
    (Adults may know him as a frequent commentator on National Public Radio, essayist, book reviewer, and the author of The Afterlife Diet). Well over a million copies of his books have been sold win the first, The Terrible Roar, was published in 1970.


Isobelle Carmody - 1997
    After the death of her parents and her beloved instructor, Wind, Glynn devotes herself to the care of her sick twin sister, feeling her own life to be unimportant. One night, during a midnight swim, she is swept across the Void to the troubled watery world of Keltor, through a portal created to summon the mythical Unraveller. What is the mysterious connection between Glynn's world and Keltor? And why does the man who rescued her from the waves bear an eerie resemblance to Wind? While it stands on its own as an absorbing, seductive and powerful novel, the sequels to Darkfall will be eagerly awaited.

Till Death Do Us Part

Lurlene McDaniel - 1997
    April has a brain tumor which cannot be operated on. She's only 18, and her future is uncertain. But when she meets Mark Gianni, a 21-year-old with a passion for car racing, things change.Mark is handsome and charming--and has cystic fibrosis. Despite herself, April falls completely in love with him. April says yes when Mark asks her to marry him. But a racing accident aggravates Mark's CF, and April must make a decision that will change the course of her life forever.

Anne of Windy Poplars / Anne's House of Dreams / Anne of Ingleside

L.M. Montgomery - 1997
    One of the best-loved & most enduring books in all of children's literature, written with sweetness and charm. Ages 10 & up

Guests of War Trilogy: The Sky is Falling / Looking at the Moon / The Lights Go On Again

Kit Pearson - 1997
     This unforgettable trio of novels by award-winning author Kit Pearson is composed of The Sky is Falling, Looking at the Moon and The Lights Go On Again. The character at the heart of these stories is Norah Stoakes, a young English girl who is sent by her parents to Canada, along with her younger brother, during the Second World War. After five years pass, Norah is comfortable with her new life and country, but when the war ends her brother, Gavin, is reluctant to return to England and to parents he can barely remember.

The Outsiders

S.E. Hinton - 1997
    The records are for the 1988 cover (this record), the 1995 cover, and the 2008 cover which is also the current in-print cover.The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.

The Shadow of the Bear

Regina Doman - 1997
    In New York City, a young, secretive street tough who calls himself, Bear, lands on the doorstep of two teenaged sisters. On the one hand Rose is delighted with his surprising knowledge of literature, poetry, and music; on the other hand Blanche is afraid of his apparent connections to drugs, murder, and a hidden treasure. Even as Blanche learns to trust him, her fears that Bear's friendship threatens their family prove terrifyingly true.Originally published in hardcover in 1997 as Snow White and Rose Red: A Modern Fairy Tale, Bethlehem Books released The Shadow of the Bear: Snow White and Rose Red Retold in paperback in 2002.


Kenneth Oppel - 1997
    But he's determined to prove himself on the long, dangerous winter migration to Hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. During a fierce storm, he loses the others and soon faces the most incredible journey of his young life. Desperately searching for a way to rejoin his flock, Shade meets a remarkable cast of characters: Marina, a Brightwing bat with a strange metal band on her leg; Zephyr, a mystical albino bat with a strange gift; and Goth, a gigantic carnivorous vampire bat. But which ones are friends and which ones are enemies? In this epic story of adventure and suspense, Shade is going to need all the help he can find -- if he hopes to ever see his family again.One of Canada's best books for young readers was written by a pretty young writer himself. Kenneth Oppel, who had his first book published when he was 18, really hit his stride a dozen years later with Silverwing, the first volume in a thrilling adventure trilogy set in the nocturnal world of bats that immediately captured the attention of middle readers and award juries alike.

The Day After Forever

Erin Skiffington - 1997
    It illustrates the agony surroundingf horrific events and how friendship will always stand strong against the circumstances.Jeff has leukemia. The whole purpose of organising the holiday down to Lake Tarawera was so he could spent the last moments of his life in the same place where his parents died. Yet he cannot help but fall for Courtney - who is shy, pretty, yet secretive. No matter how her friends try to help, she shies away - sheltering her secret from them as best as possible.Eddie is confident, handsome - a regular "babe magnet"; and he is also attracted to Courtney, and concerned about her. he is also the one who knows about Jeff's plight and the seriousness of it. Toni is loud, outgoing... and she knows it. She also knows that if it weren't for her, Eddie would be floating in the clouds somwhere.Skiffington unites these four teenagers to bring loyalty and friendship. As events unfold, Jeff drifts further towards the end of the line, and time begins to run out.A debut novel from a fourteen year old New Zealand writer which will tug on your heart strings and definitely get the waterworks going. This is a summer holiday that you will never forget.

Where the Red Fern Grows, Teaching Guide

Scholastic Inc. - 1997
    Each teaching guide includes a story summary, discussion questions, vocabulary builders, cross-curricular activities and more!

Swift Arrow

Josephine Cunnington Edwards - 1997
    They were riding north and moving quickly. So many Indians moved along the path that George, who rode near the front of the line, could not see the end when he turned around to look. The farther they went, the more unhappy George became. For with every step, Neko (his faithful pony)took him farther and farther from his home and from Ma and Pa. Even the fluttering leaves seemed like little hands waving good-bye all the day long. So begins chapter seven of this beloved classic by Josephine Cunnington Edwards. George, a young pioneer boy is captured by Indians and raised as the son of a mighty chief. He spends his time learning the ways of these native Americans, and yearning for the day that he might find a way to return to his loving family.

The Andalite Chronicles

K.A. Applegate - 1997
    Relates the story of Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul, the Andalite war-prince responsible for creating the human animorphs on Earth.

Goosebumps Series 10 Books Collection Set (Classic Covers)

R.L. Stine - 1997
    Stine's Goosebumps books have had a resurgence of late following the success of the film starring Jack Black. This collection contains 10 of the classic tales of terror - all with refreshed jacket artwork - that will give children a fright! A favourite with generations, among the books to give kids nightmares are Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes, The Haunted Car and the seminal Night of the Living Dummy - starring none other than Slappy the dummy. Having sold over 400 million copies around the world, these spooky books will be returned to time and time again by children who love nothing more than to get the creeps. Titles in this collection (10) Stay out of the Basement The Ghost Next Door Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes The Haunted Car Let's Get Invisible The Scarecrow Walks at Night The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb The Blob That Ate Everyone Night of the Living Dummy The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

The Last Vampire and Black Blood

Christopher Pike - 1997
    Alisa Perne is not your average teenager. Alisa has lived for 5000 years. She has endured heartbreak, betrayal and narrowly escaped death enough for several lifetimes. Now Alisa is living in the present day and is still plagued by enemies from the past - an ancient and powerful enemy. She will protect herself and her secret no matter what the cost - she must...the last vampire will not die!

Sandry's Book

Tamora Pierce - 1997
    There she meets Briar, a former thief who has a way with plants; Daja, an outcast gifted at metalcraft; and Tris, whose connection with the weather unsettles everyone, including herself. At Winding Circle, the four misfits are taught how to use their magic - and to trust one another. But then disaster strikes their new home. Can Sandry weave together four kinds of magical power and save herself, her friends, and the one place where they've ever been accepted?

You're Gonna Make It

John Bytheway - 1997
    Offers advice and encouragement, based on testimony from the Gospel, on facing some of the common difficulties experienced by young people as they move from seventh grade on up through high school.

Turtle on a Fence Post

June Rae Wood - 1997
    But it's hard for her to share her troubles, and harder still for her to feel that she really belongs with her prissy Aunt Queenie and Uncle Bert. Slowly, with the help of a cantankerous World War II veteran who is burdened by his own sad memories, Delrita learns that home is where the heart is.This is the eagerly-awaited sequel to The Man Who Loved Clowns, winner of the Mark Twain and William Allen White Awards. School Library Journal, in a starred review, called it "an engrossing story with characters that readers come to care about very deeply".

Anne Frank and Me

Cherie Bennett - 1997
    The sound of gunfire at an Anne Frank exhibit, the panic, the crowd, and Nicole is no longer Nicole. Whiplashed through time and space, she wakes to find herself a privileged Jewish girl living in German-occupied Paris during World War II. No more Internet diaries and boy troubles for Nicole - now she's a carefree Jewish girl, with wonderful friends and a charming boyfriend. But when the Nazi death grip tightens over France, Nicole is forced into hiding, and begins a struggle for survival that brings her face to face with Anne Frank. "This is a powerful and affecting story." (KLIATT)

Katherine: Heart of Freedom

Cameron Dokey - 1997
    Sixteen-year-old Katherine rescues a handsome young stranger who is fleeing from the loyalists, and soon finds out her own father is secretly involved in American Patriot activities. Disguising herself as a boy, she sets out to help the cause of freedom and finds adventure and love along the way.


William Sleator - 1997
    Barry's more athletic, more aggressive - and he's the one who suggests that they house-sit their great-uncle's farm. Harry hopes that it will bring the two of them closer. And it does - because there's something chilling about the farmhouse, something that makes the locals stay far away. The twins are sure that the locked shed on the property is the reason why - but what they find inside is far more horrible than their worst nightmare.

Where the Red Fern Grows and Related Readings

Wilson Rawls - 1997
    Where the red fern grows / Wilson Rawls --Lob's girl / Joan Aiken --Luke Baldwin's vow / Morley Callaghan --Old dog / William Stafford --Grip / Brendan Kennelly --Friends of the hunted Ryland Loos --Why they quit: thoughts from ex-hunters / Dena Jones Jolma --Two dreamers / Gary Soto.

Book of Names

John Peel - 1997

Mga Kuwento ng Pag-ibig

Liwayway A. Arceo - 1997
    Marks the seasons of the author's life, her early writing, her work as active media practitioner, and her religio-spiritual writing.

The Meaning of Vocation

John Paul II - 1997
    The question of vocation is close to the heart of Pope John Paul II.In this book we have taken excerpts from the talks and addresses of the Holy Father regarding the meaning of vocation and how a person ought to respond to God's calling, the calling that embraces God's mission for each one of us, and how we ought to strive to carry it out successfully.The Pope's words are a sure way of discovering, in the depths of our heart, just what God wants from us.

Trouble Dolls

Jimmy Buffett - 1997
    "A welcome blend of myth and reality, set in modern times but connected by folklore to the world of animals and magic."--Publishers Weekly

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

Louis Sachar - 1997
    He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him-except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world...

Oh, Freedom!: Kids Talk About the Civil Rights Movement with the People Who Made It Happen

Casey King - 1997
    His class, comprised mostly of African-American students, knew little about the modern civil rights movement. Without a satisfactory text on the movement from which to teach, he decided that the kids should learn their history first hand. So, he sent them out to interview the people who were really there. The kids came back with truly wonderful stories -- many of the parents, grandparents, and friends interviewed had never before had the opportunity to share their stories with their children. THE BOOK:There are 31 interviews that cover three main areas of the movement: life under segregation, the nonviolent movement, and the black power movement. Everyone is here -- regular, ordinary people who dedicated themselves to the cause of freedom and the fight for equality, and even a few of the better known people whose names we hear and associate with Martin Luther King, or with the Freedom Rides, or with other familiar aspects of the movement. In her foreword, Rosa Parks writes, "I can't think of anything more important to teach young people today than this: that ordinary people working together can change history." Through warm, down-to-earth interviews with children, readers will meet people who lived in the segregated south, people who took part in sit-ins, people who were jailed for protesting, and people who found strength they never knew they had. They will meet a member of the Black Panthers, a woman who witnessed the assassination of Malcolm X, and a former Ku Klux Klansman. In addition, there are three introductory essays which provide background information to help kids to better understand the context of the interviews. Also included are portraits of the people in each interview and over 40 archival photographs of important moments during the movement.

The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson

Carol Lynch Williams - 1997
    By sticking together and staying out of their mother's way, they manage to make it to school on time, get meals together, and protect one another from their mother's terrifying and seemingly random verbal and physical attacks. A few sympathetic friends, like Brandon from next door, make a big difference. But when their mother storms out of the house with a suitcase and doesn't come back, they have to face a new reality--they can't cope entirely on their own for long. Yet, as Caity comes to realize, there is a lot they can do to take control of their future. This sensitively written novel deals frankly with parental abuse, but is ultimately about the resilience and resourcefulness of young people who beat the odds.

Crown Duel

Sherwood Smith - 1997
    Filled with intrigue, romance, and magic, this spellbinding novel is a dramatic coming-of-age story about a girl who rises from impoverished beginnings to take command of her own fate.“Smith tells a fast-moving tale of adventure, intrigue, and honor, with Mel a likable heroine and a lively narrator.”--Booklist

A Time of Angels

Karen Hesse - 1997
    Dangerously ill, she finds herself in Vermont, where a German man takes her in and nurses her back to health. Relying on her vision of an angel to help her find her way home, Hannah is eventually reunited with her family. A mysterious element, daunting situations, and tenacious characters make this novel a rich and compelling read.

Painting the Black

Carl Deuker - 1997
    Your eyes are wide open, and the adrenaline is pumping. It's not a feeling you want to give up, any more than you want to get off a roller coaster.In his senior year of high school, late-bloomer Ryan Ward has just begun to feel the magic of baseball: the magic of catching a wicked slider, of throwing a runner out, of training hard and pushing limits. But when one of his teammates clearly pushes the limits too far, Ryan is face with a heartbreaking dilemma: he must choose between his love for the game and his integrity.

Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds

J. Anne Helgren - 1997
    Opening chapters include a survey of feline history and evolution, a detailed description of the qualities that make a purebred, a summary of feline genetics, and a discussion of conformation, color, and coat. Following are alphabetically arranged profiles of 40 different breeds, from Abyssinian through Burmese, Manx, and Scottish Fold, to Turkish Van. Remaining chapters provide detailed discussions of the American domestic cat, experimental breeds, choosing the right breed for the right household, pricing and judging quality when buying a purebred, descriptions of cat associations and shows, and advice on showing purebreds. Supplementary information includes a glossary of terms and a list of helpful books and periodicals.

The Foundling

Linda Hayner - 1997
    Abandoned on the porch of a London church in 1644 at the age of four, Willy eventually becomes an apprentice while never quite giving up hope of finding his mother.

Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You

Carol Weston - 1997
    This third edition is now better than ever, with new information and letters from teens. here's the scoop on Body --Looking and feeling you bestFriendship --You don't like everybody why should everybody like you?Love --Falling in, falling outSex --What you should know before saying yesFamily --Making the best of your nestMoney --The buck starts hereEducation --Getting though high school, getting into collegeSmoking, Drinking, and Drugs --Advice without lecturesQuizzes --Getting to know you"Wise, warm, witty...Girltalk is a must for every young woman's library." --Phyllis Schneider, former Editor in Chief, YM Magazine"The newest fem-teen bible." --Buzz Magazine"A bestselling guide to facing nearly every adolescent problem, from acne to AIDS." --Ladies' Home Journal Parents' Digest Best of the Best

Return to Foreverware

Mike Ford - 1997
    The boys think their employers are strange--everything about their habits and clothes wreaks of 20 years in the past. Back then, Mrs. Stewart was a Foreverware representative--she sold the creepy containers that can keep anything fresh--forever. Any why does she look at Simon like he might be the next visitor to her Foreverware room--permanently?

Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs

Donald J. Meyer - 1997
    He is one of 45 siblings in View From Our Shoes who share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. The kids whose essays are featured here range in age from four to eighteen and are the siblings of youngsters with a variety of special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, development delays, ADD, hydrocephalus, visual and hearing impairments, Down and Tourette syndromes. Their personal tales introduce young siblings to others like them, perhaps for the first time, and allow them to compare experiences. A glossary of disabilities provides easy--to--understand definitions of many of the conditions mentioned.

The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Auto Graveyard

Stan Berenstain - 1997
    But eight of the cars have been stolen right off the school athletic field on the same night that Two-Ton Grizzly saw a ghost at his auto graveyard. Has Beartown been invaded by a band of ghostly car thieves?

Alien Terror

Chris Archer - 1997
    After a short while most of the aliens left. But others assimilated and cross-bred with humans. These children have lived ordinary lives--until now. At age 13, these offspring will manifest their alien powers . . . and have been targeted for termination. In "Alien Terror", Ethan Rogers used to be a wimp. But suddenly he knows martial arts, wrestling moves, combat skills and even weaponry. He'd think it was pretty cool--if he wasn't running for his life.

Hansel and Gretel

Dom Deluise - 1997
    The book also contains Dom's own recipes for Sugarless Apple Pie, and Fat-Free Chicken Soup.

The Trickster and the Troll

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve - 1997
    While searching for his Norwegian immigrant family, the gentle, lumbering Troll meets Iktomi. The vain, opportunistic Trickster soon discovers that he too has lost his people, the Lakota. When Iktomi and Troll eventually find their peoples, they are neither recognized nor wanted. The lonely Trickster and the Troll find solace in their friendship and take refuge in a cave. Many years pass before they are rediscovered and loved again.

Josefina 1824: Meet Josefina, Josefina Learns a Lesson, Josefina's Surprise

Valerie Tripp - 1997
    In iMeet Josefina,/i you'll read about her life on the family rancho, or farm, and share in her delight when the trading caravan brings a wonderful surprise. In her other stories, you'll watch as Josefina faces charges - in her family and her country - with heart and hope.


S.L. Rottman - 1997
    The only way for Sean to pay his dues is to perform community service on Mr. Hassler's farm. He can do just what he has to, or he can confront the mess his life has become. It's his choice? An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Midnight Diary Fear Street

R.L. Stine - 1997
    Your footsteps echo as you walk past rows of houses. Houses with blank windows that seem to stare down at you. That seem to know your deepest, darkest secrets. You can confide those secrets here. In the Fear Street Midnight Diary. Because on Fear Street, people say things -- do things -- they never would anywhere else. Inside this diary, you will find pages and pages of activities you can do to find out more about yourself, your friendships, your loves and your fears. So turn to the first page -- and take your first step onto Fear Street -- if you dare.

Intrigue at the Rafter B Ranch

Stephen Bly - 1997
    From day to day, someone keeps moving weird objects from inside the locked cab to the truckbed. Yet the kids never see anyone out there!It makes no sense until they find their first clue: a revealing roll of film. But even with that, what's happening is a mystery. In their minds, there's only one way to solve it: spend a night watching the truck.What will they find come morning? Something they never imagined--and something they'll never forget!


Colleen L. Reece - 1997
    Includes gold-tone charm.

The Only Way Out

Deborah Kent - 1997
    After conflicting reports on her need for chemotherapy from two different doctors, fourteen-year-old Shannon is forced to make the decision of how she will deal with her disease.

A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete

Jackie Joyner-Kersee - 1997
    With this book, Jackie discusses how she has overcome her difficult early years to rise to the top.

Silent Night

R.L. Stine - 1997
    each one full of holiday fear!In Silent Night Reva Dalby was the richest, snobbiest, nastiest person in Shadyside. Three Christmases ago, Reva went too far, and found herself being followed everywhere. By someone who wanted revenge.Reva escaped and promised that she'd change.But she didn't stay on Santa's nice list for long. The next Christmas, in Silent Night 2. she went back to being her old, spoiled self. Until she was kidnapped--by men who wanted her rich father's money.Now, in Silent Night 3, Reva is home from college for the holidays. She's determined to have a good time this year. But she doesn't know that once again, Santa's leaving terror in her stocking. And it's going to be anotherscary Christmas!

Goosebumps Monster Edition #3

R.L. Stine - 1997
    A monster edition of three classic Goosebumps tales comes complete with a wailing sound chip and the classic stories:- The Ghost Next Door- Ghost Beach- Barking Ghost.

Super Slumber Parties (American Girl Library)

Brooks Whitney - 1997
    The secret's in the planning, and Super Slumber Parties contains ideas for all kinds of themes, crafts, invitations, food, games, and more.

Gratefully Yours

Jane Buchanan - 1997
    Yes, Henry needs her help with the farm chores and with Elizabeth, who is still grieving for the death of their children. But Hattie knows she is unwanted. Can the Jansens ever love another child?


Seymour Simon - 1997
    People have lived on and around mountains for thousands of years, yet it is only recently that we have been able to understand how these natural monuments were formed. Now, anyone can explore these ancient and colossal natural wonders.With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about these amazing natural structures in this informative picture book!Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.Check out these other Seymour Simon books about the Natural World:Coral ReefsIcebergs & GlaciersOceansRocks & MineralsTropical RainforestsVolcanoesWater

Riven: The Sequel to Myst: The Official Strategy Guide (Secrets of the Games Series)

Rick Barba - 1997
    Get Riven: The Official Strategy Guide for:• Clear, step-by-step walkthroughs• Detailed visual aids for exact guidance• Easy to find solutions to every imaginable puzzle• In-depth instructions via the Complete Riven Journal• Exclusive full-color poster and map• and Ages, upon Ages more!Get the best that any Age has to offer. Get the only book that Atrus can never tear apart! Get Riven: The Official Strategy Guide so you can act while there is still time!


Sonya Hartnett - 1997
    Identical twins, their two selves have gradually entwined until they have become all but interchangeable: no one can tell them apart. But when one twin attempts to sever the ties to his brother, their insular world quickly disintegrates into madness, treachery, and violence. As the story sweeps toward a shocking and inexorable conclusion, identity becomes a malleable weapon that will ultimately differentiate brother from brother

Moose Tracks

Mary Casanova - 1997
    His maturity is put to the test as he and his friend Matt must find a way to outwit a gang of poachers and keep the calf alive. An exciting novel with a sympathetic hero that will keep readers hooked till the very end.

Cowboy on the Steppes

Song Nan Zhang - 1997
    He was sent to the steppes to live with Mongolian herdsmen. The studious, gentle, city boy had much to learn: he had to memorize the faces of his cattle; he had to learn to ride with the greatest horsemen in the world; he had to adjust to food, clothing, and scenery wildly different from anything he had ever known.Despite the hard life, he grew to love Mongolia. His respect for the people who befriended him and his admiration for them were recorded in his diaries.Song Nan Zhang’s gorgeous paintings are the perfect complement to an unforgettable true story.

Point Horror Collection #10: The Watcher, The Boy Next Door, The Hitchhiker

Lael Littke - 1997
    Sounds like fun - but not when someone watching is trying to kill her.Randy's father has left her home alone. She's fine...until weirdo Julian moves next door. That's when the terror begins...Can Christina and Terri trust the hitchhiker they've picked up? He's gorgeous...but could be dangerous. Will they make it home...alive?But reader BEWARE...for your dreams could turn into NIGHTMARES...

Leaving Missouri

Ellen Recknor - 1997
    Along the way she shot a husband, fell in love with a pistolero, befriended Frank James and Queen Victoria, and traveled across the country and beyond.

The Year of Freaking Out

Sarah Walker - 1997
    It is both a romance and a coming out story that affirms teenage sexual identity and is not bogged down by moral judgements or tortured characters. It is also an engaging look at contemporary teenage issues that crosses the divide of sexual orientation.

The Seven Treasures: The Quest of the Sons of Tuireann

Michael Scott - 1997
    As punishment for killing Lugh's father, Cian, the three sons of Tuireann must recover the Seven Magical Treasures of Antiquity within twenty days--or die.

Angels Without Wings

Mark O'Sullivan - 1997
    Like their creator, young author Axel Hoffen, they find that real life is tougher than fiction.

A Boy Friend Is Not a "Boyfriend"

Emily Costello - 1997
    We used to be really close. But lately he's been acting totally weird. He spends all his time with his guy friends. He never wants to hang out with me. Yesterday, he wouldn't even let me sit with him in the cafeteria! He doesn't want to be friends with me anymore,

The Aztecs

Gillian Chapman - 1997
    Projects based on various features of Aztec culture recreate some of their arts and crafts, including woven textiles, mosaic masks, jewelry, featherwork, and wheeled toys.

Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns: A Reporter's Story

Wilborn Hampton - 1997
    office. Wilborn Hampton, a cub reporter, answered and heard these words: "Three shots fired!" It was the voice of the U.P.I. White House reporter. The gunshots had been fired at President Kennedy—and young Hampton was the first to receive the news. This is his story, a riveting account of a young man swept into the white-hot core of a tragedy that would shake the world. It is also a minute-by-minute chronicle of how reporters collected the facts of the major news story of the twentieth century. KENNEDY ASSASSINATED! will leave readers with an unforgettable sense of the shock, grief, and enduring loss that every American experienced that day.

Meltdown Man

S.F. Black - 1997
    A boy becomes an expert at the Internet game Meltdown Man...and starts to possess this supernatural being's creepy powers.