Ackerman, Ned. Spirit horse.
When a Siksika boy living on the Plains during the 1770s becomes separated from a raiding party, he discovers the legendary spirit horse which he attempts to track down and tame.
Alexander, Lloyd. Taran Wanderer.
The fourth book of the Prydain cycle tells of Taran's adventures when he went in search of his birthright and the truth about himself.
Ardagh, Philip. The fall of Fergal, or, Not so dingly in the Dell.
When Le Fay McNally becomes a finalist in the "Tap 'n' Type" typewriting competition, she and her four unusual siblings stay at the Dell Hotel, where they encounter joy, tragedy, and a variety of interesting characters.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The secret garden.
Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
Cowell, Cressida. How to train your dragon.
Chronicles the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, by catching and training a dragon.
Dowswell, Paul. Powder monkey : adventures of a young sailor.
13-year-old Sam endures harsh conditions, battles, and a shipwreck after being pressed into service during the Napoleonic Wars.
Garland, Sherry. Indio.
Thirteen-year-old Ipa struggles to survive a brutal time of change as the Spanish begin the conquest of the native people along the Texas border.
Lawson, Robert. Ben and me: a new and astonishing life of Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin's companion, Amos the mouse, recounts how he was responsible for Franklin's inventions and discoveries.
Lowry, Lois. Stay! Keeper's story.
Separated early in life from his mother and siblings, Keeper tells of his adventures with various human masters and his continual search for his little sister.
Park, Linda Sue. A single shard.
Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.
Harris, Christie. Raven's cry.
This book, a Northwest Coast classic illustrated by Bill Reid, is a moving and powerful fictionalized retelling of the destruction of the Haida nation.
Nix, Garth. Across the wall : a tale of the Abhorsen and other stories.
A collection of fantasy short stories plus a novella that is set in the world of the Abhorsen trilogy.
Russell, Christopher. Dogboy.
In 1346, 12-year-old Brind, raised with hunting dogs at an English manor, goes with his master to France, where he must fend for himself after the decisive battle of Crécy.
Steig, William. The real thief.
When Gawain the goose is deserted after being unjustly convicted of stealing, the real thief is tortured by his conscience.
Stewart, Trenton Lee. The mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey.
Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, embark on a scavenger hunt that turns into a desperate search for the missing Mr. Benedict.
Updale, Eleanor. Montmorency on the rocks: doctor, aristocrat, murderer?
When Montmorency and his alter ego, Scarper, reunite with Dr. Farcett, they cooperate to capture a bomber and solve the mystery of poisoned Scottish children. Book #2 of a trilogy.
Wilde, Oscar. The selfish giant.
A once-selfish giant welcomes the children to his previously forbidden garden and is eventually rewarded by an unusual tiny child.
Wrede, Patricia C. The magician's ward.
Kim is happily apprenticed to the Mairelon, but when a relative tries to turn Kim into a lady, several wizards disappear as does Mairelon's magic. Kim must return to the streets of London to solve the mystery.
Yates, Elizabeth. Hue & cry.
Jared Austin, staunch member of the society that defends his 1830s New Hampshire community against thieves, tries to temper justice with mercy. This is the sequel to The Journeyman.
Zindel, Paul. The undertaker's gone bananas.
Two teenagers believe a neighbor, an undertaker, has murdered his wife but can't convince anyone else.