by Sharon Creech
While preparing for a role in the school play, twelve-year-old Leo finds an autobiography that his father wrote as a teenager and ponders the ways people change. Includes the text for the play, "Rumpopo's Porch.”
Rex and Lilly
by Laurie Krasny Brown
Dinosaur siblings Rex and Lilly have a busy day in school trading lunches, reading, and taking part in show and tell.
Ricky Ricotta’s Giant Robot
by Dav Pilkey
Ricky Ricotta, a small mouse, saves a giant robot from his evil creator, Dr. Stinky, and in turn, the robot protects Ricky from the bullies at school and it saves the city from Dr. Stinky's plan to destroy it.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred Taylor
An African American family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.
Ruby Lu: Brave and True
by Lenore Look
"Almost-eight-year-old" Ruby Lu spends time with her baby brother, goes to Chinese school, performs magic tricks and learns to drive, and has adventures with both old and new friends.
by Cynthia Lord
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.
by Paul Zelinsky
A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first born child.
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
by Eleanor Coerr
Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
Sailing Home: A Story of Childhood at Sea
by Gloria Rand
A family lives at sea, as their home, the ship the John Ena, sails round the world delivering goods. The life at sea is full of adventure and fun.
Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen
by Cari Best
When Sally Jean outgrows her beloved bicycle, Flash, she experiments with various ideas for acquiring a new, bigger one.
Sarah, Plain and Tall
by Patricia MacLachlan
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
by Melanie Watt
Scaredy Squirrel is afraid to leave his nut tree, but when he is finally one day forced out of his home, he discovers some interesting things about the great unknown.
Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea
by Christine Butterworth
Readers can discover the secrets of the endangered sea horse – one of the nature’s most mysterious fish.
Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods
by Ann Cameron
Living in a rural community in Wisconsin during the 1950s, eleven year old Amanda gradually and painfully learns a lot about herself, her parents, and her older sister.
Secret of Polk Street School
by Patricia Reilly Giff
The kids in Ms. Rooney's room hope their class will win the banner given out at the school for the class that does the most for the school. But Dawn is receiving threatening messages. Who could be doing this?