The Indian in the Cupboard
by Lynne Banks
A nine year old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.
by Sarah Stewart
A young Amish girl tells her diary about her wondrous experiences she has on her first trip to the city.
The King’s Equal
by Katherine Paterson
In order to wear the crown of the kingdom, an arrogant young prince must find an equal in his bride. Instead, he finds someone far better than he.
The Knight at Dawn
by Mary Pope Osborne
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie use the magic tree house to travel back to the Middle Ages, where they explore a castle and are helped by a mysterious knight.
The Know Nothings
by Michele Spirn
Four friends, called The Know-Nothings because they don't know very much, decide to make lunch.
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
by Julie Andrews Edwards
With help from an eccentric professor in giving their imaginations special intensive training, three children succeed in locating the last of the great Whangdoodles and granting his heart's desire.
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
by Kathryn Lasky
Describes the life and work of Eratosthenes, the Greek geographer and astronomer who accurately measured the circumference of the Earth.
The Lighthouse Family: The Story
by Cynthia Rylant
Pandora the cat becomes a lighthouse keeper and saves the life of Seabold the dog, and together the two of them create a family with three young mice rescued from the sea.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis
Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
The Little Red Hen: an Old Story
by Margot Zemach
A retelling of the traditional tale about the little red hen whose lazy friends are unwilling to help her plant, harvest, or grind the wheat into flour, but all are willing to help her eat the bread that she makes from it.
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
by Mordicai Gerstein
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
The Man Who Wore All His Clothes
by Allan Ahlberg
Mrs. Gaskitt the taxi driver, Mr. Gaskitt the heavily dressed man, and their twins, Gus and Gloria, foil a bank robbery.
The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton
by James Proimos
Although he is a sheep, Johnny Mutton goes to school, competes in the spelling bee, dresses up for Halloween, and discovers his favorite sport, always remaining true to himself.
The Midwife’s Apprentice
by Karen Cushman
In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo
A cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.