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Middle School- Grades
Allen, Merritt P. Flicker's Feather.
Duff meets adventure and grave danger with John Stark and Robert Rogers.
Allen, Merritt P. Green Cockade.
Hall Stonebridge, a member of the Green Mountain Boys, fights for his land
Allen, Merritt P. Raider's Hoard.
Mystery in northern Vermont.
Alvarez, Julia. How Tia Lola Came to Stay.
Knopf, 2001. Gr. 3-6.
Although ten-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his colorful aunt,
Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay
with his mother, his sister and him after his parents' divorce, he learns
to love her.
Alvarez, Julia. Return to Sender.
Eleven-year-old Tyler comes home from a stay with relatives
to find a Mexican family living and working illegally on his family's
Vermont farm. This novel shows the hardships illegal Mexicans must
endure and addresses why they come illegally.
Anderson, M.T. The Game of Sunken Places.
When two boys stay with an eccentric relative at his mansion in rural
Vermont, they discover an old-fashioned board game that draws them into a
Armstrong, Jennifer. Steal Away.
Orchard, 1992. Gr. 6-9.
In 1855, two thirteen-year-old girls, one white and one black, run away
from a southern farm and make the difficult journey north to freedom,
living to recount their story forty-one years later to two similar young
Arnosky, Jim. Little Champ.
Putnam, 1995. Gr. 3-5.
Bobby and Gina visit their grandparents on Lake Champlain and learn about
the legendary monster that supposedly inhabits the lake.
Ashley, Robert P. Rebel Raiders: A Story of the St.
The south's desperate effort to loosen the northern stranglehold during the
Avery, Kay. All for a Horse.
Stories of children with a Vermont village background.
Bacon, Katharine Jay. Pip and Emma.
Atheneum, 1986. Gr. 4-7.
Twelve-year-old Pip and his younger sister Emma find the summer spent with
their grandmother in Vermont affecting them in different ways as they share
both pleasant and unpleasant experiences and adventures.
Bacon, Katharine Jay. Shadow and Light.
McElderry, 1987. Gr. 6-9.
Fifteen-year-old Emma looks forward to spending the summer on her beloved
grandmother's Vermont farm, but is devastated to learn that her grandmother
is fatally ill and wants Emma to help her live her last months in peace and
Biegvad, Lenore. Kitty and Mr. Kipling.
In 1892, eight-year-old Kitty learns about writing and the world beyond her
Dummerston, Vermont, home when she befriends her new neighbors, author
Rudyard Kipling and his family, who have recently arrived from England.
Brace, Reginald. Hillbilly Bear Books
Eli, the Long Trunk Elephant as Told by Old Indian Owl
The Ghost in Grandfather's Pasture
The Ghost in the Sugar House
Bruchac, Joseph. Hidden Roots.
Although he is uncertain why his father is so angry and what secret his
mother is keeping from him, 11 year-old Sonny knows that he is different
from his classmates in their small New York town.
Bryant, Louella. Black Bonnet.
New England Press, 1996. Gr. 7 up.
As they near the end of their journey to freedom along the Underground
Railroad, twelve-year-old Charity and her sixteen-year-old sister Bea
encounter additional perils.
Budbill, David. Bones on Black Spruce Mountain.
Dial, 1978. Gr. 4-7.
Seth's & Daniel's camping trip to a lonely mountain top becomes a journey
into a painful past that Daniel must confront.
Budbill, David. Snowshoe Trek to Otter River.
Dial, 1976. Gr. 4-7.
Three short stories in which Daniel and Seth practice their survival skills
in the Northern Vermont Woods.
Burnham, Janet Hayward. Jeremy The Puny
Little Jessie Press 2003
"Jeremy the Puny" is about a city boy whose father has died. His mother
takes him back to Vermont, where he encounters many strange adventures.
Coblentz, Catherine C. Blue Cat of Castle Town.
Longmans, 1949. Reprinted by Countryman's Press, 1983. Gr. 3-6.
A Vermont town in the Revolutionary War, a kitten and the song of a river.
Conly, Jane. The Rudest Alien on Earth.
Holt, 2002. Gr. 5-8.
Having landed on a dairy farm in Vermont, an alien from another galaxy
befriends two human children and uses her ability to change into animals to
learn about Earth society.
Cooney, Caroline B. Family Reunion.
Bantam, 1989. Gr. 6 up.
At a family reunion, Shelley comes to terms with her parents' divorce, her
mother's absence, her new stepmother, and being the "stable" member of her
Crist-Evans, Craig. North of Everything.
Candlewick, 2004. Ages 9-12
A family that moves from Florida to Vermont for the simpler life on a farm
becomes closer to nature and each other when trials come their way.
Crompton, Anne Eliot. Deer Country.
Little, 1973. Gr. 4-6.
Human and animal relationships are interwoven as two men and a boy sight
the same huge buck and each goes after it with his own private dream.
Crompton, Anne Eliot. The Ice Trail.
Methuen, 1980. Gr. 6 up.
Persistent memories of his earlier life compel 15-year-old Tanial to flee
from his Abenaki Indian captors and journey during the winter from the
northern shores of Lake Champlain to the English settlements.
Danziger, Jeff. The Champlain Monster.
Lanser Press, 1981. Reprinted by New England Press, 1983. Gr. 3-5.
From a chance discovery on an ice-fishing line to the startling climax,
it's one surprise after another for Tracy and her brother.
Doren, Marion Walker. Nell of Blue Harbor.
Harcourt, 1990. Gr. 5-7.
Eleven-year-old Nell is forced to grow up quickly when she moves from a
Vermont commune to a real world with parents not yet ready to accept their
Doyle, Eugenie. Stray Voltage.
Front St., 2002. Gr. 6 up.
After his mother leaves to start a new life elsewhere, eleven-year-old Ian
sees changes in his father and in their failing Vermont farm, changes that
cannot be ignored.
Ehrlich, Amy. Where it Stops Nobody Knows.
Dial, 1988. Gr. 5-8.
Nina and her mother move from place to place, never revealing anything of
themselves, and causing Nina to wonder if they will ever stop hiding.
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. Understood Betsy.
Holt, 1917. Reprinted by Holt, 1999. Gr. 4-7.
A small and timid girl discovers her own abilities and the world around her
when she goes to live with relatives on a farm in Vermont.
Frost, Frances M.
Fireworks for Windy Foot. McGraw, 1956. Gr. 4-6.
Maple Sugar for Windy Foot. McGraw, 1950.
Sleighbells for Windy Foot. McGraw, 1948.
Windy Foot at the County Fair. McGraw, 1947.
Four perennial favorites by a Vermont author, about the adventures of
three children and their pony on a farm near Crooked River (one of the
Indian names of Otter Creek).
Gasque, Dale Blackwell. Pony Trouble.
Hyperion, 1998. Gr. 2-4.
Amy envies her cousin Rebecca's skill at gymnastics and swimming, not
knowing that Rebecca wishes she had Amy's way with animals.
Gauthier, Gail. The Hero of Ticonderoga.
Putnam, 2001. Gr. 4-7.
When Teresa is chosen to do the coveted report on Ethan Allen, she learns a
great deal about the Vermont hero and also discovers what pleasure she gets
from writing and presenting the report.
Gauthier, Gail. Saving the Planet and Stuff.
Penguin, 2003. Gr. 7 up.
After losing his summer job with his uncle, sixteen-year-old Michael agrees
to work for an environmentalist magazine in Vermont run by his
Gerson, Corinne. My Grandfather the Spy.
Walker, 1990. Gr. 5-7.
An elderly man's mysterious past is revealed after Mark and his friends
nominate him for "Grandfather of the Year."
Graff, Nancy Price. The Long Way Home.
Clarion, 2001. Gr. 6-8.
After moving to his mother's hometown in Vermont, twelve-year-old Riley
must reconsider his feelings about war and heroes after he meets a man who
refused to fight in Vietnam and makes a discovery about one of his own
Graff, Nancy Price. Taking Wing.
Clarion, 2005. Gr. 5-8.
With his father in the Army Air Corps and his mother diagnosed with
tuberculosis, thirteen-year-old Gus sets out to incubate a nest of orphaned
duck eggs on his grandparents' farm in Vermont.
Haas, Jessie. A Horse Like Barney.
Greenwillow, 1993. Gr. 4-8.
Finally given permission to have a horse of her own, Sarah looks at a
series of Morgans and finds herself being scared, being bored, and falling
in love with too many horses.
Haas, Jessie. Keeping Barney.
Greenwillow, 1982. Gr. 4-8.
When Sarah moves to a small Vermont farm, all she wants is a horse of her
Haas, Jessie. Shaper.
Greenwillow, 2002. Gr. 6 up.
While recovering from the loss of his dog, fourteen-year-old Chad tries to
learn how to control the family dog Queenie with the help of a friendly new
neighbor, an animal trainer.
Haas, Jessie. The Sixth Sense and Other Stories.
Greenwillow, 1988. Gr. 7 up.
An interwoven collection of short stories focusing on the relationship
between humans and animals. One set of stories features James, who first
appeared in Working Trot.
Haas, Jessie. Skipping School.
Greenwillow, 1992. Gr. 7-10.
Fifteen-year-old Philip feels isolated and confused as he tries to cope
with his father's terminal illness and his family's recent move from their
farm to a home in the suburbs.
Haas, Jessie. Unbroken.
Greenwillow, 1999. Gr. 5-8.
Following her mother's death in the early 1900's, thirteen-year-old Harry
lives on aunt Sarah's farm where an accident with her spirited colt leaves
her a changed young woman.
Haas, Jessie. Uncle Daney's Way.
Greenwillow, 1994. Gr. 4-7.
When his great-uncle Daney comes to live with Cole's family after being
crippled in a logging accident, the two work together all summer to find a
way to make enough money to buy feed so they can keep Daney's old horse.
Haas, Jessie. Westminster West.
Greenwillow, 1997. Gr. 5-8.
Two sisters struggle with their roles as women within the family and within
society as an arsonist threatens their post-Civil War Vermont community.
Haas, Jessie. Will You, Won't You.
Greenwillow, 2001. Gr. 5-9.
Spending the summer with her strong-willed political grandmother,
fourteen-year-old Mad achieves breakthroughs in both her horseback riding
and her Scottish dancing and begins to develop the self-confidence she has
Haas, Jessie. Working Trot.
Greenwillow, 1983. Gr. 5-8.
Instead of going to college as his parents wish, James goes to his uncle's
horse farm to study dressage.
Hayes, Sheila. Tinker's Daughter.
Lodestar, 1995. Gr. 5-8.
Holly wishes that she had a "normal" mother instead of a fugitive from the
Sixties who runs an antique shop filled with what most people think is
Hayford, James. Gridley Firing.
New England Press, 1987. Gr. 4-8.
Martin Patch, with the help of a pet skunk and his music teacher helps his
family fight off the bank foreclosure on their Vermont farm.
Henry, Marguerite. Justin Morgan had a Horse.
Macmillan, 1954. Gr. 4-8.
Authentic story of the first Morgan horse, with background of early
Hesse, Karen. Phoenix Rising.
Holt, 1994. Gr. 6-9.
Thirteen-year-old Nyle learns about relationships and death when
fifteen-year-old Ezra, who was exposed to radiation leaked from a nearby
nuclear plant, comes to stay at her grandmother's Vermont farmhouse.
Hesse, Karen. Time of Angels.
Hyperion, 1995. Gr. 6-9.
Sick with influenza during the 1918 epidemic and separated from her two
sisters, a young Jewish girl living in Boston relies on the help of an old
German man, and her visions of angels, to get better and to reunite herself
with her family.
Hesse, Karen. Witness.
Scholastic, 2001. Gr. 6 up.
A series of poems express the views of various people in a small Vermont
town, including a young black girl and a young Jewish girl, during the
1920's when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate the town.
Hilgartner, Beth. Colors in the Dreamweaver's Loom.
Houghton, 1989. Gr. 5-9.
Distraught over her father's death, Zan wanders into the forest and into a
fantasy world where she becomes involved in the Orathi's fight to save
their homeland from invaders.
Hilgartner, Beth. The Feast of the Trickster.
Houghton, 1991. Gr. 6 up.
Five companions from another world visit earth on a mission to return a
woman, earlier woven into their world, back to her home.
Hill, Ralph Nading. The Voyages of Brian Seaworthy, an Historical
Adventure on Lake Champlain.
Vermont Life & Vermont Historical Society, 1971. Gr. 5-8.
With his father's death, fifteen-year-old Brian becomes owner of a steam
boat company suddenly beset with problems.
Hurwitz, Johanna. Dear Emma.
HarperCollins, 2002. Gr. 5-8
In letters to a Vermont friend, Dossi, a Russian, Jewish immigrant living
in the Lower East Side of New York City in 1910 shares her thoughts about
her new brother-in-law, the diptheria epidemic, and the Triangle Shirtwaist
Factory fire. Sequel to Faraway Summer.
Hurwitz, Johanna. Faraway Summer.
Morrow, 1998. Gr. 4-6.
In the summer of 1910, Dossi, a poor Russian immigrant from the tenements
of New York, spends two weeks with the Meade family on their Vermont farm,
and all their lives are enriched by the experience.
Hurwitz, Johanna. Llama in the Family.
Morrow, 1994. Gr. 3-6.
Because Adam hopes that the "big surprise" awaiting him at home has two
wheels and pedals, he is unprepared for the unusual additional to his
Hurwitz, Johanna. Llama in the Library.
Morrow, 1999. Gr. 3-6.
Fifth grader Adam Fine thinks that his two llamas will be a hit at the
grand reopening of the town's library.
Hurwitz, Johanna. The Unsigned Valentine: And Other
Events in the Life of Emma Meade.
Illustrated by Mary Azarian. HarperCollins, 2006. Ages 9-12.
In early twentieth-century Vermont, sixteen-year-old Emma confides in her
diary both her hopes of becoming a farmer's wife one day and her
frustrations with her parents' belief that she is too young to be courted
by the handsome Cole.
Hurwitz, Johanna. Yellow Blue Jay.
Morrow, 1986. Gr. 3-7.
Happy to spend his summer vacation at home in the city, eight-year-old Jay
is horrified by his parents' plan to spend two weeks in the Vermont woods
sharing a house with another family.
Jackson, Edgar N. Green Mountain Hero.
Lantern, 1961. New England Press, 1988. Gr. 5-8.
Based on the lives of Ann Story, "The Mother of the Green Mountain Boys,"
and her son Solomon, this describes the Storys' settling in Vermont and
their involvement with the Green Mountain Boys.
Keizer, Garret. God of Beer.
HarperCollins, 2002. Gr. 8 up.
To complete a class assignment at his high school in rural Vermont, Kyle
and his friends Quake and Diana do a social protest project involving
Ketchum, Liza. Where the Great Hawk Flies.
Houghton 2005. Gr. 4-8
Thirteen-year-old Daniel Tucker and Hiram Coombs immediately dislike one
another after both their families return from taking refuge during the
Indian raid in Vermont in 1780.
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. As Long as There are Mountains.
Cobblehill, 1997. Gr. 4-7.
Thirteen-year-old Iris dreams of one day running the family farm in
northern Vermont, but the summer of 1956 holds many shocking changes that
threaten the life Iris loves.
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. Canada Geese Quilt.
Dutton, 1989. Gr. 3-5.
This intergenerational love story takes place in Vermont in the 1940's.
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. A Doctor Like Papa.
HarperCollins, 2002. Gr. 3-6
When the influenza epidemic of 1918 comes to Vermont, eleven-year-old
Margaret, who has always wanted to be a physician, finds out what doctoring
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. If Wishes Were Horses.
Dutton, 2000. Gr. 5-7.
During the summer of 1932 when Lily is twelve years old, she is granted her
two greatest wishes, to be far from the sister who torments her and to have
a horse of her own, but she does not expect either the tragic events that
bring this about or their consequences.
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. In the Language of Loons.
Cobblehill, 1998. Gr. 5-8.
During the summer that Arlis spends with his grandparents in Vermont, his
grandfather teaches him about loons, cross-country running, and
responsibility, and when he returns home everyone finds out how much he has
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. Lumber Camp Library.
HarperCollins, 2002. Gr. 3-6.
Ruby wants to be a teacher, but after her father's death in a logging
accident she must quit school to care for her ten brothers and sisters,
until a chance meeting with a lonely old blind woman transforms her life.
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. The Night the Bells Rang.
Cobblehill, 1991. Gr. 4-6.
The last year of World War I is an eventful one for Vermont farm boy Mason
as he helps with the chores, tries to get along with his little brother,
and sees an older bully go off the war.
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. Sweet Memories Still.
Cobblehill, 1997. Gr. 3-5.
Although she initially resents having to spend time with her ailing
grandmother, Shelby gradually recognizes that she has much to learn from
this older lady.
Klass, Sheila Solomon. Next Stop, Nowhere.
Scholastic, 1995. Gr. 6-9.
When her mother remarries, fourteen-year-old Beth has to leave her familiar
life in New York City and her new friend Josef to go live with her artisan
father in Vermont.
Lenski, Lois. Deer Valley Girl.
Lippincott, 1968. Gr. 4-6.
The Vermont background of small farm dairying and the presence of
white-tailed deer form the basis of this story about 12-year-old Abby.
Lindbergh, Anne. Travel Far, Pay No Fare.
HarperCollins, 1992. Gr. 5-8.
When twelve-year-old Owen finds that his nine-year-old cousin has a magic
bookmark, he joins her when she enters different stories in hopes of
finding a way to prevent their parents' forthcoming marriage.
Littlefield, Bill. Circus in the Woods.
Houghton, 2001. Gr. 6-9.
Molly, her parents and her sister, spend most summer vacations at a camp in
the Vermont mountains, and as the years pass, Molly is led to find a
mysterious circus within the woods nearby.
Lunn, Janet. The Hollow Tree.
Knopf, 1997. Age 9-12.
In 1777, fifteen-year-old Phoebe Olcott determines to deliver a secret
message to the British General at Fort Ticonderoga, risking her life on the
Maguire, Gregory. A Couple of April Fools.
Clarion, 2004. Gr. 3-6
At a Vermont elementary school, April Fools' Day takes on a sinister tone
when a teacher goes missing and several suspects emerge, among them the
teacher's fiance' and a missing mutant chick.
Maguire, Gregory. Five Alien Elves.
Clarion, 1998. Gr. 4-7.
On Christmas Eve, a UFO bearing five aliens arrives in Hamlet, VT to free
the planet from its evil dictator, a fat man in a red suit and a long white
Maguire, Gregory. Four Stupid Cupids.
Clarion, 2000. Gr. 4-7.
The students' scheme to find a love match for their beloved teacher on
Valentine's Day turns into a comedy of errors when four stupid cupids from
Ancient Greece try to help.
Maguire, Gregory. One Final Firecracker.
Clarion, 2005. Age 9-12.
A giant spider and several other odd creatures from the earlier books in
the Hamlet Chronicles return as the small Vermont town celebrates a grammar
school graduation, Miss Earth's wedding, and the Fourth of July.
Maguire, Gregory. Seven Spiders Spinning.
Clarion, 1994. Gr. 4-7.
Seven prehistoric spiders that had been trapped in ice for thousands of
years bring excitement to rural Vermont and briefly unite two rival clubs
at a local elementary school.
Maguire, Gregory. Six Haunted Hairdos.
Clarion, 1997. Gr. 4-7.
With the help of their favorite teacher, two rival clubs, the all-boy
Copycats and the all-girl Tattletales, stop trying to out-do each other
long enough to help the ghosts of a baby elephant and a herd of mastodons
that appear near their small Vermont town.
Maguire, Gregory. Three Rotten Eggs.
Clarion, 2002. Gr. 4-7.
Fifth in the series about the rivalry between the Tattletales (the girls),
and the Copycats (the boys), in Miss Earth's class in rural Vermont.
Meigs, Cornelia L. The Covered Bridge.
Macmillan, 1936. Gr. 4-6.
When Constance visits Vermont for a winter, she learns interesting stories
about the state, some of them told by Ethan Allen himself when he visits
Murphy, Rita. Night Flying.
Delacorte, 2000. Gr. 7 up.
As the time for her solo flight on the sixteenth birthday approaches,
Georgia begins to question the course of her life and her relationship with
the other women in her unusual family.
Murrow, Liza Ketchum. Fire in the Heart.
Holiday, 1989. Gr. 6-9.
Fourteen-year-old Vermonter Molly O'Connor tries to uncover the mystery
surrounding her mother's death ten years before in California.
Murrow, Liza Ketchum. Twelve Days in August.
Holiday, 1993. Gr. 7 up.
Twelve days in August change a sixteen-year-old soccer player's perceptions
of himself, his family, girls, and gays.
Ovecka, Janice. Captive of Pittsford Ridge.
New England Press, 1994. Gr. 4-7.
In 1777 when he rescues a wounded Hessian drummer, young Josiah Freeman is
drawn into the fighting at the Battle of Hubbardton near his family's farm
Ovecka, Janice. Cave of Falling Water.
New England Press, 1992. Gr. 4-7.
For each of three girls growing up in different periods of Vermont's
history, one Abenaki, one colonial white, and one a modern girl, a cave
serves as an important refuge.
Paterson, Katherine. The Field of the Dogs.
HarperCollins, 2001. Gr. 3-5.
Josh, who has just moved to Vermont with his mother, stepfather, and new
baby brother, must deal with the bullying of a neighbor boy and discovers
that his dog, whom he hears talking with other dogs, is also facing a bully
of his own.
Paterson, Katherine. Jip.
Lodestar, 1996. Gr. 5-9.
While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his
identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at
Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie.
Dutton, 1991. Gr. 6-9.
Impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her
independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the
Paterson, Katherine. Preacher's Boy.
Clarion, 1999. Gr. 5-8.
In 1899, ten-year-old Robbie, son of a preacher in a small Vermont town,
gets himself into all kinds of trouble when he decides to give up being
Christian in order to make the most of his life before the end of the
Paterson, Katherine. The Same Stuff as Stars.
Clarion, 2002. Gr. 6 up.
When Angel's self-absorbed mother leaves her and her younger brother with
their poor great-grandmother, the eleven-year-old girl worries not only
about her mother and brother, her imprisoned father, the frail old woman,
but also about a mysterious man who begins sharing with her the wonder of
Peck, Robert Newton. A Day No Pigs Would Die.
Knopf, 1972. Gr. 6 up.
A young Shaker boy learns what manhood is all about through observing birth
and slaughter on a Vermont farm.
Peck, Robert Newton. A Part of the Sky.
Random, 1997. Gr. 6 up.
Sequel to A Day No Pigs Would Die.
Peck, Robert Newton. Justice Lion.
Little, Brown, 1981. Gr. 7 up.
Fifteen-year-old Muncie Bolt thinks he's lost Hem Lion's friendship forever
when his father prosecutes Hem's father for operating a still in Liberty,
Vermont during the days of prohibition.
Peck, Robert Newton. Kirk's Law.
Doubleday, 1981. Gr. 8 up
A rugged life-style in Vermont woods with a feisty old hunter called
Wishbone Kirk develops the character of a 15-year-old boy.
Peck, Robert Newton. Millie's Boy.
Knopf, 1973. Gr. 8 up.
Hair-raising experiences of a boy who travels from Cornwall, Vermont to
Ticonderoga to learn the identity of his father whom he suspects of
murdering his mother.
Peck, Robert Newton. Rabbits & Redcoats.
Walker, 1976. Gr. 3-5.
Two young boys secretly mix in with the Green Mountain boys to fight at
Peck, Robert Newton. Soup.
Knopf, 1974. Gr. 4-6.
The adventures and misadventures of two boys growing up in a small
Vermont town. Sequels include:
Soup & Me. Knopf, 1975.
Soup for President. Knopf, 1978.
Soup's Drum. Knopf, 1980.
Soup on Wheels. Random House, 1981.
Soup in the Saddle. Knopf, 1983.
Soup's Goat. Knopf, 1984.
Soup on Ice. Knopf, 1985.
Soup on Fire. Delacorte, 1987.
Soup's Uncle. Delacorte, 1988.
Soup's Hoop. Delacorte, 1990.
Soup in Love. Delacorte, 1992.
Soup 1776. Knopf, 1995.
Soup Ahoy. Random, 1995.
Peck, Robert Newton. Trig.
Little, 1977. Gr. 3-5.
Adventures and misadventures of mischievous Trig in the imaginary town of
Clodsburg, Vermont. Sequels Include:
Trig Sees Red. Little, 1978.
Trig Goes Ape. Little, 1980.
Trig or Treat. Little, 1982.
Seidler, Tor. Brothers Below Zero.
Geringer, 2002. Ages 9-12.
Having lived for years in the shadow of his younger, more talented brother,
middle schooler Tim takes painting lessons from his beloved Great Aunt
Winifred and discovers that he is a gifted artist.
Shyer, Marlene Fanta. Blood in the Snow.
Houghton, 1975. Gr. 4-7.
A gun, a flute and an injured silver fox bring Max up against some
difficult decisions regarding their relative values.
Stevenson, Laura. Happily After All.
Houghton, 1990. Gr. 5-7.
When her father dies, ten-year-old Rebecca is sent to live with the mother
she's been brought up to believe had abandoned her and, through a growing
relationship with a troubled foster child, begins to accept her mother and
some of the truths her father had always kept from her.
Stowe, Cynthia. Dear Mom, in Ohio for a Year.
Scholastic, 1992. Gr. 5-7.
When she is sent to stay with free-spirited relatives in rural Vermont
while her mother finishes college, Cassie must adjust to a new school and a
very different way of life.
Thompson, Julian F. Ghost Story.
Holt, 1997. Gr. 7 up.
Fourteen-year-old Anna's friendship with ghostly Roxy, who died in 1818,
helps her discover the truth behind a handsome New York photographer
staying at her parents' inn in Vermont and using her as a model.
Thompson, Julian F. Shepherd.
Holt, 1993. Gr. 8 up.
Thinking that he is destined to save her life, literally or figuratively,
seventeen-year-old Shep starts an exciting relationship with
fourteen-year-old Mary and finds his faith in people profoundly challenged.
Thompson, Julian F. Trials of Molly Sheldon.
Holt, 1995. Gr. 7-10.
When sixteen-year-old Molly Sheldon of Saphouse Junction, Vermont,
discovers she has psychic healing powers and befriends newcomer Eben
Wheeler, she finds her father's general store being picketed and herself
suspected of witchcraft.
Thompson, Mary W. Two in the Wilderness: Before Vermont had a Name.
McKay, 1967. Gr. 3-6.
Based on a historical incident that tested the integrity and maturity of
two youngsters alone through a wilderness winter.
Thompson, Mary W. Wilderness Wedding.
McKay, 1970. Gr. 3-6.
In the 1770's fifteen-year-old Tabby and eighteen-year-old Nathan of
neighboring families in the Vermont wilderness marry and establish a home
of their own. Sequel to Wilderness Winter.
Thompson, Mary W. Wilderness Winter.
McKay, 1968. Gr. 3-6.
Entertaining and suspenseful novel of pioneer days. Sequel to Two in the
Towne, Mary. Steve the Sure.
theneum, 1990. Gr. 3-6.
While vacationing with his family at a friendly but somewhat shabby Vermont
resort, Steve, who knows he is nearly always right about most things,
decides to find a way to help ease the resort's financial plight.
Towne, Mary. Wanda the Worrywart.
Atheneum, 1989. Gr. 3-6.
Wanda's worries become even greater than usual during her family's summer
vacation at a Vermont lodge when her divorced step-grandmother develops an
interest in a prospective new husband.
Wallace-Brodeur, Ruth. The Godmother Tree.
Vermont Migrant Education Program, 1988 and HarperCollins, 1992. Gr. 4-7.
Resigned to her family's move to yet another farm in Vermont, ten-year-old
Laura discovers something very special about the new place and comes to
realize that home is a feeling you carry inside you.
Wallace-Brodeur, Ruth. The Kenton Year.
Atheneum, 1980. Gr. 4-6.
After the death of her father, nine-year-old Mandy and her mother move to
Kenton, Vermont where they finally learn to relinquish the past and begin a
Williams McCaffrey, Laura. Alia Waking
Clarion Books, 2003 Age 9-14
Alia and her best friend Kay long to join their village's
sisterhood of warrior women, but after caring for enemy captives and
hearing the call of a rare and ancient magic, Alia begins to question
everything that once was certain in her life.
Wilson, Nancy Hope. Mountain Pose.
FSG, 2001. Gr. 5 up.
When twelve-year-old Ellie inherits an old Vermont farm from her cruel and
heartless grandmother Aurelia, she reads a set of diaries written by an
ancestor and discovers secrets from the past.
Winthrop, Elizabeth. Counting on Grace.
Wendy Lamb, 2006. Ages 9-12.
At the age of twelve, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school
and go to work as "doffers" on their mothers' looms in the mill at Pownal,
Wisler, G. Clifton. Mr. Lincoln's Drummer.
Lodestar, 1995. Gr. 4-8.
Recounts the courageous exploits of Willie Johnston, an eleven-year-old
Civil War drummer, who became the youngest recipient of the Congressional
Medal of Honor.
Wright, Nancy Means. Down the Strings.
Lodestar, 1982. Gr. 6 up.
After her mother goes off to Europe with her lover, Drusie copes with life
in her puppeteer father's haphazard household and later at the New
Hampshire boarding school her mother and grandmother attended before her.
Zindel, Paul. Loch.
HarperCollins, 1994. Gr. 6 up.
Fifteen-year-old Loch and his younger sister join their father on a
scientific expedition searching for enormous prehistoric creatures sighted
in a Vermont lake, but it soon becomes obvious that the expedition's
leaders aren't interested in preserving the creatures.