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Middle School- Grades 4-8
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.
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 girls.
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
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 dignity.
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.
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 colorful family.
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.
From a chance discovery on an ice-fishing line to the startling
climax, it's one surprise after another for Tracy and her
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 responsibilities.
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 grandparents' friends.
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 relatives.
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 own.
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 always lacked.
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 junk.
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
Henry, Marguerite. Justin Morgan had a Horse.
Macmillan, 1954. Gr. 4-8.
Authentic story of the first Morgan horse, with background
of early Vermont.
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
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
Hill, Ralph Nading. The Voyages of Brian Seaworthy,
an Historical Adventure on Lake Champlain.
Vermont Life & Vermont Historical Society, 1971. Gr.
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
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 Vermont family.
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. 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 alcohol.
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
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 is like.
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 changed.
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
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
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'
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
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 beard.
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. 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
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 her school.
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
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 in Vermont.
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 this place.
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 1840's.
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 world.
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 the stars.
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
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 Ticonderoga.
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.
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
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
Thompson, Mary W. Wilderness Winter.
McKay, 1968. Gr. 3-6.
Entertaining and suspenseful novel of pioneer days. Sequel
to Two in the Wilderness.
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
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 new life.
Williams McCaffrey, Laura. Alia Waking
Clarion Books, 2003 Age
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
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