Where Stars Meet Sky

Your eyes in stars : a novel

by M.E. Kerr.

Historical Fiction

Two unlikely friends--Elisa, a German outsider, and Jessie, the daughter of the local prison warden--meet during the Depression. In Elisa's far--off homeland, a new dictator is spreading the stain of hate, but the two girls are absorbed in matters closer at hand. Together they explore their small town, dream of the future, and talk about Slater Carr, the angel--faced prisoner whose nightly bugle rendition of Taps holds their small town in thrall ...


Shooting stars everywhere

Martina Wildner ; translated from the German by James Skofield.

The first anonymous letter arrives on July 23rd, Victor's 13th birthday. Which is good, because it gives him something to write about in the journal his father gave him as a present. Soon Victor is writing down everything that happens as he tries to solve the mystery of the letters, conquer his fear of jumping off the high diving board at the pool, and figure out what is going on between his divorced parents. Things change when he meets D, howeve...


The Great Tree of Avalon: Shadows on the Stars; Book II

T.A. Barron ; with illustrations by David Elliot.

Action/Adventure, Fantasy

Long ago, the great wizard Merlin planted the seed that would become the peaceful world of Avalon. Now, though, Avalon is suffering from mysterious droughts. Then the very stars begin to lose their light, and it seems that the Lady of the Lake's dire predictions are about to come true. The fate of Avalon now rests with Tamwyn, a wandering wilderness guide; Elli, an apprentice priestess; and Scree, a young eagleman. One of them is the true heir of...


Counting Stars.

David Almond.

Biography, Nonfiction

David Almond's extraordinary novels have established him as an author of unique insight and skill. These stories encapsulate his endless sense of mystery and wonderment, as they weave a tangible tapestry of growing up in a large, loving family. Here are the kernels of his novels--joy and fear, darkness and light, the healing power of love and imagination in overcoming the wounds of ignorance and prejudice. These stories merge memory and dream, th...


A hat full of sky

Terry Pratchett.

Action/Adventure, Humor, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

Tiffany Aching -- the boldest heroine ever to swing a frying pan against the forces of evil -- is beginning her apprenticeship in magic. She expects to work hard, learn spells, and become a witch. She doesn't expect to find herself doing chores, caring for the careless, and trying to outthink an ill-tempered nanny goat. There must be more to witchcraft than this! But as Tiffany pursues her calling, an insidious, disembodied creature pursues Tiffa...


Where the ground meets the sky

by Jacqueline Davies.

Historical Fiction

It's 1944, and war is raging in Europe and the Pacific. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Hazel is fighting her own battles somewhere in the New Mexico desert. A powerful, fictional account of the development of the atomic bomb, this novel offers young readers no simple answers.


Under a war-torn sky

L.M. Elliott.

Historical Fiction

When Henry Forester is shot down during a bombing run over France, the World War II pilot finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. In constant danger of discovery by German soldiers, Henry begins a remarkable journey to greedom. Relying on the kind ness of strangers, Henry moves from town to town&mdashtraveling by moonlight, never asking questions, or even the names of the people who help him along the way. Through his journey, Henry gains a...


My Louisiana sky

Kimberly Willis Holt.

Historical Fiction

Tiger Ann Parker wants nothing more than to get out of the rural town of Saitter, Louisiana--far away from her mentally disabled mother, her "slow" father who can't read an electric bill, and her classmates who taunt her. So when Aunt Dorie Kay asks Tiger to sp the summer with her in Baton Rouge, Tiger can't wait to go. But before she leaves, the sudden revelation of a dark family secret prompts Tiger to make a decision that will ultimately chang...


Banner in the sky

James Ramsey Ullman.

Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction

The Citadel It stands unconquered, the last great summit of the Alps. Only one man has ever dared to approach the top, and that man died in his pursuit. He was Josef Matt, Rudi Matt's father. At sixteen, Rudi is determined to pay tribute to the man he never knew, and complete the quest that claimed his father's life. And so, taking his father's red shirt as a flag, he heads off to face the earth's most challenging peak. But before Rudi can reach ...