- Pat Farr
Here are some books to read that have bits of history, mystery, or adventure. Hopefully, you will find them to be exciting, interesting reads!
The ghost of Lizard Light / by Elvira Woodruff
Moving from Iowa to a lighthouse cottage in Maine, ten-year-old Jack
struggles to live up to his father's high standards and encounters a
young ghost who presents Jack with a 150-year-old unsolved sea mystery.
Journey to the river sea / Eva Ibbotson
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in
exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling her
dream of exploring the Amazon River.
Dear Ellen Bee : a Civil War scrapbook of two Union spies / by Mary E.
Lyons, Muriel M. Branch
A scrapbook kept by a young black girl details her experiences and those
of the older white woman, "Miss Bet," who had freed her and her family,
sent her north from Richmond to get an education, and then worked to
bring an end to slavery. Based on the life of Elizabeth Van Lew.
Eight days of Luke / Diana Wynne Jones
A teenage boy learns that his new friend possesses supernatural powers,
and as they encounter a series of mysterious people, he discovers his
friend's true origins.
A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories / Richard Peck
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister
during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Pat Farr, Children's Librarian, Headquarters Library