- Linda Nesbitt
Since you enjoyed 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, I am sending you a list of titles of books that I hope you will like as well.
Schooled by Gordon Korman.
Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.
When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together--Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and impatient Kat--to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.
The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle.
In a world where an uneasy peace binds Humans and Nightlings, fourteen-year-old Genna and her twelve-year-old brother Dan learn of their uncle's plot to gain immortality in exchange for human lives, and the two strike their own bargain with the Nightling lord, which sets them on a dangerous journey along the Moonroads in search of a key.
Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White.
When Belle disappears, her son, Woodrow, comes to live with his grandparents, and becomes friends with his cousin, Gypsy. Together they uncover several family secrets.
I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier.
A young boy desperately tries to unravel his identity, in a story whose twists and turns will leave readers breathless.
The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen
by Laurie King.
This volume introduces Mary Russell, a wealthy orphan, and delightfully explores what happens when she is befriended by her retired neighbor. The first in a series.
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett.
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.