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LaFleur, Suzanne M.

Summary: While living with her Gram in Vermont, eleven-year-old Aubrey writes letters as a way of dealing with losing her father and sister in a car accident, and then being abandoned by her grief-stricken mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LAF

Cummings, Troy

Summary: A dog looking for a home sends letters to prospective owners on Butternut Street, with surprising results.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E CUM

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CUM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE CUM

James, Simon

Summary: A young girl and her teacher correspond about the whale she has discovered in her pond.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JAM

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JAM

Hest, Amy.

Summary: In a series of letters to her new dog, fourth-grader Annie Rossi relates her daily exploits and remembers her mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HES

Whitman, Sylvia

Summary: When a nonprofit organization called Save the Girls pairs a fourteen-year-old Sudanese refugee with an American teenager from Richmond, Virginia, the pen pals teach each other compassion and share a bond that bridges two continents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WHI

McDonald, Megan

Summary: Incredible shrinking kid: The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school and discovers candy companies will send him free samples if he writes letters to them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED MCD

Dowell, Frances O'Roark

Summary: In a series of letters to her cousin, twelve-year-old Arie Mae relates her life in a mountain valley of North Carolina in the 1920s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION DOW

McDonald, Megan.

Summary: Seven-year-old Stink Moody discovers that he can get free samples by writing letters to candy companies and plans a surprise for his best friend's birthday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MCD

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Series McDonald 2006

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED MCD

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED MCD

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED McD

McDonald, Megan

Summary: Seven-year-old Stink Moody discovers that he can get free samples by writing letters to candy companies and plans a surprise for his best friend's birthday.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD MCD

Woodruff, Elvira.

Summary: In 1853, in letters to his older brother, eleven-year-old Levi describes his adventures in the Pennsylvania countryside with his black friend Jupiter and his experiences with the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Woodruff

Inches, Alison

Summary: Corduroy shows Lisa that writing letters to express your opinion can make a difference.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN INC

Keene, Carolyn.

Summary: Nancy searches for an antique stagecoach that, according to legend, contains something of great value to the people of Francisville.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 1988

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Wellington, Monica

Summary: "A young dancer writes a letter to a ballerina she admires"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E WEL

Spinelli, Jerry.

Summary: Still moping months after being dumped by her Arizona boyfriend Leo, fifteen-year-old Stargirl, a home-schooled free spirit, writes "the world's longest letter" to Leo, describing her new life in Pennsylvania.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Spi

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION SPI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SPI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SPI

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FICTION Spinelli 2007

Bliss, Bryan

Summary: "Toby and Luke are best friends, bound by a goal of leaving their hometown for Luke's wrestling scholarship, but a series of events during their senior year will test their resolve"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BLI

Schimmel, Schim

Summary: Mother Earth writes a letter telling people about herself and asking them to take care of her for themselves and for all living creatures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NorthWord Press 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

Funk, Josh

Summary: As a school project, George and Blaise become pen pals, writing rhyming letters about their favorite things to do, unaware that one is human and the other a dragon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, Penguin Young Readers Group 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E FUN

Johnson, Maureen

Summary: When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION JOH

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC JOH

Jones, Kelly (Kelly Anne)

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens--chickens with secret superpowers! But the arrival of two new magical chickens for her flock and some unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched (what will their superpowers be?), plus an impending inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee (who even knew this existed?)...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC JON

Stewart, Sarah

Summary: A little girl moves to the United States from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Stewart 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE STE

Thoms, Susan Collins.

Summary: On each of the twelve days during her Christmas visit with her cousin Will, Katie writes home describing the history, geography, animals, and interesting sites of Michigan that she has explored. Uses the cumulative pattern of the traditional carol to present amusing state trivia at the end of each letter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

2 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: E THO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Thoms 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: JE THO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE THO

Johnson, Maureen

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Ginny Blackstone precipitously travels from her home in New Jersey to London when she receives a message from an unknown man telling her he has the letters that were stolen just before she completed a series of mysterious tasks assigned by her now dead aunt, an artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION JOH

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC JOH

Grindley, Sally.

Summary: As Max who is almost ten and his favorite author, D.J. Lucas, exchange letters, the two writers help each other with their new books and develop a special friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED GRI

Nagda, Ann Whitehead

Summary: Jenny is discouraged when her second grade penpal turns out to be a new student from Saudi Arabia who does not speak English very well, but as she works with her they slowly become friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC NAG