NEWEST 10-13 YEAR OLDS (2004)

Novels for the middle school/junior high reader. Reporters are our youth "Treasures in the Cove" reporters.


How to Train Your Dragon Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316737371
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 2004

"Hiccup is a Viking and the son of the Chief. His is scared, timid and doesn't look like a leader. When Hiccup gets his dragon it is toothless. Soon a gigantic dragon comes to eat all the Vikings. Can Hiccup stop the dragon or will he never be a chief 9just a dragon's lunch)? Reporter James D.

"The story starts when the Viking boys of the Hairy Hooligan tribe have to pick out their dragon. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III ends up wiht a tiny common or garden dragon that has no teeth! For the next few months Hiccup trains his dragon to obey simple commands. Ont he day of Initiation something terrible happens. Two sea dragons wash up on the beach. Hiccup comes up with a plan to kill obht of them but ends up being eaten. His dragon saves him but almost dies. This is a great book to read." Reporter Peter M.

HIccup HOrrendous Haddock III tells about becoming a hero the hard way and how he trained his dragon, Toothless, in a brand new way." Reporter Nina M.

HIccup is a Viking boy who doesn't think he can be a hero. When he goes to get a dragan it is unusual. But Hiccup is wrong. He finds out that he can be a hero, he just has to do it teh hard way." Reporter Ryan W.


Chasing Vermeer Cover Image
By Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Blue Balliett
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ISBN: 9780439372947
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Press - June 2004

"Cadler and Petra had never notice each other before but when strange happenings occur (such as deal letters and 'talking' paintings) they come together to find an invaluable Vemeer painting." Reporter Nina M.


The Meanest Doll in the World (The Doll People) Cover Image
By Ann M. M. Martin, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780786808786
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 2003

This book is the sequel to The Doll People. Annabelle and Tiffany get out of the house and meet Mimi. Mimi wants to be queen of all the dolls. Mimi followed Annabelle and Tiffany home and tried to ruin their lives. Luckily Annabelle and Tiffany fought and made it so Mimi could never hurt the Dolls again." Reporter Alyssa H.


Peter and the Starcatchers Cover Image
By Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry, Greg Call (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780786854455
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Disney Editions - September 2004

"It is about a boy named Peter and his friends who go to an island that is filled with mystical creatures and pirates while trying to keep a fantastic treasure safe." Reporter Ryan W.

This fast-paced adventure features treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and a truly evocative story that reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved character, Peter Pan.


Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060730246
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 17th, 2004

"Ida B has a great life. She has a cat, dog, Mom and Dad. She's homeschooled and she loves ahving her parents for teachers. She hates school from personal experiences. Then her life turns upside down. She is shunned from everything she loves. Her real problem is her mohter's problem Her heart turns cold and small. Will Ida B survive her dard period? Read Ida B to find out!" Reporter Alina G.

What do you do when your life goes from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Try to scare away the new neighbors with signs and posters that warn things like "Typhoons Known to Occur Here -- Water Rats Abound." Avoid eye contact and word contact, with Mama and Daddy in particular. Stay away from the orchard and the brook and the old tree and anything else that reminds you of how good things used to be. Put together the best plan you've ever created to get things back to just-about-perfect again.


The Legend of Holly Claus Cover Image
By Brittney Ryan, Laurel Long (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780060585112
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - October 2004

This book got very different reviews. There is some cruelty to animals depicted which as you can tell from one of the reviews upset one reader. Most others have rated this book as fabulous. You can be the judge.

"This book is one of the best stories I have ever read. It is about a girl named Holly Claus who lives in the Land of the Immortals. Holly is the only child of Santa Claus. When she was born a curse was placed on her world and now the gates of Forever are closed and Holly feels responsible." Reporter Julia C.

It all started with a letter written by a little boy who asked what Santa himself wanted most of all. So Holly was born. But an eveil warlock froze Holly's heart, and now at seventeen, she is on a wondrous journey to Victoran N.Y. to break the curse on her people." Reporter Jillian F.

"I started out liking this book, but then there was an inappropriate and upsetting part and I didn't want to read any more. This book is not recommended for kids who like animals." Reporter Giuliana D.

Santa Claus is the King of Forever, Land of the Immortals. When one special boy writes to Santa asking what no other child has ever asked -- what he wants for Christmas -- a miracle occurs: Santa and his wife are blessed with a daughter. But the birth of Holly Claus also brings about a terrible curse -- from an evil soul named Herrikhan. Holly's heart is frozen, and the gates to Forever are locked, barring exit or entry. Now grown into a beautiful and selfless young woman, Holly becomes consumed with the desire to break the spell that holds her people hostage. Accompanied by four faithful and magical animal friends, she escapes to the wondrous world of Victorian New York and embarks on a series of dangerous and life-changing adventures. With fanciful characters, rich language, and evocative imagery, the legend of holly claus pays tribute to the great fairy tales and myths of our time. This epic novel filled with mystery, magic, and wonder is destined to take its place as a Christmas classic.


The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls Trilogy) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689867446
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Published: Atheneum Books - September 2004