CBC Online Catalogue
Books for 8 to 12 years
Authors W to Z
Saving the Dinosaurs. by Jane Waller.
A computer disc that is sent by mistake soon leads to an undiscovered world - lost in the depths of time.....Will Peter ever return from the Cretaceous Age? A story of a chase through time.
Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster.
A trustee of the John Crewe Orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbot to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month and that she can never know who he is.
The Machine Gunners. by Robert Westall.
Chas McGill finds the best war souvenir to beat his second best collection - a German bomber that has crashed in the woods - its shiny black machine-gun still intact - he grabs his chance. Soon he is masterminding his own war effort with dangerous and unexpected results.
Charlotte`s Web by E.B. White.
Touching, funny story of Charlotte, a spider, who befriends Wilbur, a pig, and turns him into a champion.
The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde.
These special fairy tales which Oscar Wilde made up for his own sons include "The Happy Prince" who was not as happy as he seemed, the " Selfish Giant" who learned to love little children and the "Star Child" who suffered bitter trials when he rejected his parents. Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
Tell me what my real mama looked like. I can't picture her face. There are no photographs of her said Aunt Baba... Your father ordered all her photographs to be destroyed. When Adeline Yen Mah's mother died giving birth to her the family considered Adeline bad luck and she was made to feel unwanted all her life. Chinese Cinderella is the story of her struggle for acceptance and how she overcame the odds to prove her worth.