The book I am looking for is called Imagine That and I remember reading it as a child in the 1980’s. I believe the book was an award winner, but I am not sure what award it won. The book gives prompts and then the child and parent create their own story using imagination. I think the book was in black and white and may have green on the cover. I think one of the prompts is about being in a hot air balloon and asks what do you see. There may be a photo of a hot air balloon and patchwork looking land beneath it. I do not remember the author and have been searching for it for years now. I sure hope you can find it as I would love to buy it for my nieces and nephews.
I’m looking for a young adult book I read in the early 1990s about a (teen) girl, coming of age mystery. She is sent to live with her aunts, in the American south, or near a desert as vultures or large birds appear. Thought this was a Madeleine L’engle book but doesn’t match those on her site. There is a mystery to uncover, perhaps time involved. It was not contemporary to the 1990s, the characters were dressed more old fashioned, in dresses, but I think automobiles were around.
I am looking for a book from the late 70’s, early 80’s. In my memory it is about a raccoon (named Rocky, I believe) and he loved candy, particularly blueberry candy. And, it is about how mischievous he is and how he steals candy from a general store.
I’m looking for a book with a young girl (tween,teen), maybe on vacation in a coastal town? It’s some kind of a mystery and part of the mystery is solved when she remembers a pearl, or something similar is found in an old button jar. I would have read this in the 60’s or early 70’s. It may have been a scholastic book. It’s driving me nuts.
As a child in the 1980s, I remember reading a chapter book (or a series of chapter books) about a older woman who had magical powers and befriended neighborhood children. I recall that the woman could cast spells and that the spells were used to teach the children lessons. One spell I recall is that if a child said a curse word, a black cloud would follow them around for days. I also recall that the woman had an old book with rose petals dried between the pages.
I recall the book fondly and would like to read it to my children.
This was a young adult sci-fi book I read somewhere in 1988-1992, publication date would be probably no earlier than mid-80s. The antagonists were … alien? werewolves? … and there was one scene where my memory has one character who had been abducted telling another “They took out a cyst, Monica!” It was part of a series.
In this book, dad leaves daughter to find missing brother. Ok, this isn’t the full plot of the book, but rather a scene from it. I believe it was near the beginning of the book, but I just can’t remember what it was. The narrator is a woman, and I believe this was a flashback to when she was a young teen. She talks about her brother going MIA while in Europe, maybe Germany. Her father left to go find her brother. Her father would call every night to talk to her, and then one night he didn’t call. She assumed she had lost them both, and stopped going to school. Then she describes making mac and cheese in the kitchen and seeing a car pull up, and her father and brother step out of the car. They came inside and all just sat down and ate the Mac and cheese without any further discussion. Thank you for any help, this is driving me crazy!!
This book was found in the children's section at my library around 1985, although it was likely older than that. A group of three or four (or more?) siblings have magic or psychic powers. I believe they can all move things without touching them and maybe fly? I think I remember two scenes: 1) the children were flying in the living room and broke a vase. They used their powers to clean up before mother saw. 2) Villians have followed the children to a movie theater. They escape by crawling under the seats.
Thanks for your efforts!
1970s book. Boy or girl goes to live with aunt, who is a good witch. The first thing they do is have tea; pastries grow from a plant in the center of the table. Kid meets another kid; they work to fight an evil witch, at one point, with rowan berries (“Rowan berries and red thread stop a witch in her speed”). They must go to a magical place, where they see a silver tree, then a golden tree, then a diamond tree. That’s pretty much all I remember. Thanks!