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Hiding in Hawk's Creek

A Jennifer Bannon Mystery

by Brenda Chapman
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, parents, friendship

Fourteen-year-old Jennifer Bannon cannot face another boring summer in Springhills. She convinces her mother to let her spend July at her grandmother’s cottage in Hawk’s Creek. She does not reveal that her plan is to live with her grandmother forever in order to avoid the problems back home. But Hawk’s Creek holds dark secrets, and Jennifer i …

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Tattoo Heaven

by Lori Weber
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: marriage & divorce, parents

To an outsider, it might seem like an uneventful summer, but to Jackie it's a whole new world. Her father has a new girlfriend -- a young tattoo-artist named Nicole. Her mother seems more interested in Theresa, the sick girl living across the street, than she is in her own daughter. The only thing keeping Jackie from disappearing altogether is the …

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Hiding in Plain Sight

A Shelby Belgarden Mystery

by Valerie Sherrard
edition: eBook
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, law & crime, parents

With school over, Greg visiting relatives, and Betts on vacation with her family, it’s looking like it will be a quiet summer for Shelby Belgarden. Until, that is, she finds out that Betts and her family have returned home suddenly, and Betts’s mom faces criminal charges in the theft of a computer program from her workplace.

To save Mrs. Thompso …

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Split

by Lori Weber
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: marriage & divorce, parents

After her mother suddenly leaves her family for good, Sandra is left behind with her alcoholic father -- and a lot of anger. At first, Sandra is more concerned with getting a job and getting on with her life, but then the people around her start pushing Sandra to at least try to find her missing mother. What will Sandra say to her mother if they ar …

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Janey's Girl

by Gayle Friesen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: parents, emotions & feelings

Fourteen-year-old Claire and her mother, Jane, are on their way across the country to visit Claire's grandmother. As they approach the family farm, Claire watches her mother become more and more anxious. Until now, she thought they had an open relationship with a healthy respect for each other's privacy. This trip unlocks the key to the many questi …

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