New Release Books by Lael Littke

Lael Littke is the author of Keepers of Blackbird Hill (2011), Lake of Secrets (2002), Haunted Sister (1998), Surprise Packages (2008) and other 40 books.

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Keepers of Blackbird Hill

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Keepers of Blackbird Hill
After sixteen years in Hollywood, Jayda returns to Blackbird Hill determined to save her childhood home and protect her inheritance of the family property. Orphaned as a young girl, Jayda stands alone against her extended family who want to sell the landto real estate developers. But the developers want all of the property or nothing, and Jayda is convinced that the old house is a powerful symbol of the past and should be preserved.

Lake of Secrets

release date: May 01, 2002
Lake of Secrets
Can Carlene really be remembering things from a past life? Strange, fragmented memories have been haunting Carlene since she and her mother came to Lake Isadora. The vivid recollections don''t seem to relate to anything in Carlene''s own past. Until now, she hadn''t even seen the place where Keith, the brother she never knew, disappeared during a storm fifteen years ago. Some think he drowned, but his mother thinks he was kidnapped and is still alive somewhere. She is sure the little boy''s clothes that have just been found near the lake belonged to her son. Carlene knows that her bizarre memories have something to do with Keith. They might even help her discover the truth about what happened the day he disappeared. But she can''t possibly be remembering things that happened before she was born-unless the memories are from a past life.

Haunted Sister

release date: Sep 15, 1998
Haunted Sister
How can you have a ghost story without a ghost? What if the ghost is only in your head? How would you know that you aren''t losing your mind? By medical standards, sixteen-year-old Janine Palmer dies on the day of her automobile accident. When her spirit travels to the "other side," however, she is told that it isn''t her time to die, and is sent back to live out her life. When she awakens from her coma, though, she discovers that she hasn''t come back alone. There is someone else inside her mind. The voice in Janine''s head claims to be the ghost of Lenore, Janine''s twin sister, who drowned twelve years earlier. Lenore blames her own death on Janine and is determined to live again in her sister''s body. Now the two girls must vie for one body. Can Janine be sure that her twin is really inside her, or is she simply going crazy?

Surprise Packages

release date: Jan 01, 2008

Star of the Show

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Star of the Show
Disappointed when Elena doesn''t get the lead in the church play, The Bee Theres devise a plan to make sure the star can''t perform.

Searching for Selene

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Searching for Selene
Sixteen-year-old Selene''s world turns upside-down when she learns that she was abducted as a three-year-old child and her birth parents seek to reestablish a relationship with her.

Stories from the Life of Joseph Smith

release date: Dec 26, 2008

Run, Ducky, Run

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Run, Ducky, Run
Ducky wants to be seventh-grade class president, but she fears that winning against another club member may cause her to lose her friends.

The Phantom Fair

release date: Jan 01, 1996
The Phantom Fair
Bonnnie, a twelve-year-old Mormon girl, hopes that her ideas for the ward Halloween party will get her into the popular girls'' club the Bee Theres, but the situation is complicated by a mummy in her backyard.

Getting Rid of Rhoda

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Getting Rid of Rhoda
Despite her reputation as "Most Wholesome" in her sixth grade class, Carlie leads her friends in a plan to get rid of the older woman who has replaced the well-liked leader of their Beehive church group.

The Bridesmaids' Dress Disaster

release date: Jan 01, 1994
The Bridesmaids' Dress Disaster
When the former teacher of her Beehive church group plans to be married, twelve-year-old Sunshine faces serious problems as she tries to come up with a design for bridesmaid dresses for herself and six other friends.

There's a Snake at Girls' Camp

release date: Jan 01, 1994
There's a Snake at Girls' Camp
The Bee Theres try to find ways to earn money so that they can go to summer camp, while Marybeth worries that camping will expose her secret fear of the dark.

The Mystery of Ruby's Ghost

release date: Jan 01, 1992
The Mystery of Ruby's Ghost
Five twelve-year-old friends from a Beehive church group in California go to work as hostesses on an historical farm in Utah and are caught up in the mystery of a young girl who disappeared in the 1920s.

Olympia Odette Presents Betsy Ross's Snag-a-ragged Rainbow

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Olympia Odette Presents Betsy Ross's Snag-a-ragged Rainbow
When President Washington''s flag pole rips the rainbow in the sky, Betsy Ross and Olympia find all the colors they can to sew a new one.

The Day Snake Saved Time at Peanut Butter Pond

release date: Jan 01, 1990

Olympia Odette Presents Nellie Bly's "In a Jam" Telegram

release date: Jan 01, 1990

Where the Creeks Meet

release date: Jan 01, 1987
Where the Creeks Meet
A reluctant newcomer to a small Idaho town, teenage Ashley longs to return to California; but her increasing involvement with a mysterious young man who claims to be a ghost helps her see herself, her family, and her friends in a different way.

The Day Porcupine Put on the Dog at Peanut Butter Pond

release date: Jan 01, 1990
The Day Porcupine Put on the Dog at Peanut Butter Pond
Porcupine does not like the way she looks, but when she dons a wig and makeup and is mistaken for Dawg''s enemy, Poodle, she decides it is much better to be nice and just be herself. Problem-solving activities at back of book. Includes song.

John Henry's Nails, Rails, and Donkey Tails

release date: Jan 01, 1991

Trish for President

release date: Apr 01, 1986
Trish for President
Trish campaigns for junior class president in an attempt to attract the romantic attentions of her opponent and then finds that she has mixed feelings about winning the election.

The Day the Critter Sitters Hung it Up at Peanut Butter Bond

release date: Jan 01, 1991

Olympia Odette Presents Davy Crockett's Bear-ly Believable Sneeze

release date: Jan 01, 1990

The Day Woodchuck Would Chuck Wood at Peanut Butter Pond

release date: Jan 01, 1990
The Day Woodchuck Would Chuck Wood at Peanut Butter Pond
Beaver removed some logs that were holding the Peanut Butter Pond, and, all the water started rushing out of the pond. Snake goes into Woodchuck''s tunnel to ask for help. Includes questions and activities.

Cave-in!

Cave-in!
When her brother gets lost in a cave and two friends disappear trying to find him, Janet desperately searches for a way out of their predicament.

Prom Dress

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Prom Dress
The beautiful prom dress that Robin finds in her employer''s closet becomes a fatal omen as each young woman who wears it is tortured by evil forces.

Blue Skye

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Blue Skye
Eleven-year-old Skye, who has spent most of her life on the road with her mother, finally discovers what it is like to have a real home and family when her mother marries and leaves Skye with her grandfather.

Olympia Odette Presents John Henry's Nails, Rails, and Donkey Tails

release date: Jan 01, 1991

Who Painted the Porcupine Purple?

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Who Painted the Porcupine Purple?
Children paint pictures of animals in unusual colors and places.

Shanny on Her Own

release date: Jan 01, 1988
Shanny on Her Own
Fifteen-year-old Shannon learns a great deal about herself and life in general while spending the summer in the country with an elderly aunt.
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