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Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars

·3.69·20,849 Ratings
“ Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ” ― J. M. Barrie
Authors' Books
  • The Cybil War

    1990·
    ·3.57·277 Ratings
    Young love, told by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Summer of the SwansSimon is in fifth grade, and every time he sees Cybil Ackerman, his heart pounds. Falling in love with her was easy, but winning her is not. Simon's best friend, Tony, is also swoo
  • The Night Swimmers

    1983·
    ·3.53·177 Ratings
    Retta, Johnny and Roy are the night swimmers: three children whose father leaves them alone while he performs as a singer."Byars has the uncanny ability to know the secret lives...the outward postures, and the exact words her characters would surely use."
  • The Cartoonist

    1987·
    ·3.58·149 Ratings
    By the author of the Newbery Medal-winning The Summer of the SwansThe only time Alfie feels at peace is when he's drawing pictures in his attic room, away from his unhappy family and the outside world. So when his mother makes other plans for the attic, A
  • Cracker Jackson

    1986·
    ·3.76·210 Ratings
    A backlist gem from a Newbery-winning author!Cracker Jackson has a problem. A big, serious, adult problem. When he receives an anonymous note in the mail, he finds out that his old babysitter, Alma, is in danger. Cracker's the only one who can help her. B
  • The TV Kid

    1998·
    ·3.53·169 Ratings
    Lennie is addicted to television. Even reruns are more exciting than real life, and Lennie likes to pretend he's the one experiencing the drama. But Lennie's daydreams lead him into a real situation that could cost him his life—and suddenly he is in tro
  • The Black Tower (Herculeah Jones Mysteries, #7)

    2006·
    ·4.15·142 Ratings
    At the eerie Hunt mansion, Herculeah has been reading aloud to Lionus Hunt, an elderly stroke victim who can only communicate by blinking his eyes. What is Mr. Hunt trying to say? Is it about a murder that took place years ago in the mansion's black tower
  • The Dark Stairs (Herculeah Jones Mysteries, #1)

    2006·
    ·3.77·301 Ratings
    Mystery is in Herculeah Jones’s blood. How could it not be, with a father on the police force and a mother who’s a private eye? So when Herculeah notices a man hanging around the "Dead Oaks" mansion, she can’t resist doing some investigating of her
  • Tornado

    2004·
    ·3.92·945 Ratings
    From Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars comes a sweet, entertaining story that will touch the heart of dog lovers at any age.A tornado appears in the distance, and Pete, the farmhand, gathers everyone into the storm cellar. While they wait for the s
  • Dead Letter (Herculeah Jones Mysteries, #3)

    2006·
    ·4.04·227 Ratings
    When Herculeah discovers a mysterious letter inside the lining of a secondhand coat, she suspects it's a desperate cry for help. If so, what happened to the person who wrote it? Herculeah thinks she knows the answer. What she doesn't know is that someone
  • The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown (Bingo Brown, #1)

    1990·
    ·3.78·206 Ratings
    When Bingo has to keep a notebook for school, all he can come up with are questions. Like how could I fall in love with three girls in three minutes? But not even his teacher, Mr. Mark, has the answers. In fact Mr. Mark has been acting pretty weird lately
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