311B: Emotionless Creature

Hey, guys! I’m trying to find the name of a book for my husband. He’s been searching for it for a really long time. He remembers it as a young adult novel.
So, from what I understand, it’s about a creature (possibly child shaped and most likely male) who lives alone in the wild and scorns humans for their emotional attachments. The creature can see everyone’s emotional attachments as tendrils of light coming out of them. At some point, this creature gets taken in by an old woman and begins to develop his own attachments to certain people and it distresses him.

310R:The Creepy Little Girl

I’m pretty sure the title is one word, “The ______ “. I remember most the ending; a little girl is walking around the perimeter of her house (a Victorian?), looking in the windows, but can’t get in and no one can hear/see her. Through the windows she sees another girl who looks exactly like her, interacting with her (the main character’s) family, playing with her toys, basically living her life in her place like an impostor. At the end she discovers she is in fact dead, a ghost, and the other little girl has replaced her.

310Q: Societies At war

Number of years ago I read  a series of books about a society that was at war with what seemed to be a plant related species that was taking over the country.  The Prince of the “good guys” formed an alliance with an enemy
society, which were reptilian nature.  The prince transports them to his country on iceberg boats and together they defeat the enemy.  The Prince then allows the enemy society to remain in his counties  as allies and
friends even though they were different species.

310K: Animal Festival

Main characters were named Mayor Zebra, Rabbit, and Hen. Starts off with the three playing instruments under a Banyan tree. Decide to host a craft festival with the towns animals. Scenes include a bull running a china shop, an owl doing astrology, antelopes maybe? making kites, and a spider making lace. Book ends with Mayor Zebra, Rabbit, and Hen being declared winners for putting the festival together. Book had very detailed artwork.

310F: The Rolling Wheels (Solved)

It’s the story of a family who joins a wagon train to travel to California.  In one of the episodes, they meet up with another wagon train before they cross the Sierra Mountains and it turns out that other group was the Donner Party.  They went their separate ways.  (It didn’t mention what happened to the Donners.)  Another vivid part of the book had them crossing the desert, they’re almost collapsing from thirst and tormenting mirages of water appear on the horizon.  Also, I seem to remember them carving on rocks, joining the marks of others who had traveled that way.

309Y: The Dutch Inspector and Czech Gymnast

There is a series of mystery books that have a Dutch inspector solving them. He is married to a former Czech gymnast who has a bum leg. They have a daughter together. He smokes a lot, as does she and their marriage is not very good. He is an excellent inspector, however, who sometimes gets emotionally involved with his cases. In the final book, he is killed, unfortunately.

I would like to know the name of the author or at least the name of one of the books. I read these about ten years ago.

305N: Two Children at Sea

The book is about two children who are by the sea. They eat papayas and go to an underwater kingdom where there’s a mirror that says every sentence backwards. One of the children’s names is Ricky and the king of the underwater kingdom decrees that papayas will be know as “papayas, paw paws, and Ricky Rickies”. I listened to it as an audiobook that we borrowed from Cracker Barrel sometime between 1994-2000.


303V: Possibly Sick Girl Hides in Cottage Covered in Shells, Maybe Cleans It?

Hi, I’m looking for a book I read when I was younger.  It might be a young adult book, but it might be a regular grown up book too.  I don’t remember a ton about it, but I do remember this cottage being covered in shells.  Or maybe it was just some rooms within the cottage.  A girl, maybe she was sick, is possibly hiding there after recently discovering it.  I think as she feels better she works on cleaning and restoring it?  If this is enough for anyone out there to tell me the name of the book I’d be forever grateful!

293O: Where is Grandma’s House

Where is Grandma’s House (this may be the title, or similar). A little boy is looking for Grandma’s house. He goes to many places looking for her. This children’s book is illustrated with full-page paintings or lithographs with unusual “noise” in all of the colors: many tiny particles of different colors within each main color, as though covered in non-shiny nano-glitter or mini-crystals of multicolored salt.