80’s Young Adult books A-Z guide – The L authors – J.D. Landis , Lois Lowry , Madeleine L’Engle, Ellen Leroe and more!

       J.D. LANDIS 

Love's Detective - JD Landis
* Love’s Detective

Looks arent everything Jd Landis
* Looks aren’t Everything
* The Sisters Impossible

* Ghost Island
* Princess – a cat story
* Princess and Minerva

The Winnemah Spirit - Carolyn Lane
* The Winnemah Spirit
* The Voices of Greenwillow Pond
* Turnabout Night at the Zoo


Buck - Tamela Larimar
* Buck

* The Weaver’s Gift
* Night Journey
* Jem’s Island
* Beyond the Divide
* Prank
* Puppeteer
* Home Free
* Pageant
* The Bone Wars
* Sugaring Time – Non fiction


Calling B For Butterfly - Louise Lawrence

* Calling B for Butterfly 


And Both Were Young Madeleine L'engle

* And both Were Young

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
* A Wrinkle in Time

Camilla Madeleine L'Engle
* Camilla

Meet the Austins - Madeleine L'Engle
* Meet the Austins

* The Moon By Night

* The Young Unicorns

A Ring of Endless Light - Madeleine L'Engle
* A Ring of Endless Light
* The Anti-Muffins
* Troubling a Star

A Wind in the Door - Madeleine L'Engle
* The Wind in The Door

A Swiftly Tilting Planet Madeleine L'Engle 
* A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Many Waters - Madeleine L'Engle
* Many Waters
* An Acceptable Time
* The Arm of the Starfish
* Dragons in the Waters
* A House Like A Lotus


The Skating Rink Mildred Lee
* The Skating Rink
* The Rock and the Willow

Fog Mildred Lee 
* Fog
* Sycamore Year
* The People Therein

* Earthsea Series – A Wizard of Earthsea , The Tombs of Atuan , The Farthest Shore , Tehanu ,
* The Adventures of Cobblers Ruin
* Solomon Leviathian’s Nine hundred and thirty first trip around the world

Catwings - Ursula Le Guin
* Catwings series – Catwings , Catwings return  –


* The Strawberry Girl

* Tell Me Why – volumes


The Plot against the Pom Pom Queen - Ellen Leroe
* The Plot against the Pom Pom Queen

Have a Heart Cupid Delaney Ellen Leroe
* Have a Heart Cupid Delaney

The Peanut Butter Poltergeist - Ellen leroe
* The Peanut Butter Poltergeist
* Confessions of a T.v. Addict
* Robot Raiders
* Robot Romance
* 2 First Love From Silhouette

* To Be a Slave
* This Strange New Feeling
* The Long Journey Home


The Flight of the Cassowary - John Levert

*The Flight of the Cassowary
* A Smile like a Plastic Daisy

A Season for Unicorns Sonia Levitin 
* A Season for Unicorns
* Journey to America
* The year of Sweet Senior Insanity

The Return Sonia Levitin
* The Return

Rita the Weekend Rat - Sonia Levitin
* Rita the Weekend Rat


Alan and Naomi  Myron Levoy
* Alan and Naomi
* The Magic Hat of Mortimer Wintergreen
* Pictures of Adam

* Something Queer mystery series
* The Gymnasts series
* A Jody and Jake Mystery 5 – the case of the – mile high race , 2. Wild river ride , 3. Fired-up gang , 4. Counterfeit race horse , frightened rock star
* The Case of the gobbling Squash
* The case of the Mind Reading Mommies
* Frankenstein moved in on the Fourth Floor
* The Tryouts
* Lizzie Lies a Lot

The Computer that Said Steal Me - Elizabeth Levy
* The Computer that Said Steal Me

Cheater cheater Elizabeth Levy
* Cheater Cheater
* Running out of Magic with Houdini
* Running out of Time
* Cold as Ice
* All Shook up
* The Dani Trap
* Double Standard
* Coming Out Smiling

* Linda Books series
* Preteen Means Inbetween


The Hunky Dory Dairy Anne Lindberg
* The Hunky-Dory Dairy
* Nobody’s Orphan

The Shadow on the dial Anne Lindbergh
* The Shadow on the Dial
* The People of Pineapple Place

* Texas Promise Series

* One Fat Summer

Summer Rules Robert Lipsyte 
* Summer Rules
* The Summer Boy
* The Chief
* Jock and Jill


Afternoon of the Elves Janet Taylor Lisle
* Afternoon of the Elves

Sirens and Spies - Janet Taylor Lisle
* Sirens and Spies

The Dancing Cats of Applesap Janet Taylor Lisle
* The Dancing Cats of Applesap

* Shanny on her Own
* Where the Creeks Meet

Trish For President Lael Littke
* Trish for President
* Loydene in Love
* Blue Skye

Prom Dress Lael Littke
* Point Horrors – Prom Dress , The Watcher

* The Mystery of the Missing Treasure
* Maze of Terror
* Fastbacks – Tomb of Horror , Dollhouse , Night Marchers , Brannigans Folly, The Glory Girl ,
    Family Reunion
* The Mystery of the Haunted Trail


Anastasia Again - Lois Lowry
* Anastasia Krupnik series – Anastasia Krupnik , Anastasia , ask your analyst , Anastasia Again! , Anastasia’s Chosen Career, Anastasia at your Service , Anastasia has the answers , Anastasia on her own, Anastasia at this Address
* All about Sam
* Woods at the end of Autumn Street
* Autumn Street
* Switcharound
* Find a Stranger Say Goodbye
* Rabble Starkey

Taking Care of Terrific - Lois Lowry

* Taking Care of Terrific

*The One Hundredth Thing About Caroline

* A Summer to Die

* The Elephant Tree
* The Un-Dudding of Roger


Walk through Cold Fire - Cin Forshay Lunsford
* Walk through Cold Fire

* Dark but Full of Diamonds
* I will go Barefoot all Summer for You
* Fair Day and Another Step Begun


Borrowed Children - George Ella Lyon
* Borrowed Children


7 responses to “80’s Young Adult books A-Z guide – The L authors – J.D. Landis , Lois Lowry , Madeleine L’Engle, Ellen Leroe and more!

  1. do you gave any of the magic attic club books?

    • Hi , my focus is more on 80’s to early 90’s – I would love to expand the Cliquey Pizza 2 site to include a few pages dedicated to all children’s book series – from their roots in the 1800’s til now! However that feels like a huge undertaking – and since I’ve already missed a few of my goals to add some early 90’s series like Freshman dorm and the Sunset series that I’ve forgotten I’m trying to keep a reign on what I take on. I looked up the Magic Attic Club books and they’re more late 90’s – 1998 to include – though I will definitely keep them in mind for when I try to expand my site – thanks!

  2. HI, are you going to be adding descriptions of the books? I see a few titles that look really interesting. oh, and your website is very addicting!

    • Thanks! The goal is to add descriptions , unfortunately the task gives me goosebumps – not that every step hasn’t been time consuming in making this list- it’s just that it’s easy to get a title on the internet – not so easy to get a good description of a book. You can see it on Amazon where – God love em – people give a book four stars and print in something like – I like this book – it was a good book, you’ll like it too. It becomes infuriating when neither Amazon or a fan adds book descriptions they just assume you know what they’re talking about ( the same can be said for many other sites. ) But I’m not overly discouraged – it just makes the hunt more …interesting! -Do come back though – the m page is nearly done Tuesday probably. I don’t know when the descriptions will appear – but I think I’ll try gathering enough to add some this week.

  3. Love these lists! I grew up in the 80s and miss everything about it, especially the great YA books. Two of my favorites I don’t see here- The One Hundredth Thing about Caroline and A Summer to Die, both by Lois Lowry.

  4. Thank you so much for making this page. I have been trying to find the book “Walk Through Cold Fire” for years now and could not remember the title or the character’s names. I was scrolling through here and when I saw the cover, I literally shrieked ^_^ I have just ordered it from Amazon and just wanted to say “thank you” for helping me find a bit of my past 🙂

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