| The Big Book of Things to Make|
Feeling bored? This book is the perfect cure! Inside you'll find loads of things to make, do, and find out. Whether you prefer making things, picking up new skills, or testing your knowledge with brain-busting quizzes, this is the book for you!
Please Write in this Book
by Mary Amato
When Ms. Wurtz leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner with a note encouraging those who find it to "talk to each other" in its pages, the student's entries spark a classroom-wide battle.
Nobody's Perfect. I'm as Close as it Gets
by Jim Benton
As Jamie continues to grapple with middle school's Big Questions she drops even more snarky gems of wisdom such as, Everybody knows that the more you love somebody, the less you try to look nice for them, and People don't appreciate how much willpower it takes to do the wrong thing. (But Jamie STILL has no idea that anybody is reading her diary. So please, please, please don't tell her.)
by Tim Carvell
Twelve-year-old Tad navigates a year filled with girl problems, school antics, and the worst summer job in history, all told in the form of hilarious, illustrated blog entries.
by M. E. Castle
After his clone escapes to Hollywood and becomes an actor, Fisher Bas goes on a school trip to get him back before their secret is discovered.
The Trouble with Chickens : a J.J. Tully Mystery
by Doreen Cronin
A hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog helps solve a complicated missing chicken case.
by Jacqueline Davies
Explores the distinctive power of poetry and love--fourth grade style.
The Goblin Baby
by Berlie Doherty
After nine-year-old Tam's baby sister is stolen away by faeries and replaced by a goblin baby, he must journey to the land of the faeries to retrieve her and bring her back home.
Halfway to Perfect
by Nikki Grimes
Despite what Dyamonde and Free say, Damaria worries that she is getting fat, until a classmate's problem with diabetes causes her to change her thoughts about body image.
Miss Kraft is Daft!
by Dan Gutman
When Mr. Granite falls ill, A.J. and the gang endure a wacky week with a perpetually cheerful substitute teacher who wears a clown costume, uses hand puppets to talk, and uses magic tricks to saw students in half and make them disappear.
You Only Die Twice
by Dan Gutman
Genius twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald embark on a trip to Graceland and are horrified by the reappearance of their supposedly deceased arch nemesis Dr. Herman Warsaw, who marries their aunt Judy.
How to Save Your Tail : if You are a Rat Nabbed By Cats Who Really Like Stories About Magic Spoons Wolves with Snout-warts Big Hairy Chimney Trolls-- and Cookies Too
by Mary Elizabeth Hanson
When he is captured by two of the queen's cats, Bob the rat prolongs his life by sharing fresh-baked cookies and stories of his ancestors, whose escapades are remarkably similar to those of well-known fairy tale heroes.
Words of (questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang
by Amy Ignatow
Twelve-year-old best friends Julie and Lydia are reunited after six months apart, but the news that their friend Sukie's mother has died after a long illness causes them to reevaluate their goals and focus on being supportive of the friends they already have.
The Clan of the Scorpion
by Gareth Jones
A tiger is missing from the Hong Kong Zoo, but this is no ordinary big cat-- and she won't be found simply by sticking lost posters on lampposts. When the Meerkats find a clown-shaped clue in the poo at the zoo, it can only mean one thing-- the ringmaster and his circus goons are in town!
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns : a Muslim Book of Colors
by Hena Khan
In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam.
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything
by Uma Krishnaswami
Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh.
The Friendship Doll
by Kirby Larson
Throughout the twentieth century, Miss Kanagawa, one of fifty-eight dolls made to serve as ambassadors from Japan to the United States, travels the country learning to love while changing the lives of those who need her.
Forgive Me, I Meant to Do it : False Apology Poems
by Gail Carson
Inspired by William Carlos William's famous poem, "This Is Just to Say," a collection of ironic apology poems imagines how tricksters really feel about the mischief they make.
by Grace Lin
When Pacy, her two sisters, and their parents go to Taiwan to celebrate Grandma's sixtieth birthday, the girls learn a great deal about their heritage.
Stealing Magic : a Sixty-eight Rooms Adventure
by Marianne Malone
Chicago sixth-graders Jack and Ruthie return to the Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago and once again go back in time while trying to stop an art thief from endangering the miniature rooms.