Books for 5th - 6th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2007
Arnold, Louise - Golden & Grey:
The Nightmares That Ghosts Have
Tom Golden and his ghostly friend Arthur try to discover why
all of the ghosts across England have been vanishing. 291p.
Auch, Mary Jane - One-Handed Catch
After a terrible accident in his father's butcher shop,
Norman is determined not to let the loss of his left hand stop
him from becoming a star baseball player. 248p.
Bell, Hilari - The Prophecy
Prince Perryndon, who loves books more than swords, stumbles
across a prophecy that tells him how to destroy the black dragon
that is devastating his kingdom. Now he needs to embark on
a dangerous quest to kill the dragon and restore the peace.
Boniface, William - The Hero Revealed
In the town of Superopolis, everyone has super powers except
for Ordinary Boy. When O. Boy and his super friends discover
an evil villain's plot to take over the city, they are
the only ones who can stop it. 294p.
Cassidy, Cathy - Scarlett
After being expelled from her fifth school, Scarlett's
mom packs her off to spend the rest of the school year with
her father and his new family, in the wilds of Ireland. Anyone
can see that Scarlett, with her ketchup red-dyed hair and black
fingernail polish, isn't going to fit in. 261p.
Codell, Esme Raji - Vive La Paris
Spunky fifth grader Paris is a busy girl. She's president
of her school's Extreme Readers Club, has four older
brothers, and a new piano teacher who is a Holocaust survivor.
She mistakes Mrs. Rosen's yellow star for a gang symbol,
and learns about bullies and injustice in her own life and
in Mrs. Rosen's. 210p.
Hahn, Mary Downing - Witch Catcher
Jen can't understand why her father's girlfriend
is so interested in the glass globe "witch catcher" she
finds hanging in a window. When the globe breaks and a fairy
escapes, Jen is drawn into the dangerous, age-old battle between
fairies and witches. 236p.
Holm, Jennifer L. - Penny from Heaven
The summer of 1953 is full of adventure for Penny, as she gets
in trouble with her cousin, enjoys visiting her Italian relatives,
and discovers a secret about her father's death. 274p.
Key, Watt - Alabama Moon
Moon Blake has been raised deep in the forests of Alabama by
his father. Moon's father has always shunned people and
the government, but after his father dies Moon learns the hard
way that there's a lot to appreciate about society, including
a warm bed and hot meals. 294p.
Klages, Ellen - The Green Glass Sea
During World War II, Dewey and her father move to an isolated
town in New Mexico, where scientists are building a top secret
gadget which, it is rumored, will end the war. 321p.
Lawrence, Iain - Gemini Summer
At the height of the 1960s space race, Danny dreams of owning
a dog while big brother Beau yearns to explore outer space.
After a tragic accident occurs and a strange, yet familiar
dog appears, Danny discovers that maybe both their dreams can
come true. 261p.
Lord, Cynthia - Rules
Catherine loves her autistic brother, but he sometimes complicates
her life. Through her brother's therapy sessions, she
discovers that friends can be found in surprising places. 200p.
Lupica, Mike - Miracle on 49th Street
After her mother dies, Molly decides to confront the father
she's never met—NBA basketball superstar Josh Cameron.
Meehl, Brian - Out of Patience
Patience, Kansas is in trouble—the cursed Toilet Plunger
of Destiny has returned, and people believe it will bring about
the destruction of their town. Between baseball games, tornadoes
and buried treasure, Jake and his friends must risk their lives
to save their hometown from Certain Doom. 292p.
Papademetriou, Lisa - Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks,
Allie is starting middle school, but worries that she'll
be considered a glommer, dweebosaurus rex, or nork (both nerd
and dork). Best friend Tam starts sitting with arch-enemy Renee,
while Allie is stuck with super-nork Orren as her science partner.
Pearsall, Shelley - All of the Above
With apathetic students and lame teachers, most people consider
Wash-ington Middle School a "dead end." A desperate
math teacher decides to shake things up, and challenges his
students to break a Guinness world record by building the world's
largest tetrahedron. 234p.
Peck, Richard - On the Wings of Heroes
Davy's life has been full of air raid drills and scrap
metal drives, but World War II doesn't really hit home
until his family receives a telegram telling them that his
older brother is missing in action. 148p.
Quinn, Zoe - The Caped Sixth Grader: Happy Birthday,
On her twelfth birthday, Zoë discovers that she has inherited
the powers of super strength and super speed. Now she must
learn how to control her powers and keep her superhero identity
a secret. 135p.
Ruby, Laura - The Wall and the Wing
When Gurl discovers that she can make herself invisible, everyone
wants to use her new ability for their own nefarious purposes.
With a giant rat and a zippered-faced monster chasing her,
she must unravel the mystery of her own past. 327p.
Schumacher, Julie - The Book of One Hundred Truths
Lies have come easily to Thea lately, so as she packs to spend
part of the summer with her grandparents, her mother hands
her a blank notebook and asks her to write four truths every
day. Thea struggles to write down the truths she's been
hiding behind her lies. 182p.
Sherman, Delia - Changeling
Neef is a changeling, a human child stolen by fairies. She
lives in a parallel world populated by fairies, elves, demons
and vampires. When Neef breaks one of the rules of her world,
she must complete a dangerous quest or be thrown out of the
fairy realm. 292p.
Snow, Alan - Here Be Monsters
Arthur's mechanical wings have been stolen, and he's
trapped in Ratbridge with no way to get home. Even worse, the
vile Snatcher is capturing the peaceful Underworld creatures
and growing a monster rat to destroy Ratbridge. Readers, beware!
Watch out for trolls, pirates, a butt-shrinking machine and
a great cheese explosion! 529p.*
Stewart, Trenton Lee - The Mysterious Benedict Society
Four extremely resourceful children, calling themselves the
Mysterious Benedict Society, are chosen to undertake a secret
mission to stop an evil brainwashing plot that is about to
be unleashed on the world's population 485p.*
Harness, Cheryl - The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman
and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail
In 1836, Narcissa Whitman became the first white woman to travel
the Oregon Trail. The journey was long and dangerous and the
future uncertain, but Narcissa was determined to succeed. 144p.
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