Books for 5th - 6th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2010
During the Summer of 2010, look for these books on the graded display shelves at the beginning of the J Fiction Collection!
Baskin, Nora Raleigh - Anything but Typical
Jason isn’t what everyone would consider normal – he’s autistic. When he has the opportunity to attend a writing convention, he’s afraid that he won’t fit in. 195 p.
Beil, Michael D. - The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour
New seventh graders Sophie, Margaret and Rebecca try to solve a series of puzzles left at their school thirty years earlier which might lead to a real treasure – the famous missing ring of Rocamadour. 299 p.
Derby, Sally - Kyle’s Island
Kyle spends the summer at his family’s Michigan cabin fishing, exploring, and plotting how to stop his mother from selling the cabin. 191 p.
DeVillers, Julia - Trading Faces
When Payton is totally embarrassed in the junior high cafeteria, her twin Emma offers to switch identities. 300 p.
DiCamillo, Kate - The Magician’s Elephant
Orphaned Peter is led on a mysterious search for his sister after an elephant crashes through the roof of the opera house! 201 p.
Fitzmaurice, Kathryn - The Year the Swallows Came Early
After Groovy’s father is arrested for gambling away her inheritance, she finds out that her mother turned him in to the police. Can she find it in her heart to forgive them both? 277 p.
French, Susannah T. - Operation Redwood
When Julian uncovers his wealthy uncle’s plan to cut down a rare grove of redwood trees, he and his new friend Robin stop at nothing to save the trees! 353 p.
Harlow, Joan Hiatt - Secret of the Night Ponies
Jessie finds out that a villager is trying to sell a wild herd of her beloved Newfoundland ponies to a slaughterhouse, and she sets out to save them. 323 p.
Harris, Lewis - A Taste for Red
Svetlana only eats red foods, sleeps under her bed, and is sure that she’s a vampire. So she’s very surprised when the Circle of Red, a group that fights to eliminate vampires throughout the world, asks for her help! 169 p.
LaFleur, Suzanne M. - Love, Aubrey
Aubrey’s gram helps her cope with her mother’s abandonment and the deaths of her father and sister when she brings Aubrey to her home in Vermont. There, Aubrey meets a friendly neighbor and begins writing letters to express her grief. 262 p.
Laurie, Victoria - Oracles of Delphi Keep
Orphans Ian and Theo discover a secret cave and accidently disturb a giant beast that chases them home. They soon realize that this beast and its siblings belong to Demogorgon, the god of the underworld, who is after Theo’s crystal necklace. 552p.
Leck, James - The Adventures of Jack Lime
Jack Lime is the guy to go to when there’s a problem that needs to be solved. He’ll do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of each case – including going through the school garbage, piece by piece! 126 p.
Lin, Grace - Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Convinced that they can change her family’s fortune, Minli and her friend, a flightless dragon, face danger and adventure as they try to find the Old Man of the Moon who lives on the Endless Mountain. 278 p.
Martin, Ann M. - Everything for a Dog
Bone is separated from his family as a pup and searches for a loving home, finally finding a boy who has been longing for a dog like him. 211 p.
McGowan, Keith - The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children
Sol and Connie must use their wits to outsmart a witch who is trying to capture and eat them. If only their parents would help – but like Hansel and Gretel, these children are on their own. 180 p.
Pitchford, Dean - Captain Nobody
Newton decides to wear his homemade Halloween costume every day, even to school. It transforms him into… Captain Nobody, defender of the little guy! 195 p.
Preller, James - Bystander
As the new boy, Eric is anxious to be accepted by the other students at school but he’s not sure what to do when the school bully pressures him to be his friend. 226 p.
Selfors, Suzanne - Fortune’s Magic Farm
Isabelle is a miserable orphan living in Runny Cove where it never stops raining. When a strange boy offers to take her to her real home, a farm that grows magical plants, Isabelle leaps at the chance to live an adventurous, magical life. 264 p.
Simmons, Michael - Alien Feast
When William’s stepparents are eaten by aliens, he hides out with a wacky uncle who is ready to outsmart these creatures from outer space. 231 p.
Slayton, Fran Cannon - When the Whistle Blows
Jimmy’s life growing up in a 1940s railroad town is hard, but he finds joy in experiences like the first day of hunting season, being the star of the high school football game, and Halloween night hijinks. 162 p.
Snyder, Laurel - Any Which Wall
Four summer friends are having a boring summer until they discover a magical wall in an Iowa cornfield which can transport them to any place in any time. 245 p.
Stead, Rebecca - When You Reach Me
Sixth grade has been Miranda’s toughest year yet! With her best friend ignoring her, her mother training to compete on a game show, and a stranger sending her mysterious notes, Miranda feels like her mind is continually working overtime. 199 p.
Wolf-Morgenlander, Karl - Ragtag
Ragtag, a tiny swallow, can’t believe that he’s elected to lead the Feathered Alliance when the old leader dies. He must lead his fellow birds into the biggest battle of their lives, defending their city against the evil birds of the Talon Empire. 225 p.
Yohalem, Eve - Escape Under the Forever Sky
Lucy Hoffman, daughter of the new U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, longs to explore the country but her parents make her stay close to home. On an unauthorized trip out, Lucy is kidnapped. 220 p.
Zahler, Diane - The Thirteenth Princess
Servant girl Zita, the thirteenth daughter of the king, must find a way to save her twelve older sisters from an evil spell that may lead to their death. 243 p.
Prepared by Rachel Andrews, Sarah Kittelson, and Suzanne Thomas, May 2010