by Greg Trine Year Published:
Earth-dwelling fourth-grader Willy Maykit couldn’t be more excited about his school field trip to Planet
Ed. Willy’s class will blast off for the afternoon, learn about outer space, and be home in time for dinner.
But when he wanders off on his own, Willy ends up being left behind on Ed! Can Willy, along with his
classmate Cindy and an alien boy named Norp, outsmart the big hungry monsters on Ed until someone
rescues them? With a little help from an android who likes knock-knock jokes and a seagull with terrific
aim, they just might!
by Peter Brown Year Published:
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island.
With no idea as to how she arrived there or her purpose, she only knows she has to survive. She
realized that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island’s unwelcoming
animals inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals and begins to feel at home, the robot’s
mysterious past comes back to haunt her.
by Phil Bildner Year Published:
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by Kate Egan with Mike Lane Year Published:
Fourth-grader Mike Weiss can’t get the hang of math, forgets his homework, and has trouble sitting still in
school. And as if getting sent to the principal’s office the first week of school wasn’t bad enough, classmate
Jackson (“Mike’s enemy since birth”) won’t lay off him, and he’s spending his after-school hours with Nora,
the gifted new girl next door. One afternoon with Nora, Mike discovers the town magic shop, The White Rabbit,
and something that he might actually be good at. The confidence boost helps Mike work harder in school
by Molly Burnham Year Published:
Teddy Mars wants to stand out... in a house full of siblings. With the help of his best friends, Lonnie
and Viva, Teddy attempts building the biggest snow mound, stuffing the most grapes in his mouth,
and lifting a chair with his teeth. He'll try anything, even if it means sleeping in a tent and cleaning up
pigeon poop for the Grumpy Pigeon Man. Too bad his little brother, The Destructor, always gets in the
way of Teddy's record-breaking plans! His determination will have readers laughing out loud and trying
to break records of their own!
by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan Year Published:
Two fifth grade boys discover friendship can come in unexpected ways. Ravi, an excellent student, moves
from India to New Jersey, only to find out that his skills aren’t viewed in the same light at his new school, Albert
Einstein Elementary School. Joe has always lived in New Jersey, and attended that same
school. However, due to his Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and how he handles situations, he doesn’t
feel very good about school. Through several events, the boys find out that life isn’t always as it first appears.
by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre Year Published:
The ship “Lucky Star” becomes trapped in the frozen ocean on the first day of True Winter. Ordered to save
the cargo consisting of sixty-six pug dogs, Shen and the pugs travel over the frozen environment on their
own. He meets Sika, who tells him of the magical “once-in-a-lifetime” winter and of a race to the North Pole
where the Snowfather lives. Snowfather will grant a wish to the winner, and Sika would like to win in order to
wish. Shen volunteers himself and the (66) pug dogs so Sika may enter the race and possibly win the race.
by Dave Coverly Year Published:
What's a bird to do when his sibling is a big-time celebrity? It's a question Speed Bump has to deal with every
single morning, because his brother happens to be the one and only Early Bird. Unfortunately, Speed Bump
is a sleepy little bird with a big head and tiny wings who's worried he'll never live up to his brother. But he has
a great buddy, the ever-hungry Slingshot, who knows how to lift his spirits. Together, they end up on an adventure
deep in the nighttime forest, where they're forced to confront something more terrifying―and slimier―
than they've ever imagined.
by David Solomons Year Published:
Eleven-year-old Luke is a huge comic-book fan, so when an ill-timed bathroom break results in his 14-year-old brother, Zack, receiving superpowers from a visiting alien, Luke is really upset. But Zack-whose brand of nerdiness only extends to math, not comics-needs help navigating his new identity as Star Guy. When Luke's classmate Lara decides to unmask Star Guy, Luke tries to stop her, but the real danger is the villainous Nemesis, a threat to not one but two universes.
by Lynn Plourde Year Published:
Timminy knows that moving to a new town just in time to start middle school when you are perfect bully bait is less than ideal. But he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi--a gentle giant of a dog who the family quickly discovers is deaf. Timminy is determined to do all he can to help Maxi--after all, his parents didn't return him because he was a runt. But when the going gets rough for Timminy, who spends a little too much time getting shoved into lockers at school, Maxi ends up being the one to help him--along with their neighbor, Abby, who doesn't let her blindness define her and bristles at Timminy's "poor-me" attitude. It turns out there's more to everyone than what's on the surface, whether it comes to Abby, Maxi, or even Timminy himself.
by Sharon Robinson Year Published:
Eight year-old Stephen Satlow lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves the Brooklyn Dodgers. Stephen can’t believe his luck when his favorite baseball player Jackie Robinson moves in to his neighbor-hood. Written by Jackie Robinson’s daughter, this fictionalized story based on a true story tells a tale of an unlikely friendship between a boy and his hero.
by James Ponti Year Published:
Florian has just moved to Washington, D.C. He’s learning his way around using TOAST, which stands for the Theory of All Small Things, a technique he invented to solve life’s little mysteries. But when he teaches it to his new friend, Margaret, they uncover a mystery that isn’t little. Not little at all, but part of a much bigger picture!
by Laurence Yep and Joanna Ryder Year Published:
Feisty dragon Miss Drake's new pet human, precocious ten-year-old Winnie, not only thinks Miss Drake is her pet, she accidentally brings to life her "sketchlings" of mysterious and fantastic creatures hidden in San Francisco, causing mayhem among its residents.
by Ursula Vernon Year Published:
When Molly shows up on Castle Hangnail’s doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle’s min-ions are understandably dubious. After all, she is twelve years old, barely five feet tall, and quite polite. But the castle desperately needs a master or else the Board of Magic will decommission it, leaving all the min-ions without the home they love. So when Molly assures them she is quite wicked indeed (So wicked! RE-ALLY wicked!) and begins completing the tasks required by the Board of Magic for approval, everyone feels hopeful. Unfortunately, it turns out that Molly has quite a few secrets, including the biggest one of all: that she isn’t who she says she is.
by Angela Cervantes Year Published:Born into a family of over-achievers, fifth-grader Allie Velasco has never finished first in anything, and lately things have been going badly: her science project is ruined by a well-meaning student, her for-mer best friend is hanging out with another girl--but now she is determined to win the Trailblazer con-test with a photographic presentation about her great grandfather, the first Congressional Medal of Honor winner from their town.