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Elementary Grades: 5-6
Great stories with a variety of characters and cultures will appeal to older elementary age readers.
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Gr 5-6
  Cover Art: Ghoulish Song Alexander, William (William Joseph)
Ghoulish Song
When the music of a bone flute given to her by a goblin separates Kaile's shadow from herself, her family believes she has died and become a ghoul, and Kaile must set out to prove that she still lives.
166 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: City of Light City of Dark Avi
City of Light City of Dark
Asterel races against time to locate a token which will prevent the Kurbs from freezing the city.
185 pages 2013
Children's Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood Bajaj, Varsha
Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood
What thirteen year old Abby wants most is to meet her father. She just never imagined he would be a huge film star, in Bollywood! Abby is overwhelmed by the culture clash, the pressures of being the daughter of India's most famous celebrity, and the burden of keeping her identity a secret. But as she learns to navigate her new surroundings, she just might discover where she really belongs.
249 pages 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Day of Doom Baldacci, David
Day of Doom
When they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover Vesper One's terrifying endgame. The objects he demanded are vital pieces in a Vesper plot that will harm millions of innocent people. Now the two siblings and their friends are in an all-out sprint to stop Vesper One before the whole world goes boom!
270 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Hold Fast Balliett, Blue
Hold Fast
On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared, and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless--and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father.
274 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Doll Bones Black, Holly
Doll Bones
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
244 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: House of Secrets Columbus, Chris
House of Secrets
Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.
490 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Wolf Princess Constable, Cathryn
The Wolf Princess
Sophie Smith is a teenage orphan stuck in a boarding school in London, but at night she dreams of Russia and wolves--then, on a class trip to St. Petersburg, she finds herself and her two friends deliberately separated from the group and whisked off into the silver forest of her dreams, where a mystery awaits.
309 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
Out of My Mind
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
295 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Royal Ranger Flanagan, John (John Anthony)
Royal Ranger
The story that brings the Ranger's Apprentice arc full-circle! Will Treaty has come a long way from the small boy with dreams of knighthood. Life had other plans for him, and as an apprentice Ranger under Halt, he grew into a legend -- the finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is facing a tragic battle that has left him grim and alone. To add to his problems, the time has come to take on an apprentice of his own, and it's the last person he ever would have expected. Fighting his personal demons, Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companion -- a task that at times seems almost impossible.
455 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: My Basmati Bat Mitzvah Freedman, Paula J.
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah
Tara Feinstein, proud of both her East Indian and Jewish heritage, questions what it means to have a bat mitzvah and deals with her own doubts about her faith.
236 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Beholding Bee Fusco, Kimberly Newton
Beholding Bee
In 1942, when life turns sour at the carnival that has always been her home, eleven-year-old Bee takes her dog, Peabody, and piglet, Cordelia, and sets out to find a real home, aided by two women only Bee and her pets can see.
329 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Graveyard Book Gaiman, Neil
The Graveyard Book
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
312 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: By the Grace of Todd Galveston, Louise
By the Grace of Todd
When dirty laundry under his bed gives life to a tiny civilization that worships him, twelve-year-old Todd must protect the Toddlians from a school bully.
239 pages 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Gingersnap Giff, Patricia Reilly
Gingersnap
When her brother Rob, a Navy cook, goes missing in action during World War II, Jayna, desperate for family, leaves upstate New York and their cranky landlady, accompanied by a turtle and a ghost, to seek their grandmother, who Rob believes may live in Brooklyn. Includes soup recipes.
149 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: A Tangle of Knots Graff, Lisa (Lisa Colleen)
A Tangle of Knots
Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. Includes cake recipes.
230 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Risked Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Risked
Jonah, thirteen, and Katherine, eleven, travel through time to 1918 Russia just as Alexei, Anastasia, and the rest of Tsar Nicholas II's family is about to be executed. Author's note includes facts about the Romanovs and the mystery surrounding their deaths.
308 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Closed for the Season : a Mystery Story Hahn, Mary Downing
Closed for the Season : a Mystery Story
When thirteen-year-old Logan and his family move into a run-down old house in rural Virginia, he discovers that a woman was murdered there and becomes involved with his neighbor Arthur in a dangerous investigation to try to uncover the killer.
182 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Great Trouble : a Mystery of London the Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel Hopkinson, Deborah.
The Great Trouble : a Mystery of London the Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel
Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.
249 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Warriors : the Ultimate Guide Hunter, Erin.
Warriors : the Ultimate Guide
Everywhere the cats have been, there are layers upon layers of history: some known, some long-forgotten, and some discovered in the most unexpected ways. Meet the most important warrior cats-- more than seventy-five profiles providing an inside look at the cats and their Clans.
222 pages 2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
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