Clements, Andrew. Lunch Money

Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school.

Creech, Sharon. Love that Dog

A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.

DiCamillo, Kate. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

Fitzgerald, John Dennis. The Great Brain at the Academy

The Great Brain faces the challenge of life at a strict Catholic boarding school with daring exploits and money-making schemes.

Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.

Hatkoff, Isabella Owen and Mzee: the Language of Friendship

This is the sequel to Owen and Mzee and continues the story of the unusual friendship between Owen, a young orphaned hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year old Aldabra tortoise.

Marrin, Albert. Oh Rats! The Story of Rats and People

Get ready to look at rats in a whole new way. These intelligent, compassionate creatures are greatly misunderstood.
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Martin, Ann M. Me and Katie (the Pest)

Wendy struggles to adjust to life with her occasionally irritating younger sister.

McKissack, Patricia. Porch Lies : Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters

Pour the lemonade, climb aboard the porch swing and prepare to pass the time listening to these nine original stories hung on the bones of the "slicksters, tricksters and other wily characters" the author came to know and love as a child growing up in the rural south.

Roberts, Willo Davis. Hostage

When eleven-year-old Kaci interrupts burglars in the process of robbing her house, she and her nosy elderly neighbor Mrs. Banducci are kidnapped and held hostage by the desperate and ruthless criminals.

Sachar, Louis. Sideways Stories from Wayside School

On the 30th floor of the wacky Wayside School is Mrs. Jewl's class. Sharie falls asleep and rolls out the window. Joe counts all wrong and gets the right answer. Calvin is sent to the 19th floor to deliver a note, but there is no 19th floor - the builder forgot it. JUV

Steer, Dugard. Pirateology

Learn about navigation, history, zoology and more!
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