The Babe and I by Adler, David
While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth.
Appleblossom the Possum by Sloan, Holly Goldberg
A young possum strikes out on her own and winds up trapped in a human house before her brothers can rescue her
Bird and Squirrel on the Edge by Burks, James
Bird and Squirrel are almost home. All that's left for them to do is cross the Great Mountains. But before they can, the duo stops to chase off wolves hunting a baby bear and in the process Bird gets a knock on the noggin that gives him amnesia. Now Squirrel has to set aside his fears and keep both Bird and the bear cub safe as they journey on foot over the mountains. But with a pack of hungry wolves on their tail, can Squirrel step up and be the leader they need to keep them all alive?
The Case of the Graveyard Ghost by Torrey, Michelle
Now in fifth grade, Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey continue to combine their detective and scientific investigation skills to solve a variety of cases, involving a noisy laundry chute, a ruined flower show, and a ghost.
Crenshaw by Applegate, Katherine
A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary
Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.
The Goat Lady by Bregoli, Jane
Tells the story of an elderly French-Canadian woman who lived in Massachusetts and raised goats to provide milk for people who needed it
Gregor the Overlander by Collins, Suzanne
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers
"In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation"--Dust jacket flap.
Jack: the True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk By Shurtlif, Liesl
Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother's milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.
Lights, Camera, Cook! by Charise Mercile Harper
Follows Tate, Rae, Caroline, and Oliver, ages nine to eleven, both on and off-camera as they compete in a televised cooking competition. Includes cooking tips.
Lizards, Frogs and Polliwogs by Florian, Douglas
A collection of humorous poems about such reptiles and amphibians as the glass frog, the gecko, and the rattlesnake.
Love That Dog by Creech, Sharon
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.
The Million Dollar Kick by Gutman, Dan
Thirteen-year-old Whisper, who hates sports, is torn when she gets a chance to win a million dollars by kicking a goal against a local soccer hero.
Mysteries According to Humphrey by Birney, Betty
It's almost Halloween, but the scariest thing in Room 26 has nothing to do with creepy decorations or spooky noises: Mrs. Brisbane is missing! This might be the biggest mystery Humphrey has ever tried to solve.
Pecos Bill by Kellogg, Steven
Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Messner, Kate
Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.
Sidekicks by Santant, Dan
When Captain Amazing feels he is getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas.
Swiss Family Robinson by Wyss, Johann
The story that relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life.
Testing the Ice: The True Story about Jackie Robinson by Robinson, Sharon
As a testament to his courage, Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of him, from his baseball career to the day he tests the ice for her, her brothers, and their friends.
Thank You Mr. Falker by Polacco, Patricia
At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.
Voyages of Dr. Dolittle: Classic Starts Series by Olmstead, Kathleen
An abridged retelling of the story in which Dr. Dolittle sets off with his assistant, Tommy Stubbins, his dog, Jip, and Polynesia the parrot on an adventurous voyage over tropical seas to floating Spidermonkey Island
Wild Robot By Peter Brown
Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.
Wilma Unlimited by Krull, Kathleen
A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.