Fifth Grade: Good Reading

Eruption

By Roland Smith

Go to catalog

Chase and his friend Nicole Rossi attempt to rescue the Rossi Brothers' Circus--lions, tigers, elephants, and all--when a massive earthquake has struck, leading to the imminent eruption of a volcano.
Part of a series.

Reserve this title

Gossamer

By Lois Lowry

Go to catalog
While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save a boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.
Reserve this title

Mickey & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure

By Dan Gutman

Go to catalog

When Joe travels back in time to 1944, he meets the Milwaukee Chicks, one of the only all-female professional baseball teams in the history of the game.
Part of a series.

Reserve this title

Monster Hunt : Exploring Mysterious Creatures

By Jim Arnosky

Go to catalog
Legendary creatures such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster hold endless fascination for people around the globe. Do these creatures really exist? Countless eyewitnesses say yes, and scientists are discovering new animal species every year, so perhaps it isn’t impossible. But how would such large animals survive? Where would they live, and what would they eat? In Monster Hunt , Jim Arnosky presents mythical creatures of the past and gigantic prehistoric animals that have survived to the present. He examines accounts of Kraken, Bigfoot, and Nessie, and then invites readers to join him in exploring what might be living in the deep waters of Lake Champlain.
Reserve this title

Moon Over Manifest

By Clare Vanderpool

Go to catalog

The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I'd seen only in Gideon's stories: Manifest--A Town with a rich past and a bright future.
Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it's just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler.

Reserve this title

Out of My Mind

By Sharon M. Draper

Go to catalog

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.

Reserve this title

Peter Pan in Scarlet

By Geraldine McCaughrean

Go to catalog
All is not well. Nightmares are leaking out of Neverland! Fearing for Peter Pan's life, Wendy and the Lost Boys go back only to discover their worst nightmares coming true!
Reserve this title

Project Mulberry

By Linda Sue Park

Go to catalog

Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can't agree on the perfect project. Then Julia's mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years ago in Korea. The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought. And Julia never suspected that she'd be discussing the fate of her and Patrick's project with Ms. Park, the author of this book!

Reserve this title

Savvy

By Ingrid Law

Go to catalog
Thirteen is when a Beaumont's savvy hits--and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, Mibs Beaumont is eager to see what she gets. But just before the big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. And now all Mibs wants is a savvy that will save him. In fact, Mibs is so sure she'll get a powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital on a rickety bus with her sibling and the preacher's kids in tow. After this extraordinary adventure--full of talking tattoos and a kidnapping--not a soul on board will ever be the same.
Reserve this title

The Case of Mistaken Identity

By Mac Barnett

Go to catalog

When Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information.
Part of a series.

Reserve this title