Elementary school -- fiction

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu, starts on a magical, snowy day. There’s still school though so Hazel and her best friend Jack make plans to meet up and go sledding afterward. Since her Dad left her and her mom, things have really changed for Hazel in a bad way. She had to stop going to the fun school where the teachers were happy she had such vivid imagination and creativity. Now Hazel goes to classes where the desks are perfectly lined up all the time, and there is to be no fidgeting. Hazel fidgets anyway.

Because of Mr. Terupt

By Rob Buyea

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It's the start of fifth grade for seven very different kids and only their teacher, Mr. Terupt, knows how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything-and everyone.
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Word After Word After Word

By Patricia MacLachlan

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"Every school day feels the same for fourth graders Lucy and Henry and Evie and Russell and May. Then Ms. Mirabel comes to their class-bringing magical words and a whole new way of seeing and understanding. From beloved author Patricia MacLachlan comes an honest, inspiring story about what is real and what is unreal, and about the ways that writing can change our lives and connect us to our own stories-word after word after word."
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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

By Peggy Elizabeth Gifford

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With summer coming to an end, Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.
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Clementine

By Sara Pennypacker

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Clementine is having not so good of a week. On Monday she’s sent to the principal’s office for cutting off Margaret’s hair. Tuesday, Margaret’s mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she’s sent to the principal&again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse. And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her. Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week.
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Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs

By Katherine Applegate

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When his class’ bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue.
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