Books for 5th - 6th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2008
Beck, Ian - The Secret History of Tom Trueheart
Tom goes to the Land of Stories to find his six brothers, who
have vanished during their fairy tale adventures. If Tom can
outsmart a hungry giant and a scheming fiend, he might just
be able to save them. 341p.
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker - The Lacemaker and the
When Isabelle makes friends with Marie Antoinette's daughter,
she spends her mornings laboring to make lace to support her
poor family and her afternoons entertaining the princess at
the palace. However, France is a very dangerous place in 1788,
and Isabelle may be in more danger at the palace than in the
slums of Paris. 199p.
Cox, Judy - Mystery of the Burmese Bandicoot
Two classroom rats escape from their school and embark on a
wild adventure in search of a mysterious jewel. 246p.
Creech, Sharon - The Castle Corona
Pia and Enzio, two peasant children, find an odd bundle near
a castle. They are whisked away to the palace to become tasters
for the king, who is convinced of a plot against his family.
Curtis, Christopher Paul - Elijah of Buxton
Elijah does his best to help others in his home of Buxton,
a free black community in Canada. But Elijah may be in over
his head when he tries to help slaves illegally cross over
from the states. 341p.
Dowd, Siobhan - The London Eye Mystery
Salim goes for a ride on the London Eye, the world's
largest Ferris wheel. When the ride is over, Salim isn't
there. Has he vanished into thin air, been kidnapped, or run
away? His cousins Ted and Kat frantically try to find him.
Eason, Alethea - Hungry
Deborah and her family look perfectly normal but they are really
aliens, on Earth to search out a new food source for their
home planet. Feeding time is fast approaching and Deborah's
parents insist that she eat her neighbor, and possible boyfriend,
French, Jackie - Rover
Hekja's village is raided by Vikings and she is captured
and taken to Greenland. There, she must begin a new life as
a slave. 283p.
Green, Tim - Football Genius
Troy discovers that he has the ability to predict what plays
will be run during football games. He wants to share his gift
with his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he can't
get anyone to believe him. 244p.
Kinney, Jeff - Diary
of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's
Greg relates the trials and tribulations of his life in middle
school through funny stories and drawings. 217p.
Korman, Gordon - Swindle
Griffin finds an old Babe Ruth baseball card and takes it to
a hobby shop where he's told that the card isn't
very valuable. When Griffin discovers that he has been swindled,
he schemes to get the card back. 252p.
Levin, Betty - The Unmaking of Duncan Veerick
Duncan helps an ailing neighbor hide her valuables from her
greedy nephew, but when she dies unexpectedly no one believes
that Duncan was just trying to help. 212p.
Moloney, James - The Book of Lies
When Robert wakes up in a strange orphanage, all he is sure
of is that his name is not Robert. For some unknown reason,
his memories have been erased and replaced with new ones from
the powerful and dangerous Book of Lies. 360p.
Newbery, Linda - At the Firefly Gate
Henry moves to an English village and sees a mysterious stranger
who seems to be from another time. He becomes convinced this
stranger is the ghost of a navigator lost during an air battle
in World War II. 152p.
Nimmo, Jenny - The Snow Spider
Gwyn's grandmother suspects that he has inherited magical
powers from his Welsh ancestors. She gives him five mysterious
gifts that will help him break the family's curse. 146p.
Prevost, Guillaume - The Book of Time
Ten days ago Sam's dad disappeared. Ten minutes ago Sam
found a secret room. Five minutes ago he found a book about
Dracula's Castle. Two minutes ago Sam found a way to
travel through time…to find his dad. 213p.
Salisbury, Graham - Night of the Howling Dogs
Dylan leads his Boy Scout troop on an overnight backpacking
trip into a remote area in Hawaii, unaware that a powerful
earthquake and tsunami are about to strike. 191p.
Shearer, Alex - Canned
While collecting tin cans Fergal is astonished to find a human
finger. When he finds a note asking for help in a second can,
he and his friend Charlotte investigate. 237p.
Springer, Nancy - The Case of the Left-Handed Lady
Sherlock Holmes' much-younger sister Enola dons various
disguises to solve the case of a missing socialite. Enola isn't
afraid to risk the dangerous nighttime streets of Victorian
London as she searches for the missing teen. 234p.
Stewart, Trenton Lee - The Mysterious Benedict Society
and the Perilous Journey
Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance reconvene the Mysterious
Benedict Society when Mr. Benedict disappears. 430p.
Tarshis, Lauren - Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree
For Emma-Jean, science is easy but friendships aren't.
She's spent most of her time in school observing her
classmates. Everything changes when she walks into the bathroom
and sees Colleen crying. 199p.
Thomson, Sarah L. - Dragon's
Mella discovers a dragon's egg and sets out on a dangerous
journey to return it to the dragons' faraway homeland.
Verrillo, Erica F. - Elissa's
Elissa's father whisks her away to the desert to trade
her for soldiers that will help him win a war. In order to
avoid this fate, Elissa uses her talent as an animal-speaker
to help her escape. 336p.
Urban, Linda - A Crooked Kind of Perfect
Zoe's dream to play piano at Carnegie Hall is complicated
when her dad buys her an old electric organ instead of a baby
grand piano. 213p.
Wilson, N.D. - 100 Cupboards
Henry is awoken by a strange thumping in his new bedroom. After
chipping away the plaster, he finds a wall full of cupboards,
able to take him to take him to new, magical places. But he'd
better watch out for that dark, evil cupboard over in the corner… 289p.
Prepared by Diane Jakosz, Suzanne Thomas, Sharon Hrycewicz,