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Grades 4-5 : By Author : v


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The Various

By: Steve Augarde

The first novel in a gripping trilogy about 11-year-old Midge and her discovery of the Various, a tribe of fairies whose livelihood and existence is becoming increasingly threatened.A gritty and captivating...

The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story

By: Marion Dane Bauer
illustrated by: Elizabeth Sayles

Now in paperback, Marion Dane Bauer's tale of friendship, family, and fitting in, which recalls The Doll People, Rumer Godden, and Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.Regina is a princess. Her hair is gold....

The Very Little Princess: Zoey's Story

By: Marion Dane Bauer
illustrated by: Elizabeth Sayles

Regina is only 3-1/4 inches tall, but she knows from the moment she wakes up in her dollhouse bed that she is a princess. Why else would she have such a lovely pink gown? Why else would she have such golden...


The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

By: Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle heads for the high seas in perhaps the most amazing adventure ever experienced by man or animal.

Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open (The Sports Beat, 2)

By: John Feinstein

New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein goes behind closed doors at the US Open . . .   When teen sportswriters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson score press passes to the U.S. Open...

Varjak Paw

By: SF Said
illustrated by: Dave McKean

Mesopotamian Blue cat, Varjak Paw, has never been Outside before; he and his family have always lived in the isolated house at the top of the hill. But Varjak is forced out into the city when the sinister...


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Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

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Zombies! Mummies! And Monsters!  Oh My!  All Sammy wants is to have a normal Halloween—trick-or-treating with her friends, visiting the local haunted house all the kids are...

Shredderman Guide

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

Alvin Bixby: Hulking, knuckles of steel, hideous breath, foul temper. Kids call him: Bubba.

Nolan Byrd: Puny, power walker, math genius, can’t keep shoes tied. Kids call him: Nerd.
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Moon Over Manifest

By: Clare Vanderpool

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When Abilene’s father puts her on a train headed for his boyhood home in Manifest, Kansas, she is none to happy, but her unhappiness turns to downright disappointment and abandonment...


Moon Over Manifest

By: Clare Vanderpool

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.

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:...

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Navigating Early

By: Clare Vanderpool

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” —James Patterson
 
“Reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn.” —The Wall Street Journal
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Young Fredle

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Louise Yates

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Young Fredle has gotten himself in trouble again. His mouse instincts led him to a delicious but dangerous treat, which ultimately changes his life forever. Fredle, a kitchen mouse, is now...