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Home of the Brave

Katherine Applegate · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter - cold and unkind.

In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only...

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Blubber

Judy Blume · Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Pages: 153
Format: Hardcover

Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Caroline said about Linda. Jill crumpled it up and left it on the corner of her school desk. She didn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just then. Jill wanted to think about Halloween.
But Robby grabbed the note...
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Frindle

Andrew Clements · Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

From bestselling and award-winning author Andrew Clements, a quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will have readers inventing their own words.

Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always...
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Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything

Steve Cotler · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Library Binding

"Cheesie Mack is a true original." - Gordon Korman, bestselling author of Swindle and Schooled

Ronald "Cheesie" Mack is not a genius or anything, but he remembers everything that happened before, during, and after fifth-grade graduation, and he's...
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Bettina Valentino and the Picasso Club

Niki Daly · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 103
Format: Print book

Fifth-grader Bettina Valentino couldn't be a bigger fan of the funky new art teacher at Bayside Prep, who walks around barefoot to soak up the energy of the earth and is full of inspiring lessons about how art can be used to challenge, shock, and surprise. But when the teacher's...
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The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Candace Fleming · Schwartz & Wade; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Here's a chapter book with all the kid appeal and absurd mayhem of Louis Sachar's classic Sideways Stories from Wayside School! These hilarious fables, complete with morals, will make you wish you went to Aesop Elementary.Welcome back to Mr. Jupiter's inimitable class in this...
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Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade

Jack Gantos · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, nine semi-autobiographical stories that will make you laugh so hard it hurts In Jack on the Tracks, fifth-grader Jack Henry is hoping for fresh adventure when he moves to a new home in Miami with his family, but he can't...
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The Liberation of Gabriel King

K. L. Going · G. P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 151
Format: Hardcover

Gabriel King is afraid of everything: spiders, the rope swing over the lake, andmost of all, going to fifth grade. Frita Wilson, his best friend, decides Gabriel needs some liberating from his fears, so they make a list and plan to tackle each one. But one of the reasons Frita is so determined...
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Where I Belong

Mary Downing Hahn · Clarion Books
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

No one is kind to sixth-grader Brendan Doyle: his foster mother, his teachers, his classmates, and especially the thugs who bully him. He takes refuge in books, drawing, carving, and daydreaming. When Brendan stumbles upon an old man near his tree house in the Virginia woods, he is quick...
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Ratfink

Marcia Thornton Jones · Dutton Juvenile
Format: Hardcover

Poor Logan. He always seems to be getting into trouble. Fifth grade will be different. That is until Grandpa moves in. Grandpa is becoming more and more forgetful and Logan doesn?t want him doing embarrassing things?especially in front of his friends. He doesn?t want his parents to send...
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No More Nasty

Amy MacDonald · Dk Pub
Format: Hardcover

A wild and funny celebration of individuality!Eleven-year-old Simon is mortified to discover that his eccentric Aunt Mattie -- with her mismatched shoes, huge flowered hat, and incorrigibly rude parrot, Runcible (whose favorite phrase is "Shut up, please!) -- is the new substitute...
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Belle Teal

Ann M Martin · Scholastic Press
Pages: 224
Format: Audio CD

Ten year old Belle Teal Harper lives with her mother and grandmother in a small rural town in the early 1960s. Though they don't have much, Belle Teal feels rich with love and loyalty to her family and best friends, Clarice and Little Boss. As a new school year begins, Belle Teal faces...
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Amelia's Cross-My-Heart, Hope-to-Die Guide to the Real, True You!

Marissa Moss · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Format: Hardcover

Amelia is about to learn a lot about herself, and it starts when her science teacher asks her to write an article about the unexpected results of her science fair project. After Amelia completes the article and turns it in, Sadie, her notebook-snooping science project partner, is furious...
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The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish

Claudia Mills · Farrar
Pages: 197
Format: Print book

Amanda MacLeish might be the only student in Mr. Abrams's fifth-grade class who doesn't mind doing her homework. Now that her father has left home and moved into a motel, the only thing that brings Amanda any joy is writing her fictional diary entries about a young girl named Polly who lives...

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Awesome Blossom: A Flower Power Book

Lauren Myracle · Harry N. Abrams; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Flower Power books follow the funny fifth-grade adventures of four girls with little in common but their flower names who nevertheless blossom into the greatest of friends Katie-Rose Milla Yasaman and Violet have confronted their share of challenges in fifth grade a dead hamster turtle...
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Luv Ya Bunches: A Flower Power Book

Lauren Myracle · Amulet Books
Pages: 335
Format: Print book

What do Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla, and Violet all have in common? Other than being named after flowers, practically nothing. Katie-Rose is a film director in training. Yasaman is a computer whiz. Milla is third in command of the A list. And Violet is the new girl in school. They're fab girls,...
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Lovingly Alice

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

There are good years and bad years for kids . . . . . . and fifth grade is turning out to be a bad one for Alice. Her teacher, Mrs. Swick, never smiles. A good friend moves away. Her plan to find a stepmother is a total failure. And then something happens that's so terrible it makes...
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Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone

Margie Palatini · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Meet ZoeyAge: Eleven. Well, almost eleven. Backspace. Halfway to eleven.Factoid: 198 days to sixth grade. Problem: Coolability (see glossary inside). Connect the dots: A bad hair situation . . . Growing earlobes . . .Wanted:1. A fairy godmother.2. A molto chic makeover[molto = very in Italian].3....
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Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson · Crowell
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

This Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss.

Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces...

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Off and running

Gary Soto; Barrie Kreinik; AudioGO · AudioGO
Format: Audiobook

When they learn that Rudy Herrera and Alex Garcia, two fifth-grade class clowns, plan to run against them in the school elections, Miata and her friend Ana know that they face a difficult race.
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The Green Dog: A Mostly True Story

Suzanne Fisher Staples · HarperCollins
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

My very own dog . . .All Suzanne can think of is her dream dog -- black-and-tan, with long silky fur and deep chocolate eyes. So when the perfect dog shows up one day, she is overjoyed. But Jeff, the dog, has a nose for trouble, and keeping him will be more difficult than Suzanne ever imagined.
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Terrible Secrets of the Tell-All Club

Catherine Stier · Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Print book

No one at school had ever thought up a club like this. All you had to do to be in it was answer some questions and share them with the rest of the club. Questions like: What is your favorite salad dressing? Who is your BFF? What was your most embarrassing moment? There were plenty...
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The Bad Girls

Cynthia Voigt · Scholastic
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Best friends Margalo and Mikey, two girls from the other side of the tracks, begin fifth grade with chips on their shoulders and seek to prove to everyone that they fear nothing, trust nobody, and can be tough even if they are not boys.
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The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Fell Down #11

Henry Winkler · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Hardcover

Hank Zipzer is failing math, so he has to work with Heather Payne, resident class brain, to help get his grades up. At the same time, Hank’s school is putting on a production of The King and I. As coincidence would have it, Hank is cast as the King, and Heather as Anna. But when Hank’s...
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President of the Whole Fifth Grade

Sherri Winston · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

Start counting your votes . . . and your friends.
When Brianna Justice's hero, the famous celebrity chef Miss Delicious, speaks at her school and traces her own success back to being president of her fifth grade class, Brianna determines she must do the same. She just knows that...
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