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October 2018

Bluecrowne: A Greenglass House Story By Kate Milford

Summary:
Return to the world of the bestselling Greenglass House, where smugglers, magic, and pyrotechnics mix, in a new adventure from a New York Times best-selling, National Book Award–nominated, and Edgar Award–winning author.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
June 2018

Breakout By Kate Messner

Summary:
Told from multiple perspectives, this story tells of a time capsule project and the middle schoolers who contribute, including future journalist Nora Tucker and newcomer Elidee Jones, whose brother is in the local prison.

Genre: 5/6
May 2017

Bubble By Stewart Foster

Summary:
A lonely little boy whose fragile immune system prevents him from leaving his protective bubble observes the rooftops of London through the hospital window until a new nurse offers him the possibility of venturing outside.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction

Summary:
Journeying hundreds of miles from Preston to Cornwall to catch a glimpse of a harbor-visiting dolphin, 13-year-old Martin and his younger brother, Charlie, share humorous misadventures while coming to terms with the difficulties that are overshadowing their family life.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2016

Charmed I’m Sure By Sarah Darer Littman

Summary:
Rosie, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, goes on a mission to become the fairest in the land, but a magical compact and a flashy makeover may be turning her into a wicked princess.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
May 2018

Class Action By Steven B. Franks

Summary:
With the help of his older sister, his three best friends, and his elderly neighbor, sixth grader Sam Warren brings a class action suit against the Los Angeles School Board, arguing that homework is unconstitutional, and his case goes all the way to the Supreme Court.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
January 2018

Click'd By Tamara Ireland Stone

Summary:
After spending the summer at coding camp, Allie Navarro is excited to share the app she built with her friends, until it starts to cause problems between them

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
May 2018

Deep Water By Watt Key

Summary:
When a dive off the coast of Alabama goes horribly wrong, twelve-year-old Julie and one of her father's scuba clients struggle to survive after reaching an abandoned oil rig.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
August 2018

Denis Ever After By Tony Abbott

Summary:
Denis is a ghost who is unable to move on until his surviving twin is at peace. He visits his hometown to solve the mystery behind his death and heal the breach his loss has triggered in his parents' marriage. By the award-winning author of the Copernicus Legacy.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
July 2018

Drum Roll, Please By Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Summary:
Unexpectedly enjoying her membership in a band she was talked into joining, drummer Melly embarks on what she believes will be a rocking summer at camp only to find everything upended by her parents' separation, her best friend's estrangement, her crush on a fellow camper and her doubts about her performance readiness.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
August 2018

Echo's Sister By Paul Mosier

Summary:
Navigating a new school and feelings of helplessness when her younger sister is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, a 12-year-old girl bonds with a compassionate new friend and searches for a way to make a difference

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
August 2018

Everything Else in the Universe By Tracy Holczer

Summary:
When the practical and orderly father she emulates is sent to Vietnam to serve as an Army doctor, Lucy is forced to move in with her superstitious and quirky relatives and eagerly anticipates her father's return, only to find him a very changed person.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
September 2018

Everything I Know About You By Barbara Dee

Summary:
A 12-year-old misfit is discouraged when she is assigned to share a room with the seventh-grade queen bee during a field trip to Washington, D.C., where she learns surprising secrets about her roommate, including the possibility of an eating disorder.

Genre: 5/6, Biography
May 2017

Fairest Of Them All By Sarah Darer Littman

Summary:
Sleeping Beauty's daughter, Aria, enters a fashion design competition against her mother's wishes, and when she pricks her finger on a cursed needle, she must figure out how to reverse the spell to prevent her family history from repeating.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2016

Falling Over Sideways By Jordan Sonnenblick

Summary:
Harassed at her middle school, not taken seriously at home, and with a "perfect" older brother, Matthew, to live up to, thirteen-year-old Claire has always felt like her life was cursed--then one morning, when she and her beloved father are talking at breakfast, her father suddenly falls over with a stroke, and suddenly everything changes.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
March 2017

Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes By Mary E. Lambert

Summary:
Seventh-grader Annabelle's mother is a hoarder, and their whole house is full of canned goods, broken toys, fabric, and old newspapers--but when a pile of newspapers (organized by weather reports) falls on Annabelle's younger sister Leslie and their mother is more concerned about the newspapers, it sets off a chain of events that brings their fix-it-all grandmother in and Annabelle realizes that if there is any hope for change she can not isolate herself and keep her family's problems secret.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
September 2018

Field Tripped By Allan Woodrow

Summary:
The fifth graders of Liberty Falls Elementary have a reputation for trouble, but they still have a field trip to the mansion of Edward Minks (local inventor, founder of the town, and great-great-great grandfather of fifth-grader Eddie). While there, they search for secret inventions that are rumored to be hidden in the mansion--but they find that they are not the only ones searching, and somehow this class of trouble-makers must work together to thwart the thieves.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2016

Finding Perfect By Elly Swartz

Summary:
With some help from her siblings and friends, Molly is able to face her OCD and be strong enough to get help for it.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
August 2017

Five Elements: The Shadow City By Dan Jolley

Summary:
Gabe and his friends are challenged to use the powers of the five elements to destroy Arcadia and prevent a sinister cult from tearing down the barrier between the worlds.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
March 2017

Forever, or a Long, Long Time By Caela Carter

Summary:
Having shared so many foster homes that they're unable to trust that the family that has adopted them will last, Flora and her brother Julian are assisted by their new mother on a journey to resolve their past so that they can build a future.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction