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August 2017

Karma Khullar's Mustache By Kristi Wientge

Summary:
With everyone around her focused on other things, Karma is left to figure out what to make of her terrifyingly hairy surprise all on her own.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
August 2017

Keys To The City By Lisa Schroeder

Summary:
Assigned a summer project that requires her to "find her passion," Lindy enlists the help of a friendly dog while writing in her journal about her experiences on the streets of New York, where she endeavors to unlock her secret talents

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
November 2016

Kyle Finds Her Way By Susie Salom

Summary:
On her first day in sixth grade Kyle Constantini punches a bully who is bothering Marcy, a deaf classmate--and so begins her tumultuous year at Georgia O'Keeffe Middle School, in a different school than her twin brother, with new friends, new enemies, and the regional NAVS competition to come.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
August 2017

Laugh Out Loud By James Patterson

Summary:
Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids-- run by kids. It's a big dream for a twelve-year-old boy--some would even say it's laugh-out-loud ridiculous!

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
November 2017

Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life By Shelly Tougas

Summary:
A life on the prairie is not all its cracked up to be for one girl whose mom takes her love of the Little House series just a bit too far.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
June 2017

Let's Pretend We Never Met By Melissa Walker

Summary:
Struggling to adapt when her family moves halfway through her sixth-grade year, Mattie makes friends with a fun and dynamic girl next door during winter break only to confront unpopularity when she learns that her new friend has a reputation for being the weird girl who no one likes.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2016

Like Magic By Elaine Vickers

Summary:
For three ten-year-old girls, their once simple worlds are starting to feel too big. Painfully shy Grace dreads starting fifth grade now that her best friend has moved away. Jada hopes she’ll stop feeling so alone if she can find the mother who left her years ago. And Malia fears the arrival of her new baby sister will forever change the family she loves. Each girl is lost and hoping to be found. What all three girls end up finding, though, is a mysterious box in their library.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
July 2018

Like Vanessa By Tami Charles

Summary:
It is 1983 and Vanessa Martin, a thirteen-year-old African American girl in Newark's public housing, dreams of following in the footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams; but with a dysfunctional family (mother in jail, father withdrawn,drunken grandfather, gay cousin) the odds are against her--until a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
June 2018

Lions and Liars By Kate Beasley

Summary:
Fifth-grader Frederick is sent to a disciplinary camp where he and his terrifying troop mates have just started forging a friendship when they learn a Category 5 hurricane is headed their way.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction

Summary:
While Loki prepares his ship, Naglfar, to begin the final battle of Ragnarok, Magnus and his friends set sail to reach the vessel before it's ready, but angry sea gods and a fire-breathing dragon may prevent them from arriving in time.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
June 2017

Mango Delight By Fracaswell Hyman

Summary:
Surviving seventh grade is tough-especially when your BFF dumps you, you lose your spot on the track team, and you cost your dad his job. That's the mess Mango's in. THEN her ex-bestie spitefully tricks Mango into auditioning for the school musical and the tables turn.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
September 2018

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish By Pablo Cartaya

Summary:
After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mother takes him and his younger brother, who has Down syndrome, to Puerto Rico to visit relatives they do not remember or have never met, and while there Marcus starts searching for his father, who left their family ten years ago and is somewhere on the island.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
March 2017

Masterminds: Payback By Gordon Korman

Summary:
After a serious betrayal from one of their former friends, the clones of Project Osiris are on the run again. Now separated into pairs, Eli and Tori and Amber and Malik are fighting to survive in the real world.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2018

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment By James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

Summary:
Max Einstein and a group of international geniuses use their creativity and curiosity to help solve some of the world's toughest problems with science.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2017

Max Tilt: Fire the Depths By Peter Lerangis

Summary:
When thirteen-year-old Max Tilt happens upon his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne's unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he doesn't realize that he's found the answers to all his problems.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2016

Maxi’s Secrets By Lynn Plourde

Summary:
Fifth-grader Timminy, who's small for his age and new in town, isn't eager to start middle school--but he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi, a big, deaf, lovable dog

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
November 2016

Middle School: Dog's Best Friend By James Patterson and Chris Tebbets

Summary:
Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable-until Rafe spots his grandmother standing on the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen. In order to help bring in more money, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan-a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighborhood empire.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
May 2017

Momotaro: Xander And The Dream Thief By Margaret Dilloway

Summary:
To rid himself of nightmares, 12-year-old Xander summons the baku, a mythical creature that eats dreams, but he goes too far and jeopardizes all his dreams as well as the dreams of his family and friends. 35,000 first printing.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2017

Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race By Chris Grabenstein

Summary:
Aspiring to join other lucky finalists who are testing Mr. Lemoncello's fabulous new game, Kyle researches interesting facts about notable Americans only to stumble on a few less-than-encouraging truths about his hero.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
July 2017

Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls By Beth McMullen

Summary:
Twelve-year-old Abigail is shocked to discover her elite boarding school is really a cover for a huge spy ring, and must undergo Spy Training 101 in order to save her mother, who happens to be the spy ring's top agent.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction