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Recommended for Grades 4-6

All books can be found in the Juvenile Fiction or
Juvenile Paperback section by author’s last name.
*This book is part of a series or trilogy.

Book Cover      Amato, Mary
SNARF ATTACK, UNDERFOODLE, AND THE SECRET OF LIFE: THE RIOT
BROTHERS TELL ALL *

Three stories star Wilbur and Orville, the Riot brothers, as they capture a thief, find a hidden treasure, and overthrow the Snowball King during a snow day

Book Cover Avi
NEVER MIND! : A TWIN NOVEL
Twelve-year-old New York City twins Meg and Edward have nothing in common, so they are just as shocked as everyone else when Meg's hopes for popularity and Edward's mischievous schemes coincidentally collide in a hilarious showdown.

Book Cover Barshaw, Ruth
ELLIE MCDOODLE: HAVE PEN, WILL TRAVEL
Eleven-year-old Ellie McDoodle illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her cousins, aunt, and uncle, of which she is determined to hate every single minute.

Book Cover Blume, Judy
TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING *
Peter, who is tired of having to keep mischievous two-year-old Fudge out of trouble, discovers that his pet turtle is missing.

Book Cover Buckley, Michael
NERDS: NATIONAL ESPIONAGE, RESCUE, AND DEFENSE SOCIETY
While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.

Book Cover Bunting, Eve
NASTY, STINKY SNEAKERS
Will ten-year-old Colin find his missing stinky sneakers in time to enter The Stinkiest Sneakers in the World contest?

Book Cover Cabot, Meg
ALLIE FINKLE’S RULES FOR GIRLS: MOVING DAY *
Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.

Book Cover Clements, Andrew
FRINDLE
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

Book Cover Cowell, Cressida
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.

Book Cover Dahl, Roald
GEORGE’S MARVELOUS MEDICINE
George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.

Book Cover Dahl, Roald
THE TWITS
The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.

Book Cover Goscinny, René
NICHOLAS *
This collection of stories focuses on the whimsical adventures and misadventures of little Nicolas and his friends at school and at play.

Book Cover Hale, Bruce
THE PRINCE OF UNDERWHERE *
When Zeke, his twin sister Stephanie, their neighbor Hector, and Hector's cat Fitz slide into the world of Underwhere, Zeke is hailed as a prince who will, according to an ancient prophecy, free the Undies from the evil UnderLord's rule by finding and destroying his throne.

Book Cover Kinney, Jeff
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: GREG HEFFLEY’S JOURNAL *
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

Book Cover Klise, Kate
REGARDING THE FOUNTAIN
When the principal asks a fifth-grader to write a letter regarding the purchase of a new drinking fountain for their school, he finds that all sorts of chaos results.

Book Cover Lowry, Lois
THE WILLOUGHBYS
The four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

Book Cover Mass, Wendy
11 BIRTHDAYS
Amanda and Leo, best friends with the same birthday, had a falling out on their tenth birthday and have not spoken since, but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their eleventh birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.

Book Cover Mass, Wendy
TWICE UPON A TIME: RAPUNZEL, THE ONE WITH ALL THE HAIR
Rapunzel and Prince Benjamin are both trapped, one in a tower by an evil witch, the other by his royal duties, but when their paths cross, aided by friends and a little luck, conditions change for them both.

Book Cover Peck, Richard
A YEAR DOWN YONDER
During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.

Book Cover Sanderson, Brandon
ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS *
On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand which is immediately stolen by the evil Librarians who are trying to take over the world, and Alcatraz is introduced to his grandfather and his own special talent, and told that he must use it to save civilization.

Book Cover Whybrow, Ian
LITTLE WOLF’S BOOK OF BADNESS
Little Wolf has been behaving too courteously, so his parents send him to his uncle's Big Bad Wolf school to learn to be a proper wolf.

Youth Services Librarians, 2010

Last updated: 5/25/2010 7:06:21 AM