Books for 5th Graders pt. 3
Annotation:Mack McGinn and his family always win. Now they are playing in the big league — living, working and competing in Avalon, the most exclusive neighborhood in town. Mack tries his best to fit in, but when it comes time to decide what is really important and true, Mack makes his biggest triumph yet.
Annotation:If you think your parents are embarrassing, consider yourself lucky. You can be ME and be absolutely mortified at having a Dad who does Elvis impersonations as his "real job." Did I also mention that I'm in middle school and I happen to be the "new kid" trying to fit in?
Annotation:One dark and stormy night, Ethan and his younger sister are taken ill and their father goes to town to get the doctor. A stranger comes knocking and the children let him in. While they wait for their father to return, the stranger regales them with deliciously scary tales of the sea.
Annotation:The only thing the girls on Gumm Street have in common is that they all hate each other — until they discover a pair of ruby slippers, and must join forces to keep them away from the sinister Cha-Cha, who resembles a certain wicked witch!
Annotation:It's not unusual to see an artist in a museum copying a famous work of art, but it's suspicious when Kari and Lucas see the same guy in three different museums copying another Rembrandt painting.
Annotation:Dylan is heading to Hawaii for a weekend of camping with his boy scout troop. Unfortunately, Louie, the oldest and scariest member, is coming. Dylan has already had an encounter with Louie, long before now. Disaster strikes and Dylan must rely on very unlikely sources to survive.
Annotation:Too many kids and not enough classrooms are how Giovanni, Destiny, Willie and Maximo all end up in room 5E. Their teacher, Miss Hill, has some sneaky ways of getting them to write about themselves. All of them will see some big changes in their lives this year.
Annotation:Orphaned Hugo believes that if he fixes the robot, the robot will write down the message his father left for him. But what about the grumpy old toymaker that hires Hugo to work in the toyshop? How come he knows about the robot?
Annotation:Michael's not the typical popular school president — he's a slacker and orders pizza for the cafeteria three times a week. When he eats one of his mom's brownies and a nanochip loaded with information, he suddenly becomes the most hated school president and a genius.
Annotation:Their older brothers flush Jancy's guinea pig down the toilet. Using the running-away money that William has carefully saved, and taking their two youngest siblings with them, Jancy decides it is time to run away from their abusive family.
Annotation:David can see the Easter egg from far away, and even though he didn't want to take part in the hunt, he wants at least one egg. As he gets closer, he sees that the egg is on top of a pile of leaves, and under those leaves lays a girl, and on that girl's mouth rests the egg. As he takes the egg he asks her, "Are you dead, yet?"
Annotation:Franny is an average girl at a special boarding school full of perfect students. But when her grades and looks mysteriously improve and her behavior changes until she isn't quite herself anymore, Franny investigates to find out how this is happening.
Annotation:Because four children, Stinky, Reynie, Kate and Constance, pass several tests, they are given the opportunity to meet Mr. Benedict. Their mission is to save the world. Calling themselves the Mysterious Benedict Society, the children enter the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened to foil an attempt to brainwash the world.
Annotation:Even though logic is what seems to rule in quirky Emma-Jean's life, she does have a kind heart that wants to fix the problems of others. She means well, but treats friendship and social interactions with a scientific analysis that makes seventh grade seem like a simple math equation...but perhaps it should be viewed from another angle.
Annotation:In the summer of 1900, Verna and Carlie move with their father to live on the grounds of a towering asylum so he can treat the mentally ill. Even under the watchful eye of their aunt, the girls find adventure, mystery, and a beautiful locked garden.
Annotation:On a golden day in May, Little Audrey's life changes forever. Life in the small coal mining camp has always been hard for Audrey, her three sisters, and especially their mother. And it only gets worse before their life can be better.
Annotation:In Aurora County, only ONE baseball game matters: the annual contest between the All-Stars and the Raleigh Redbugs, which just happens to be scheduled at the exact same time as the once-in-a-lifetime pageant celebrating Aurora County's 200th Independence Anniversary.