Grades 4th-5th

    • The Ambrose Deception
      Emily Ecton

      Three students are chosen to compete for a ten thousand-dollar scholarship, solving clues that lead them to various locations around Chicago. It's only by secretly joining forces and using their unique talents that the trio is able to uncover the truth behind the Ambrose Deception.

    • Ban this Book
      Alan Gratz

      A fourth grader fights back when From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg is challenged by a well-meaning parent and taken off the shelves of her school library.

    • Dear Sister
      Alison McGhee

      What do you do when you have an incredibly annoying little sister? Write her letters telling her so, of course!


    •  Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
      Chris Grabenstein

      Kyle wins a coveted spot for an overnight sleepover in a library riddled with games. When morning comes, the doors stay locked and the kids must solve every clue in this puzzle-packed adventure.

    • Inkling
      Kenneth Oppell

      The Rylance family is stuck. Dad's got writer's block. Ethan promised to illustrate a group project at school--even though he can't draw. Sarah's still pining for a puppy. And they all miss Mom.


    • Mr. Gedrick and Me
      Carmen Patrick

      The strange new nanny quickly helps Stanley's family transform their cluttered home into a sparkling and spotless version of its former self, but it's going to take more than a clean house to help the Darrow family learn to live and love again.

    • Louisiana's Way Home
      Kate DiCamillo

      When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different


    • The Mysterious Benedict Society
      Trenton Lee Stewart

      Gifted children are given a mind-bending test to get into a secret spy school. With challenging puzzles and quirky characters, this story is the perfect escape room!

    • The Problem Children
      Natalie Lloyd

      Seven strange and adventurous siblings tackle problems together even when their new neighbors try to tear them apart. Filled with mystery, humor, and adventure, this is an unforgettable tale of finding the courage to face any problem heart-first.

    • The Sky at Our Feet
      Nadia Hashimi

      This is the affecting story of an Afghan-American boy who believes his mother has been deported..

    • Spy School
      Stuart Gibbs

      Can an undercover nerd become a superstar secret agent? Maybe not, but it'll be fun to watch him try!

    • Wish
      Barbara O'Connor

      A touching story about a girl and her dog, perfect for young animal lovers