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.

    • The Bridge Home
      Padma Venkatraman

      Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman's stirring middle-grade debut.

    • Dear Sister
      Alison McGhee

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


    • Dragon Pearl
      Yoon Lee

      Min is a fox spirit, with the ability to use magic called the Charm to change her appearance and persuade others to do things. Foxes are mistrusted and looked down upon by the rest of society but when an investigator comes to their home inquiring after her brother Jun, Min takes matters into her own hands and goes in search of him.

    • 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.


    • The Lost Girl
      Anne Ursu

      Twin sisters Iris and Lark are "identical, but not the same." The girls have always looked after each other, and when they are placed in different classrooms and after-school activities during fifth grade, they are devastated. Something strange is also happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace.

    • 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.

    • Spy School
      Stuart Gibbs

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

    • Watch Hollow
      Gregory Funaro

      Deep within the enchanted woods in the town of Watch Hollow stands the once-grand Blackford House, whose halls hold a magical secret: a giant cuckoo clock that does much more than tell time. But when the clock's gears cease to turn, an evil presence lurking among the trees begins to come out of the shadows.

    • We're Not From Here
      Geoff Rodkey

      Life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option, it was time to find a new home. That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri with aliens who look like giant mosquitos. They don't like us and if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

    • Wish
      Barbara O'Connor

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

    • A Good Kind of Trouble
      Lisa Moore Ramee

      Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules.But in junior high, it’s like all the rules have changed. Now she’s suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she’s not black enough. Wait, what?