Elite 36 Book List 3-5 Grades 2018-19
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More than anything, Ida Bidson wants to become a teacher. To do that, she must finish eighth grade, then go on to high school. But her dream falters when the one-room school in her remote Colorado town shuts down. Her only hope is to keep the school open without anyone finding out. Yet even a secret school needs a teacher. Ida can't be it. . . .$6.79ISBN: 9780439372978Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 2005Chasing Vermeer joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!
$4.24ISBN: 9780064421324Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - May 3rd, 2000
In the days of King Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle. Peace reigned in the castle until the fearsome night when Lionel, longlost brother of Lord Weldon, returned to cause trouble and unhappiness.$6.79ISBN: 9780152024079Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 2001Embarking on a new life, Zoe and her family journey west to the Nebraska Territory in the 1800s.$5.94ISBN: 9780141321066Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008
After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door.$6.79ISBN: 9780316119207Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1993
Young Nate Twitchell is surprised when one of the hens on his family farm lays a giant egg. After a painstaking wait, Nate is even more surprised when it hatches and out pops a baby triceratops that he names Uncle Beazley! But when Nate decides to keep the dino and raise it on his own, he has no idea what he's getting himself into.$6.79ISBN: 9780380709540Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - March 19th, 2013
Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary expertly depicts the trials and triumphs of growing up through a relatable heroine who isn't afraid to be exactly who she is.
Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. No longer does she have to watch her older sister, Beezus, ride the bus to school with all the big kids. She's finally old enough to take the bus too!$6.79ISBN: 9781416909842Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2009
It’s boys vs. girls when the noisiest, most talkative, and most competitive fifth graders in history challenge one another to see who can go longer without talking. Teachers and school administrators are in an uproar, until an innovative teacher sees how the kids’ experiment can provide a terrific and unique lesson in communication.$5.94ISBN: 9780061704123Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - February 21st, 2012
A fanciful history lesson for middle graders, featuring a charming mouse named Celeste.
Celeste is a mouse who is looking for a home. Is it nestled in the toe of a warm boot? In the shirt pocket of Celeste’s new friend Joseph? Or is home the place deep inside Celeste’s heart, where friendships live?$6.79ISBN: 9780142410349Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007
Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780064402002Availability: Hard to FindPublished: HarperCollins - August 28th, 1987
THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS
Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territoy. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers.$5.94ISBN: 9780064460934Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019
From the Newbery Medal winning author of Seedfolks, Paul Fleischman, Joyful Noise is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrates the insect world. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.$6.79ISBN: 9781681192185Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 21st, 2017
See where it all began with the start to Jessica Day George's bestselling series about a castle that can rebuild itself and the children who defend it.$5.94ISBN: 9780380788781Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - January 21st, 2003
With more than 2 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures bring the greatest players in history to life!$6.79ISBN: 9780689812361Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 1997
Run For Your Life
Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840 -- or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site.$6.79ISBN: 9781416928171Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 8th, 2006
BEWARE THE HARE!
Is he or isn't he a vampire?
Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household -- a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs!$5.09ISBN: 9780061802225Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - April 24th, 2012
The thing about Hank's new friend Inkling is, he's invisible.
No, not imaginary. Inkling is an invisible bandapat, a creature native to the Peruvian Woods of Mystery. (Or maybe it is the Ukrainian glaciers. Inkling hardly ever gets his stories straight.)$6.79ISBN: 9780688058005Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - February 3rd, 2004
A funny retelling of the tallest of tall tales, the rollicking adventures of Paul Bunyan and his great blue ox, paired with the extravegant and lively illustrations of Steven Kellogg. Perfect for read-alouds full of laughter!$6.79ISBN: 9780062445957Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - May 2018
This young readers’ edition of Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train follows a twelve-year-old foster girl who forms an unlikely bond with a ninety-one-year old woman.
This paperback includes:$7.64ISBN: 9780689711817Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 1998
2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
In this winner of the Newbery Medal from E.L.$7.64ISBN: 9780061962790Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2013
Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award!$6.79ISBN: 9780140310108Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - October 27th, 1977
Winner of the Newbery Medal$7.64ISBN: 9780064471046Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - March 5th, 2002
Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.$7.64ISBN: 9781442414464Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2012
This “vividly imagined and well-written novel” (Booklist, starred review) tells a gripping story about a boy from Scotland and a girl from West Africa who join together to save a migrating Osprey—and end up saving each other.
When Callum spots crazy Iona McNair on his family’s sprawling property, she’s catching a fish with her bare hands.$5.94ISBN: 9780440404002Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - December 2nd, 1990
This inspiring biography of Harriet Tubman tells how she helped free over 300 slaves as a "conductor" for the Underground Railroad and how she became a nurse, a scout and spy for the Union Forces during the Civil War.$5.09ISBN: 9780679824114Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 1992
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!
Where did the tree house come from?$6.79ISBN: 9780547328638Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Clarion Books - June 7th, 2010
In a riveting narrative set in fifteenth-century Korea, two brothers discover a shared passion for kites. Kee-sup can craft a kite unequaled in strength and beauty, but his younger brother, Young-sup, can fly a kite as if he controlled the wind itself.$7.64ISBN: 9780142421833Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2012
The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journey$15.29ISBN: 9780688169930Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - December 24th, 2002
Ben Franklin was the most famous American in the entire world during colonial times. No wonder! After all, the man could do just about anything. Why, he was an author and an athlete and a patriot and a scientist and an inventor to boot. He even found a way to steal the lightning right out of the sky.$6.79ISBN: 9780312380038Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Square Fish - April 2008
Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City—the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow.$6.79ISBN: 9780440413738Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - October 12th, 1999
What begins as a two-night camping and kayaking trek in the untamed Alaskan wilderness turns into a test of survival for Cody and her cousin Derek. While their mothers are in Juneau picking up supplies for Yakutat Lodge, the cousins sneak off in an old pickup. The taste of freedom is soon tainted when Cody's kayak is lost on the rising tide, washing away her life vest and precious supplies.$8.49ISBN: 9780316003957Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2008For fans of Lemony Snicket and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, this first book in the bestselling, award-winning Mysterious Benedict Society Series is not to be missed!$6.79ISBN: 9780152066086Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2009
Ten-year-old Zoe Elias has perfect piano dreams. She can practically feel the keys under her flying fingers; she can hear the audience's applause.$6.79ISBN: 9780545846615Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Inc. - April 24th, 2018Save Me a Seat joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!
Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL.
Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own.
$6.79ISBN: 9780064400565Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - February 2005
The classic story by E. B. White, author of the Newbery Honor Book Charlotte's Web and Trumpet of the Swan, about one small mouse on a very big adventure!$7.64ISBN: 9781582347080Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - June 2006
• A Texas Bluebonnet 2005-2006 Master List Selection • A Bank Street Children's Book Committee Outstanding Children's Book of the Year • A Book Links Lasting Connection Book
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