Elite 36 Book List 4-6 Grades 2018-19
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In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.
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. . . .$5.94ISBN: 9780375847530Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - February 9th, 2010
Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure.$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: 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?$7.64ISBN: 9780763680893Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015
A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale.$6.79ISBN: 9780679813439Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - August 20th, 1991
First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.$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.$7.64ISBN: 9780142415443Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - February 4th, 2010
Baseball is in the Schneider family blood. Each member of this family, from family founder Felix Schneider in the 1800s to Snider Flint in the present day, has a strong tie to the game and to Brooklyn. Through the years this family has dodged bullets on a battlefield, pitched perfect games, and dealt with the devastating loss of family and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nine innings--nine generations.$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.$7.64ISBN: 9780689870101Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 28th, 2006
Fourteen-year-old Hannah is an orphan living with her cruel aunt Phoebe in Salem, Massachusetts. Hannah recently lost her mother, and now her only comfort is her horse, Promise. But when her money-hungry aunt sells the horse and then indentures Hannah to the Boston family of a British general, Hannah vows to retrieve Promise at all costs, and join the fight for freedom.$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!$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.$5.94ISBN: 9780545823166Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - April 25th, 2017Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him.
$5.94ISBN: 9780062122261Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - January 7th, 2014
Praised by Newbery Medal–winning author Katherine Applegate as "graceful" and "miraculous," this Schneider Family Book Award–winning novel tells how one girl's friendship with a homeless dog mends a family's heart.$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.$7.64ISBN: 9780689835827Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 2000
Marty will do anything to save his new friend Shiloh in this Newbery Medal–winning novel from Phillis Reynolds Naylor.
When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight—and also big trouble. It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, who drinks too much and has a gun—and abuses his dogs.$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: 9780147510624Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - January 9th, 2014
Two kids. One mysterious doorway to the Civil War.
Michael and Derek don’t expect the adventure of a lifetime while visiting a Civil War museum with their grandmother. But when the mysterious museum keeper invites them to play a special history game, they suddenly find themselves walking through a door into a very realistic depiction of 1862.Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780380731480Availability: Hard to FindPublished: HarperCollins - December 28th, 2004
Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Wayside School Is Falling Down! This is the rack-size paperback.$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: 9780545218276Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 2012A sudden trip to a seaside house. A boy with brown sugar eyes. And then , a mysterious letter.
Felicity's glamorous parents have a secret. When they leave her with distant relatives in Maine, far away from the battles of WWII, Felicity hopes they won't be gone for long. Her new Uncle Gideon hides things. Her Aunt Miami is star-crossed.Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780440416968Availability: BackorderedPublished: Yearling - May 9th, 2000
Available for the first time in a Yearling edition, the classic, inspiring story of a dog who triumphs against all odds, by the bestselling author of The Cay.$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.
$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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ReviewsPotentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780142421864Availability: BackorderedPublished: Puffin Books - September 13th, 2012
A boy, a dog, and New Orleans' most famous storm—Hurricane Katrina.