Medium 20 Book List 5-6 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. . . .$6.79ISBN: 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.$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.Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9781681192185Availability: BackorderedPublished: 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.$6.79ISBN: 9780689812361Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 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.$11.04ISBN: 9780803740167Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dial Books - March 10th, 2015
The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile!$6.79ISBN: 9780545823166Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - April 25th, 2017From the bestselling author of Swindle and Ungifted comes the funny, fantastic story of an underachiever who ends up achieving much more than any overachiever could ever imagine.$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 1st, 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.$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.Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780142421833Availability: BackorderedPublished: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2012
The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journeyPotentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780380731480Availability: Hard to FindPublished: HarperCollins - June 1st, 1998$8.79ISBN: 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 1st, 2008
For 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!$5.94ISBN: 9780440416968Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.