Short 10 Book List 4-6 Grades 2018-19

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Non-Battle of the Books titles may also be ordered at the same time if you so desire.

Ramona the Pest Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780380709540
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 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!

No Talking Cover Image
By Andrew Clements, Mark Elliott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416909842
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Published: 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.

A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home Cover Image
By Henry Cole, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061704123
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Published: 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?

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763680893
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Published: 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.

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery (Bunnicula and Friends) Cover Image
By Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416928171
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2006

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!

Orphan Train Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062445957
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 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.

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Slacker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545823166
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 25th, 2017

Cameron 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.


Shiloh (Shiloh Quartet) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689835827
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - June 23rd, 2010

Marty will do anything to save his new friend Shiloh in this Newbery Medal-winning novel from Phillis Reynolds Naylor.

The Kite Fighters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547328638
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - 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.

Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler Cover Image
By William Wise, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availability
ISBN: 9781582347080
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 30th, 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
Hardcover edition available:
Christopher Mouse 1582348782 - $15.95