Standard 30 Book List 4-6 Grades 2019-2020

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The Terrible Two Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jory John, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9781419727375
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - October 3rd, 2017

Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one.


Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9781580892988
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Published: Charlesbridge - May 7th, 2019

A cool idea with a big splash
 
You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
 


El Deafo Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014

New York Times Bestseller

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book
Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers!


The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs Cover Image
By Betty G. Birney, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9781416934899
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 27th, 2007

Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben's been craving -- a trip to Colorado.


Wanted...Mud Blossom (A Blossom Family Book) Cover Image
By Betsy Byars, Amanda Haley (Illustrator)
$8.49
ISBN: 9780823421480
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Published: Holiday House - October 15th, 2008

Perfect for young dog lovers, this fifth Blossom Family title is a mysterious and touching finale to the best-selling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars.


Ralph S. Mouse (Ralph Mouse #3) Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780380709571
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Published: HarperCollins - March 18th, 2014

In this third and final Mouse novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, Ralph heads to school to see what humans do all day . . . and to discover what the "S" in Ralph S. Mouse stands for!


The Gregor the Overlander (Scholastic Gold) (The Underland Chronicles #1) Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780439678131
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 25th, 2013

Gregor the Overlander joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!


Ruby Holler Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780060560157
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Published: HarperCollins - April 24th, 2012

From Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons, comes a heartwarming adventure about finding family, and a home, when you least expect it.

Ruby Holler is a Carnegie Medal-winning novel, and with its quirky protagonists and exciting journey, captures the imaginations of readers of all ages.  


Bud, Not Buddy Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.
 


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780142410318
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Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

From the author of The BFG and Matilda!


Fortunately, the Milk Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
$5.94
ISBN: 9780062224088
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2014

An absolute delight of a madcap story for the young (and young-at-heart) by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, with equal parts pirates and piranhas, adventure and aliens, oddity and love.


Found (The Missing #1) Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9781416954217
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2009

One night a plane appeared out of nowhere, the only passengers aboard: thirty-six babies. As soon as they were taken off the plane, it vanished. Now, thirteen years later, two of those children are receiving sinister messages, and they begin to investigate their past.


Full of Beans Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780553510386
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Published: Yearling - April 10th, 2018

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award
Five Starred Reviews!
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016


The Million Dollar Shot (new cover) Cover Image
$5.09
ISBN: 9781423100843
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 1st, 2006

The Detective's Assistant Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780316403498
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first female detective, Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure is full of feats of daring and danger, bold action, and newfound courage.


Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780060730260
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 29th, 2011

Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.

That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook.


Regarding the Fountain Cover Image
By Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)
$5.94
ISBN: 9780380793471
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Published: HarperCollins - March 9th, 1999

The Dry Creek Middle School drinking fountain has sprung a leak, so principal Walter Russ dashes off a request to Flowing Waters Fountains, Etc.

...We need a new drinking fountain.


Restart Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9781338053807
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

#1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this new stand-alone that takes a more serious tone than ever before.

Chase's memory just went out the window.


Worth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416916246
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2006

Before the accident Nathaniel's life seemed pretty good. His help around the farm made his father proud. But now, with a busted leg, Nathaniel can't do farmwork anymore, so his father adopts another son through the Orphan Train. Feeling replaced and useless, Nathaniel attends school for the first time. Meanwhile, sturdy and strong John is able to do the work that earns Pa's attention.


Savvy Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780142414330
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Published: Puffin Books - March 23rd, 2010

A Newbery Honor Book


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Cover Image
$10.19
ISBN: 9780316038638
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

A Newbery Honor Winner
A New York Times Bestseller

This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver


Fables Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780064430463
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Published: HarperCollins - September 7th, 1983

Winner of the Caldecott Medal

A pig flying through marshmallow clouds? A camel pirouetting through the desert? Where else could a reader find such marvelous things but in a fable? From the author-illustrator behind beloved Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel, comes a collection of humorous, silly fables that will delight readers young and old.


Snow Treasure Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780142402245
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Published: Puffin Books - October 5th, 2006

In the bleak winter of 19 0, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lundstrom's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated—until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. It was a dangerous plan. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds.


Island of the Blue Dolphins Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780547328614
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 8th, 2010

Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.

Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story.


Summer of the Monkeys Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780440415800
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Published: Yearling - December 29th, 1998

From the author of the beloved classic Where the Red Fern Grows comes a timeless adventure about a boy who discovers a tree full of monkeys.


The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780803737105
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Published: Dial Books - January 19th, 2012

Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation's history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$9.34
ISBN: 9780590353427
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 1st, 1999

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.

All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully.


Night of the Twisters Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780064401760
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Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2003

Storm Chasers meets Stranger Things! An action-packed coming-of-age story of both natural disaster and the bravery it takes to face it.


Each Little Bird That Sings Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780152056575
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2006

Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals. But that's not surprising, considering that her family runs the town funeral home. And even though Great-uncle Edisto keeled over with a heart attack and Great-great-aunt Florentine dropped dead--just like that--six months later, Comfort knows how to deal with loss, or so she thinks.


Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780544541221
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2015

Meet Princess Cimorene--a princess who refustes to be proper. She is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomobyish smart...
 
And bored.
 
So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon. And not just any dragon, but Kazul--one of the most powerful and dangerous dragons arounds.