Standard 30 Book List 4-6 Grades 2018-19

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Crenshaw Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9781250091666
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Published: Square Fish - September 26th, 2017

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.


The Secret School Cover Image
By Avi
$6.79
ISBN: 9780152046996
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2003

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. . . .


The Sword in the Tree Cover Image
By Clyde Robert Bulla, Bruce Bowles (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064421324
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Published: 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.


Ramona the Pest Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780380709540
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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)
$6.79
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.


The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Cover Image
$7.64
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.


Tuesdays at the Castle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681192185
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Published: 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.


Honus & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure (Baseball Card Adventures) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380788781
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Published: HarperCollins - January 21st, 2003

With more than 2 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures bring the greatest players in history to life!


Running Out of Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780689812361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 1997

Run For Your Life


Midnight Rider Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780689870101
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Published: 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.


Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery (Bunnicula and Friends) Cover Image
By Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9781416928171
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 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!


Paul Bunyan Cover Image
By Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780688058005
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Published: 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!


Orphan Train Girl Cover Image
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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.

This paperback includes:


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780689711817
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 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.


Slacker Cover Image
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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.



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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #2) Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780064471046
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Published: HarperCollins - March 5th, 2002

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Wild Wings Cover Image
By Gill Lewis, Yuta Onoda (Illustrator)
$7.64
ISBN: 9781442414464
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Published: 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.


The Story of Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440404002
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Published: 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.


Shiloh (Shiloh Quartet) Cover Image
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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
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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.


Sideways Stories from Wayside School Cover Image
By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780380731480
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Published: 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.


The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends #1) Cover Image
By George Selden, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780312380038
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Published: Square Fish - April 1st, 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.


Frozen Stiff Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440413738
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Published: 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.


The Mysterious Benedict Society Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$8.49
ISBN: 9780316003957
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Published: 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!


The Romeo and Juliet Code Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545218276
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 1st, 2012

A 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.


The Trouble with Tuck: The Inspiring Story of a Dog Who Triumphs Against All Odds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440416968
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Published: 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.


A Crooked Kind of Perfect Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152066086
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Published: 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.


Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545846615
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 24th, 2018

Save 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.


Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler Cover Image
By William Wise, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781582347080
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 30th, 2006

Recognition
• 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
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Saint Louis Armstrong Beach Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142421864
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Published: Puffin Books - September 13th, 2012

A boy, a dog, and New Orleans' most famous storm—Hurricane Katrina.