Clementine and the Spring Trip, by Sara Pennypacker

Clementine and the spring tripSummary: Third-grader Clementine’s school field trip to Plimoth Plantation leads to all kind of discoveries, from fourth grade eating rules to the source of the stink on the bus.

Disney Hyperion

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Words with Wings, by Nikki Grimes

Words with WingsSummary:  Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents’ arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other kids tease her…until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook “thick with daydreams,” Gabby grows more confident about herself and her future. This verse novel poignantly celebrates the power of writing and the inspiration a good teacher can deliver.


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My Homework Ate My Homework, by Patrick Jennings

My Homework Ate My HomeworkSummary:  When Zaritza is assigned to care for her class ferret Bandito over winter break, he escapes and eats her other assignments, leaving her with an unbelievable excuse!


The Pet War, by Allan Woodrow

Pet WarSummary: Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog, and his older sister Lexi wants a cat, so their mother suggests that whoever can raise enough money to pay for their pet can choose–and so the competition begins.



Saturday Boy, by David Fleming

Saturday BoySummary:  Every school day seems to bring more trouble to eleven-year-old Derek, whose former best friend bullies him, while at home he deals with the long absence of his father, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, and his mother’s sudden moodiness.


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The Cruisers: Oh Snap! By Walter Dean Myers

Cruisers Oh SnapSummary:  The freedom of expression they’ve enjoyed by publishing their own school newspaper, THE CRUISER, has spread all the way to England, where kids from a school “across the pond” are now contributors to their own school’s most talked-about publication. A bunch of students from Harlem’s DaVinci Academy and London’s Phoenix School come to learn that words and pictures in a newspaper don’t always tell the whole story.


Aces Wild, by Erica Perl

Aces WildSummary:  Eleven-year-old Zelly Fried’s parents will not allow her to have a slumber party until she teaches her mischievous puppy, Ace, to behave, but with Grandpa Ace around nothing is ever simple.


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