Fifth to Sixth

The Birchbark House By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786814541
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - June 3rd, 2002

"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside.

The Boy at the Back of the Class By Onjali Q. Raúf Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984850812
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Published: Yearling - July 28th, 2020

In the vein of timely titles such as Katherine Applegate's Wishtree and Alan Gratz's Refugee comes a touching, accessible middle-grade debut about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, as well as the life-changing power of friendship and standing as an ally.

Brown Girl Dreaming By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner is a powerful memoir that tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

A President Obama "O" Book Club pick

COOP Knows the Scoop By Taryn Souders Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492640189
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

2021 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Juvenile Mystery

From award-winning author Taryn Souders comes a charming, southern middle grade mystery perfect for fans of Stranger Things and the Masterminds series.

The whole town is talking about what's buried beneath the playground...

Counting by 7s By Holly Goldberg Sloan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142422861
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - September 16th, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller

In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.

One Crazy Summer By Rita Williams-Garcia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060760908
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading—take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.

Pax By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062377029
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 2nd, 2019

New York Times Bestseller * National Book Award Longlist 

Finally in paperback! This handsome edition features French flaps.

The Someday Birds By Sally J. Pla, Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sally J. Pla, Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062445773
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award * Two starred reviews * A New York Public Library Best Kids Book of 2017 * A Bank Street Best Children's Book of 2017 * Wisconsin Library Association CBA Outstanding Books of the Year selection * 2018-2019 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award list selection * 2018-2019 Marylan

Starry River of the Sky By Grace Lin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316125970
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2014

From bestselling author Grace Lin comes the companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver.

A Tale Dark & Grimm By Adam Gidwitz, Hugh D'Andrade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hugh D'Andrade (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142419670
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2011

Now a Netflix animated series!

The New York Times bestselling debut by Adam Gidwitz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale.

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“A wonderful sense of humor and narrative voice … completely fresh and unique.” –Rick Riordan, #1 bestselling author

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The War That Saved My Life By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147510488
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Published: Puffin Books - May 31st, 2016

*Newbery Honor book
*Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award 

This #1 New York Times bestseller is an exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Fighting Words, and for fans of Fish in a Tree and Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Story) By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781547606658
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 27th, 2021

From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson comes the first book in a young middle grade series about Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit, kindness, and sunshine.