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The View from Saturday
by E. L. Konigsburg

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

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The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts
by Richard Peck

"If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas.

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School
by Louis Sachar Illustrated by Adam McCauley , Julie Brinckloe

Wayside School was supposed to be built with 30 classrooms all next to each other in a row. Instead, the classrooms were stacked one on top of the other — 30 stories tall! Here are some hilarious and fun stories about the school, the teachers, and the students.

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Sahara Special
by Esmé Raji Codell

There are two files on Sahara Jones. The one the school counselor keeps is evidence that she's a fifth-grader who needs special education. The other is the book Sahara is secretly writing, her Heart-Wrenching Life Story and Amazing Adventures.

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Ramona's World
by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen , Tracy Dockray

The irresistible, irrepressible Ramona — who's now a fourth-grader — struggles with her spelling, gleefully battles her old nemesis, Yard Ape, and joyfully makes her first real girl friends. Follows the adventures of nine-year-old Ramona at home with big sister Beezus and baby sister Roberta and at school in Mrs.

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Olive's Ocean
by Kevin Henkes

"Olive Barstow was dead. She'd been hit by a car on Monroe Street while riding her bicycle weeks ago. That was about all Martha knew."

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My Teacher Is an Alien
by Bruce Coville Illustrated by Mike Wimmer

Susan can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. She doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face — and realizes Mr. Smith is really an alien! Now it is up to Susan and her friends to get rid of the extraterrestrial visitor.

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Matilda
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Poor, misunderstood Matilda fights back against an unappreciative world through a hidden talent: Matilda is the world's greatest practical joker!

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Loser
by Jerry Spinelli

Donald Zinkoff is a loser, but he doesn't know it. Even when his classmates discover it, Zinkoff is too busy experiencing life to listen to them.

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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
by Jack Gantos

"They say I'm wired bad, or wired sad, but there's no doubt about it I'm wired."

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Ida B...and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
by Katherine Hannigan

In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer and her parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.

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The Hundred Dresses
by Eleanor Estes Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

...for Maddie, this business of asking Wanda every day how many dresses and how many hats and how many this and that she had was bothering her. Maddie was poor herself. She usually wore somebody's hand-me-down clothes. Thank goodness, she didn't live up on Boggins Heights or have a funny name.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Series: Harry Potter, Book #4
by J. K. Rowling Illustrated by Mary GrandPré

It's the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter's training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys.

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Frindle
by Andrew Clements Illustrated by Brian Selznick

Fifth grader Nick Allen knows just how to make school more cool . In third grade, he transformed Miss Deaver's room into a tropical paradise with some paper palm trees and a sandy beach. In fourth grade, he taught his classmates to mimic the high-pitched calls of blackbirds.

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Am I the Princess or the Frog?
Series: Dear Dumb Diary, Book #3
by Jim Benton Illustrated by Jim Benton

Love is in the air. So you might just want to stay inside.

Dear Dumb Diary,

I got another poem today from You-Know-Who...

She is the fairest blossom, true,
she blooms in any weather.
But I must love her from afar.
We'll never be together.

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The Boy Trap
by Nancy Matson Illustrated by Michael Chesworth

Fifth-grader Emma decides to do a science-fair project to prove scientifically that girls are better than boys. But in the process, she learns more about herself, her friends, and about research methods.

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Blubber
by Judy Blume
"Blubber is a good name for her," the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.
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Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon
Series: Amber Brown, Book #1
by Paula Danziger Illustrated by Tony Ross

Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends. They've known each other for practically forever, sit next to each other in class, help each other with homework, and always stick up for each other.

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Amazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman Illustrated by Caroline Binch

When her class decides to do Peter Pan, Grace wants to play Peter.  With the support of her family, Grace learns that she can be anything she wants to be, and the results are amazing!

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The Pen Is Mightier than the Sword
Series: Amazing Days of Abby Hayes, Book #6
by Anne Mazer

Abby's class is starting a newspaper, and Abby's ready to be the star reporter. Then she's picked to write an advice column. Abby can't imagine giving advice to anyone when her own life is out of control! And she definitely doesn't want to be known as Dear Abby.

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Best Friends and Drama Queens
by Meg Cabot

Allie Finkle is excited when a new girl, who comes all the way from Canada, joins her class at Pine Heights Elementary. Now Allie won't be the new girl anymore!

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Series: Captain Underpants, Book #1
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

George and Harold's principal, mean old Mr. Krupp, doesn't like the pair's pranks or their comic books. And he's cooked up a plan to catch George and Harold and stop their shenanigans — once and for all!

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