Favorite Authors and Books: Grades 3-6
by Mildred D. Taylor (Newbery Author)
An African American family contends with suspicion and outright racism when they drive through the Jim Crow South in a flashy new car. "In simple language, [Taylor] manages to capture both the ugliness of segregation and the strength and dignity it took to fight it. Her tale is a powerful one, gently told." The New York Times Book Review
Little House Boxed Set
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Join Laura and her family on nine pioneer adventures! 5 Newbery
Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal?
by Louis Sachar
Marvin's new friend Casey has a crystal, which she claims has had magic powers ever since it was struck by lightening. Thought Marvin is skeptical, when Casey offers him some wishes, he decides to test the crystal out. Whether by magic or coincidence, Marvin's wishes come true, including an impulsive, angry wish to stop Casey herself from talking. Marvin's frantic quest to undo the effects of the wish will keep readers laughing in this entertainingand believablechapter book.
Things Not Seen
by Andrew Clements
When Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his new
blind friend try to find out what caused his condition and how to
reverse it. "The earnest and likable 15-year-old narrator is
the principal thing not seen in Clements's fast-paced novel . .
. the author spins a convincing and affecting story, giving Bobby's
feeling of helplessness and his frustration with his parents an
achingly real edge." Publishers Weekly
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The Time Bike
by Jane Langton (Newbery Author)
In this fantastic adventure, Eddy is disappointed when his uncle gives him an old-fashioned bicycleuntil he discovers that the bike can travel through time. "A whimsical and enthralling book." Publishers Weekly
The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman
Jemmy, an orphan living at court, has an unpleasant job: whenever
Prince Brat gets into trouble, it's Jemmy who has to take the beating.
Jemmy plans his escape, but Prince Brat beats him to it, running
away and taking Jemmy with him. When the boys get mixed up with
some dangerous outlaws, they find that they need each other to survive.
Role reversals, run-ins with dangerous outlaws, and plenty of twists
and turns make for an enthralling read that's sure to win new fans
for this award-winning author.
Newbery Medal winner.