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Multcolib Kids Picks: 4th-5th Grade--Figure It Out

Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror A Book of Reversible Verse By Singer, Marilyn (Book - 2010 ) j 811.5 S617m 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

Chasing Vermeer
Chasing Vermeer By Balliett, Blue (Book - 2004 ) j BALLIETT Available in some locations

Annotation:When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

Harry Houdini for Kids
Harry Houdini for Kids His Life and Adventures With 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions By Carlson, Laurie M. (Book - 2009 ) j B-H836ca 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Harry Houdin, a man known for his quick getaways, was born poor and Jewish. Learn how he captured a nation with his magic, inventiveness and stunts.

Hoot
Hoot By Hiaasen, Carl (Book - 2002 ) j HIAASEN All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 3 on 18 copies

Annotation:When Roy becomes the target of a school bully, he is befriended by Beatrice Leep, a spunky girl with enough nerve to stand up to Dana, and her brother Mullet Fingers. Beatrice and Mullet share a big secret with Roy: they have a hidden hideaway where they look after a flock of endangered owls.

Bad News for Outlaws
Bad News for Outlaws The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall By Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux (Book - 2009 ) j B-R331n 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States Marshal in Oklahoma, brings home the bad guys.

The True Meaning of Smekday
The True Meaning of Smekday By Rex, Adam (Book - 2007 ) j REX All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to rescue her, meeting a Boov mechanic who agrees to help and saving the planet from disaster in the process.

The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mysterious Benedict Society Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums By Stewart, Trenton Lee (Book - 2011 ) j 793.73 S852m 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

Math Potatoes
Math Potatoes Mind-stretching Brain Food By Tang, Greg (Book - 2005 ) j 793.74 T164mp 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Delicious new riddles that make math fun." -- Front flyleaf

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