Multcolib Kids Picks: 4th-5th Grade--Figure It Out
Annotation:A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.
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.
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.
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.
Annotation:Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States Marshal in Oklahoma, brings home the bad guys.
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.
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.