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Multcolib Kids Picks: Reading Up, 5th-6th Grade Reading Level

The Mouse and the Motorcycle
The Mouse and the Motorcycle By Cleary, Beverly (Book - 2006 ) j CLEARY 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 33 copies

Annotation:A reckless young mouse makes friends with a boy and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

Extra Credit
Extra Credit By Clements, Andrew (Book - 2009 ) j CLEMENTS 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.

Half Magic
Half Magic By Eager, Edward (Book - 2004 ) j EAGER Available in some locations

Annotation:Four children enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double wishing on an ancient coin.

Amelia Lost
Amelia Lost The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart By Fleming, Candace (Book - 2011 ) j B-E13f 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tells the story of Amelia Earhart's life--as a child, a woman, and a pilot--and describes the search for her missing plane.

Marley
Marley A Dog Like No Other By Grogan, John (Book - 2007 ) j 636.7527 G874md 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:A true account of a dog named Marley.

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler By Konigsburg, E. L. (Book - 2002 ) j KONIGSBUR Available in some locations

Annotation:Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon By Lin, Grace (Book - 2009 ) j LIN 2009 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 17 copies

Annotation:Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

Homer Price
Homer Price By McCloskey, Robert (Book - 1943 ) j MCCLOSKEY Available in some locations

Annotation:These six episodes in the life of Homer Price include one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage.

The Candy Shop War
The Candy Shop War By Mull, Brandon (Book - 2007 ) j MULL Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

Annotation:When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.

Roxie and the Hooligans
Roxie and the Hooligans By Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds (Book - 2006 ) j NAYLOR Available in some locations

Annotation:Roxie Warbler finally has the opportunity to use her Uncle Dangerfoot’s advice on how to survive any crisis when she finds herself stranded on an island with the school bullies and two bank robbers.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH By O'Brien, Robert C. (Book - 1971 ) j OBRIEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.

Favorite Greek Myths
Favorite Greek Myths By Osborne, Mary Pope (Book - 1989 ) j 292 O81f Available in some locations

Annotation:Enjoy twelve tales from Greek mythology, including the stories of King Midas, Echo and Narcissus, the Golden Apples, and Cupid and Psyche.

The Westing Game
The Westing Game By Raskin, Ellen (Book - 2003 ) j RASKIN 2003 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 21 copies

Annotation:The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins
The Adventures of Nanny Piggins By Spratt, R. A. (Book - 2010 ) j SPRATT 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Mr. Green, a stingy widower with three children he cannot be bothered with, decides to find a nanny for his children, he winds up hiring a glamorous ex-circus pig who knows nothing about children but a lot about chocolate.

The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mysterious Benedict Society By Stewart, Trenton Lee (Book - 2007 ) j STEWART 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.

The Frog Scientist
The Frog Scientist By Turner, Pamela S. (Book - 2009 ) j 597.89 T951f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tyrone Hayes works to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, us.

Pie
Pie By Weeks, Sarah (Book - 2011 ) j WEEKS 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice's friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly's secret pie crust recipe. Includes fourteen pie recipes.

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This list suggests books for children whose reading level is higher than their grade level. For example, if a 3rd grader reads at a 6th grade level, this list will have some good suggestions. Most of the reading levels were determined using Lexile score and Microsoft Word's readability check. Readability is just one consideration when selecting a book. Many factors, such as content, age of the reader, interest, appropriateness of the text and text difficulty affect the suitability of a book for a child reader. While librarians and resource lists provide guidance, you are the best judge of what is appropriate for your child.


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