Multcolib Kids Picks: 4th-5th Grade Recommended Authors, Part I

Game Day
Game Day By Barber, Tiki Book - 2005 j BARBER 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber share a story of perserverance and teamwork from when they were growing up and playing for the Cave Springs Vikings before they became NFL superstars.

Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing
Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing By Blume, Judy Book - 1972 j BLUME Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 73 copies

Annotation:A light, humorous story about Pete Hatcher and his troubles with his cantankerous two-and-a-half-year-old brother.

The Name of This Book Is Secret
The Name of This Book Is Secret By Bosch, Pseudonymous Book - 2007 j BOSCH Available in some locations

Annotation:Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality. First of a series.

Henry Huggins
Henry Huggins By Cleary, Beverly Book - 2007 j CLEARY 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Henry adopts Ribsy, a dog of no particular breed, humorous adventures follow.

Always October
Always October By Coville, Bruce Book - 2012 j COVILLE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Best friends Jake and "Weird Lily" enter the monster-filled land of Always October, made famous in Jake's grandfather's books, to save a foundling who becomes a monster during the full moon.

The Castle Corona
The Castle Corona By Creech, Sharon Book - 2010 j CREECH 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Two orphaned peasant children discover a mysterious pouch, the contents of which lead them to the majestic Castle Corona, where their lives may be transformed forever.

Matilda By Dahl, Roald Book - 1988 j DAHL Available in some locations

Annotation:Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

Out of My Mind
Out of My Mind By Draper, Sharon M. Book - 2010 j DRAPER 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It By Frazier, Sundee Tucker Book - 2007 j FRAZIER Available in some locations

Annotation:Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific problem-solving ability and newfound interest in rocks and minerals to connect with his white grandfather, the president of Puyallup Rock Club, and to learn why he and Brendan's mother are estranged.

Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider By Funke, Cornelia Caroline Book - 2011 j FUNKE 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find a legendary valley, known as the Rim of Heaven, while being pursued by an old enemy.

A Tangle of Knots
A Tangle of Knots By Graff, Lisa Book - 2013 j GRAFF 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.

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