THE BEST OF THE REST!!!
Banks, Lynne Reid ANGELA AND DIABOLA
A story about two girls; one is perfectly good and the other is perfectly evil.
Boyce, Frank COSMIC
Liam isn’t like his 11 year old friends. He’s taller, looks older, and has facial hair. Should Liam be allowed totravel into outer space?
Choldenko, Gennifer AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS.
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housedthere, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Choldenko, Gennifer NO PASSENGERS BEYOND THIS POINT
A regular plane trip takes a turn for the strange in this new time-bending adventure novel.
Cleary, Beverly DEAR MR. HENSHAW
A touching story of a boy who writes letters to his favorite author. If you read any book this summer, readthis one.
Colfer, Eoin THE SUPERNATURALIST
In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams upwith three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures.
DuPrau, Jeanne THE CITY OF EMBER
In the year 2041, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a messenger to run to newplaces in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse unknown regions.
Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, wasblasting rock in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived tolive another eleven years.
What would you do if an evil literary figure jumped out of a book and into your living room?
Giff, Patricia Reilly PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the onlyother time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her
Gutman, Dan THE HOMEWORK MACHINE
When a group of kids invents a machine that does their homework for them, things get a little out of hand!
Hannigan, Katherine. IDA B: …AND HER PLANS TO MAXIMIZE FUN, AVOID DISASTER, AND(POSSIBLY) SAVE THE WORLD
In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer andher parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.
Macaulay, David UNDERGROUND
The intricate support systems that lie beneath the street levels of our cities are examined. Also try other titles in this excellent series:
Castle, Cathedral, Pyramid, Unbuilding,
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for hisboredom.