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Books for Grades 5 & 6

Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Tony Abbott
While in St. Petersburg, Florida, to help clean out his recently-deceased grandmother's house, thirteen-year-old Jason finds an old postcard which leads him on an adventure.
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by Chris Bradford
Orphaned by a ninja pirate attack off the coast of Japan in 1611, twelve-year-old English lad Jack Fletcher is determined to prove himself despite the bullying of fellow students.
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by Sharon Creech
Jack is studying poetry again in school, and he continues to write poems reflecting his understanding of famous poems and how they relate to his life.
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by Kevin Emerson
Oliver, Dean, and Emalie search an underground vampire city for a mysterious woman who may be able to help them discover what happened to Emalie's mother.
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by Patricia Reilly Giff
When Sam discovers an old newspaper clipping, it brings forth memories from his past, and with the help of a new friend at school his questions are eventually answered.
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by Dannah Gresh
Sixth-grader Yuzi, trying hard to fit in at a new school, soon finds herself in detention where she meets three other girls who join her in forming the "Secret Keeper Girl Club."
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by Mary Downing Hahn
While spending the summer at their grandmother's Vermont inn, two prankster siblings awaken young ghosts who refuse to “rest in peace.”
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by Frances Hardinge
Twelve-year-old Mosca Mye doesn't have much. Her cruel uncle keeps her locked up in his mill, and her only friend is her vicious pet goose.
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by Polly Horvath
Twelve-year-old Jane, who lives at the beach in a run-down old house with her mother, two brothers, and sister, has an eventful summer.
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by Jamie Kelly and Jim Benton
Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School.
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by Philip Kerr
Djinn twins John and Philippa, along with their Uncle Nimrod, travel to the Amazon jungle to try to recover a stolen collection of rare Incan artifacts.
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by Liz Kessler
When she incurs Neptune's wrath by finding a diamond ring buried under rocks in the ocean, Emily is put under a curse.
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by Ellen Klages
In 1943, eleven-year-old Dewey Kerrigan lives with her scientist father in Los Alamos, New Mexico, as he works on a top secret government program.
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by Kathryn Lasky
Unbeknownst to the Guardians, in a long-empty cave deep in the Northern Kingdoms two ruthless villains join forces to conjure an ancient evil.
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by Elvira Lindo
Recounts the exploits of the irrepressible Manolito as he navigates the world of his small Madrid neighborhood, along with his grandpa, little brother, and school friends.
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by Karon Luddy
In 1969, the town of Red Clover supports thirteen-year-old Karlene as she wins her school spelling bee and strives to qualify for the National Bee.
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by Leslie Margolis
When her mother gets a new boyfriend, sixth-grader Annabelle has to cope with a new town, a new school, and a new puppy.
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by Wendy Mass
After celebrating their same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo prepare to celebrate their next birthday separately, but peculiar things begin to happen.
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by Candie Moonshower
The diaries of thirteen-year-old Zoey, who lives in the modern day, and Prudence, who lives in 1811, tell how the two girls survive an earthquake after Zoey travels back in time.
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by Garth Nix
Even as he grows stronger and closer to discovering the secret of his identity, Arthur must face further dangers and conflicts as he struggles to attain the Sixth Key from the powerful Saturday.
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by Linda Sue Park
In Brooklyn in 1951, a die-hard Giants fan teaches nine-year-old Maggie, a Dodgers fan, how to keep score of a baseball game.
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by James Preller
Earl Grubb's Pool Supplies plays Northeast Gas & Electric in the Little League championship game, while Sam, who has cancer and is in a wheelchair, has to call the play-by-play.
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by Philip Reeve
While attempting to go on a relaxing vacation to an asteroid resort, Art, Myrtle, and their mother end up in a wild adventure in the sequel to Larklight.
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by Rick Riordan
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue - and begin a very dangerous race.
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by Jeff Stone
In seventeenth-century China, orphaned ShaoShu puts his life in danger when he becomes a spy for a young band of warrior monks.
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by Sarah L. Thomson
Mella, a young girl trained as a dragon keeper, is entrusted with carrying a dragon's egg to the fabled Hatching Grounds.
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by Mary Waldorf
When their mother dies in 1897, twelve-year-old Billy McGee and his angry, older sister leave Skagway, Alaska, to find their father who is trekking north to the Klondike to prospect for gold.
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by Lisa Yee
In a series of letters to her absent father, twelve-year-old Emily Ebers deals with moving cross-country, her parents’ divorce, a new friendship, and her first serious crush.

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