Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle

Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s RiddleGabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle
Author: George Hagen
Grade(s): 5
Lexile: 670

Eleven-year-old Gabriel, with the help of the young raven Paladin, with whom he has a magical bond, travels to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face challenges and unanswerable riddles to rescue his long-missing father.

Pages: 371


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Saving Lucas Biggs

Saving Lucas BiggsSaving Lucas Biggs
Author: Marisa De los Santos
Grade(s): 5
Lexile: 930

When thirteen-year-old Margaret’s father is sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit, she knows the only way to save him is to use the forbidden family power of time travel.

Pages: 279


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The Witch’s Boy

The Witch’s BoyThe Witch’s Boy
Author: Kelly Barnhill
Grade(s): 5
Lexile: 630

When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit’s daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.

Pages: 372


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The Boundless

The BoundlessThe Boundless
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Grade(s): 5
Lexile: 730

Aboard “The Boundless,” the greatest train ever built, on its maiden voyage across Canada, teenaged Will enlists the aid of a traveling circus to save the train from villains.

Pages: 332


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Rooftoppers

RooftoppersRooftoppers
Author: Katherine Rundell,
Grade(s): 5
Lexile: 490

When authorities threaten to take Sophie, twelve, from Charles who has been her guardian since she was one and both survived a shipwreck, the pair goes to Paris to try to find Sophie’s mother, and they are aided by Matteo and his band of “rooftoppers.”

Pages: 277


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Wonder

WonderWonder
Author: R.J. Palacio
Grade(s): 5
Lexile: 790

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Pages: 315


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Nuts to You

Nuts to YouNuts to You
Author: Lynne Rae Perkins
Grade(s): 4
Lexile: 560

Jed, TsTs, and Chai are the very best of friends. So when Jed is snatched up by a hawk and carried away to another realm, TsTs and Chai resolve to go after him. Mysteriously, the hawk has dropped him. They saw it. Jed could be alive. New communities are discovered, new friends are made, huge danger is encountered (both man-made and of the fox and bobcat variety) and the mysteries of squirrel culture are revealed.

Pages: 259


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On the Blue Comet

On the Blue CometOn the Blue Comet
Author: Rosemary Wells
Grade(s): 4
Lexile: 730

When the Depression hits in Cairo, Illinois, and Oscar Ogilvie’s father must sell their home and vast model train set-up to look for work in California, eleven-year-old Oscar is left with his dour aunt, where he befriends a mysterious drifter, witnesses a stunning bank robbery, and is suddenly catapulted onto a train that takes him to a different time and place.

Pages: 329


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