Because of Mr. Terupt
by Rob Buyea
Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
Fish in a Tree
by Linda Hunt
Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read.
In Front of God and Everybody
by K.D. McCrite
In the summer of 1986, eleven-year-old April Grace, who lives on a rural Arkansas farm with her family, across a field from her grandmother, has her sense of Christian charity tested when a snooty couple from San Francisco moves into a dilapidated house down the road and her grandmother takes up with a loud, obnoxious, and suspicious-acting Texan.
Lea dives in
by Lisa Yee
Ten-year-old Lea Clark takes a family trip to Brazil where she learns to overcome her fear of the ocean and meets a new friend who inspires her to embrace the thrills and beauty of Brazil.
More stories from Grandma's Attic
by Arleta Richardson
Presents a collection of stories of life in the late nineteenth century, many of them reflecting the Christian faith of the author's family, including tales of a contest for the best handiwork, a pig asleep in a baby carriage, and a visitor without a name.
Ms. Bixby's Last Day
by John David Anderson
Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.
Out of My Mind
by Sharon Draper
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.
Samantha Sanderson On the Scene
by Robin Carroll
Samantha has little sympathy when she hears that "mean girl" Nikki's parents are divorcing, but when Nikki come under attack, Samantha uses her investigative skills and help from her "tech-savvy" best friend Makayla to track down clues in hopes of writing a series on bullying for the school newspaper.
Secret of the prince's tomb
by Marianne Hering
Time-traveling cousins Patrick and Beth go to ancient Egypt, where they try to find ways to encourage Tabitha, a Habiru girl, and her people, who are being enslaved, to keep faith and hope alive, by exploring the tomb of her people's prince.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
The View From Saturday
by E. L. Konigsburg
Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.
by R. J Palacio
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 taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.