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2014 Summer Reading: Grades 5-6

Recommended reading list for grades 5-6
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Jinx Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062129918
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 7th, 2014

The highly acclaimed first book of a fantasy adventure series set in a mysterious forest, starring a daring new hero.


Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places (Scientists in the Field) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544250031
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Published: Clarion Books - July 1st, 2014

From hunting hurricanes, to scaling rocky caves, to
climbing soaring redwoods, three "daredevil" scientists go to great
extremes in their quests to save lives, preserve species, and better
understand the way our planet works. This stunning addition to the
Scientists in the Field paperback collection gives readers a close-up
look at three extremely adventurous scientists as they pursue truly
unique careers in meteorology, microbiology, and botany.


Three Times Lucky (Mo & Dale Mysteries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142426050
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Published: Puffin Books - December 31st, 2013

A Newbery Honor Book

"An irresistible Southern narrator—a literary descendant of Scout Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Newsday


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ISBN: 9780375850875
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Published: Yearling - August 6th, 2013

Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building and
meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Georges becomes
Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr.
X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more
demanding, Georges starts to wonder: what is a lie, and what is a game?
How far is too far to go for your only friend?


The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442421080
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 20th, 2014

“Librarians often say that every book is not for every child, but The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp is” (The New York Times).


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By Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442474659
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck—which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this winner of the National Book Award by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.

Summer knows that kouun means “good luck” in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it.