By: Andrew Clements
Nick Allen, a fifth grader with a gift for creative ideas and a taste for troublemaking, coins a new word for pen -- frindle. All he wanted to do was play a little trick on Mrs. Granger, a legendary language arts teacher with a passion for proper vocabulary. After all, she told him that ordinary, people determine which words end up in the dictionary. But when his new word sweeps the nation, Nick fears that he might have created a Monster.
By: Megan McDonald
Hear ye! Hear ye! Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and now a family trip to Boston to learn about the American Revolution has put Judy in a revolutionary frame of mind. When Judy meets an English girl named Tori while touring a Boston Tea Party ship, she is astounded to learn how many liberties her British friend enjoys--her very own phone, private loo, and pounds of allowance. Upon returning home, Judy Moody is inspired to embark on a quest for liberty. She composes her own Declaration of Independence, including freedoms such as "freedom from brushing hair" and "freedom from homework." Judy decides to impress her parents with how responsible she is in order to earn more independence . . . but will it work?
By: E. B. White
Sixty years ago on October 15, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was published. It has gone on to become one of the most beloved children's novels of all time.
Charlotte's Web tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer who owned him, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never does anything for anybody unless there is something in it for him, and by a clever plan of her own, Charlotte does everything she can to save Wilbur's life.
By: Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley is a nice, ordinary boy until he suddenly becomes "flat" one day when his bulletin board falls on him. Stanley realizes that there are several advantages to being flat, such as the ability to slide under doors, through bars and mailed in an envelope for long trips. The best part of Stanley's being flat is when he is able to catch some thieves in the local museum. Stanley is flat, but he's a hero-and he's off on all kinds of adventures!
By: A. J. Hartley
Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright has spent his whole life in a tiny town in England. So when he is forced to move to Atlanta, Georgia, to live with his aunt, he knows things will be different - but what he finds there is beyond even his wildest imagination!
Darwen discovers an enchanting world through the old mirror hanging in his closet-a world that holds as many dangers as it does wonders. Along with his new friends Rich and Alexandra, Darwen becomes entangled in an adventure and mystery that involves the safety of his entire school. They soon realize that the creatures are after something in our world-something that only human children possess.
By: A. A. Milne
Christopher Robin loves his stuffed bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. The two of them, plus a cast of colorful characters-Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga, and Roo- go on all sorts of adventures in the 100 Acre Woods. Pooh and friends hunt for a Woozle, meet a Heffalump, lose and find a tail, lead an expedition to the North Pole, and more. You and your family will love reading about Pooh and his Forrest Friends!
By: Colleen Monroe
A tall, lonely tree waits at the edge of the Christmas tree farm. Every year, families come and go, as he grows taller and taller, until he's sure that his days of being someone's Christmas tree are over.
This charming story will remind you of the power of friendship as a squirrel, birds, deer, and other woodland creatures help to make an overgrown tree's Christmas wish finally come true.