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Friday, April 5, 2013

Reading is So Delicious List: 5th-6th Grade

5th - 6th Grade: Fiction

The Boy Who Ate Fear Street (Ghosts of Fear Street Series) , By R.L. Stine

Sam Kinney must find out if the weird spice Aunt Slyvie puts in his macaroni and cheese is causing him to eat everything he sees, including paste, dishwashing soap, dog food, and dirt.

The Candymakers , By Wendy Mass

When four twelve-year-olds, including Logan, who has grown up never leaving his parents' Life Is Sweet candy factory, compete in the Confectionary Association's annual contest, they unexpectedly become friends and uncover secrets about themselves during the process.

The Candy Shop War , By Brandon Mull

When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , By Roald Dahl

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

Close to Famous , By Joan Bauer

Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.

The Cupcake Caper , By Gertrude Chandler Warner

People line up around the block to buy Mama Tova's cupcakes. But who could be trying to steal her secret recipe? The Boxcar Children follow clues to a cupcake contest, where they must use their mystery-solving skills to find a thief.

Dessert First , By Hallie Durand

Third-grader Dessert's love of treats leads to a change in her large family's dinner routine, then an awful mistake, and later a true sacrifice after her teacher, Mrs. Howdy Doody, urges students to march to the beat of their own drums.

How to Eat Fried Worms , By Thomas Rockwell

Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.

If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period , By Gennifer Choldenko

Kirsten and Walk, seventh-graders at an elite private school, alternate telling how race, wealth, weight, and other issues shape their relationships as they and other misfits stand up to a mean but influential classmate, even as they are uncovering a long-kept secret about themselves.
It's Raining Cupcakes , By Lisa Schroeder

Twelve-year-old Isabel dreams of seeing the world but has never left Oregon, and so when her best friend, Sophie, tells her of a baking contest whose winners travel to New York City, she eagerly enters despite concerns about her mother, who is opening a cupcake bakery. Includes recipes.

James and the Giant Peach , By Roald Dahl

A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

Katie and Cupcake Cure (Cupcake Diaries Series #1) , By Coco Simon

Who's afraid of middle school? Not Katie Brown. After all, it can't be that different from elementary school. But, boy, was she ever wrong! After her best friend ditches her for a new group of friends called the Popular Girls Club, Katie is left alone and starts to wonder if there's an Unpopular Girls Club she can join. Luckily, Katie finds her way with a great new group of friends and together they form their own club. Four friends plus cupcakes turns out to be the icing on the cake

The Lemonade War , By Jacqueline Davies

Evan and his younger sister, Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn 100 dollars. Includes mathematical calculations and tips for running a successful lemonade stand

President of the Whole Fifth Grade , By Sherri Winston

To gain leadership skills needed to run a cupcake-baking empire when she grows up, Brianna runs for president of the fifth grade--expecting little competition--until a new girl enters the race.

Rule of Three , By Megan McDonald

In Acton, Oregon, sisters Alex, Stevie, and Joey take turns telling about their lives, including auditioning for the same part in the school musical, baking contest-worthy cupcakes, and becoming obsessed with "Little Women."

The Truth Cookie , By Fiona Dunbar

When a strange recipe book finds it way into the hands of Lulu Baker, she and her friend Frenchy try to outwit Lulu's wicked stepmother-to-be and her son with special cookies that make them tell the truth.

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop , By Kate Saunders

Eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily are recruited by a talking cat to assist her and M16 in foiling the dastardly plans of their great-great-uncle, a chocolatier who used magic to make a candy that bestows immortality.