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Guys Read
Great reads for upper elementary guys. See also Guys Read Jr book lists.
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  Cover Art: Max Cassidy : Escape from Shadow Island Adam, Paul
Max Cassidy : Escape from Shadow Island
British fourteen-year-old Max Cassidy calls on his skills and training as a professional escape artist when he attempts to clear his mother of murdering his father, who disappeared two years earlier in the Central American country of Santo Domingo.
295 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Fake Mustache Angleberger, Tom
Fake Mustache
Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend, Casper, and world domination as Casper uses a spectacularly convincing fake mustache and the ability to hypnotize to rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president.
196 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee Angleberger, Tom
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
McQuarrie Middle School's students miss Origami Yoda when Dwight leaves for Tippett Academy, but he sends Sara a paper Fortune Wookiee that seems to give advice just as good as Yoda's--even if, in the hands of girls, it seems preoccupied with romance.
190 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Iron Thunder : the Battle Between the Monitor & the Merrimac Avi
Iron Thunder : the Battle Between the Monitor & the Merrimac
Tom's job as an assistant to Captain John Ericsson, the inventor of the Monitor, makes him a target of Confederate spies.
203 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Peculiar Bachmann, Stefan
The Peculiar
After humans win the faery wars in England, a half-human, half-faery child, scorned by both races, finds himself at the center of a web of intrigue and danger when he is stalked by a sinister faery.
376 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies Beaty, Andrea
Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies
At Camp Whatsitooya, twins Joules and Kevin and new friend Nelson face off against large, rabbit-like creatures from the Mallow Galaxy who thrive on sugar, but are not above hypnotizing and eating human campers.
184 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Zombiekins Bolger, Kevin
Zombiekins
Stanley Nudelman buys a weird stuffed animal at the yard sale of a woman rumored to be a witch, and soon he and his friend Miranda are trying to save their schoolmates from becoming zombies.
205 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: NERDS : National Espionage Rescue and Defense Society Buckley, Michael
NERDS : National Espionage Rescue and Defense Society
While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular kids combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.
306 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Happenstance Found Catanese, P. W.
Happenstance Found
A boy awakens, blindfolded, with no memory of even his name, but soon meets Lord Umber, an adventurer and inventor, who calls him Happenstance and tells him that he has a very important destiny--and a powerful enemy.
342 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: A Mutiny in Time Dashner, James
A Mutiny in Time
Time has gone wrong, and best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste, together with the young Hystorian Riq, must use the infinity ring to travel back to one of the Great Breaks--a mutiny on the Santa MariĀ“a--to correct history and defeat the SQ.
190 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Lemonade Crime Davies, Jacqueline
The Lemonade Crime
When money disappears from fourth-grader Evan's pocket and everyone thinks that his annoying classmate Scott stole it, Evan's younger sister stages a trial involving the entire class, trying to prove what happened.
152 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: My Side of the Mountain George, Jean Craighead
My Side of the Mountain
A boy's experiences living by himself in a remote area of the Catskill Mountains.
178 p. 1959
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Rivals Green, Tim
Rivals
Twelve-year-old Josh looks forward to facing a true rival in the Baseball Hall of Fame tournament, but first he and his friends Jaden and Benji put themselves at great risk trying to expose the truth about a conspiracy to bribe the head umpire.
261 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit Greenwald, Tom
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit
Bright but unenthusiastic middle school student Charlie Joe Jackson signs up for the school play in an attempt to get straight As on his last quarter report card in order to avoid having to go to Camp Rituhbukkee over the summer.
265 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Mission Unstoppable Gutman, Dan
Mission Unstoppable
On a cross-country vacation with their parents, twins Coke and Pepsi, soon to be thirteen, fend off strange assassins as they try to come to terms with their being part of a top-secret government organization known as The Genius Files.
293 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Unusual Creatures : a Mostly Accurate Account of Some of the Earth's Strangest Animals Hearst, Michael
Unusual Creatures : a Mostly Accurate Account of Some of the Earth's Strangest Animals
From the top of Mt. Everest to 10,000 feet under the sea, fascinating animals are everywhere. A basilisk that can run on water, an octopus that can mimic other animals, a fish that defends itself with slime and ties itself in a knot to wipe the slime away -- and more!
109 p. 2012
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Chomp Hiaasen, Carl
Chomp
When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father.
290 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: One Dog and his Boy Ibbotson, Eva
One Dog and his Boy
When lonely, ten-year-old Hal learns that his wealthy but neglectful parents only rented Fleck, the dog he always wanted, he and new friend Pippa take Fleck and four other dogs from the rental agency on a trek from London to Scotland, where Hal's grandparents live.
282 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Paradise Trap Jinks, Catherine
The Paradise Trap
Eleven-year-old Marcus is spending a week at the beach with his mother in a tiny old travel trailer, but boredom turns to terror when a new friend discovers a cellar that has magical doors through which people keep disappearing.
344 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Dying to Meet You Klise, Kate
Dying to Meet You
In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I. B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.
147 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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