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Girls Read
Great reads for upper elementary girls. See also Girls Read Jr book lists.
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  Cover Art: Dancing Home Ada, Alma Flor
Dancing Home
When Margie's cousin Lupe comes from Mexico to live in California with Margie's family, Lupe must adapt to America, while Margie, who thought it would be fun to have her cousin there, finds that she is embarrassed by her in school and jealous of her at home.
147 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Magic Half Barrows, Annie
The Magic Half
Eleven-year-old Miri Gill feels left out in her family, which has two sets of twins and her, until she travels back in time to 1935 and discovers Molly, her own lost twin, and brings her back to the present day.
211 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Penderwicks : a Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy Birdsall, Jeanne
The Penderwicks : a Summer Tale of Four Sisters Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
262 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Renegade Magic Burgis, Stephanie
Renegade Magic
Twelve-year-old Kat tries to use her untrained magical powers to prevent use of the wild magic of Sulis Minerva found in Bath, England, where Stepmama has brought the family in hopes of finding Kat's sister a proper match.
331 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: This Journal Belongs to Ratchet Cavanaugh, Nancy J.
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
Homeschooled by her mechanic-environmentalist father, eleven-year-old Rachel "Ratchet" Vance records her efforts to make friends, save a park, remember her mother, and find her own definition of "normal."
307 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Mighty Miss Malone Curtis, Christopher Paul
The Mighty Miss Malone
With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.
307 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chickadee Erdrich, Louise
Chickadee
In 1866, Omakayas's son Chickadee is kidnapped by two ne'er-do-well brothers from his own tribe and must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships, and set out on an exciting and dangerous journey to get back home.
196 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Once Upon a Marigold Ferris, Jean
Once Upon a Marigold
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.
266 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Remarkable : a Novel Foley, Lizzie K.
Remarkable : a Novel
Ten-year-old Jane Doe, the only student average enough to be excluded from the town of Remarkable's School for the Remarkably Gifted, is joined at her public school by the trouble-making Grimlet twins, who lead her on a series of adventures involving an out-of-control science fair project, a pirate captain on the run from a mutinous crew, a lonely dentist, and a newly constructed bell tower that endangers Remarkable's most beloved inhabitant--a skittish lake monster named Lucky.
325 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Barn Boot Blues Friend, Catherine
Barn Boot Blues
When her parents swap urban life in Minneapolis for rural life on a farm 100 miles away, twelve-year-old Taylor feels as if she is living on another planet.
142 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Pictures of Hollis Woods Giff, Patricia Reilly
Pictures of Hollis Woods
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
166 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: All the Lovely Bad Ones : a Ghost Story Hahn, Mary Downing
All the Lovely Bad Ones : a Ghost Story
While spending the summer at their grandmother's Vermont inn, two prankster siblings awaken young ghosts from the inn's distant past who refuse to "rest in peace."
182 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Just Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes Harper, Charise Mericle
Just Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes
Count on third-grader Grace to cook up a creative compromise just in time to save the day at the cupcake-themed school fair.
192 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: 13 Treasures Harrison, Michelle
13 Treasures
Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, thirteen-year-old Tanya is sent to stay with her cold and distant grandmother at Elvesden Manor, where she and the caretaker's son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to the discovery that Tanya's life is in danger.
355 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Junonia Henkes, Kevin
Junonia
The week of her tenth birthday, Alice and her parents go to Sanibel Island, Florida, just as they do every year, but this time some of the people who are always there are missing and some new people have come, which unsettles Alice, who wants things to be exactly the same as they alway are.
176 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Minnie McClary Speaks her Mind Hobbs, Valerie
Minnie McClary Speaks her Mind
When quiet sixth-grader Minnie gets a new language arts teacher who makes her think and ask hard questions, she is inspired to stand up for what she believes in.
215 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Turtle in Paradise Holm, Jennifer L.
Turtle in Paradise
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
191 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Same Sun Here House, Silas
Same Sun Here
A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration, and racism.
297 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Thing About Luck Kadohata, Cynthia
The Thing About Luck
Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.
269 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Grand Plan to Fix Everything Krishnaswami, Uma
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything
Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh.
266 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
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