Staff Picks Grades 3-5
This beloved family is back and taking their final bow in this fifth and final title in the series. The spotlight is on the youngest sibling, 11-year-old Lydia, a would-be dancer. Thrown into the mix is an older brother who's aspiring to be a film director, a stair-climbing chicken, and an independent-minded sheep.
Although Rowan has only just returned to human form after accidentally being transformed into a fairy, she is unwilling to leave the fairy realms to the villainy of Vulpes, a wicked fox fairy desperate to become human again.
Twelve-year-old Chantal and her father fish the River Seine at night in German-occupied Paris to provide much-needed food for their city and themselves. After several puzzling and unsuccessful nights of fishing, Chantal discovers the incredible reason why the fish have disappeared!
Twelve-year-old Shayne looks forward to spending her summers with her grandmother, but she is disappointed when her best friend is more interested in boys than making bracelets and her grandmother's hobby has become a hoarding problem.
Gilly and her friends must prepare for a giant invasion after Jack plants magic beans, earning him a spot in Fairy Tale Reform School and reminding Gilly how good it feels to be bad.
Twelve-year-old Gran and his new friend, Catalina, journey underground to defeat a strange force that threatens their town of Carousel.
A stowaway dog and the captain's cat form an unlikely friendship as they race to protect three kittens, help their humans, and survive the sinking of the Titanic.
Borlen is not like other dwarves. Born close to the Surface, he suffers from horrible depth sickness, and he is forced to work in the mines as a crew member who does tasks no one else wants to do. He soon finds himself nicknamed Grump. When he accidentally breaks through to the Surface, he meets Queen Elfrieda who seems like a true friend, but what does this mean for Snow White?
After moving to the tiny town of Petersville, eleven-year-old Tris uses his cooking expertise to revive a town tradition using chocolate cream doughnuts.
Stinkbomb and his younger sister, Ketchup-Face, armed with advice from the local ninja-librarian, set off on a quest to find the legendary Magic Porcupine that will help them save the kingdom.