Staff Picks Grades 3-5

July 2018

Big Foot and Little Foot
by Ellen Potter

Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends.

The Royal Rabbits of London
by Santa Montefiore

A quiet young bunny longing for adventure becomes involved with a band of elite rabbits dedicated to safeguarding the royal family of England.

New Shoes
by Sara Varon

Francis the donkey, a shoemaker, learns about life beyond his village when he ventures into the jungle to get wild tiger grass to make the perfect pair of shoes for his hero, Miss Manatee.

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: a True Story about an Accidental Invention (Really!)
by Barry Wittenstein

The Band-Aid is one of those remarkably useful things that just about everyone has used, but has anyone wondered who invented them and how they came to be found in medicine cabinets all over?

Wed Wabbit
by Lissa Evans

You’re called Fidge and you’re nearly eleven. You’ve been hurled into a strange world. You have three companions: two are unbelievably weird and the third is your awful cousin Graham. You have to solve a series of nearly impossible clues. You need to deal with a cruel dictator and three thousand Wimbley Woos (yes, you read that sentence correctly.) And the whole situation, the whole entire thing, is your fault.

The 65-Story Treehouse
by Andy Griffiths

Andy and Terry travel through time trying to save their treehouse from highly talented, angry ants and Inspector Bubblewrap the building inspector.

Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Diamond
by Sam Hearn

While on a school trip to the British Arts & Antiquities Museum, John Watson and his friends from the Baker Street Academy get involved in a mystery when the Alpine Star, a famous diamond, is stolen.

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans
by Russell Ginns

When Samantha's eccentric uncle disappears, he leaves trillions of dollars to her teenage sister, Yankee Stadium and the players' contracts to her eight-year-old brother, and a rusty umbrella to Sam. Discovering clues their uncle left behind, the siblings find themselves on a wild adventure that takes them all over the world as they try to find their uncle.

by Ben Guterson

Puzzle-loving Elizabeth Somers is an 11-year-old orphan living with her impoverished and disagreeable Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. Right before the holidays, Elizabeth finds herself locked out of her home and sent off to the amazing and magical hotel, Winterhouse. While there, she befriends the peculiar proprietor, Norbridge Falls, and is drawn to a unique book which opens up many secrets about Winterhouse and Elizabeth herself.

Bone’s Gift
by Angie Smibert

A 12-year-old Appalachian girl tries to come to terms with her supernatural gift. Sometimes, when Laurel Grace, usually known as Bone, touches an object, she can get a glimpse of the object’s past and can see memories attached to them.