3rd-5th Grade Recommendations
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Barnhill
2017 Newbery Medal Winner
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a perfectly tiny dragon who must unlock the powerful magic deep inside her. These unique characters encounter love, heartbreak hope, sorrow, and wonder, in a story about what keeps us apart and brings us together.
The Inquisitor's Tale
by Adam Gidwitz
A 2017 Newbery Honor Book
1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints.
by Sara Pennypacker
Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . .
Co-author Soman Chainani and Phoebe Yeh, V.P. and Publisher at Crown discuss Flying Lessons & Other Stories.
Flying Lessons & Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh
In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children’s publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers. From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories.
The Wild Robot
by Peter Brown
From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide. When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive.