Titles • Series • Classics
The Carrollton Public Library recognizes the fact that every child learns to read and develops as a reader at his/her own unique pace. The following list is very general, and is in no way designed to be prescriptive.
Bolger, Kevin. Zombiekins.The boring town of Dementedyville is livened up by a mysterious stuffed animal called Zombiekins that turns things upside down when exposed to moonlight. 205 pages
Clements, Andrew. No talking.The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest with unexpected results. 146 pages
DiCamillo, Kate. The tale of Despereaux: Being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread.The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin. 267 pages
Klise, Kate. Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road, book 1).In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I. B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he tries to rent a quiet place to write for the summer. 147 pages
Levine, Gail Carson. Fairy dust and the quest for the egg.Prilla, the unusual new fairy in Neverland, finds her mettle, Mother Dove's wisdom, and Tinker Bell's courage tested by many trials, including a hurricane, a selfish fairy, and Captain Hook. 188 pages
Lin, Grace. Year of the dog.Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese-American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog—making best friends and finding oneself—to her own life. 134 pages
Lupica, Mike. Two-minute drill : a comeback kids novel.Scott, a great kicker who otherwise struggles with football and star quarterback Chris, who has dyslexia, team up to help each other succeed in both football and school. 180 pages
Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine.While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building. 136 pages
Santopolo, Jill. The Niña, the Pinta and the vanishing treasure.Amateur sleuth Alec Flint and his sidekick Gina investigate when the Christopher Columbus exhibit disappears from the town museum. 183 pages
Selznick, Brian. The invention of Hugo CabretWhen twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toy seller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized. 533 pages
Wight, Eric. Frankie Pickle and the closet of doom.Fourth-grader Frankie Piccolini has a vivid imagination when it comes to cleaning his disastrously messy room, but eventually even he decides that it is just too dirty. 79 pages
Blume, Judy. Going, going, gone! with the Pain and the Great One.These funny stories will give readers a peek at how a brother (The Pain) and sister (The Great One) relate to each other. 109 pages.
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39 Clues.The Cahills are the most powerful family the world has ever known. The source of the Cahills’ power is a mystery that can only be unraveled by assembling 39 clues that have been hidden around the world throughout history. Follow Amy Cahill and her brother Dan as they travel the world hunting for the Clues.
Benton, Jim. Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist.Franny K. Stein is not your average girl -- she's a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies and piranha to goldfish. Franny loves science and wants world domination. What could go wrong?
Cabot, Meg. Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls."I'm just a 9-year-old girl who's just trying to make sense out of the 4th grade, so I jot down rules to help myself remember how to be a good sister, student, and friend - and also not to eat anything red. That's a rule! Want to know more of my rules? Then read these books, all about moi!"
Sage, Angie. Araminta Spookie.Araminta likes everything "spookie". She's not afraid of ghosts, bats, secret passageways, or haunted houses. She has a different bedroom for each night of the week, and she loves to make Awful Ambushes. She can be ornery at times, but will do anything for her friends.
Dahl, Roald. James and the giant peach.Wonderful adventures abound after James escapes from his fearful aunts by rolling away inside a giant peach. 126 pages
Eager, Edward. Half Magic.Four children looking forward to an ordinary summer enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double-wishing on an ancient coin. 217 pages
Howe, Deborah and James. Bunnicula: A rabbit tale of mystery.Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire. 98 pages
King-Smith, Dick. Babe the Gallant Pig.A piglet arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success. 118 pages
Sachar, Louis. Sideways stories from Wayside School.Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story. 124 pages
White, E. B. Charlotte's web.Wilbur the pig is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. 184 pages
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little house in the big woodsFollows a year in the life of two young girls growing up on the rough Wisconsin frontier. First book in the Little House series. 238 pages
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