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Dunn's Corners

Dunn's Corners

2016/2017

The Babe and I by Adler, David

While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth.

 

Appleblossom the Possum by Sloan, Holly Goldberg

A young possum strikes out on her own and winds up trapped in a human house before her brothers can rescue her

 

Bird and Squirrel on the Edge by Burks, James

Bird and Squirrel are almost home. All that's left for them to do is cross the Great Mountains. But before they can, the duo stops to chase off wolves hunting a baby bear and in the process Bird gets a knock on the noggin that gives him amnesia. Now Squirrel has to set aside his fears and keep both Bird and the bear cub safe as they journey on foot over the mountains. But with a pack of hungry wolves on their tail, can Squirrel step up and be the leader they need to keep them all alive?

 

The Case of the Graveyard Ghost by Torrey, Michelle

Now in fifth grade, Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey continue to combine their detective and scientific investigation skills to solve a variety of cases, involving a noisy laundry chute, a ruined flower show, and a ghost.

 

Crenshaw by Applegate, Katherine

A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary

 

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Grabenstein, Chris

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape

 

The Goat Lady by Bregoli, Jane

Tells the story of an elderly French-Canadian woman who lived in Massachusetts and raised goats to provide milk for people who needed it

 

Gregor the Overlander by Collins, Suzanne

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

 

How to Steal a Dog by O’Connor, Barbara

Living in the family car in their small North Carolina town after their father leaves them virtually penniless, Georgina, desperate to improve their situation and unwilling to accept her overworked mother's calls for patience, persuades her younger brother to help her in an elaborate scheme to get money by stealing a dog and then claiming the reward that the owners are bound to offer

 

Kenny and the Dragon by  DiTerlizzi, Tony

Book-loving Kenny the rabbit has few friends in his farming community, so when one, bookstore owner George, is sent to kill another, gentle dragon Grahame, Kenny must find a way to prevent their battle while satisfying the dragon-crazed townspeople.

 

The Lemonade War by Davies, Jacqueline

Evan and his younger sister, Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn 100 dollars. Includes mathematical calculations and tips for running a successful lemonade stand.

 

Lizards, Frogs and Polliwogs by Florian, Douglas

A collection of humorous poems about such reptiles and amphibians as the glass frog, the gecko, and the rattlesnake.

 

Love That Dog by Creech, Sharon

A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.

 

The Million Dollar Kick by Gutman, Dan

Thirteen-year-old Whisper, who hates sports, is torn when she gets a chance to win a million dollars by kicking a goal against a local soccer hero.

 

Mysteries According to Humphrey by Birney, Betty

It's almost Halloween, but the scariest thing in Room 26 has nothing to do with creepy decorations or spooky noises: Mrs. Brisbane is missing! This might be the biggest mystery Humphrey has ever tried to solve.

 

Pecos Bill by Kellogg, Steven

Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.

 

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Birdsall, Jeanne

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.

 

Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Messner, Kate

Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.

 

Sidekicks by Santant, Dan

When Captain Amazing feels he is getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas.

 

Swiss Family Robinson by Wyss, Johann

The story that relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life.

 

Testing the Ice: The True Story about Jackie Robinson by Robinson, Sharon

As a testament to his courage, Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of him, from his baseball career to the day he tests the ice for her, her brothers, and their friends.

 

Thank You Mr. Falker by Polacco, Patricia

At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.

 

Voyages of Dr. Dolittle: Classic Starts Series by Olmstead, Kathleen

An abridged retelling of the story in which Dr. Dolittle sets off with his assistant, Tommy Stubbins, his dog, Jip, and Polynesia the parrot on an adventurous voyage over tropical seas to floating Spidermonkey Island

 

Wilma Unlimited by Krull, Kathleen

A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.

 

Worst of Friends by Jurmain, Suzanne Tripp

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities. But their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. They each became leaders of opposing political parties, and their rivalry followed them to the White House. Full of both history and humor, this is the story of two of America's most well-known presidents and how they learned to put their political differences aside for the sake of friendship.