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June 04, 2021

2021 Fall Creek Intermediate 5th Grade Summer Reading Suggestions:  

BenBee and the Teacher Griefer by K.A. Holt 
Four remedial summer school classmates band together to save their teacher after she gets in trouble for playing video games with them in an attempt to help them read.
(Realistic Fiction) 
 
The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
Longing to know who she really is after being discovered in a bear cave as a baby, 12-year-old Yanka begins a remarkable transformation that forces her to leave a loving foster home in search of a place where she truly belongs. (Fantasy) 
 
Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist
Referring to his late father's journal for advice on how to be the man of the house, young Isaiah taps the support and ideas of two school friends who help him navigate rules and manage without superpowers. (Realistic Fiction) 
 
One Speck of Truth  by Caela Carter
The only thing Alma knows about her birth father is that he died right after she was born, and he was from Portugal. When her mom suddenly decides to move to Portugal, Alma finds out not everything she’s been told is true. (Realistic Fiction) 
 
Rise of Zombert  by Kara LaReau
Mellie Gore rescues Bert the cat from behind the YummCo Foods factory, and Mellie soon wonders if the mystery surrounding Bert's behavior is connected to the powerful YummCo Foods company or could he truly be a zombie? (Mystery) 
 
Unplugged by Gordon Korman
Multiple voices share the adventures of a group of youngsters at an electronics-free wellness camp where wealthy, spoiled Jett, leads other campers in trying to stop a criminal. (Adventure)
 
We Dream of Space  by Erin Entrada Kelly
As the launch of the Challenger approaches, Ms. Salonga gives her students a project; they are separated into spacecraft crews and must create and complete a mission. When the fated day finally arrives, it changes all of their lives and brings them together in unexpected ways.  (Historical Fiction) 
 
When You Trap a Tiger  by Tae Keller
When her family moves into the home of her sick grandmother, Lily forges a complicated pact with a magical tiger, in a story inspired by Korean folktales. (Fantasy) 
 
Wink :Surviving Middle School with One Eye Open by Rob Harrell
After being diagnosed with a rare eye cancer, Ross discovers how music, art, and true friends can help him survive both treatment and middle school. (Realistic Fiction) 
 
Winterborne: Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter
After years in foster care, April gets to live in a mansion where she and four other children are caught up in a mystery related to a missing heir, a lost legacy, and the Phantom. (Mystery) 

 

2021 Fall Creek Intermediate 6th Grade Summer Reading Suggestions:   

 
American as Paneer Pie by  Supriya Kelkar
Feeling like she lives two lives as the only Indian American girl in her school, Lekha is excited to meet a Desi newcomer and a new friend. (Realistic Fiction)  
  
Before the Ever After  by  Jacqueline Woodson
ZJ's friends help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career.
(Historical Fiction in Verse)  
 
Clean Getaway  by Nic Stone
William ‘Scoob’ Lamar is heading out on an unplanned road trip with his Grandma. With old maps and a strange pamphlet called the 'Travelers’ Green Book' at their side, the pair takes off on a journey down G'ma's memory lane, but adventure quickly turns to uncertainty. (Realistic Fiction)  
  
Efrén Divided by  Ernesto Cisneros
While his father works two jobs, Efrén must take care of his twin siblings, kindergartners Max and Mia, after their mother is deported to Mexico. (Realistic Fiction)  
  
Ground Zero by Alan Gratz
Brandon is visiting his dad on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when the attack comes; Reshmina is a girl in Afghanistan who has grown up in the aftermath of that attack but dreams of peace, becoming a teacher, and escaping her village and the narrow role that the Taliban believes is appropriate for women--both are struggling to survive, both are changed forever by the events of 9/11. (Historical Fiction)  
  
Letters from Cuba  by Ruth Behar 
In 1938, Esther joins her father in tropical, multicultural Cuba, where they work together to rescue the rest of their Jewish family from persecution in Poland. Includes notes about the author's grandmother, on whom the story is based. (Historical Fiction)  
 
The Radium Girls: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark by Kate Moore 
A narrative account of the true story of the young women who were dangerously exposed to the newly discovered element, and the details of their courageous struggle for justice.  (Nonfiction)
 
The Rambling  by  Jimmy Cajorleas
On an odyssey through the swamp to find his father, a boy discovers the magic of life, love, and storytelling.  (Fantasy) 
   
The Van Gogh Deception  by Deron Hicks
Discovered in Washington D.C.'s National Gallery with no memory of who he is, a young boy begins a high-stakes race to piece together clues about his origins while using his limited knowledge to prevent one of the greatest art frauds ever committed. (Mystery)  
 
We Had to be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport  
by Deborah Hopkinson
Details the heartwrenching experiences of Jewish children who fled Nazi Germany aboard the Kindertransport, in a collection of true accounts that includes the story of young Ruth David, who clung to hope in an unfamiliar country after being separated from her family. (Nonfiction)  
  
 
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