• New! Reader's Rally 2020-2021 List

     

  • Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire

    by John August Year Published: 2018

    Fantasy

    Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire is the first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series by screenwriter John Augus.

    from Amazon.com

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  • Blended

    by Sharon Draper Year Published: 2018

    Realistic Fiction

    Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper.

    from Amazon.com

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  • Calico Girl

    by Jerdine Nolen Year Published: 2017

    Historical Fiction

    At once heartbreaking and uplifting, a gentle, lyrical story of a determined black girl’s journey toward freedom during the Civil War.

    from Amazon.com

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  •  The Elephant Thief

    The Elephant Thief

    by Jane Kerr Year Published: 2018

    Historical Fiction

    When young pickpocket Danny accidentally buys an elephant at an auction, he finds himself swept up on an unforgettable adventure. Offered a job by a zookeeper, all he has to do is ride Maharajah from Edinburgh to Manchester in one week.

    From Amazon.com

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  • Fuzzy

    by Tom Angleberger & Paul Dellinger Year Published: 2018

    Science Fiction

    From the minds of Tom Angleberger, the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Origami Yoda series, and Paul Dellinger, an adult science-fiction writer, comes a funny middle school story with a memorable robot title character.

    From Amazon.com

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  •  Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

    Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

    by Dusti Bowling Year Published: 2017

    Realistic Fiction

    Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again.

    From Amazon.com

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  •  Lifeboat 12

    Lifeboat 12

    by Susan Hood Year Published: 2018

    Historical Fiction

    In the tradition of The War That Saved My Life and Stella By Starlight, this poignant novel in verse based on true events tells the story of a boy’s harrowing experience on a lifeboat after surviving a torpedo attack during World War II.

    From Amazon.com

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  • Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

    by Angela Cervantes Year Published: 2018

    Mystery

    Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together.

    While in Mexico, Paloma meets Lizzie and Gael, who present her with an irresistible challenge: The siblings want her to help them find a valuable ring that once belonged to beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

    From Amazon.com

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  •  Restart

    Restart

    by Gordon Korman Year Published: 2017

    Realistic Fiction

    Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.

    From Amazon.com

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  •  Saving Fiona

    Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo

    by Thane Maynard Year Published: 2018

    Non-Fiction Picturebook

    The amazing, true story of Fiona, a baby hippo born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo, the team of scientists and caregivers who nursed her to health, and the vast community in Cincinnati and beyond who rallied around her.bers.

    From Amazon.com

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  •  Sergent Reckless

    Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero

    by Patricia McCormick Year Published: 2017

    Non-Fiction Picturebook

    When a group of US Marines fighting in the Korean War found a bedraggled mare, they wondered if she could be trained to as a packhorse. They had no idea that the skinny, underfed horse had one of the biggest and bravest hearts they’d ever known. And one of the biggest appetites!  The true story of Reckless, the brave little horse who became a Marine.

    From Amazon.com

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  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

    by Jonathan Auxier Year Published: 2018

    Fantasy

    Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best chimney climber who ever lived - and a girl. With her wits and will, she’s managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again. But when Nan gets stuck in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. 

    Instead, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature - a golem - made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire.   

    From Amazon.com

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  •  Tiny Stitches

    Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

    by Gwendolyn Hooks Year Published: 2016

    Biography - Picturebook

    Vivien Thomas's greatest dream was to attend college to study medicine. But after the stock market crashed in 1929, Vivien lost all his savings. Then he heard about a job opening at the Vanderbilt University medical school under the supervision of Dr. Alfred Blalock. Vivien knew that the all-white school would never admit him as a student, but he hoped working there meant he was getting closer to his dream.

    From Amazon.com

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  •  Watch Hollow

    Watch Hollow

    by Gregory Funaro Year Published: 2019

    Fantasy

    Deep within the enchanted woods in the town of Watch Hollow stands the once-grand Blackford House, whose halls hold a magical secret: a giant cuckoo clock that does much more than tell time. But when the clock’s gears cease to turn, an evil presence lurking among the trees begins to come out of the shadows.

    From Amazon.com

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  •  Watchdog

    Watchdog

    by Will McIntosh Year Published: 2017

    Science Fiction

    After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as BlargThirteen-year-old twins Vick and Tara have built an incredible machine—a loyal robotic watchdog named Daisy. But, when local crime boss Ms. Alba schemes to add Daisy to her robot army, Vick and Tara must go to great lengths to protect their prized pet. Because Daisy is more than just any robot—she’s their constant protector, and together the three make a great team.

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  • You can be reading next year's Readers Rally titles now for free!

    We have copies of all the Readers Rally chapter books in ebook format.   Just log in to your student portal and go to the media catalog.  Search for one of the chapter book titles listed on this page.  You can open the ebook and read on your device!

    Congratulations to our Lovin Readers Rally Team 2020!  They won first place in their division!

    The Readers Rally book club is open to fourth and fifth graders.

    The club meets after school on Tuesdays from October through February. 

    Information on joining Readers Rally will go home at the beginning of each school year.