Book List 2019-2020
BOB LIST 2019-2020
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THE SECRET OF PLATFORM 13
BL 5.8 Fantasy
Odge and an old wizard travel through a magical tunnel from their island to London to rescue the son of the King and Queen who was stolen as an infant.
BL 5.5 Contemporary Fiction
Alec, a 6th-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class, starts a book club, solely to have a place to read. Then he discovers that real life can be as exciting as the stories in his favorite books.
BL 5.0 Science Fiction
Unlike Grumps, their old-fashioned robot, the Bell family's new robot, Eager, is programmed not to merely obey but to question, reason, and exercise free will.
INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN
BL 4.8 Novel in Verse
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
THE FOOTBALL BOY WONDER
BL 4.0 Sports Fiction
Charlie Fry is football mad. He sleeps wearing his team's full kit and dreams of scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup final.He plays football around the clock - at the park, on the way to school, at lunchtimes and even in his bedroom until his mum tells him off.But Charlie has a problem: he can't run very far. He has plenty of skill but his poorly lungs stop him from sprinting.And as an 11-year-old boy planning to become the Golden Boot winner at the World Cup, that's an issue.Then one day a freak accident presents Charlie with a unique goal-scoring gift - it means he can't miss. But can Charlie convince his local team Hall Park to give him the chance and use his new skill to deadly effect? Or will the nasty bullies from his school keep him stuck on the sidelines?
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT (Young Readers Adaptation)
Daniel James Brown
BL 6.9 Nonfiction
Complemented by photographs, this middle-grade adaptation of THE BOYS IN THE BOAT describes the American rowing team's triumphant and unlikely win during the 1936 Olympics.
BL 4.5 Realistic Fiction
Ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents are recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money. When they take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers.
BL 4.4 Historical Fiction
When Sam, who can barely read, discovers an old newspaper clipping just before his eleventh birthday, it brings forth memories from his past, and with the help of a new friend at school, his questions are eventually answered.
ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY
BL 4.5 Mystery
Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero, the famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello, with other students but finds he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.
THE LAST INVISIBLE BOY
BL 5.4 Illustrated Novel
In the wake of his father's sudden death, twelve-year-old Finn feels he is becoming invisible as his hair and skin become whiter by the day, and so he writes a book to try to understand what is happening and to hold on to himself and his father.
SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK
BL 5.9 Horror
In 1899, a twelve-year-old girl living secretly on North Carolina's Biltmore Estate, teams up with the estate owner's young nephew to battle a great evil, and in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past. The plot contains violence. Book #1
MRS. FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH
Robert C. O'Brien
BL 5.1 Classic
When Timothy, youngest of a family of field mice, becomes ill, his mother, Mrs. Frisby, enlists the aid of the Rats of NIMH to move their home from the path of the farmer's plow.
BL 4.2 Fantasy
Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree." People write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo, this "wishtree" watches over the neighborhood.
David Stable and Doogie Horner
BL 6.4 Biography
This collection of anecdotes shares the childhoods of famous authors, including Beverly Cleary, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Lewis Carroll, and more.
THE BOOK OF THREE
BL. 5.3 Fantasy
Taran sets out with some strangely assorted companions to save his beloved land.
FRIDAY BARNES, GIRL DETECTIVE
BL 5.8 Mystery
A genius girl detective discovers her ultra-exclusive boarding school is a hotbed of crime, from missing homework and stolen lemon tarts to a mysterious yeti haunting the school swamp. Book #1
ADDISON COOKE AND THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS
Jonathan W. Stokes
BL. 5.2 Adventure
After twelve-year-old Addison Cooke's uncle unearths ancient Incan secrets in Bolivia, he is kidnapped by a shadowy organization intent on stealing the treasure unless Addison and his friends can decipher the clues first. Book #1
BL. 5.2 Fiction
Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard "The Wanderer," a forty-five-foot sailboat.
STELLA BY STARLIGHT
Sharon M. Draper
BL. 4.8 Historical Fiction
When the Ku Klux Klan's unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella's segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice.
A BOY CALLED BAT
Elana K. Arnold
BL. 4.6 Fiction
Bat's mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat (Bixby Alexander Tam) meets the kit, he knows they belong together. #1