Entertaining and fun, J.D. looks up to his big brother, “The Great Brain,” even if Tom is something of a con artist.
Middle Grade Novels
Sophie and BFG (a bone-crunching giant) are the only ones who can save the children of England, but they’ll have to battle a lot of mean giants to keeps everyone safe.
Amanda’s father is in Jamestown in the newly settled America, but with her mother now gone, it’s up to her to take care of her siblings.
Mrs. Frisby must move or certainly her family won’t survive. But her son is ill... will a group of rats really be able to help the little mouse family? A page turner!
Captain Sager leads his family across the Oregon Trail as they deal with animals, sickness and many big decisions.
Young Gaylen, the king’s messenger, journeys around the kingdom in search of the true meaning of "delicious." A quick read-aloud that is sure to please!
The Applewhites aren't a family you'll quickly forget. This quirky homeschooling family welcomes the notorious (and notoriously bad) Jake Semple into their fold, and everyone is surprised at what happens next! Is Jake as tough as he seems?
Armand likes his life as a Hobo living under the bridges of Paris, and the last thing he needs is anything remotely connected to responsibility. So when a family moves under the bridge with him and threatens to steal his heart, how will Armand handle it? Excellent for all ages.
A fantastic place to start with the many funny, quick reads by Andrew Clements. Nick isn't exactly a troublemaker; he just likes to keep things interesting! What starts out as a simple game turns into a city-wide uproar. What starts out as a lighthearted read turns out to be a powerfully moving story. Delightful.
When 13-year-old Matt means a boy from the Beaver clan, he begins to understand more about living in the wilderness in the 1700s. A Newberry Honor winner.
It’s not Harriet’s fault that she notices everything. But when her friends find a notebook filled with her honest and sometimes hurtful observations, Harriet worries she won’t be able to repair her friendships.
Did you read this one as a kid? Your kids will still love it just as much (and if you haven't read it yet, you're in for a treat!). When Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she and her brother end up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, only to get caught up in a mystery that makes headlines.
It’s such a boring summer, so when Jane finds a coin, she wishes something exciting would happen. Of course, it does! A funny and classic family tale for all ages.
Not as scary as the movie, this is a fabulous read-aloud for a wide range of ages. This audio book version is also delightful.
Based on stories of the author’s grandmother, Caddie loves hunting and pranks, but refuses to be a “lady.” Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s, Little House fans will love Caddie!
Elizabeth Ann must leave her home to move to rural Vermont and live with relatives. She needs a little extra care, though, so will anyone there understand her? If you're a homeschooling family, you'll especially love this one! (The characters are 👌🏼.)