Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fizz Boom Reads: Middle Grade Novels

 Though this year's CSLP summer reading theme, Fizz Boom Read, lends itself well to nonfiction reading, it's inevitable that kids will also want to read a few good stories.  I have already shared my suggestions for fictional picture books, easy readers, and chapter books. Today I conclude the series  with middle grade novels.

Project Mulberry
by Linda Sue Park
Julia and her best friend Patrick learn a lot about each other when they team up to raise silkworms. 

The Year of the Baby
by Andrea Cheng
When Anna's newly adopted baby sister fails to thrive, she and her friends design a science experiment to find ways to help her.

Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst

by Lois Lowry
When the gerbils Anastasia brings home for her science project reproduce, she has to hide the whole family from her rodent-phobic mother.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
by Robert C. O'Brien
A group of extraordinary lab rats help Mrs. Frisby save her son, Timothy, from pneumonia, and her other children from death by plow.

The Arm of the Starfish
by Madeleine L'Engle
When Adam Eddington travels to Gaea to work with Dr. O'Keefe on the regeneration of starfish limbs, he finds himself embroiled in espionage and intrigue.

Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea
by Anna Humphrey
When her grandfather's dog dies, Ruby decides to build a Rube Goldberg machine that can do all the things the dog used to do.

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.
by Kate Messner
Gianna is supposed to turn in a science project about leaves, but she keeps finding ways to procrastinate as problems develop in other areas of her life. 

Every Soul a Star
by Wendy Mass
Ally, Bree, and Jack each have a different experience witnessing an eclipse at Moon Shadow campground.

by Kiera Stewart
Olivia attempts to use dog training techniques to train the boys in her school to have better behavior. 

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