2023 - 2024 GTML for 5/6

Book Info & Resources

The Hungry Place by Jessie Haas

Connemara pony is pampered and beloved, then abused and neglected, until twelve-year-old Rae brings love to her again.

AR reading level - 4.5

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I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies by Lauren Tarshis

Melody Vega and her family come to Glacier National Park every year. Mel loves it here--the beautiful landscapes and wildlife make it easy to forget her troubles. But this year is different. With Mom gone, every moment in the park is a reminder of the past. Then Mel comes face-to-face with the mighty grizzly. Now her only thought is one of survival. In graphic novel format.

AR reading level - 3.2

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Two Degrees by Alan Gratz

When three children endure separate climate change disasters--a wildfire in the California woods, a close encounter with a hungry polar bear in Canada, and a massive hurricane in Florida--they emerge from their experiences committed to changing the world.

AR reading level - 5.2

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Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by

Bernice Buttman is tired of being labeled a "bully," so when her mom leaves her with her aunt, who is a nun, Bernice decides to mend her ways and become a model citizen.

AR reading level - 5.1

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The Last Beekeeper by Pablo Cartaya

To prove that she belongs in a place where only the smartest and most useful are welcomed, twelve-year-old Yolanda learns that her survival rests on the rediscovery of a long-extinct beehive that could be the answer to everything.

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Counting in Dog Years and other Sassy Math Poems by Betsy Franco

Explores a range of math topics--from fractions and time measurements to geometry and graphs--in a way that relates math to the daily lives of children using innovative, witty poems and illustrations.

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett

Once there was a bridge and a terrible and VERY hungry troll lived underneath it. When the three Billy Goats Gruff decide to clip-clop across the bridge to get to the grassy ridge, the troll is already imagining all the ways to prepare a delicious goat dinner. But the troll underestimates those seemingly sweet but oh-so-savvy goats!

AR reading level - 2.9

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Where is the North Pole? by Megan Stine

Travel to the topmost point on the globe and learn all about the vast region surrounding the North Pole. Polar bears, walruses, and arctic seals make their home on sea ice that can be nine feet thick while the Inuit and other indigenous peoples continue their traditions and means for survival in this harsh climate.

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Leonard - My Life as a Cat by Carlie Sorosiak

An alien accidently takes the form of a stray cat and must choose whether to return to his planet or stay with his new human friend Olive.

AR reading level - 5.2

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Odder by Katherine Applegate

Odder spends her days off the coast of central California, practicing her underwater acrobatics and spinning the quirky stories for which she's known. But when Odder comes face-to-face with a hungry great white shark, her life takes a dramatic turn, one that will challenge everything she believes about herself--and about the humans who hope to save her.

AR reading level - 5.6

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Dragon in the Library by Louie Stowell

Kit Spencer can't stand reading. But when her best friends, Josh and Alita, drag her to the local library, Kit makes an incredible discovery: she's a wizard-and books are the key to her abilities. Unfortunately, a greedy businessman wants to tear down the beloved library, destroying all its magic.

AR reading level - 4.4

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Treasure in the Lake by Jason Pamment

Two kids in a small country town unintentionally unearth a lost city and a tale of friendship long-forgotten. Storm clouds gather as secrets begin to surface. Can they uncover the truth in time to keep their own friendship afloat, or will history repeat itself and pull them apart forever?

AR reading level - 2.2

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