Atwater, Richard. Mr. Popper's Penguins.
Mr. Popper, a house painter who dreams of the Polar region, receives a large crate containing a penguin.
Banks, Lynne Reid. The Fairy Rebel.
The Fairy queen has forbidden her subjects to grant any magic favors to humans, but Tiki the fairy secretly creates a child for Jan and her husband.
Blume, Judy. Frecklejuice.
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.
Butterworth, Oliver. The Enormous Egg.
A baby triceratops hatches from an egg laid by Nate Twitchell's hen.
Catling, Patrick. Chocolate Touch .
A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate.
Cleary, Beverly. Ramona the Pest.
Ramona meets lots of interesting people in kindergarten and creates plenty of mischief. Follow the adventures of Ramona and other characters in Cleary's other books.
Clements, Andrew. Frindle
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
Clifford, Eth. Help! I'm A Prisoner In the Library.
During a blizzard, two girls spend an adventurous night trapped inside a public library.
Dahl, Roald. The BFG
Kidsnatched from an orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling giants.
DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Desperaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread.
When Desperaux, a small mouse of unusual talents, falls in love with a human princess, he is banished to the rat dungeon.
Eager, Edward. Half Magic
Four children looking forward to an ordinary summer enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double wishing on an ancient coin.
Endrich, Louise . The Birchbark House
Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.
Gannett, Ruth Stiles. My Father's Dragon.
Elmer is determined to rescue a baby dragon who is being used by a group of wild animals to ferry them across the river.
Gorog, Judith. In A Messy, Messy Room And Other Strange Stories.
These five brief stories start out spooky and end up funny.
Howe, James. Bunnicula.
Bunnicula is a vampire bunny found in a shoe box at the movies. Harold, the dog, and Chester, the cat know he's no ordinary rabbit.
Ibbotson, Eva. Secret of Platform 13
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son, who has been stolen as an infant.
Jenkins, Emily. Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo and Someone Called Plastic
Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends who happen to be toys.
King-Smith, Dick. Three Terrible Trins.
Three mice brothers ignore a rigid class system and befriend a lower class mouse. They form a team to fight cats.
Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Having run awry with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.
MacDonald, Betty. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
The eccentric Mrs. Piggle Wiggle offers parents cures for such childhood diseases as "Won't-Put-Away-Toys-Itis," "Answer-backism," and "Fighter-Quarrelitis."
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah. Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother, a mail-order bride that their father invited to live with them in their private home.
Manes, Stephen. Be A Perfect person In Just Three Days.
Milo is sick of being teased all the time. When a library book falls on his head, he embarks on its do-it-yourself course in becoming perfect with hilarious results.
Marshall, James. Rats On the Roof and Other Stories.
Seven amusing stories about a variety of animals, including a frog with magnificent legs, a hungry brontosaurus, and a cultured cat with an unlikely rat phobia.
Martin, Ann. The Doll People
A family of porcelain dolls that has lived in the same house for one hundred years is taken aback when a new family of plastic dolls arrives and doesn't follow The Doll code of Honor.
McCloskey, Robert. Homer Price.
A humorous collection of stories about a small-town boy's neighborhood dilemmas.
Peck, Richard. A Long Way from Chicago
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Pullman, Phillip. The Scarecrow and His Servant
A scarecrow and his boy servant, Jack, set off on a dangerous adventure as they try to outwit the crooked Buffaloni family and stake their claim to valuable Spring Valley.
Sachar, Louis. There's A Boy In the Girls' Bathroom.
Bradley, the class bully, learns to make friends and do well in school.
Scieska, Jon. Knights At the Kitchen Table.
Zany story of three boys' adventures with knights and dragons.
Scribner, Virginia. Gopher Draws Conclusions.
Gopher's best friend Kevin enters Gopher's picture in a contest and boys a skateboard with the $25.00 prize.
Seidler, Tor. Mean Margaret
Fred and Phoebe, newlywed woodchucks, take care of a cranky toddler named Margaret, who they find abandoned in the woods.
Selden, George. The Cricket In Times Square.
Chester, a Connecticut cricket transported to New York's Times Square, has the unique talent of being able to play beautiful violin music with his wings.
Smith, Robert K. Chocolate Fever.
Harry, who is wild about chocolate, comes down with the world's first case of chocolate fever in which everything that touches his mouth turns to chocolate.
Thurber, James. Many Moons.
A fairy tale in which everyone in the palace tries to get the moon to cheer up an unhappy princess.
Vande Velde, Vivian. Three Good Deeds
Caught stealing some goose eggs from a witch, Howard is cursed for his heartlessness and turned into a goose himself, and he can only turn human again after performing three good deeds.
Waugh, Sylvia. The Mennyms
The Mennyms, a family of life-size rag dolls living in a house in England pretending to be human, have their peaceful existence threatened when the house's owner announces he is coming from Australia for a visit.
White, E. B. Charlotte's Web.
Charlotte, a spider, conspires with the farmer's daughter to save Wilbur, a piglet slated to be butchered in the fall.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House In the Big Woods.
One of a series of books about Laura and her family, who were early pioneers of the American West.