Boy Reads for Grades 5-8 (SPARK)

Star Wars Origami 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away....

Nonfiction

Kids love origami-and what could be cooler than transforming a piece of paper into Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Yoda, or R2-D2? And not just any paper, but custom-designed paper illustrated with art from the movies. Star Wars® Origami marries the fun of paper folding with the obsession of Star Wars . Like The Joy of Origami and Origami on the Go , this book puts an original spin on an ancient art. And like Star Wars® Scanimation® and Star Wars® ...


1st and 10 : top 10 lists of everything football

[writers, Gary Gramling, Christina M. Tapper, Paul Ulane].

Nonfiction

Get everything you ever wanted to know about America's most popular sport in 1st and 10. Presented in the format of Top 10 lists, this book is a comprehensive yet fun look at the greatest aspects of the game. From the top Super Bowl moments to the best-looking uniforms, SI Kids ranks 50 different topics from the gridiron. Readers are guaranteed to love the big, exciting action photos from the Sports Illustrated collection and the insider knowledg...


I survived the shark attacks of 1916

by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson.

Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction

Based on true events! It's the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek? In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: a Great White shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic Coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey. Then one day, swimming with his friends...


My life as a stuntboy

Janet Tashjian ; with cartoons by Jake Tashjian.

Humor

Derek Fallon gets the opportunity of a lifetime - to be a stuntboy in a major movie featuring a pretty teen actress. After accepting the job he learns that he is the star's stunt double and must wear a wig! His friends are never going to let him live this down. If that weren't his only problem, his parents are threatening to give away his pet monkey, and his best friend just posted an embarrassing video of him on YouTube. Can life get any worse? ...


Doctor Proctor's fart powder

Jo Nesbo ; illustrated by Mike Lowery.

Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Humor

Nilly is new to the neighborhood, but is quick to make friends: Doctor Proctor, an eccentric profess? and Lisa, who is teased by the twin terrors Truls and Trym. Nilly and Lisa help Doctor Proctor develop his latest invention, a powder that makes you fart. The powder makes Nilly and Lisa VERY popular at school when they sell it for fifty cents a bag. And they get revenge on Truls and Trym by giving them an extra-strength dose of fart powder that ...