Upper Elementary picks from Mrs. Jenkins

By CoffeeTree Books

By CoffeeTree Books

The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao

$8.99 $8.27

Set in an unlikely place with an unlikely cast, this book will slide into your heart without you even noticing. An amazingly well told story.


Louis Sachar

$8.99 $8.27

An adventure in the present which is inextricably linked with the past. Bad guys and good guys and look out for those yellow-spotted lizards.

The Giver

Lois Lowry

$9.99 $9.19

The first of a quartet of books, The Giver is set in the unspecified future where things are perfect. No one is sick, feels pain, or gets out of line - but when Jonas is chosen as the next Giver, he learns more than he could have expected.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis and Pauline Baynes

$8.99 $8.27

The beginning of the Chronicles of Narnia and what a beginning it is! Journey with the Pevensey children to a land where danger and battles and many adventures await. The first of a set - lots of good reading ahead.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J. K. Rowling

$10.99 $10.11

Probably my favorite series ever - everyone should read this series. Absolutely everyone.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

$7.99 $7.35

From The Bad Beginning to The End, this series of 13 novels is narrated by Lemony Snicket and contains not just great writing and vocabulary, but spellbinding storytelling, and lots of unfortunate events.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Robert C. O'Brien and Zena Bernstein

$8.99 $8.27

Set on a farm, this story deals with the fate of a family of mice led by the brave and heroic Mrs. Frisby. A story that goes in a very unexpected direction with many unforgettable characters.

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine l'Engle

$6.99 $6.43

The first in a series by Madeline L'engle - this was my first science fiction novel when I was in the 5th grade and I was hooked! A side note: a good companion book to read after this one is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster

$8.99 $8.27

Milo is bored...until he opens a mysterious package containing a toy tollbooth. Visit the lands beyond with Milo and meet many strange characters and rescue the princesses from danger, of course.

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Jeanne Birdsall

$7.99 $7.35

There are several books about the Penderwick family and each one is better than the last. Well written and engaging stories of the lives of the family, this one starts with their summer vacation where they make a new friend and try not to run afoul of Mrs. Tifton.