Draper, Sharon M. Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
Conly, Jane Leslie. In the 1870s, Benjamin Franklin Orville, a boy from a wealthy Baltimore family, is kidnapped and forced to work on an oyster dredger whose captain has no qualms about murdering any crewman who fails to meet his demands.
Balliett, Blue. In small-town Michigan, twelve-year-old Zoomy and his new friend Lorrol investigate the journal found inside a mysterious box and find family secrets and a more valuable treasure, while a dangerous stranger watches and waits.
Angleberger, Tom. Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.