The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (j ANGLEBE)
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.
Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School by Ruth McNally Barshaw (j BARSHAW)
Ellie writes and doodles in a journal of her family's move to a new home and her struggle to make friends, which gets a lot easier as she leads a nonviolent protest about long lunch lines at school. (Other books about Ellie McDoodle)
The Rat Brain Fiasco by Jullie Gardner Berry, illustrated by Sally Faye Gardner (j BERRY)
Cody Mack's misdeeds land him in a reformatory school, where he soon discovers that the principal and teachers are actual monsters with a sinister plan to alter the boys' brains. (Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys series)
Miss Daisy Is Crazy by Dan Gutman, pictures by Jim Paillot (jj 3-4 GUTMAN)
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J. (My Weird School series)
Babymouse: Queen of the World! by Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm (j COMICS HOLM)
An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party. (Babymouse series)
Two best friends embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls at their elementary school so that by the time they get to middle school they too will be in the right crowd. Appears in the form of a scrapbook. (Popularity Papers series)
Letters from Camp by Kate Klise (j KLISE)
Sent to Camp Happy Harmony to learn how to get along with each other, pairs of brothers and sisters chronicle in letters home how they come to suspect the intentions of the singing family running the camp.
Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry by Josh Lewis, illustrated by Douglas Holgate (j LEWIS)
When Fern Goldberg arrives at Bert Lahr Elementary School, he's just an average kid. Then he falls into the green liquid inside the pool-type container behind Bogie's Burger Barn. Now whenever his skin comes into contact with condiments, he transforms into a bona fide deep-fried superhero who's not afraid to take on villains great and small. And that includs the giant, mutant french fry that threatens to crush the whole school beneath its massive, starchy feet. (Super Chicken Nugget Boy series)
All That Glitters Isn’t Gold by Anne Mazer (j MAZER)
Brianna has the brand-new cell phone, the MePhone. And suddenly Abby, who has never cared much about having the latest thing, is green with envy. When Brianna loses her phone, Abby's the one who finds it. Does Abby really have to give it back? (The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes series)
School!: Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elmentary School by Kate McMullan, illustrated by George Booth (j MCMULLA)
Each morning, student Ron Faster hurries to Harvey N. Trouble School, where he encounters such staff members as science teacher Ms. Roxanne Pebbles, music instructor Mrs. Doremi Fasollatido, and the resigning janitor Mr. Iquit.
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce (j PEIRCE)
Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement. (Other Big Nate books)
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, pictures by Marla Frazee (j PENNYPA)
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building. (Clementine series)
Max Quigley, Technically NOT a Bully by James Roy (j ROY)
After playing a prank on one of his "geeky" classmates, sixth-grader Max Quigley's punishment is to be tutored by him.