Boys, Grades 5-6

Find in Children's Fiction unless otherwise noted.

The Basket Counts
by Christopher, Matt

Illustrations and poetic text describe the movement and feel of the game of basketball.
Whales on Stilts!
by M.T. Anderson
Racing against the clock, shy middle-school student Lily and her best friends must foil the plot of her father's conniving boss to conquer the world using an army of whales.
Swindle
by Gordon Korman
After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way -- a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their general inability to drive -- but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . . even if hijinks ensue.
One-Handed Catch
by M.J. Auch
After losing his hand in an accident in 1946, 6th-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and succeed at art, baseball and other activities. 
Chasing Vermeer Chasing Vermeer
The Wright 3
The Calder Game
by Blue Balliett
Eleven-year olds Petra, Calder and Tommy combine talents to figure out why strange events are happening.  In the first book they help solve an international art scandal; in the second, they attempt to keep a Frank Lloyd Wright home from demolition.  In the third installment, the kids fly to a remote English village to find a missing friendand a missing sculpture