SAA Grade 5 Summer Reading

All orders placed between now and May 10 will be delivered to your son at SAA before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during this time will benefit SAA!

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop between now and May 10 and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the San Antonio Academy Library! When shopping in the store, be sure to alert the Twig associate to attribute your sale to the San Antonio Academy. When shopping online please put SAA in the order notes.

Orders may be submitted online 24/7 or by phone between 10am and 6 pm daily (210-826-6411).

Orders placed after May 10 can either be mailed to your home (shipping charges apply) or picked up at The Twig for no extra charge.

Please be sure to choose "Pick up at store" as the delivery option if you do not wish to pay for shipping!

Thank you for supporting your local, independent bookstore!


Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries By Sarah Albee Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338575781
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - November 10th, 2020

Science meets real-life mystery in this adventurous look at incredible unexpected finds that changed history.

Secret treasures are buried all around us -- you just have to look for them!Accidental Archaeologists takes you on an adventure through time to relive some of the coolest surprise discoveries by totally ordinary people all over the world.


Because of Mr. Terupt By Rob Buyea Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375858246
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Published: Yearling - October 11th, 2011

Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school story sequel filled with unique characters every reader can relate to.


Breaking Stalin's Nose: (Newbery Honor Book) By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250034106
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Published: Square Fish - October 15th, 2013

A Newbery Honor Book.

Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six:
The Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism.
A Young Pioneer is a reliable comrade and always acts according to conscience.
A Young Pioneer has a right to criticize shortcomings.


Bud, Not Buddy: (Newbery Medal Winner) By Christopher Paul Curtis Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.
 


Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents ten original stories--including his own--about  heroes that by top best middle grade authors. Now in trade paperback.


An Elephant in the Garden: Inspired by a True Story By Michael Morpurgo Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250034144
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Published: Square Fish - October 8th, 2013

Lizzie and Karl's mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead.


The Elephant in the Room By Holly Goldberg Sloan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735229952
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - March 1st, 2022

"Sloan captures the importance of compassion and bravery when facing life’s challenges” (Kirkus) in this touching novel by the critically acclaimed author of Counting by 7s.


Escape from Atlantis By Kate O'Hearn Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534456921
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Published: Aladdin - October 25th, 2022

From the author of the Pegasus series comes a spellbinding first book in a new fantasy series for fans of Rick Riordan and Shannon Messenger following two cousins whose summer vacation gets swept away by a storm that lands them on the lost island of Atlantis.

The last way that Riley Evans wanted to spend spring break was studying whales on the family sailboat in the middle of the Ber


The Fighting Ground By Avi Cover Image
By Avi
$9.99
ISBN: 9780064401852
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Published: HarperCollins - January 27th, 2009

Scott O’Dell Award for Best Historical Fiction * ALA Notable Book * ALA Best Books for YA

Newbery Medal-winning author Avi tells the “compelling story of a young boy’s first encounter with war and how it changes him.”—Publishers Weekly


Front Desk (Front Desk #1) (Scholastic Gold) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 25th, 2019

Four starred reviews and over ten best-of-year lists!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secrets.Num


Grand Canyon: (Caldecott Honor Book) By Jason Chin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596439504
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 21st, 2017

Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.


Growing Up Pedro: Candlewick Biographies: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780763693114
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

“Masterfully depicts, with quick verse and beautiful illustrations, the world in which the two siblings came of age. . . . A wonderful introduction to a truly special player.” — School Library Journal (starred review)


Hello, Universe: A Newbery Award Winner By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062414168
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the Newbery Medal

“A charming, intriguingly plotted novel.”—Washington Post

Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.


Holes (Holes Series #1) By Louis Sachar Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440414803
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Published: Yearling - May 9th, 2000

This groundbreaking classic is now available in a special anniversary edition with bonus content. Winner of the Newbery Medal as well as the National Book Award, HOLES is a New York Times bestseller and one of the strongest-selling middle-grade books to ever hit shelves!


Lifeboat 12 By Susan Hood Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481468848
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus
“Brilliantly told in verse, readers will love Ken Sparks.” —Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor winner
“Lyrical, terrifying, and even at times funny.


Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel) By Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338648034
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Brooklyn's Spider-Man, Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon!

Miles Morales is a normal kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man.


Pax By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062377029
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 2nd, 2019

New York Times Bestseller * National Book Award Longlist 

Finally in paperback! This handsome edition features French flaps.


The Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

With almost 5 million copies sold 60 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic. Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. 


Restart By Gordon Korman Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338053807
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

The amazing New York Times bestseller about what you can do when life gives you a second chance.

Chase's memory just went out the window. Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . .


Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars By Gregory Zuckerman, Elijah Zuckerman, Gabriel Zuckerman Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147515681
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Published: Puffin Books - May 2nd, 2017

Discover the inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tim Howard, and more!

"Packs a powerful message—perseverance and passion pay off. Even non-sports fans will cheer for superstars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.”--Scholastic Teacher


Running Wild By Lucy Jane Bledsoe Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780823447497
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - January 12th, 2021

Twelve-year-old Willa and her twin brothers have survived with their father in the Alaskan wilderness for five years. But Willa knows this can't go on--they must escape. Now in paperback.


Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) By Sarah Weeks, Gita Varadarajan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780545846615
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 24th, 2018

A new friend could be sitting right next to you.

Save Me a Seat joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels.


Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689835827
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2000

Marty will do anything to save his new friend Shiloh in this Newbery Medal–winning novel from Phillis Reynolds Naylor.

When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight—and also big trouble.


A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition): A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80-Foot Seas (True Rescue Series) By Michael J. Tougias Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250115379
Availability: Not currently available
Published: Square Fish - May 23rd, 2017

A spellbinding tale of maritime disaster, survival, and an absolutely daring rescue from Michael J. Tougias, the author of The Finest Hours, which is now a major motion picture.


Surviving the Applewhites: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By Stephanie S. Tolan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780064410441
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Published: HarperCollins - April 24th, 2012

The side-splittingly funny Newbery Honor Book about a rebellious boy who is sent to a home-schooling program run by one family—the creative, kooky, loud, and loving Applewhites!

Jake Semple is notorious. Rumor has it he managed to get kicked out of every school in Rhode Island, and actually burned the last one down to the ground.


The Toothpaste Millionaire By Jean Merrill Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780618759255
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Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2006

* Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award *
In this award-winning story, two classmates set out to create affordable toothpaste and become accidental millionaires!

Sixth-grader Rufus Mayflower is betting that he can make a whole gallon of toothpaste for the same price as one tube from the store.


Ungifted By Gordon Korman Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061742675
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 18th, 2014

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program—and changes everything. 


The Van Gogh Deception (The Lost Art Mysteries) By Deron R. Hicks Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328635174
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Published: Clarion Books - August 7th, 2018

A Sunshine State Young Readers Award nominee 
"A suspenseful mystery romp with art appreciation and heartening trust in readers' intelligence." — Kirkus, starred review

Dan Brown meets Jason Bourne in this riveting middle-grade mystery thriller.


We Dream of Space: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By Erin Entrada Kelly Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062747310
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 22nd, 2022

A Newbery Honor Book • BookPage Best Books • Chicago Public Library Best Fiction • Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee • Horn Book Fanfare • New York Times Notable Children’s Book • School Library Journal Best Book • Today Show Pick • An ALA Notable Book


The Westing Game: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition By Ellen Raskin Cover Image
$9.99
This title is a special order. Please call the shop at (210)826-6411 to check availability.
ISBN: 9780451480989
Published: Puffin Books - May 15th, 2018

A Newbery Medal Winner

For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite.


The Westing Game Deluxe Anniversary Edition 


When Stars Are Scattered By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.


When You Trap a Tiger: (Newbery Medal Winner) By Tae Keller Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524715731
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Published: Yearling - January 3rd, 2023

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL • WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.


Wild Outside: Around the World with Survivorman By Les Stroud, Andrew Barr (Illustrator), Laura Bombier (Photographer) Cover Image
By Les Stroud, Andrew Barr (Illustrator), Laura Bombier (Photographer)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781773215075
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Published: Annick Press - March 9th, 2021

Join TV's Survivorman on twelve edge-of-your-seat adventures as he proves anyone can be an outdoor explorer.


Woods Runner By Gary Paulsen Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375859083
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - January 11th, 2011

Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.


Yonder By Ali Standish Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062985699
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Published: HarperCollins - July 11th, 2023

From Ali Standish, award-winning author of The Ethan I Was Before, August Isle, How to Disappear Completely, and The Mending Summer, comes a captivating historical fiction middle grade novel about a boy on the home front in World War II who must solve the mystery of the disappearance of his best friend.