SAA Grade 5 Summer Reading

All orders placed by May 4 will be delivered to your son before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during the same dates will benefit SAA.

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop 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 4dd 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 local, independent bookselling! 


The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain #2) By Lloyd Alexander Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780805080490
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 16th, 2006

The Black Cauldron, the Newbery Medal-winning second book in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain

In the land of Prydain, evil is never far away. Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, has been building an army of dark warriors to take over Prydain, and the only way to stop him is to destroy the Black Cauldron he uses to create his dreaded soldiers.


Sounder By William H. Armstrong, James Barkley (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064400206
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 30th, 2019

The Newbery Medal–winning classic novel about the courage and faith—and the love of a dog—that give a family strength in the face of inhumanity. 


Mr. Popper's Penguins By Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316058438
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 1992

This Newbery Honor-winning novel, with over 1 million copies sold, now celebrates its 80th anniversary with a new look and interior illustrations!


Ereth's Birthday (Poppy #5) By Avi, Brian Floca (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Avi, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380804900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 9th, 2020

The fifth book in the beloved Poppy series by Newbery Medal–winning author Avi, with illustrations from Caldecott Medal–winning artist Brian Floca.


Tuck Everlasting By Natalie Babbitt Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312369811
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Published: Square Fish - August 21st, 2007

The classic novel about a young girl who stumbles upon a family's stunning secret

What if you could live forever?


Ramona's World By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380732722
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Published: HarperCollins - March 17th, 2020

Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary's final book in the Ramona series has all of the warmth, realism, and humor of its predecessors.

Ramona Quimby can't wait to start fourth grade. With a new baby sister to brag about, new calluses to show off, and a new best friend to get to know, everything's going to be great!


The Landry News By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689828683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2000

NEW STUDENT GETS OLD TEACHER
The bad news is that Cara Landry is the new kid at Denton Elementary School. The worse news is that her teacher, Mr. Larson, would rather read the paper and drink coffee than teach his students anything. So Cara decides to give Mr.


The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell By Christopher Colfer Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316201568
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world!

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.


Boy: Tales of Childhood By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142413814
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 2009

Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood! 


The Great Shelby Holmes By Elizabeth Eulberg Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781681190532
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 12th, 2017

Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg.


The Black Stallion By Walter Farley Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780679813439
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Published: Yearling - August 20th, 1991

First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.


Johnny Tremain By Esther Hoskins Forbes Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547614328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - May 2nd, 2011

This Newbery Medal-winning novel about the Revolutionary War is a classic of children's historical fiction.

Fourteen-year-old Johnny Tremain, an apprentice silversmith with a bright future ahead of him, injures his hand in a tragic accident, forcing him to look for other work.


Old Yeller By Fred Gipson Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064403825
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Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2003

A timeless American classic and one of the most beloved children’s books ever written, Old Yeller is a Newbery Honor Book that explores the poignant and unforgettable bond between a boy and the stray dog who becomes his loyal friend.


Across Five Aprils By Irene Hunt Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425182789
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Published: Berkley - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Award-winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.


Up a Road Slowly By Irene Hunt Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780425202050
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Published: Berkley - January 4th, 2005

The beloved author of Across Five Aprils and No Promises in the Wind presents one of her most cherished novels, the Newbery Award-winning story of a young girl’s coming of age…


Hello, Universe By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062414168
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.


Rascal (Puffin Modern Classics) By Sterling North Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142402528
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Published: Puffin Books - September 23rd, 2004

Rascal is only a baby when young Sterling brings him home. He and the mischievous raccoon are best friends for a perfect year of adventure—until the spring day when everything suddenly changes.

A Newbery Honor Book


Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition By Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064401845
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo. 


Jacob Have I Loved By Katherine Paterson Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064403689
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

Katherine Paterson's remarkable Newbery Medal-winning classic about a painful sibling rivalry, and one sister’s struggle to make her own way, is an honest and daring portrayal of adolescence and coming of age. 


Brian's Return (A Hatchet Adventure #4) By Gary Paulsen Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780307929600
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Published: Ember - March 13th, 2012

Brian returns to the wilderness to discover where he truly belongs in this follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen!
 


Dead City By James Ponti Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442441309
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2013

A tween takes on undead New Yorkers in this paranormal action-adventure that “breathes new life into the zombie genre” (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games).

Most kids have enough to deal with between school, homework, extracurricular activities, and friends, but Molly Bigelow isn’t your typical tween.


The Light in the Forest By Conrad Richter Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781400077885
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 14th, 2004

An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic.


Henry Reed, Inc. By Keith Robertson, Robert McCloskey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Keith Robertson, Robert McCloskey (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140341447
Availability: Special Order
Published: Puffin Books - May 1st, 1989

Henry Reed has arrived in Grover's Corner--and the town will never be the same. While spending the summer with his aunt and uncle, Henry comes up with a sure-fire money-making project: Henry Reed, Inc., Research. Henry's neighbor, Midge Glass, has an even more sure-fire hit: Reed and Glass, Inc. Now with Henry's ingenious mind and Midge's practical reasoning, Reed and Class Inc.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone By J. K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338299144
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground.


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

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME

Dig deep in this award-winning, modern classic that will remind readers that adventure is right around the corner--or just under your feet!


Shane By Jack Schaefer, Wendell Minor (Illustrator), Roland Smith (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jack Schaefer, Wendell Minor (Illustrator), Roland Smith (Introduction by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544239470
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Published: Clarion Books - March 18th, 2014

I had lain in my bed thinking of our visitor out in the bunk in the barn. It scarce seemed possible that he was the same man I had first seen, stern and chilling in his dark solitude, riding up our road.


Nightmares! By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller, Karl Kwasny (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780385744263
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Published: Yearling - July 28th, 2015

"Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller."—Publishers Weekly


The Witch of Blackbird Pond By Elizabeth George Speare Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547550299
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Published: Clarion Books - January 10th, 2011

In this Newbery Medal–winning novel, a girl faces prejudice and accusations of witchcraft in seventeenth-century Connecticut. A classic of historical fiction that continues to resonate across the generations.


I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (I Survived #2) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545206952
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2010

Based on true events! It's the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?

Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in Elm Hills, New Jersey.


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry By Mildred D. Taylor Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140384512
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Published: Puffin Books - November 27th, 2001

The stunning repackage of a timeless Newbery Award Winner, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!

With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart.