The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)

10 best books like The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel) (Ellen Raskin): The Innkeeper's Song, The Supernaturalist, Loki's Wolves, The Pistachio Prescription, The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, Baseball Saved Us, Rosie's Walk, The Secret Zoo, Material World: A Global Family Portrait, The Year Money Grew on Trees

AuthorPeter S. Beagle
The Innkeeper’s Song is the story of young Tikat’s search for the lover whose death and resurrection he witnessed. It is a search that will lead him into a world of magic and mystery beyond his comprehension, for his wild ride sets him on the trail of three women who are blessed—or cursed—to undertake...
The Supernaturalist
AuthorEoin Colfer
In the future, in a place called Satelite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill enters the world, unwanted by his parents. He's sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, Freight class. At Clarissa Frayne, the boys are put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products....
Loki's Wolves
AuthorK.L. Armstrong
In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters--wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds, all bent on destroying the world.

The gods died a long...
AuthorPaula Danziger
Cassie Stephens is dealing with a lot. She's got asthma. World War III is waged daily in her home, beginning at the breakfast table and ending with slammed doors at night. She's running for freshperson class president. The pressure is mounting, and there's only one thing that can make Cassie feel better....
The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt
AuthorAndrea Wulf
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature , comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilliantly evocative recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt's five year expedition in South America.

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer...
Baseball Saved Us
AuthorKen Mochizuki
Shorty and his family, along with thousands of Japanese Americans, are sent to an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fighting the heat and dust of the desert, Shorty and his father decide to build a baseball diamond and form a league in order to boost the spirits of the internees. Shorty...
Rosie's Walk
AuthorPat Hutchins

I actually first heard about this book when I was watching it on “Weston Woods” which is a children’s programming company that turns classic children’s books into ten minute long cartoon shorts. “Rosie’s Walk” is a children’s book by Pat Hutchins and it is about the wacky...
The Secret Zoo
AuthorBryan Chick
I lead a book club with my son's class each year. He is in 4th grade. Our group read The Secret Zoo this winter. All 7 kids loved it! I assigned pages each week and they complained every week about having to wait to read on. They stopped me in the halls to discuss what they thought was going to happen next.

Material World: A Global Family Portrait
AuthorPeter Menzel
In an unprecedented effort, sixteen of the world’s foremost photographers traveled to thirty nations around the globe to live for a week with families that were statistically average for that nation. At the end of each visit, photographer and family collaborated on a remarkable portrait of the...
The Year Money Grew on Trees
AuthorAaron Hawkins
With frostbitten fingers, sleepless nights and sore muscles, 14-year-old Jackson Jones and his posse of cousins discover the lost art of winging it when they take over an orchard of 300 wild apple trees. They know nothing about pruning or irrigation or pest control, but figure it out they must—if...
AuthorMarie Bradby
Simply put a beautiful story on reading with beautiful imagery. However, “More Than Anything Else” was more than that. It had a likable character named Booker to follow throughout the story. It compared grasping or “holding” on to something, a frog, with grasping knowledge or learning to...
And Then
AuthorNatsume Sōseki
And Then, ranked as one of Soseki Natsume's most insightful and stirring novels, tells the story of Daisuke, a young Japanese man struggling with his personal purpose and identity, as well as the changing social landscape of Meiji-era Japan. As Japan enters the 20th century, ancient customs give way...
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