Students can pick two books to read out of the 4 books from this list.
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Title: The Whipping Boy
Author: Sid Fleischman
Description: A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
Author: Betty G. Birney
Description: Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith.
Description: Henry Green is a boy who loves chocolate. He likes it bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form you can possibly imagine. Henry probably loves chocolate more than any boy in the history of the world. One day-it starts off like any other day-Henry finds that strange things are happening to him. First he makes medical history with the only case of Chocolate Fever ever. Then he finds himself caught up in a wild and hilarious chase, climaxed by a very unusual hijacking!
Title: Because of Winn Dixie
Author: Kate Di Camillo
Description: India Opal Buloni is a 10-year-old girl who has just moved to a trailer park in the small town of Naomi, Florida, with her itinerant preacher father. While in the Winn-Dixie supermarket, she encounters a scruffy dog wreaking havoc. She claims the dog is hers to save it from going to the pound and names it Winn-Dixie.