Here are some good books...
The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart
Mr. Benedict knows something evil is going on in the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. He recruits the four most intelligent and inventive children he can find for a secret mission to find out what is happening in the Institute and its maze of underground tunnels. There might be danger! And excitement!
THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON
by KELLY BARNHILL
The title alone may make you want to read this book! It is a story about an old witch, a girl who has magic she doesn't understand, lost babies, sad villagers, paper birds, and a swampy land called "the bog."
The Chicken Doesn't Skate by Gordon Korman
For a science project, Milo gets a baby chick and records its growth.He will make it into fried chicken for the science fair. But kids get attached to the chick. She becomes the hockey team's good luck charm.They have to save her!
Gordon Korman has written 75 books, and many of them are funny.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Charlotte Doyle is 13 the only passenger on a ship of rough sailors bound for her home in Rhode Island. The captain is , and the sailors grumble. Charlotte sides with the crew and finds herself involved in a mutiny. She exchanges her dress for pants and learns how to be a sailor. What an adventure she has!