Read-alikes for Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Baker, Kim. Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School.
Ben starts a club to pull pranks on other sixth graders, while trying to evade capture by the middle school principal.
Clark, Henry. What We Found in the Sofa.
After finding a zucchini-colored crayon in the couch cushions, three friends discover an intergalactic portal and fight aliens to save the Earth.
DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread.
The small mouse Despereaux is in love with the human princess and friends with a servant girl, and he battles a devious rat to save them both.
Fairlie, Emily. The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck.
Using notes and lists along with prose, this humorous mystery concerns Bud and Laurie’s quest to find the infamous Tutweiler Treasure.
Foxlee, Karen. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy.
Ophelia is recovering from the death of her mother, and meets an unusual boy at the museum where her father is working on a special project.
Gaiman, Neil. Fortunately, the Milk.
Father describes all the challenges he encountered on his trip to buy milk for breakfast in this short novel filled with ink cartoon sketches.
Horvath, Polly. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detectives Extraordinaire!
Madeline’s parents are missing – can two bunny detectives help her find them?
Klise, Kate. 43 Old Cemetery Road series.
In this humorous mystery series told through letters and cartoon drawings, a young orphan Seymour Hope goes to live in a haunted house.
Krosoczka, Jarrett J. Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked.
A mismatched pair of platypus police detectives is determined to find a missing teacher.
Marciano, John Bemelmans. The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield.
Alexander is a really horrible boy who also happens to be rich, so he has a cat’s nine lives transplanted into himself to see if he can get away with anything.
Perkins, Lynne Rae. Nuts to You.
After being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel is determined to return home.
Perl, Erica S. When Life Gives You O.J.
After moving to Vermont and with all her friends away at camp, Zelly Fried really wants a dog! How can she convince her parents that she is ready for that responsibility?
Stewart, Trenton. The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Four gifted children are trained by Mr. Benedict to develop their brain power to they can infiltrate a school where other children are trained to help an evil genius take over the world.
Tolan, Stephanie S. Wishworks, Inc.
Third grader Max receives a dog from Wishworks, Inc., but it is nothing like the dog he imagined could help him with his divorcing parents.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool