The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
I booktalked this one like crazy in June to my 6th grade students for summer reading.
I am a huge fan of Kenneth Oppel...Huge. Fan.
This book will literally take you on the adventure of a lifetime with Will, as he gets caught up in intrigue, mystery, and a train robbery aboard the Boundless, a larger than life train on an epic journey across country.
I hope that after reading this book, you will want to discover all of the author's other books, especially the Silverwing series (AMAZING! For upper elementary & middle school students), and his novels about teenage Victor Frankenstein (8th grade and up).
Heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat action!
Perfect for: grades 4-7.