Get this from a library! [Holly Black] -- Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a .
Hatchet by: Gary Paulsen Official Book Trailer - A classic survival story about a boy who is the only survivor of a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness. He has nothing to help him but a small axe: a hatchet. First in a series of very short books.
Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was a pleasant and easy read for kids. Not only were the poems fun to read, but also the simple drawings inside were a great complement and you didn't even mind the lack of color.