I really enjoyed Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff. This is the story of fifth grader, Albie. He tries really hard. He wants to have friends and he wants to be cool. He is almost good at recess games. He is almost smart enough to pass his spelling test. He can almost put together a model plane. He can almost figure out how much to pay the pizza delivery guy. But with his parents and teachers, almost isn’t good enough. I recommend for readers in grades four on up. This sweet, touching, subtly humorous book will make you smile and make you want to get to know the absolutely almost kids in your school.