The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger
Dwight, a sixth-grade outcast, gets popular when he starts dispensing sage advice to his classmates via a paper Yoda finger puppet. The tale unfolds as an oral history—on sheets of crumpled paper covered with notes and doodles from multiple students, all trying to figure out who the real genius is: Origami Yoda or Dwight.
Best for: 8- to 12-year-olds.
To buy: $13, Amulet, amazon.com.