for Finchosaurus by Gail Donovan
Finch has trouble paying attention in school. He's just too busy dreaming about uncovering a dinosaur fossil and naming a new species after himself--until he digs up a note in the fifth-grade class garden with the word HELP on it. He is determined to come to the aid of the mystery note-writer. But when the quest turns out to be harder than expected, Finch risks losing two things that he really wants--his best friend Noah, and a field trip to Dinosaur State Park.
Acclaimed author Gail Donovan gets inside the hearts and minds of fifth graders on this journey told with unexpected humor and impressive insight.