Today's out of the mouths of babes post comes from ACRocks (a 5th grader). He recommends...
Out From Boneville (Bone #1) by Jeff Smith
(From Goodreads): After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone, are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures... Humor, mystery, and adventure are spun together in this action-packed, side-splitting saga. Everyone who has ever left home for the first time only to find that the world outside is strange and overwhelming will love Bone.
It's an adventure book about a boy who is trying to get home. But he got a lot more of an adventure than he expected.