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Summer Reading List Grades 3 and 4
Annie Glover is Not a Tree Lover. By Darleen Bailey
2009. Fourth grader Annie is torn between supporting her “tree hugging” grandmother who is trying to save a historic tree and her desire for the new community swimming pool which would mean cutting down the tree.
Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery. By Patrick O’Brien. 2005. When something mysterious lands on planet Jurassica Captain Raptor goes to investigate. Also in the series: Captain Raptor And The Space Pirates.
Did Fleming Rescue Churchill? By James Cross Giblin. 2008. When assigned a research report, Jason believes he gets the dullest scientist, Alexander Fleming, who invented penicillin. Then he comes across the story about how Fleming rescued Winston Churchill from drowning. But the story circulating on the Internet might not be true. Readers will learn various research tips, including how to tell fact from fiction on the Internet.
The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary.
Fleming. 2009. Fourth Grade teacher extraordinaire, Mr. Jupiter, takes his energetic students on a wild and woolly ride through the school year. George's Secret Key To The Universe. By Lucy & Stephen Hawking. 2009. Hawking, the celebrated theoretical astrophysicist and his daughter teach about how the universe works in this fun adventure story. Will George save his neighbor from the black hole or will the evil scientist take over the universe? There are fascinating and colorful pictures from the Hubble telescope and engaging illustrations.
Gregor the Overlander. By Suzanne Collins.
2003. Hurled into a fantastical realm below New York City, Gregor finds himself wrapped up in a war between these underground worlds where his fate and that of his little sister and missing father are in his hands. Series
How to Train Your Dragon.
Cowell. 2003. In this silly chapter book, the Viking boy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, son of the chief, finds himself having to find and train a dragon and also becomes an unlikely hero in the process. Series
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little. By Peggy Gifford. 2008. Moxy has to read Stuart Little before the summer is over. Since it's the day before school starts will she not only start the book but finish before bed time?
My Life as a Book. By Janet Tashjian. 2011. Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list. In the process he learns that books can be amazing and dynamic! Nightmare at the Book Fair.
By Stephanie Green. 2010.
Fifth-grader Trip Dinkleman, who does not like to read very much, is hit on the head by a bookfair case and becomes a character in a series of different books including a horror story, an adventure, and a fantasy. No Room for Dessert.
By Hallie Durand.
2011. Third grader Dessert, also known as “Dirt,” feels ignored by her parents; and she is determined to be the winner in the class invention contest to win back her parents’ attention. Series
North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration. By Nick Dowson. 2011. This book follows animals such as gray whales, terns, wolves and caribou as they journey north to the Arctic where they will join the polar bear, arctic hare, and fox to feed and breed all summer. Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero.
Moss, Marissa. 2011. The author describes the life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who disguised herself as a man, took the name Frank Thompson, joined a Michigan army regiment to fight in the Civil War, served as a nurse on the battlefield, and became a spy. Sophie Hartley, On Strike.
Greene. 2006. When Sophie’s mother makes a jobs list for the Hartley children, Sophie and her siblings go on strike, never expecting it to backfire. Series
Summer According to Humphrey. By Betty G. Birney. 2010. Humphrey the classroom hamster does not know what will happen to him at the end of the school year, but he is excited when he finds himself at summer camp with some of his favorite teachers and human classmates. Series
Till Death Do Us Bark.
Klise. 2011. Seymour adopts a dog that carries a big secret left by the late Noah Breth whose greedy children, Kitty and Kanine Breth, want only to recover their father’s fortune which he has left hidden around the town of Ghastly. Series
What To Do About Alice? By Barbara Kerley. 2008. How Alice Roosevelt Broke The Rules, Charmed The World And Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy - The title says it all. A fun, informative book.
The Curse Of King Tut. By William W. Lace. 2007. This title of the Mysterious & Unknown series will intrigue kids with a combination of archaeology and mystery. Discover who King Tutankhamen was, who discovered his mummy and how scientists have studied his remains. Photos, maps, and drawings included.
Muhammad Ali: Champion Of The World. By Francois Roca. 2008. Written in verse, with excellent illustrations, this book tells the story of a famous African American boxer who fought in more ways than one.
The Great Global Challenge with Google Earth. By Clive Gifford. 2011. Encourages the reader to solve historic and geographic puzzles by finding specific locations using Google Earth coordinates and then searching for clues to ultimately discover the final location. Loads of fun for the whole family!
Is My Dog a Wolf? By Bidner, Jenni. 2006. How Your Pet Compares to its Wild Cousin. 2006. Examines the differences and similarities between dogs and wolves with descriptions of how both have descended from the ancient wolf and how they have evolved into two diverse species. Teeth. By Rebecca Rissman. 2011. A book about tiny and huge teeth, tusks, fangs on animals and humans, their appearance and function. Great illustrations and a glossary.
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