Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2002
Barnes, Emma - Jessica Haggerthwaite: Witch Dispatcher
Jessica's mom decides to start her own business
(she's going to be a professional witch!), Jessica is
horrified and devises various plans to put an end to her mom's
new career. 151p.
Becker, Bonny - My Brother, the Robot
is flunking 5th grade so his parents buy a SIMON robot to serve
as a role model. Instead, Chip hatches a plan to take
care of this "perfect son" once and for all. 136p.
Clements, Andrew - The Jacket
After Phil, a white boy, accuses
Daniel, a black boy, of stealing his brother's jacket,
Phil begins to seriously wonder if he himself is prejudiced.
Doherty, Berlie - The Famous Adventures of Jack
A girl wandering through the forest stops at a cottage to
meet a boy named Jack, but between beanstalks, giants and beautiful
princesses, she meets more Jacks than she knows what to do
Duffey, Betsy - Fur-ever Yours, Booker Jones
When his parents take off on vacation, Booker is left in charge
to deal with his sister, his elderly grandfather, and his best
friend-turned-enemy. In his spare time, he battles with a book
editor to get his latest stories, Monsteroid and Monsteroid
II, published. 100p.
Eccles, Mary - By Lizzie
a middle child with divorced parents, finds her mother's
old typewriter and uses it to write about the events in her
life the year she turns ten. 116p.
Elliott, David - The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle
always been a pretty normal kid, so why is he transmogrifiying
into a giant bug??? 115p.
Evans, Douglas - Math Rashes and Other Classroom Tales
students at M.T. Melon Elementary School learn about proper
classroom behavior the hard way during the "new-school-year
full moon!" They suffer from a case of math rash, are
taken to Playground Court, and visited by both their fairy
godteacher and the homework gnome. 112p.
Griffin, Adele - Witch Twins
witches Claire and Luna don't want their father
to marry his new girlfriend, Muffy, but if they use their magic
to stop the wedding, they won't be able to earn their
witch stars. 154p.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson - The Girl with 500 Middle
Janie doesn't fit into her new, rich suburban
school. She tries to create a bit of mystery about herself
a new sweater each day, each one with a different first name
sew on it. 81p.
Horvath, Polly - Everything on a Waffle
in town believes that Primrose's parents are
dead—killed in a fishing accident out at sea. But Primrose,
despite being shuffled from home to home, holds on to her unshakable
belief that her parents are castaways who will return one day.
Hurwitz, Johanna - Lexi's
When a human saves PeeWee, a guinea pig, from the jaws of
a hungry dog, PeeWee and his friend Lexi, a squirrel, try to
free the stranger from jail. 108p.
King-Smith, Dick - Lady Lollipop
her parents' wishes, spoiled Princess Penelope
takes a pig as a house pet. The king hopes the pig's
former owner can train the pig, as well as the princess, to
live peacefully in the palace. 122p.
Levy, Elizabeth - Big Trouble in Little Twinsville
The twins Amy and May always make trouble for their older
sister Eve who is left to deal with the broken toys and dirty
messes that the twins leave behind. 89p.
MacDonald, Amy - No More Nasty
Simon's eccentric great-aunt Matilda becomes his
substitute teacher, he is afraid she will bring her farm animals
to school. Instead, his aunt helps the worst class in the school
win the math bee and the science fair. 171p.
McDonald, Megan - Judy Moody Gets Famous!
Moody's classmate Jessica gets her picture in the
newspaper for winning a spelling bee, so Judy decides she wants
to be famous too! 126p.
McDonough, Yona Zeldis - The Dollhouse Magic
elderly neighbor lets Lila and Jane play with her beautiful
doll-house. The death of the neighbor and their parents' tough
finances create a very unhappy Christmas season. 83p.
McDonough, Alison - Do the Hokey Pokey
Brendan just wants to blend in at his new school, but when
his mother is hired to D.J. the school dance, he must stop
this potential disaster! 112p.
Maguire, Gregory - Three Rotten Eggs
students of Miss Earth's class have an eventful
spring when a bullying new student stirs up trouble in the
annual egg hunt and the class discovers genetically-altered
eggs that hatch into fire-breathing chickens. 192p.
Spinner, Stephanie - Expiration Date: Never
and Tessa's outer space friend Jack is back asking
for their help—his planet has been overrun by vacationing
Vorons and he needs their help. 118p.
Walter, Mildred Pitts - Ray and the Best Family Reunion
When his family goes to Louisiana for a reunion, Ray learns
about his Creole ancestors and the family rift between his
father and his grandfather. 119p.
Wesley, Valerie Wilson - Willimena and the Cookie Money
Willimena spends the money she was supposed to give her Girl
Scout troop, the plans she and her sister made to sell
lemonade and hold an animal beauty contest don't turn
out as planned. 124p.
Yep, Laurence - When the Circus Came to Town
has vowed never to leave her room after a bout of small pox
left her face badly scarred. But when Ah Sam, her parent's
Chinese cook, brings a wild and acrobatic circus to town to
lure her out of her room, Ursula helps create the biggest Chinese
New Year celebration ever. 112p.
Prepared by Sonya Carlson and Sara Pemberton, May 2002