Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2004
Benton, James K. - Lunch Walks Among Us
When her new teacher's in trouble, Franny K. Stein must
use her mad scientist abilities to create a lunchmeat monster
to save the day. 102p.
Birdseye, Tom - Attack of the Mutant Underwear
Cody plans to leave his embarrassing past behind and make a
fresh start at his new school. But even before the first day
of school, his humiliation begins anew. 199p.
Child, Lauren - Utterly Me, Clarice Bean
Clarice wishes her life were more like that of her favorite
book heroine, secret agent Ruby Redfoot. She could use a secret
identity, a trusty butler, and the uncanny ability to single-handedly
stop evil. Instead, her best friend is missing, just as Clarice
needs her help to finish their project for Parent's Night.
Creech, Sharon - Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Rosie and Bailey have been life-long friends. After a huge
misunderstanding their friendship seems over, but Granny Torrelli
just won't let it end. 141p.
Danko, Dan - Sidekicks
Speedy has to hide his superhero-sidekick status from everyone
at school. He'd love to impress his classmates, but then
super-villains might blow up his house after he's foiled
their plans to take over the world. 97p.
Dicamillo, Kate - The Tale of Despereaux
Despereaux is small, even for a mouse, and a most unlikely
hero. But the princess he loves is in danger and this tiny
hero must find a way to stop an evil rat's plot to imprison
Princess Pea in the dungeons forever. 267p.
DiTerlizzi, Tony - The Field Guide
While exploring his family's new home, the run-down Spiderwick
mansion, Jared discovers a secret room and a mysterious Field
Guide to the many magical creatures that live on the estate.
Fenner, Carol - Snowed In with Grandmother Silk
Ruddy is sent to stay with Grandmother Silk who doesn't
like noise, dirt or television. Can he survive the boredom
when a snowstorm traps him in the house with his prissy grandmother?
Gardner, Sally - The
Five little dolls, abandoned in a box under a park bench, try
to survive on their own. Luckily, Mr. and Mrs. Mouse befriend
them all, even the unpleasant, haughty doll known as "The
Hoffman, Mary - Encore, Grace!
Grace faces many challenges at school including one of her
good friends moving away, jealousy over the new girl in class
and being cast as the Wicked Fairy in the school play. 110p.
Jacobson, Jennifer - Truly Winnie
Summer camp's full of rock climbing, sliding down water
falls, and floating on the lake—it couldn't be
better!! But even in the summer, a small fib can snowball into
one big, fat lie. 105p.
Kehret, Peg - Spy Cat
Pete the cat tries to warn his family when he witnesses a burglary
at the neighbor's house, but they just don't understand.
Pete will just have to use his spy skills to stop the burglar
on his own. 181p.
Kerr, M.E. - Snakes
Don't Miss Their Mothers
The animals at Critters Shelter are tough to love. Placido
the Siamese cat projectile vomits and Marshall, the snake,
loves to eat a good rat. With Christmas coming, these lonely
animals will need a miracle to find them good homes. 195p.
King-Smith, Dick - The Nine Lives of Aristotle
On the very day Aristotle the kitten arrives in his new home,
he climbs up onto the roof and falls all the way down the chimney!
Aristotle is lucky cats have nine lives. 75p.
Look, Lenore - Ruby Lu, Brave and True
Ruby can do anything! She's eight, and the star of her
own backyard magic show. She can take the bus all the way to
Chinatown, so why don't her parents think she's
old enough to drive the car to Chinese school on Saturdays?
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - Alice in Blunderland
After a few world-class mistakes, Alice decides she can't
do anything right anymore, especially where her big brother
is concerned. 200p.
Reiche, Dietlof - I, Freddy
Freddy the Golden Hamster knows his owner Sophie is "a
girl-in-a-million," but she simply doesn't understand
that an intelligent ham-ster needs his freedom! Luckily, Freddy
is an escape artist. 201p.
Roberts, Diane - Made You Look!
Jason's parents surprise him with a trip to Hollywood
so he can try out for his favorite game show, but first he
must survive his family's nightmarish cross-country car
trip in an embarrassing, prehistoric camper. 150p.
Scieska, Jon - Me Oh Maya!
This time the Time Warp Trio's magical book whisks them
to the main ring-ball court of the Mayan city Chichen Itza
in ancient Mexico. 69p.
Smallcomb, Pam - The Last Burp of Mac McGerp
Mac is a burper-extraordinaire. He can even burp a trash can
into outer space, and is sure to be the winner of the National
Burping Competition. That is, unless his new school principal,
mean-spirited Mrs. Goodbody, ruins his chances. Let the burping
contest begin! 117p.
Torrey, Michele - The Case of the Barfy Birthday
No case is too difficult for Doyle and Fossey, the best science
detectives in the fifth grade. Put on your lab coats and join
them on their cases. From ghosts to pigs to barf mysteries,
these two detectives solve it all! 89p.
Van Draanen, Wendelin - Secret Identity
Nolan has gone from being the #1 nerd at Cedar Elementary School
to being the world-famous superhero, Shredderman! It all started
when he hatched a plan to stop the school bully… 138p.
Vande Velde, Vivian - Witch's
On Halloween night Sarah helps a witch who has crash-landed.
To repay her kindness, the witch changes Sarah's fairy
costume wand into a real, wish-granting wand for the night.
Wallace, Barbara Brooks - The Perils of Peppermints
When Emily's aunt and uncle leave for India, she is sent
to Mrs. Spilking's Select Academy for Young Ladies—a
ghastly place filled with terrified students. 263p.
Prepared by Mickie Beckman and Amanda Blau, May 2004