Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2010
During the Summer of 2010, look for these books on the graded display shelves at the beginning of the J Fiction Collection!
Barnett, Mac - The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
Steve Brixton, fan of the Bailey Brothers detective books, is asked by a top-secret agency to find a missing quilt containing a list of the country’s Top Secrets. 179 p.
Barrett, Tracy - The Beast of Blackslope
While on a family vacation in England, Xena and Xander Holmes (decedents of Sherlock Holmes) investigate one of Sherlock’s unsolved cases: The Beast of Blackslope. 174 p.
Beard, Darleen Bailey - Annie Glover Is NOT a Tree Lover
Annie wants to die of humiliation when her grandmother chains herself to a 100-year-old tree to save it from being cut down. Annie would rather have the swimming pool that the town wants to build on the land! 120 p.
Bearn, Emily - Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall
Tumtum and Nutmeg are married mice who live in a broom closet at Rose Cottage. They try to help the two human children who live in the house, which draws them into many thrilling adventures. 504 p.
Becker, Bonny - The Magical Ms. Plum
Everyone’s heard rumors about the strange things that happen when Ms. Plum teaches. Now some new kids will find out what’s really going on when they are assigned to her classroom for the school year. 104 p.
Brezenoff, Steve - The Painting That Wasn’t There
On a class trip to an art museum, James “Gum” Shoo and his friends suspect that one of the paintings is a forgery and they set out to discover the guilty culprit. 79 p.
DeVillers, Julia - Liberty Porter, First Daughter
Liberty Porter wants to be an average kid, trying to make new friends and explore her new home. The only problem is her father is the new President of the United States, which makes Liberty’s life a little more complicated than average. 166 p.
Durand, Hallie - Dessert First
Dessert Scheinder loves sweets so much, her family serves dessert before dinner! But when her teacher challenges her students to give up something for a school fundraiser, Dessert tries to give up desserts. 153 p.
Hannigan, Katherine - Emmaline and the Bunny
Emmaline lives in the town of Neatasapin where messy things are banished, including all wild creatures. Emmaline finds a bunny, defies the rules, and brings it home. 94 p.
Kehoe, Tim - The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow
Vincent spends his free time in his secret attic lab inventing new toys. He’s invited to enter one of his creations in a contest and hopes to win the grand prize! 185 p.
Kelly, Katy - Melonhead
Alan (Melonhead) Mellon is very enthusiastic but always seems to end up in trouble. Trees, plaster of Paris, snakes, and the science fair all end in disaster when Melonhead’s around! 209 p.
Lasky, Kathryn - Felix Takes the Stage
The Deadlies, a family of brown recluse spiders, are chased out of their cozy basement and must find a safe, new place to call home. 142 p.
Lubar, David - My Rotten Life
Nathan is tired of being humiliated by bullies at school, so he tries an experimental formula called Hurt-Be-Gone. When the liquid spills on him, it starts to turn him into a real, dead, Zombie – one body part at a time! 160 p.
Lyons, Jayne - 100% Wolf
It’s time for Freddy Lupin’s very first transwolfation and his whole werewolf clan comes to watch the event! But when the moon rises, Freddy transforms into a small curly poodle instead of a fearsome wolf. 245 p.
O’Connor, Barbara - The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis
Popeye’s life in rural South Carolina is b-o-r-i-n-g. But when a shiny silver motor home gets stuck in the mud near his house, he meets Elvis, the oldest boy. The two new friends only have time to go on one Small Adventure. 149 p.
Oliver, Lin - Revenge of the Itty-Bitty Brothers
Daniel’s tiny brother Pablo is the size of a toe. After eating a three-day-old taco, Daniel’s bad burps cause him to shrink, too. Now the brothers are both toe-sized, and they plan a day of teeny-tiny fun! 158 p.
Oram, Hiawyn - My Unwilling Witch Goes to Ballet School
Rumblewick, a witch’s cat, is charged with trying to get his very un-witchy young witch Haggy to give up ballet lessons and sparkly tutus, and go back to brewing potions. 104 p.
Palatini, Margie - Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone
Zoey Zinevich chronicles her amazing efforts to become cool in school and sit at the best lunch table. 184 p.
Russell, Ching Yeung - Tofu Quilt
Imagine not being able to follow your dream, just because you’re a girl! Luckily Yeung’s mother believes girls should be given the same chances as boys and sends Yeung to private school. Her success there proves that even girls can dare to dream. 125 p.
Saunders, Kate - The Little Secret
Jane befriends Tessa, the strange new girl in her class, and visits her during summer vacation. During the visit, Jane finds herself transported into the tiny world of Eckwald, where bees are as big as cattle and the evil Queen wants Jane to marry her son. 231 p.
Schlitz, Laura Amy - The Night Fairy
After tiny Flory’s wings are damaged by a bat, she finds herself stuck in a strange garden full of squirrels, spiders, hummingbirds and other creatures. Flory needs a few friends to help her fit in! 117 p.
Trine, Greg - Attack of the Valley Girls
Melvin Beederman, Superhero Defender of Los Angeles, faces some tough super-villains in his latest adventure; evil Valley Girls are trying to take over the city! Will Melvin save the day? “Like, totally!” 137 p.
Trueit, Trudi Strain - Mom, There’s a Dinosaur in Beeson’s Lake
Scab needs to pass his swimming class and prove that the very big thing he’s snagged at the bottom of the lake is really a dinosaur. 145 p.
Vernon, Ursula - Dragonbreath
Danny Dragonbreath is a dragon with problems: he can’t breathe fire and he got an “F” on his ocean report. He needs to do some actual research, so he and his friend Wendell are off for an adventure in the Sargasso Sea. 146 p.
Prepared by Katie Bradley, Kelly Pocci, and Sara Pemberton, May 2010