Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2003
Bauer, Marion Dane - Runt
Runt, the smallest and last-born of a litter of wolf pups,
struggles to prove his worth to the wolf pack despite his size.
Blume, Judy - Double Fudge
Peter's little brother Fudge is driving the family crazy
with his money obsession. He's even printing his own
Fudge Bucks! 213p.
Brennan, Herbie - Nuff Said: Another Tale of Bluebell
Before his garden party even begins, Fairy Nuff has his hands
full with hungry African ants, worried Javanese termites, hot
weather, an exploding castle and a visit from the outrageous
Widow Buhis. 159p.
Byars, Betsy Cromer - The Keeper of the Doves
All her life, Amie's sisters have scared her with stories
about Mr. Tominski, the strange hermit who lives on the family
estate. Amie had always hoped they'd never meet, but
then one day their paths do cross and she learns his secret.
Byars, Betsy Cromer - Little Horse
Little Horse is happy living with his mother and playing with
the other colts, but one day he is swept away from home. He
finds himself in a strange new place, and soon discovers just
how little he really is! 45p.
Clements, Andrew - Jake Drake, Class Clown
The new teacher is strict and way too serious; the students
are frightened and much too quiet. Jake can't take it
anymore so he decides to liven things up with a little humor.
Cutler, Jane - Leap, Frog
When Charley and his best friend Edward enter the first annual
Mark Twain Frog-Jumping Contest, he leads everyone on a merry
chase and the contest ends in chaos! 197p.
David, Lawrence - Horace Splattly: The Cupcaked Crusader
Horace ate the disgusting-looking cupcakes just to make his
sister happy. Now he has special powers—he can fly. 137p.
Delaney, M.C. - Birdbrain Amos
Amos is a hippopotamus with a problem. His tickbird built a
nest on his head and the other hippos are laughing at him.
Goodman, Susan E. - Cora Frear: A True Story
One day Cora and her father are caught in a prairie fire. You
can't just phone the fire department in the early 1900s,
but you better know how to stay calm and think. 51p.
Greene, Stephanie - Falling into Place
Grandma's lonely (and a little stubborn) in her new retirement
home so Margaret decides to find some friends for her. While
on her mission, Margaret discovers that these older people
are pretty cool. 124p.
Griffin, Adele - Witch Twins at Camp Bliss
When Claire and Luna go to summer camp, strange happenings
suggest the presence of a renegade witch. 138p.
Griffin, Adele - Hannah, Divided
Hannah can calculate numbers in her head faster than she can
jump rope, but she can barely read. She is given an opportunity
to try to win a scholarship, but can she pass the scholarship
Hale, Bruce - This Gum for Hire: From the Tattered
Casebook of Chet Gecko
One by one, members of the football team are disappearing,
and detective Chet Gecko is on the case. Of course, he is a
lizard. But that's okay, because his client is a Gila
monster, and the football coach is a groundhog. 115p.
Hershenhorn, Esther - The Confe$$ion$ and $ecret$ of
Howard J. Fingerhut
Howie is so certain that his lawn care business will win him
the H. Marion Muckley Junior Businessperson of the Year Award
that he decides to write a book to tell everyone about the
secrets of his success. 125p.
Kennemore, Tim - Circle of Doom
Lizzie decides to become a witch and concocts a magical potion
to get rid of her problem neighbors, the Postswards. The very
next day the Potswards move away forever! Now convinced of
her magical powers, Lizzie creates potions to deal with a mean
teacher and her brother's class bully. 203p.
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie - A Doctor Like Papa
Margaret lives in rural Vermont in the early 1900s and dreams
of studying medicine and becoming a doctor like her father.
When a terrible flu epidemic threatens the entire state, Margaret
must use everything she has learned from him to protect her
Kvasnosky, Laura McGee - One Lucky Summer
Steve has the worst luck. He's just moved to a new town
leaving his best friend and his baseball team behind. But his
luck begins to improve when he and his new neighbor Lucinda
take on the care of an orphaned baby squirrel. 148p.
Labatt, Mary - The Mummy Lives!
Sam is a big Old English Sheepdog who thinks she's a
world-famous dog detective. Now Sam is convinced that an ancient
Egyptian has come back to life in order to turn her into a
dog mummy. 116p.
Levy, Elizabeth - Vampire State Building
Sam loves playing online chess with his friend Vlad in Romania.
Pesty cousin Mabel insists that Vlad is a vampire, and now
Sam is starting to wonder the same thing. 100p.
Marsden, Carolyn - The Gold-Threaded Dress
Things are not going well for Oy at her new school. One boy
calls her Chinese (she's Thai), and the girls won't
invite her into their club. 71p.
Meddaugh, Susan - Lulu's
While traveling with her uncle as his magic assistant , Lulu
discovers that the hat she has chosen for her costume has magical
Mills, Claudia - 7 x 9 = Trouble!
To Wilson, everything in third grade is fun except for math.
Can he pass all twelve times-table tests in order to earn an
ice-cream cone from his teacher? 103p.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - Starting With Alice
Alice has her ups and downs adjusting to a new home and a new
school. The crossing guard treats her like a criminal, three
girls snub her, another girl wants to be Alice's one-and-only
best friend, and the boy next door says the dumbest things.
Seuling, Barbara - Robert and the Weird and Wacky Facts
Robert and Paul try to memorize all the facts they can, hoping
to get on the Instant Millionaire Show. When the plan fails,
their teacher holds a classroom trivia competition between
the boys and the girls. 112p.
Weber, Susan Bartlett - The Seal Island Seven
For years, the people on Seal Island have constructed twig
fairy houses in the woods, but lately, someone has been destroying
the little buildings. Pru and her classmates try to solve this
Prepared by D. Drumtra-Froemming, M. Beckman, May 2003