Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2005
Byars, Betsy Cromer - The SOS File
Mr. Magro invites his students to write an extra-credit story
about a really big emergency they've lived through. Twelve
students file stories in the SOS File, describing events like
facing a bear on a camping trip and driving a runaway go-cart.
All but one of the stories earn the extra credit. 71p.
Colfer, Eoin - The Legend of Spud Murphy
William and Marty have heard rumors about the infamous kid-hating,
town librarian, Mrs. "Spud" Murphy, and now they're
on the wrong side of her deadly accurate potato gun! 95p.
Coman, Carolyn - The Big House
After their parents have been framed and sent up the river
to the Big House, Ivy and Ray are placed in the care of the
evil Marietta. She's the one who accused their parents
of embezzlement in the first place, and the two search her
mansion for secrets that can "spring" their parents
and bring them home. 220p.
Easton, Patricia Harrison - Davey's
Imagine Davey's surprise when the frog he's caught
in a nearby pond claims to be an enchanted princess. She needs
a kiss to break the spell but Davey's not thrilled about
kissing a frog, especially a girl one! 92p.
Gutman, Dan - Miss Daisy Is Crazy!
A.J.'s principal agrees to turn the school into a video
game arcade for a day if they can read a million pages. What
a weird school! This is the first book in the My Weird School
Hannigan, Katherine - Ida
B.—And Her Plans to
Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
Ida B. has great plans, but her mother's illness changes
everything. Her parents sell part of their orchard to pay the
bills, and enroll her in public school. Ida B.'s anger
grows with every new change, but a caring teacher helps her
appreciate the things in her life that really matter. 246p.
Hornik, Laurie Miller - Zoo School
Five students sign up for the new Zoo School where the motto
is "Let the Animals Be Your Textbooks!" It's
nothing like their old schools and something "fishy" is
going on. The teachers are batty, the lessons are loony and
Principal Ella Font is nowhere to be found! 135p.
Howe, Deborah - Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
The Monroe family cat and dog are suspicious of the new baby
rabbit in the house. He has fangs, stays up all night, and
they're sure he's a vampire bunny! 92p.
Kirk, Daniel - Rex Tabby: Cat Detective
Rex Tabby, the greatest detective in Whiskerville, caught Ma
Manx and her kitten gang stealing fish from the Fin-tastic
Fish Company but the kittens slipped through his claws and
Rex is hot on their trail! 140p.
Karwoski, Gail - Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco,
As Jacob Kaufman and his new dog walk to Uncle Avi's
house, one of the worst earthquakes in history hits San Francisco.
Jacob and Quake (his dog's new name) search for their
family, help the wounded, and struggle to survive the disaster.
LaFaye, A. - Worth
After Nate's leg is crushed by a wagon, his father takes
in an orphan boy to help with the farm chores. Nate feels worthless
and resents the new boy's place in the family. 144p.
Lubar, David - Dog Days
Larry loves dogs and baseball. When his pesky little brother
frantically pulls him out of a game in the bottom of the ninth,
he takes Larry to a back alley where a suspicious stain and
a growling stray dog lead them into a mystery. 78p.
MacLean, Christine Kole - Mary Margaret and the Perfect
Mary Margaret will do anything to have a pet, but between her
Dad's allergies and her Mom's pregnancy, there
is little hope of her dream coming true, no matter how hard
she tries. 168p.
McDonald, Megan - Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor Is In!
After studying the human body in school, Judy decides she wants
to be a doctor. She has a stethoscope… all she needs
are some patients! 151p.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - Girls Rule!
The Malloy girls and the Hatford boys are competing again,
to see who can raise enough money to earn the prize in the
annual Strawberry Festival. 142p.
O'Connor, Barbara - Taking Care of Moses
While the adults all fight over who should take care of an
abandoned baby, Randall must decide whether to tell them his
secret: he knows who left the infant on the church steps. 134p.
Paulsen, Gary - Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day
Molly loses her notebook and all of her homework, gets a black
eye, spills spaghetti down her shirt, and has her unusual grandmother
attend her classes because it's Senior Citizens' Day.
It's going to take a lot to turn this into a good day!
Peyton, K.M. - Stealaway
After her mother takes a new job training horses at a Scottish
Castle, Nicky finds that the stables are haunted by a ghostly
white pony. Nicky and Jed, the estate owner's son, must
solve the mysteries of the castle's past to save the
horses now stabled at Bloodybow Castle. 86p.
Robinson, Barbara - The Best Halloween Ever
Because the six Herdman kids terrorize the town each year,
the mayor decides to cancel Halloween. Even the mayor's
drastic plan can't save Charlie and Beth from the worst
kids in the history of Woodrow Wilson School. 117p.
Sheth, Kashmira - Blue Jasmine
Seema and her family move all the way from India to Iowa City.
As she tries to adapt to her new life, Seema struggles with
the strange customs, a mean classmate and homesickness for
everything she's left behind. 186p.
Smith, Robert Kimmel - Chocolate Fever
Henry loves chocolate! However, when he breaks out in small
brown spots, he's diagnosed with a brand new disease – Chocolate
Stewart, Jennifer J. - Close Encounters of a Third
Annie's father, a doctor, announces that the whole family
is going to spend two months in a tiny village in Nepal working
in a medical clinic. Annie's in culture shock: there's
no running water, she has to wear long skirts and she's
eating yak cheese! 148p.
Stine, R.L. - Who Let the Ghosts Out?
Something's terribly wrong! Max's new house is
haunted by two ghost children who need his help to fight an
evil spirit named Phears and find out what happened to their
parents. This is the first title in R.L. Stine's new
Mostly Ghostly series. 129p.
Van Draanen, Wendelin - Attack of the Tagger
Nolan, a computer nerd, moonlights as the cyber-superhero,
Shredder-man! Someone sprays graffiti on everything in town
and he must prove his innocence when Shredderman is accused
of being the tagger. 163p.
Prepared by Neha Dhruv, Colleen Morrison, Sara Pemberton,