Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2006
Asch, Frank - Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius
Alex will do anything to get away from his annoying little
brother Jonathan. Alex thinks the farther he can get from Jonathan
the better, so he builds a spaceship out of cardboard boxes
that really works! 128p.
Bauer, Marion Dane - A Bear Named Trouble
Jonathan, whose father is a new keeper at the Alaskan Zoo,
tries to save a wild brown bear cub that digs his way into
the zoo. 120p.
Bauer, Marion Dane - The Blue Ghost
Liz sees a ghostly figure while visiting her grandmother's
house. Is Liz imagining things, or has she really followed
the ghost through a bedroom wall into the past? 85p.
Benton, Jim - Frantastic Voyage
After mad scientist Franny K. Stein's doggie lab assistant
swallows her latest invention, Franny miniaturizes herself
and slips through his nose and down his throat to get it back
before it blows up the world. 103p.
Colfer, Eoin - Eoin
Colfer's Legend of Captain
Willy's on his way home. He promised his parents he would
not cross over the rocks known as Captain Crow's Teeth,
but he's out of time and has to get home. Anyway, that
old legend about a pirate ghost searching the rocks for a new
cabin boy probably isn't real… 102p.
Cox, Judy - That Crazy Eddie and the Science Project
Matt hopes to win the $50 prize for best science fair project,
and he's relying on his best friend Eddie to come up
with one his crazy ideas for the perfect project. 88p.
Daley, Michael J. - Space Station Rat
Jeff encounters a lavender rat while he is living on a space
station with his parents. The clever rodent is hiding from
robot hunters, and Jeff needs a friend. 181 p
Dicamillo, Kate - The Miraculous Journey of Edward
Edward is a very fancy china rabbit that belongs to a girl
named Abilene. He is accidentally lost at sea and begins a
long journey, passed along from a fisherman to a hobo to a
sick little girl, ending up in a doll shop before finding his
way back home. 198p.
Dyer, Heather - The Girl with the Broken Wing
On a dark and stormy night, James and Amanda are surprised
to find that a girl dressed in white, with a broken wing, has
landed on their roof. Are the wings real? And what's
she doing on their roof? 147p.
Feiffer, Jules - A Room with a Zoo
Julie loves animals so much, she can't decide if she
wants to be a zookeeper or a veterinarian when she grows up.
With the help of her parents, she adopts a cat, turtle, hamster,
fish and finally a dog. 182p.
Holm, Jennifer L. - Babymouse: Queen of the World!
Babymouse should be happy spending the evening with her best
friend Wilson, but she really, really wants to go to Felicia
Furrypaws' slumber party. 91p.
Johnston, Tony - The Spoon in the Bathroom Wall
Martha Snapdragon lives with her janitor father in the boiler
room of her school. One day a jeweled spoon appears, stuck
into the bathroom wall along with a declaration that whoever
can pull the spoon out of the wall will be King of Bloggins
Joose, Barbara M. - Dead Guys Talk
Willie, Kyle and Lucy, the Scarface Detectives, take on a new
case that involves a talking parrot, an anonymous note, the
local cemetery, and a ghost named Loraine. 100p.
King-Smith, Dick - The Golden Goose
Farmer Skint is working hard to keep food on the table for
his family, but nothing ever works out for him. Until… he
becomes the proud owner of a marvelous golden goose who bestows
all sorts of good fortune on the Skint family. 113p.
Laguna, Sofie - Surviving Aunt Marsha
With their parents gone on vacation, Aunt Marsha takes charge
of Bettina, Vince and Aiden. She serves kidney pie and Brussels
sprouts, puts the dog outside and turns off the TV. It's
going to be longest three weeks of their lives! 202p.
Lin, Grace - The Year of the Dog
Grace describes the events of her school year, including finding
a new best friend, competing in the science fair, acting in
the school musical, and struggling to find her own special
talents during the Chinese Year of the Dog. 134p.
McCall Smith, Alexander - Akimbo and the Elephants
Akimbo tries to stop ivory poachers from killing elephants
that live on the African game preserve where his father is
a ranger. 68p.
Martin, Ann - A
Dog's Life: The Autobiography
of a Stray
A collie named Squirrel tells about living without a home after
she is separated from her family. Her life is full of danger
as she wanders the countryside searching for food and love.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - Roxie and the Hooligans
The school-yard bullies are after Roxie because of her huge
ears. When they all land on a desert island and encounter bank
thieves, it's up to Roxie to keep them safe and find
a way home. 115p.
Perlman, Rhea - Otto Undercover: Born to Drive
Otto is the youngest, fastest racecar driver in the world,
but someone's out to stop him from winning the $1 million
first-place prize in the next big race. 127p.
Proimos, James - When Guinea Pigs Fly
When Brooks, Allen and Leone, three guinea pigs living in a
pet store, are set free in the park, Brook's dream of
living in the wild finally comes true. However, his dream didn't
include a gang of rats, and the three friends will do whatever
it takes to get back to their safe pet store. 105p.
Smith, Anne Warren - Tails of Spring Break
Katie launches a pet-sitting business during spring break,
but things get crazy when her client's cat disappears
and the mean girl across the street moves in for the week.
Umansky, Kaye - The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow
When Solomon was an infant he was found in a baby basket with
a silver spoon in his mouth. Ten years later the only clue
to his identity, the spoon, is missing so Solomon sets out
into the world to find it. 289p.
Vande Velde, Vivian - Three Good Deeds
When Howard is caught trying to steal eggs from the geese at
the pond, the old woman who feeds them turns him into a goose!
The only way back to being a boy is to do three good deeds,
as a goose! 147p.
Prepared by Sharon Hyrcewicz, Sara Pemberton and Suzanne Thomas,