Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2007
Carris, Joan Davenport - Welcome
to the Bed & Biscuit
Ernst the pig, Gabby the bird, and Millie the cat all help
Grampa Bender run an animal boardinghouse. They know he loves
them, but they are a little jealous when he comes home with
something very small, wrapped in a blanket. 116p.
Dart, Iris Rainer - Larry, the King of Rock and Roll
Larry, Clare's Maltese dog, has always had the ability
to speak, but never has until he decides to help Claire's
dad write a song and becomes a Rock 'n' Roll star.
Dunrea, Olivier - Hanne's
Hanne is a hen who belongs to a sweet old lady named Mem Pockets.
When Hanne learns there is no money to pay the tax bill, she
goes on a magical quest to save the farm. 95p.
Fields, Bryan W. - Lunchbox and the Aliens
Two clueless aliens visit Earth and capture the first specimen
they see—Lunchbox, a lazy basset hound. They train him
to build a froonga machine to make their favorite food, but
the machine might just blow up the planet instead. 183p.
Fleischman, Sid - The White Elephant
In old Siam, orphaned Run-Runs offends a prince, and for his
punishment he must care for the prince's sacred white
Funke, Cornelia Caroline - Ghosthunters and the Incredibly
When Tom discovers a ghost in his basement, he is desperate
to find a way to drive it out. Hetty Hyssop comes to the rescue
with "spooktacu-lar" knowledge of ghostly characteristics,
and the duo set off on a scary mission. 135p.
Giblin, James - The Boy Who Saved Cleveland
Seth's family are pioneers in Ohio when everyone in his
village falls sick with malaria—except him. How will
he be able to save everyone? 64p.
Gilliland, Judith Heide - Strange Birds
With her parents lost at sea, Anna finds comfort sitting in
the tree out-side her window. She discovers that it is a magical
tree which is also home to some amazing tiny winged horses,
that need Anna's help. 231p.
Graff, Lisa - The Thing About Georgie
It isn't easy when your best friend finds a new best
friend and your parents are obsessed with the new baby. It's
even harder when you were born a dwarf like Georgie and you
know that "Baby Godzilla" will be taller than you
by the time she's five! 220p.
Hamilton, Richard - Cal and the Amazing Anti-Gravity
Cal and his talking dog, Frankie, discover that their zany
neighbor is an inventor of unusual machines. While Mr. Frout
is tinkering on an anti-gravity contraption, Cal presses the
wrong lever and things go haywire in his neighborhood. 123p.
Hanson, Mary Elizabeth - How to Save Your Tail
Bob, a cookie-baking rat, is caught by two palace cats and
tries to save himself by entertaining them with stories of
his adventurous relatives and batches of yummy cookies. 93p.
Howe, James - Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow
When the creepy author, M.T. Graves comes to visit Pete's
family, he arrives with his pet crow, Edgar, and a black bag
he won't let anyone touch, Pete's pets are sure
he has come to kidnap the family's vampire rabbit, Bunnicula.
Hunt, Gene - The Accidental Spaceship
The Smith twins get an unusual surprise when a spaceship lands
in their backyard! With a robot as a sidekick, they set off
to become space traders. 142p.
Lombard, Jenny - Drita, My Homegirl
Maxine is assigned the unwelcome task of learning all about
her class' new student, Drita, and her Albanian homeland.
Drita is glad to be out of war-torn Kosovo but is still adjusting
to 4th-grade in inner-city New York. The two girls are surprised
to find that they have a lot in common. 135p.
Loizeaux, William - Wings
Nick finds an abandoned baby mockingbird and takes her home.
Thanks to Nick's unending search for worms, the orphaned
bird survives and develops a close bond with her rescuer. 138p.
Lubar, David - Punished!
While roughhousing in the library, Logan crashes into an old
man who punishes the boy with a "pun" spell. Now
everything that comes out of Logan's mouth is a pun,
much to the annoyance of his parents and teacher. To cure himself,
he must find seven oxymorons, seven anagrams, and seven palindromes
in three days. 96p.
McCall Smith, Alexander - The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet
Harriet discovers her father has five sisters she's never
met. She sets out to find her aunts whose unusual talents include
super-strength, ventriloquism and mind-reading. 117p.
Pennypacker, Sara - Clementine
Clementine doesn't understand what all the fuss is about.
She had to chop off her friend Margaret's hair to remove
the glue. Grownups never seem to appreciate Clementine's
thinking—and she has lots of ideas, like how to use magic
markers to touch up Margaret's new look. 136p.
Quattlebaum, Mary - Jackson Jones and the Curse of
the Outlaw Rose
Jackson and his friend, Reuben, steal a rose clipping from
a gravesite. When they plant the rose in the neighborhood garden,
it seems that a curse has followed them home. 100p.
Roberts, Ken - Thumb on a Diamond
Thumb wants to see a big city. Playing baseball can get them
to the playoffs in Vancouver. Never mind that they've
never played baseball before. Never mind that their village
has no baseball diamond—or room to build one. Those are
just small obstacles on Thumb's road to the big city.
Sage, Angie - My Haunted House
When crabby Aunt Tabby wants to sell their perfectly spooky
mansion, Araminta Spookie devises a plan to scare off prospective
buyers. Some friendly ghosts help her in her scheme. 132p.
Scieszka, Jon - Marco? Polo!
The Time Warp Trio's magic book has transported them
from their YMCA pool to ancient China and the court of Kublai
Kahn, where the scheming court astrologer plans to feed the
boys to his trained leopards. 90p.
Wallace, Bill - The Legend of Thunderfoot
A rattler snakebite leaves a little roadrunner with swollen
feet, a new name, and a lot of self-pity. When an old tortoise
challenges him to get stronger or die, Thunderfoot trains himself
to do what no roadrunner has ever done. 150p.
Wiley - The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil
When Basil Pepperell climbs aboard the hot air balloon of a
mysterious professor, he is whisked away to Helios, a fantastic
city in the sky, where he is caught up in an adventure involving
evil scientists, pteranodons, and mechanical armies. 126p.
Prepared by Amanda Blau, Donna Dumtra-Froemming, Suzanne Thomas,