Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2008
Bateson, Catherine - Being Bee
Beatrice (please call her Bee!) lives a fine life with her
dad and her two awesome guinea pigs ever since her mom passed
away, but this all changes when her dad starts dating Jazzi.
Jazzi takes up all of her dad's time; will Bee ever be
able to find room in her heart for Jazzi too? 126p.
Blume, Judy - Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the
Abigail (the "Great One") and her brother Jake
(the "Pain") spend their days playing soccer, learning
how to ride a bike, and taking care of their aunt's dog.
Cabot, Meg - Moving Day
Allie can't believe her parents expect her to move into
such an old, dilapidated house. Don't they know about
the zombie hand that she's sure is in the attic? 228p.
Clements, Andrew - No Talking
It's an all-out war between the boys and girls at school
when they decide to have a contest to see which group can say
the least number of words. 146p.
Collins, Ross - Medusa Jones
Life isn't fair for Medusa Jones. She is always being
teased about her head full of snakes, but her parents won't
allow her to turn her tormenters into stone. 134p.
Davies, Jacqueline - The Lemonade War
Evan and Jessie get along pretty well until they get into an
argument and declare a Lemonade War! The stakes are high—the
winner will get all the money from both stands—and they're
prepared to fight dirty to win! 173p.
Dowell, Frances O'Roark - Phineas L. MacGuire
Erupts!: The First Experiment
Phineas (call him Mac) can't believe he is stuck with
the super-mean, dinosaur-loving Mac R. as his science fair
partner. But Mac discovers that Mac R. might actually become
a new friend. 167p.
Dyer, Heather - Ibby's
Ibby's weekend at her cousins' house takes an unexpected
turn when the boys find a box of magic tricks and they accidentally
shrink her cousin Frances to the size of a mouse. 140p.
French, Jackie - My Dad the Dragon
The teacher at King Arthur's School for Trainee Knights
has given Horace and his friends an impossible homework assignment:
write a 100-page report, save a damsel from distress, and slay
a dragon. And it's due first thing Monday morning, or
they'll be expelled! 107p.
Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth - Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love
Moxie hasn't had time to start her summer reading assignment
that's due on the first day of fourth grade. She meant
to read Stuart
Little, but just hasn't gotten around
to it. And now there's only one day left before school
Hale, Bruce - Prince of Underwhere
Zeke and his friend fall down a hole and end up in the underground
world of Underwhere. The Undies proclaim him to be their long
lost Prince who will free them from their evil Underlord. 165p.
Harper, Charise Mericle - Just Grace
Grace just wants to help her neighbor Mrs. Luther find her
cat, but who knew that doing a good deed would cause so much
King, Daren - Mouse Noses on Toast
Paul Mouse and his friends begin a protest against the heartless
humans who enjoy the "delicacy" of Mouse Noses
on Toast in fancy restaurants. 104p.
King-Smith, Dick - Dinosaur Trouble
Despite their parents' objections, Banty (an apatosaurus)
and Nosy (a pterodactyl) become friends and hatch a plan to
defeat an evil T-Rex. 118p.
McCall Smith, Alexander - Max and Maddy and the Chocolate
It's off to Switzerland for kid detectives Max and Maddy
who need to crack a case in which the prime suspects are St.
Bernard dogs! 72p.
MacDonald, Alan - Trolls, Go Home!
When the Troll family moves into a quiet English suburb, Egbert,
Nora, and Ulrik Troll have trouble fitting in with the strange
peeples who live in their new neighborhood. 128p.
MacDonald, Betty Bard - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
When parents are at their wit's end, they call Mrs. Piggle –Wiggle
who sends home magical cures for their kids—including
The-Won't-Brush-Teeth-Cure and The-Picky-Eater-Cure.
Moses, Shelia P. - Sallie Gal and the Wall-a-kee Man
Sallie Gal works really hard to buy fancy hair ribbons, but
there just isn't enough money. Can the "Wall-a-kee" traveling
salesman help her with her problem? 152p.
Nix, Garth - One Beastly Beast: (Two Aliens, Three
Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales)
This collection of four short stories features DVD-stealing
rat pirates, a strange beast, a boy inventor, and a mysterious
sea serpent. 158p.
Riddleburger, Sam - The Qwikpick Adventure Society
Lyle and his friends find a smelly adventure when they decide
to explore the town's sewage treatment plant. 127p.
Sniegoski, Tom - Billy Hooten, Owlboy
Everyone thinks Billy is weird because he loves comic books
and monster movies. Little do they know Billy has become the
next crime-fighting superhero of Monstros City! 242p.
Straight, Susan - The Friskative Dog
Sharron doesn't have a real dog; instead, she has her
stuffed Friskative Dog which is perfect in every way. However,
when she decides to sneak him to school, a couple of mean girls
don't think that the Friskative Dog is such a perfect
dog after all. 149p.
Tripp, Jenny - Pete & Fremont
Pete is a fluffy pink poodle and Fremont is a huge wild bear.
Together they must perform a fantastic new routine in the circus
to get what each desperately desires. 180p.
Wilkowski, Susan - The Bad Luck Chair
When Addison Darby walked into her fourth grade classroom,
she knew something big was going on: everyone was staring at
her. Then she saw it—The Brookside Elementary School
Bad Luck Chair—at her seat! Addy knew she was doomed.
Prepared by S.E. Goers, R. Andrews, and S. Pemberton, May