Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2009
Applegate, Katherine - Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs
Roscoe’s class is going to sing a bee song for their school’s open house. When the kids won’t stay in their seats and their antennae won’t stay on their heads, Roscoe decides to use the Super-Mega-Gonzo Glue that works very, very well! This is the first book in the Roscoe Riley Rules series. 79 p.
Barrett, Tracy - The 100-Year-Old Secret
Xander and Xena Holmes, unaware that they are long-lost descendents of the great Sherlock Holmes, move to London where a secret society asks them to investigate one of the unsolved cases of their great-great-great-grandfather. 157 p.
Barshaw, Ruth McNally - Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School
Ellie keeps a doodling journal about the horrors of being the new kid in school. 188 p.
Bruel, Nick - Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Did you know that cats hate baths? Well Bad Kitty really, really hates baths and you might need to have a suit of armor and an ambulance waiting in the driveway when you give her a bath! 125 p.
Cowley, Joy - Snake and Lizard
A sensible snake and a loveable lizard learn that life in the desert is much better with a friend. The two decide to go into business together, giving advice to their fellow desert-dwelling animals. 85 p.
Cuffe-Perez, Mary - Skylar: A Story
Five sheltered pond geese try to help a lost heron find his flock by accompanying him on a long, dangerous flight, even though most of them have never left their pond. 138 p.
DiTerlizzi, Tony - Kenny & the Dragon
The villagers of Roundbrook want to kill the new dragon in town, so Kenny the rabbit needs to come up with a clever plan to save his fire-breathing friend. 151 p.
Elliott, David - Wuv Bunnies from Outers Pace
Hercules Smith wakes up in the middle of the night to find a giant, carrot-shaped space ship in his back yard. Space Bunnies need his help to prevent an invasion of evil, alien Funny Bunnies! 107 p.
Feiffer, Kate - The Problem with the Puddles
The Puddle parents can’t agree on anything which leads to a family vacation full of catastrophes and wacky fun. 193 p.
Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth - Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-You Notes
Moxy can’t go out until she’s written 12 thank you notes, but her brilliant plan to make this chore as easy as possible (involving spray paint and a forbidden copier) goes horribly wrong. 159 p.
Horse, Harry - The Last Cowboys
Grandpa and his loveable dog Roo set off on a wild trip west in search of Roo’s famous doggie granddad. 111 p.
King-Smith, Dick - The Mouse Family Robinson
After a dangerous run-in with the house cat, Beaumont and his family of mice pack up and go in search of a cat-free house to call home. 71 p.
Klise, Kate - Dying to Meet You
Famous children’s book author I.B. Grumply is looking for a quiet place to write his 13th book. He rents an old Victorian house in Ghastly, Illinois, but is dismayed (and very grumpy) to find a strange boy living on the third floor and a ghost in the cupola. 147 p.
Layton, Neal - The Mammoth Academy
Oscar and Arabella, two young wooly mammoths who’ve never been to school, receive an invitation to attend Mammoth Academy where they uncover an Ice Age mystery. 150 p.
Look, Lenore - Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
Alvin is afraid of lots of things including elevators, tunnels, airplanes and scary movies. But he is so afraid of school that he can’t utter a single word when he’s there. 172 p.
Lowry, Lois - The Willoughbys
The Willoughby children and their parents aren’t very fond of each other. While the parents abandon their four children (after reading Hansel and Gretel) for an around-the-world vacation, the children declare themselves orphans and set off for adventures of their own. 174 p.
Mould, Chris - The Wooden Mile
Stanley Buggles inherits a mansion on a remote island. Also on the island are a talking fish, a werewolf, and pirates who are after a hoard of treasure. This is the first book in the Something Wickedly Weird series. 176 p.
Rees, Douglas - Uncle Pirate
Winston’s school is out of control and he’s the target of every 5th- and 6th-grade bully there… until his long-lost Uncle Pirate comes home from sea and sets about making things right at school – pirate style! 100 p.
Riddell, Chris - Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Ottoline, a girl who likes to solve puzzles, investigates the disappearance of several pampered lap dogs with the help of her very hairy sidekick, Mr. Monroe. Along the way they encounter a bear in the basement, many lap dogs, a talking cockatoo, and a real cat burglar. 171 p.
Santopolo, Jill - The Nina, the Pinta, and the Vanishing Treasure
Alec’s father, a police detective, is called in to investigate when the new Christopher Columbus exhibit at the American History museum vanishes. Alec’s class has been studying Columbus, so he starts collecting clues to help his father crack the case. 183 p.
Snyder, Laurel - Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains
Lucy, a spunky milkmaid in the town of Thistle, secretly loves her best friend Wynston (the Prince) but his father (the King) has ordered Wynston to find a suitable princess to marry. 240 p.
Tripp, Jenny - Pete’s Disappearing Act
When a tornado blows away circus performer Pete (a poodle) and his chimp friend, they have to find their way home. But first, escapes from steamboats and dog-nappers await the duo. 168 p.
Trueit, Trudi Strain - No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay)
Scab McNally really wants a dog, but he can’t stay out of trouble long enough to prove he’s “responsible.” Selling his newest invention, sister-repellant spray, doesn’t help his case. 118 p.
Vernon, Ursula - Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew
Nurk, a timid shrew, receives a plea for help and sets off downriver on a snailboat to help rescue a dragonfly princess. 131 p.
Prepared by S. Pemberton and S. Thomas, May