Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Summer Bibliographies 2011
During the Summer of 2011, look for these books on the graded display shelves at the beginning of the J Fiction Collection!
Amato, Mary - Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook
Someone’s stealing things from Edgar’s classroom! When Slurpy the class goldfish disappears, Edgar and his friends investigate what’s going on. 140 p.
Bass, Guy - Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things
Dinkin, a boy who is afraid of just about everything, discovers that the family moving in next door to him might be alien space zombies! 125 p.
Bauer, Marion Dane - The Golden Ghost
When Delsie and Todd explore an abandoned house, Delsie feels something furry, but invisible, bump against her, and discovers there’s a ghost dog living in the house. 86 p.
Beaty, Andrea - Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies
Kevin and Joules’ parents have dropped them off at Camp Whatsitooya, near the shores of Lake Whatsosmelly, for the summer. Unfortunately, ferocious alien bunnies have crash landed nearby! 184 p.
Bolger, Kevin - Zombiekins
Stanley buys a weird, one-eyed stuffed animal at a garage sale but he ignores the Very Important Warning that comes with it. 206 p.
Byars, Betsy Cromer - Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society
Did you know that once a year, cats from around the world gather to read their diaries to each other, sharing their exciting and daring kitty adventures? 80 p.
Clements, Andrew - We the Children
Intrigue and danger await Ben and his friend Jill as they try to decipher clues that will help them save their school from its scheduled demolition. 142 p.
Cronin, Doreen - The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery
Retired search and rescue dog J.J. Tully finds himself back on the job when he reluctantly agrees to find Millicent the Hen’s kidnapped chicks. 119 p.
Graff, Lisa - Sophie Simon Solves Them All
Super-smart Sophie doesn’t need friends; she just wants to study math. But when her classmates ask for her help, she agrees to solve their problems - for a fee. 103 p.
Han, Jenny - Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream
Clara Lee is convinced she has luck on her side. She’ll need lots of luck when she decides to run for the Apple Festival’s Apple Pie Princess. 149 p.
Hatke, Ben - Zita the Spacegirl. 1, Far From Home
Zita and Joseph are playing when a strange device falls from the sky and sucks Joseph into space. With the help of some robots, aliens, and a giant rodent, Zita searches the universe to find him. 182 p.
Jenkins, Steve - How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships
Did you know that birds help crocodiles and turtles help hippos? Find out more in this fascinating look at how different animals from around the world help each other. 32 p.
Jennings, Patrick - Guinea Dog
Rufus wants a dog but knows his father won’t let him have one. When his mother buys him a guinea pig, Rufus names it Fido. Fido turns out to be no ordinary guinea pig - she thinks she’s a dog! 183 p.
Lewis, Josh - Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry
After Fern falls into a pile of radioactive goop, he transforms into a super hero, Super Chicken Nugget Boy, and must defend his school from a giant, mutant French fry. 141 p.
Lowry, Lois - The Birthday Ball
Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored. Instead of finding a prince or planning her birthday ball, Patricia Priscilla poses as a peasant and goes to school with the common students. 186 p.
MacLachlan, Patricia - Word After Word After Word
When the unusual, wonderful author Ms. Mirabel visits her classroom, Lucy and her friends learn about the power and poetry of their own words. 128 p.
Mone, Gregory - Fish
Maurice “Fish” Reidy is a delivery boy who accidentally loses one of his packages. He joins a pirate crew to get his package back and comes to love the pirate life. 241 p.
Murphy, Jill - Dear Hound
Alfie, a timid puppy, runs away from his puppy daycare. Adopted by foxes, forced to eat food from the trash, and dognapped by hunters, Alfie hopes to find his way back home. 175 p.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - Emily’s Fortune
Emily is due to inherit ten million dollars, but first she must survive a dangerous stagecoach ride across the Wild West and an evil uncle who wants her money. 147 p.
O’Connor, Barbara - The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
Owen has the adventure of a lifetime after he finds a real working submarine in the woods near his home. 168 p.
Patterson, Nancy Ruth - Ellie Ever
Ellie and her mother try to build a new life together after a hurricane destroys their old home. Her mom takes a job on a fancy estate and the kids in Ellie’s new school start a rumor that she’s a princess. 117 p.
Springstubb, Tricia - What Happened on Fox Street
Mo loves her home and her street, and looks forward to another fun summer. When a developer starts buying up the houses in her neighborhood, Mo is determined to save Fox Street. 218 p.
Sternberg, Julie - Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie
Eleanor cannot imagine many things as terrible as eating pickle juice on a cookie, except that her babysitter is moving away. 122 p.
Vail, Rachel - Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters
Justin’s worried about moving up to his new grade. He’s heard that the teachers are stricter, you have to give speeches, and you are expected to climb the rope in gym - all the way up to the top! 245 p.
Prepared by Rachel Andrews, Sharon Hyrcewicz, and Sara Pemberton, May 2011
Yep, Laurence - The Star Maker
Artie brags that he can supply his entire family with fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year, but he has no idea how he will afford to buy all those firecrackers. 100 p.