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Summer Reading List 4th Grade

Summer Reading List 4th Grade

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MR. CURRAN’S
READING LISTSummer 2011
 
THE BEST OF THE BEST!!!
Balliett, Blue
 
CHASING VERMEER
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears,eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
Balliett, Blue THE WRIGHT 3
In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra,and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Robie House frombeing demolished.
Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin MISS HICKORY
Miss Hickory is very worried. Her owner has moved to Boston, and she is just a doll whose body is an apple-wood twig and whose head is a hickory nut, and whose house is made of corncobs.
Banks, Lynn Reid THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD
A young boy discovers a cupboard that magically brings miniature toys to life.
Flake, Sharon
 
THE SKIN I’M IN
Maleeka’s teacher shows her that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Funke, Cornelia
 
THE THIEF LORD
Escaping the aunt who wants to adopt only one of them, two orphaned brothers run away from Hamburg toVenice, finding shelter with a gang of street children and their leader, the thirteen-year-old "Thief Lord," whilealso eluding the detective hired to return them to Germany.
Gantos, Jack JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY
Joey Pigza can’t sit still. He can’t pay attention, hecan’t follow the rules, and he can’t help it—especially when his medications aren’t working. He knows he’s areally good kid, but no matter how hard he tries to do the right thing, something always seems to go wrong.
Lin, Grace THE YEAR OF THE DOG
A wonderful realistic fiction book about the coming of age of a young girl’s adventures during the Chineseyear of the dog. A combination of humor and emotion make this a GREAT book. Also check out the sequel,
The Year of the Rat 
.
Peck, Richard A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois withhis sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Pinkwater, Daniel THE NEDDIAD
One boy’s journey on a train involves a trip to Hollywood, a meteorite, and saving civilization.
Raskin, Ellen
 
THE WESTING GAME
 The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who mustuncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Selznick, Brian THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET
One part mystery, one part adventure, this award winning book is hard to put down once you start reading.
 
THE BEST OF THE REST!!!
Banks, Lynne Reid ANGELA AND DIABOLA
A story about two girls; one is perfectly good and the other is perfectly evil.
Boyce, Frank COSMIC
Liam isn’t like his 11 year old friends. He’s taller, looks older, and has facial hair. Should Liam be allowed totravel into outer space?
Choldenko, Gennifer AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS.
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housedthere, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Choldenko, Gennifer NO PASSENGERS BEYOND THIS POINT
A regular plane trip takes a turn for the strange in this new time-bending adventure novel.
Cleary, Beverly DEAR MR. HENSHAW
A touching story of a boy who writes letters to his favorite author. If you read any book this summer, readthis one.
Colfer, Eoin THE SUPERNATURALIST
In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams upwith three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures.
DuPrau, Jeanne THE CITY OF EMBER
In the year 2041, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a messenger to run to newplaces in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse unknown regions.
Fleishman, John
 
PHINEAS GAGE
Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, wasblasting rock in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived tolive another eleven years.
Funke, Cornelia
 
INKHEART
What would you do if an evil literary figure jumped out of a book and into your living room?
Giff, Patricia Reilly PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the onlyother time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her 
Gutman, Dan THE HOMEWORK MACHINE
When a group of kids invents a machine that does their homework for them, things get a little out of hand!
Hannigan, Katherine. IDA B: …AND HER PLANS TO MAXIMIZE FUN, AVOID DISASTER, AND(POSSIBLY) SAVE THE WORLD
In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer andher parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.
Macaulay, David UNDERGROUND
The intricate support systems that lie beneath the street levels of our cities are examined. Also try other titles in this excellent series:
Castle, Cathedral, Pyramid, Unbuilding,
and
Mill.Nelson, Juster 
 
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for hisboredom.

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