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Info. for Rising 3rd Graders:
Required Summer reading for rising 3rd grade students:
Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary- Feisty and independent third grader Maggie Schultz refuses to learn cursive writing.
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary- The story about a friendship between a boy and a mouse...;..and the shiny red motorcycle they share.
**We will be doing activities with these two books at the beginning of the year.
Select Two From the Following List:
Aliens for Lunch by Jonathon Etra - Richard and his friend Henry are making microwave popcorn when - BOOM - a tiny pink alien pops out of the bag.
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan - Calab and Annie are two young children who have had no mother for several years. Then one day Sarah, a lady from Maine answers an advertisement their father Jacob, put in a newspaper, giving new hope to the family of three.
Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse and all of their friends, families and assorted pets will keep you entertained for hours. These and other books by Beverly Cleary are wonderful.
Horrible Harry (series) by Suzy Kline - Harry is a second grader and then a third grader who plays pranks and gets into mischief but can still end up a good friend.
Andrew Lost (series) by J.C. Greenburg - It is one cliff hanger after another when Andrew shrinks himself, his cousin and his robot into specks smaller than dust. This series is science mixed with fantasy.
Cam Jansen (series) by David A. Adler and Susanna Natti- Cam (short for Camera) and her faithful companion Eric Shelton, love to solve a mystery.
The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner - The central characters in this series are four children of various ages, who find what they need to survive without parents to guide their decisions.
Calvin Coconut by Graham Salisbury (series) by Calvin is a boisterous boy at home on the beaches of Kailua, Hawaii. He manages to find mischief at every opportunity no matter how hard he tries to keep to the straight and narrow.
Horrid Henry (series) by Francesca Simon- Henry always has a plan and is always getting into trouble.
Info. for Rising 4th Graders:
*All rising 4th graders will need to have the following two books for reading projects during the 4th grade school year:
Blue Willow by Doris Gates
The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Carlson
Required Summer reading for rising 4th grade students:
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dagliesh
Remembering her mother's words, an eight year old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.
Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman
A fictional account of the night freakish and devastating tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska, as experienced by a twelve year old, his family, and friends.
Select two from the following list:
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman - A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
The Landry News by Andrew Clements - A fifth grader starts a newspaper with an editorial that prompts her burnt-out teacher to really begin teaching again, but he is later threatened with disciplinary action as a result.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume - Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.
The BFG by Roald Dahl - Sophie is snatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), and concocts a plan with the giant to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannibal giants.
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks Clements - For his birthday, a nine-year -old boy receives a snall plastic Indian that is no use to him at all, but when he places the Indian in al old metal cupboard, he finds himself involved in a dangerous and magical adventure.
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh - Harriet, a sixth grader who lives on Manhattan's upper east side, has two loves-her nursemaid, and her notebook packed full of insights on the people in her life.
Any in the Dear America series These are historical fiction books.
Catch That Pass by Matt Christopher - Everyone knows Jim will be the star linebacker on the team if he can only conquer his fear of being tackled, but it takes a boy in a wheelchair to teacher him that kind of courage.
Amber Brown Goes Fourth by Paula Danziger - Entering fourth grade, Amber faces some changes in her life as her best friend moves away and her parents divorce.
Homework Machine by Dan Gutman - Four fifth grade students - a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker - as well as their teachers and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.
In One Door and Out the Other: A Book of Poems by Aileen Fisher