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									                           Sayreville Public Schools Summer Reading 2011 Incoming 4th Graders

   Taste Life: an Autobiography Buchanan Smith A Martin - Squirrel, a his efforts to adjust to the accidental death of his best
A Dog’s of Blackberries by Doris of a Stray by Ann- M.young boy recounts stray puppy, tells her life story, from her nurturing mother
and brother, to making her own way in the world, facing busy highways, changing seasons, and humans both gentle and brutal.
friend.

*Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White - Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas
dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker -While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old
Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons.

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary - In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his
parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret - When an earthquake creates a tsunami while thirteen-year-old Kyle is babysitting his sister
during a family vacation at a Pacific Coast resort, he tries to save himself, his sister, and a boy who has bullied him for years.

Farewell My Lunch Bag by Bruce Hale - When fourth-grade private eye Chet Gecko is called to catch someone who is stealing food
from the school cafeteria, he finds himself framed for the crime.

*Frindle by Andrew Clements - When he decides to turn his fifth-grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick
Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X by Bruce Coville - Rod and his bratty cousin Elspeth are snatched into another dimension by the
monstrous alien, Smorkus Flinders.

*In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Lord - In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes
Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.

*Matilda by Roald Dahl -Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss
Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

Nicky Fifth’s Garden State Adventure by Lisa Funari Willever- Just when Nicky Fifth was getting used to living in New Jersey, he
received the worst possible news. Instead of a vacation in Orlando, Florida, his parents plan a vacation exploring New Jersey.

*Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary - The family routine is upset during Ramona's year in second grade when her father
unexpectedly loses his job.

Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer - When their mother starts dropping them off at the library several afternoons a week, nine year old
William and his brother dread boredom and the overbearing librarian, but they are surprised how things turn out.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr - Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in
Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become
healthy.

Skinnybones by Barbara Park - Alex's active sense of humor helps him get along with the school braggart, make the most of his
athletic talents, and simply get by in a hectic world.

*The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson - The six horrible Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world, cause
mayhem throughout the school year.

The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman - Eleven-year-old Eddie gets a chance to win a million dollars by sinking a foul shot at the
National Basketball Association finals.

The Secret Soldier: the Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovern - A brief biography of the woman who disguised herself as a
man and joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Who Stole the Wizard of Oz by Avi - Becky and her brother use some ingenious clues to identify the person who stole five children's
books from the town's library.

*can be found as audio
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Incoming 5 Graders

39 Clues series A series of fantasy adventure books, the first of which is The Maze of Bones.

A Family Apart by Joan Lowery Nixon -When their mother can no longer support them, six siblings are sent by the Children's Aid
Society of New York City to live with farm families in Missouri in 1860.

A Baseball Card Adventure series by Dan Gutman – Travel with Joe back in time and meet famous baseball players.

*Black Beauty by Anna Seawell - As a young horse, Black Beauty is well-loved and happy. But when his owner is forced to sell him,
his life changes drastically. He has many new owners some of them cruel and some of them kind.

*Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith - From eating too much chocolate, Henry breaks out in brown bumps that help him foil
some hijackers and teach him a valuable lesson about self-indulgence.

Doing Time Online by Jan Siebold - After he is involved in a prank that led to an elderly woman's injury, twelve-year-old Mitchell
must make amends by participating in a police program in which he chats online with a nursing home resident.

Hank Zipzer Series by Henry Winkler – Read all about Hank and his friends and their many experiences as kids!

*Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell - Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian
girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of
happiness in her solitary life.

Joey Pigza Swallowed a Key by Jack Gantos - To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble
paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and
acting wired.

Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan - After her overprotective grandmother has a stroke, eleven-year-old Maya, an orphan, leaves
her extremely restricted life in California to stay with her mother's family on a remote Wyoming ranch, where she discovers a love of
horses and encounters Artemisia, a wild mare that her mother once rode.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket - After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must
depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use
any means necessary to get their fortune. Follow the Baudelaire children as they work together to overcome all obstacles.

Small Steps: the Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret - The author describes her battle against polio when she was thirteen and her efforts
to overcome its debilitating effects.

The Fighting Ground by Avi - Thirteen-year-old Jonathan goes off to fight in the Revolutionary War and discovers the real war is
being fought within himself.

*The School Story by Andrew Clements - After twelve-year-old Natalie writes a wonderful novel, her friend Zoe helps her devise a
scheme to get it accepted at the publishing house where Natalie's mother works as an editor.

*The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo – Read about the adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the
princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin

*The Witches by Roald Dahl - A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches plot
to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

Who Was… series - Find out about many different figures in history, in this fun and exciting illustrated biography set!

*can be found as audio

								
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