Thanks to our outgoing 4th graders for offering up some of these titles for our rising fourth graders!
Kate DiCamillo’s classic is the perfect choice for summer reading. One summer, 10 year old Opal moves to a new hometown with her father and adopts a dog, Winn-Dixie. This goofy dog helps Opal unearth incredible, heartwarming and heartbreaking stories: stories of her absent mother, of her local librarian, and the wonderful townspeople she encounters. And ultimately, these stories and Winn-Dixie help Opal change her outlook on friendship and family.
The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits were three short graphic novels that garnered Shaun Tan critical acclaim throughout Australia, although they were never widely distributed in the United States. Lost & Found is the official release of these incredibly loved imaginative stories.
Hoping to escape distractions and work on his novels, a former best-selling children’s author named Ignatius B. Grumply moves into a mansion only to discover that it’s already occupied by a boy, his cat, and a ghost.
In 1972, a boy named Ben wishes for a father that he’s never had. In 1927, a girl named Rose creates a scrapbook to keep track of the life of a famous actress. Both children start exciting journeys of discovery in this wonderful story that weaves together the stories of Rose and Ben into a unique adventure.
When a lead conspirator finds himself in jail, his cronies hatch a plan: steal Lincoln’s body from its grave and hold it until the feds release their boss and cough up some cash. This thriller chronicles the secret service agents, the vigilantes, and the gangsters themselves in an action packed mystery and adventure.