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For Third and Fourth Graders

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Blume, Judy
     Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing.
The Wish Giver The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree
Brittain, Bill
     This account of sinister doings in Coven Tree relates the King Midas luck that came to three young people.
Beezus and Ramona Beezus and Ramona
Cleary, Beverly
     Beezus' biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.
Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon
Danziger, Paula
     The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state.
The Hundred Dresses The Hundred Dresses
Estes, Eleanor
     In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson.
Bunnicula Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery
Howe, Deborah
     Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.
Pippi Longstocking Pippi Longstocking
Lindgren, Astrid
     Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
MacDonald, Betty
     The incomparable Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves children good or bad and never scolds but has positive cures for Answer-Backers, Never-Want-to-Go-to-Bedders, and other boys and girls with strange habits.
Sarah, Plain and Tall Sarah, Plain and Tall
MacLachlan, Patricia
     When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
Judy Moody Judy Moody
McDonald, Megan
     Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
Soup Soup
Peck, Robert Newton
     Rural Vermont during the 1920's is the setting for this account of the lives of young Robert Peck and his pal, Soup.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Pilkey, Dav
     When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
How to Eat Fried Worms How to Eat Fried Worms
Rockwell, Thomas
     To win a bet, Billy has to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days.
Sideways Stories From Wayside School Sideways Stories From Wayside School
Sachar, Louis
     Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.
Knights of the Kitchen Table Knights of the Kitchen Table
Scieszka, Jon
     Joe receives a magic book for his birthhday present from his uncle. Joe, Fred and Sam are transported to a time when evil knights, fire- breathing dragons and vile-smelling giants roamed the land.
Meet Kirsten: An American Girl Meet Kirsten: An American Girl
Shaw, Janet B.
     Nine-year-old Kirsten and her family experience many hardships as they travel from Sweden to the Minnesota frontier in 1854.
Where the Sidewalk Ends Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
Silverstein, Shel
     A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
Sobol, Donald J.
     Fifth-grader "Encyclopedia" Leroy Brown solves ten mysteries, with solutions of each case at the back of the book.
The Boxcar Children The Boxcar Children
Warner, Gertrude Chandler
     Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. They discover an old, red boxcar that provides shelter from a storm. Against all odds, they make it into their home--and become the Boxcar Children.
Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web
White, E.B.
     The story of Wilbur, the pig, smallest of the litter, who is raised by the farmer's daughter, and who finds a friend in Charlotte, the spider.

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