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2013 Summer Reading List: Grade 4

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Queen of the Falls
By Chris Van Allsburg

This biography tells about Annie Edson Taylor, a retired instructor of a charm school who decided to attempt to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel at the age of 62.



I, Vivaldi
By Janice Shefelman

This picture book biography describes how Vivaldi grew to be a famous musician, despite his mother's vow for him to become a priest.

Detective Camp
By Ron Roy

Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose are at Detective Camp and discover a crime right away.

Inkblot: Drip, Splat, and Squish Your Way to Creativity
By Margaret Peot

In addition to interesting facts about the world of art, step-by-step instructions and examples are provided for using inkblots to spark creativity.

Secrets at Sea: A Novel
By Richard Peck

In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons travel by ship from New York to London. They hope to find a husband for their awkward older daughter, who is secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings!


Once Upon a Royal Superbaby
By Kevin O'Malley

A boy and a girl, having created a story for school, must use their talents to come up with a new story of what happens to the Dude, his fair maiden, and their royal superbaby after they are captured by an evil wizard.

Have a Hot Time, Hades!
By Kate McMullan

In this story with a modern twist, Hades tells his own version of how he became King of the Underworld and Zeus became King of the Gods.

The Birthday Ball
By Lois Lowry

Princess Patricia Priscilla is not looking forward to her birthday when she has to choose a suitor. She switches places with her chambermaid so she can attend school with the commoners.


This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.

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