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Visit the Lake Library Home Page at and find links to recommended websites for Summer Reading Fun: The Mysterious Benedict Society series Books by Trenton Lee Stewart Website:

The Sisters Eight series Books by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Website:


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The Warrior Cats series Books by Erin Hunter Website:

The Mallory series Books by Megan McDonals Website:

The Just Grace series Books by Charise Mericle Harper Website:

The Amelia’s Notebook Series Books by Marissa Moss Website:

Summer Reading For Girls Entering

Grade 4

Summer Reading

For Girls Entering Grade 4

REQUiRED for girls entering Grade 4: For your PAPER BAG BOOK REPORT, choose a book from one of these series:

AND SOME MORE SUGGESTiONS: Looking for something Laugh-Out-Loud funny? • •

The Emily Windsnap Series by Liz Kessler When Emily begins swimming lessons, she finds out something she did not know about herself: when fully immersed in water she has a mermaid's tail! But why? The mystery deepens as Emily swims off to find the answer. The Sisters Eight Series by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Eight girls. Eight cats. Eight books. One big mystery! Each girl possesses a power and a gift which she must discover for herself…in order to solve the mystery. The Julia Gillian Series by Allison McGhee Ten-year-old Julia knows a lot, but one thing she doesn't know is how the book she's reading is going to end. It might not have a happy ending, and that scares her. But Julia learns that sometimes you just have to work through it. And though bad things do happen sometimes, having good friends and family around you makes life a bit less scary — and much more fun. The Lucy Rose Series by Katy Kelly “September 14. Here is the thing about me: According to my dad, I am one smart cookie. And according to my grandfather, I have the kind of life that is called eventful, which means NOT boring.” That’s how Lucy Rose’s journal begins. You’ll be hooked from page 1! The Clarice Bean Series by Lauren Child Love Charlie and Lola on TV? Then you’ll love Clarice. Lauren Child brings her trademark wacky wit and eccentric visual energy to a full-length, fast-paced Clarice Bean episode that will charm you to pieces. The Mallory Series by Laurie Friedman Laurel girls LOVE Mallory books. Maybe it’s the corny jokes? Maybe it’s the friendship drama? Maybe it’s just the good times and fun? Try reading a few and find out what makes them so lovable. The Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonald See how many Judy Moody books you can read BEFORE you see the Judy Moody and Stink movie that’s coming out in summer 2012! And be sure to visit the website: The Amelia’s Notebook Series by Marissa Moss Reading these books is like peeking inside someone’s secret diary. How does Amelia cope with moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one? It’s all in her black-and-white speckled journal. Lucky for you, there are plenty of sequels.

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The Trouble With Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy Cinderella (As If You Didn’t Already Know the Story) by Barbara Ensor Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School by Ruth Barshaw The Trouble With Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin

POETRY is perfect for summer reading. Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue by Jon Agee • Falling Down the Page edited by Georgia Heard • My Dog May Be A Genius: Poems by Jack Prelutsky • Bookspeak: Poems About Books by Laura Salas •

Ready for something NEW and DiFFERENT? Lights on Broadway: A Theatrical Tour From A to Z by Harriet Ziefert • LaRue Across America by Mark Teague • Wonder Horse by Emily McCully • Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle by Brian Dennis •

And something for the GROWN-UPS… The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma When Alice was in fourth grade, she and her father promised to read aloud together for 100 nights, without missing one. By the time they reached 100, they had come to love their nightly ritual so much that they decided to go for 1000. After that, they called it “The Streak,” and kept it up until the day Alice left for college. This touching book is a memoir of those years. Rave reviews call the book a coming of age story, a daughter’s love letter to her father, and an ode to books and the joys of reading — deeply affecting, deftly written, smart and clear and funny. Their 100 favorite titles are listed. Aren’t you tempted to start a streak of your own?

Grade 4 Summer Reading Suggestions  

For girls entering Grade 4 at Laurel and their families

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