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Wonder by R. J. Palacio Venture with August as he enters into fifth grade, his first ever school experience. Endure the year with him as he and the other students cope with his facial deformities and what it means to be in middle school. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente Follow 12 year-old September as she is whisked away from her average life to Fairyland. Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger If you like crazy humor, you must read this strange story of two friends, bank robberies, and a teen cowgirl queen and the adventure that involved taking over the United States.

Bad Island by Doug Tennapel A stranded family has to figure out how to survive with just a few resources and some strange events on this Bad Island. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick Once again Brian Selznick has created a masterpiece for us to delight in. Two stories told simultaneously through words and pictures make this book amazing. Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado Join Claudette and her two sidekicks for a dangerous yet humorous adventure in a land of giants and princesses. Explorer The Mystery Boxes by Kazu Kibuishi A collection of illustrated stories that revolve around a mysterious box that changes the life of whoever handles it.

Created by Tabitha Johnson K-4 Librarian The School at Columbia




When a little elephant moves into surburban mall where Ivan lives, Ivan begins to wonder if their home is what it is supposed to be. Where does he really belong?


Citizen Scientist Be a part of Scientific Discovery by Loree Griffin Barnes Regular people have the opportunity to collect data for four remarkable scientific projects to better understand ecological issues. This book shows how you can help! Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic by Robert Burleigh A non-fiction picture book showcasing Amelia Earhart's first solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932, this book is an exciting yet deep look into that flight.

Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel Perfect for an election year, Bad Kitty and Big Kitty fight to become president of the Neighborhood Cat Club. Humorous as always, the illustrations add layers and support to the text. Will Bad Kitty be the next president? Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins Hank has a new friend. He just happens to be invisible. No, not imaginary, just invisible and pretty cranky. Read as Hank and Inkling work together to fight against the fourth grade bully.

When Sally’s Aunt Polly dies and leaves her famous pie crust recipe to her extraordinarily surly cat, she also leaves Lardo (the cat) in the care of Alice. Read as the whole town goes pie crazy.


Wahoo Cray is having a hard time. His father, an animal wrangler, has taken a job with a reality TV show called "Expedition Survival! When the shows star goes missing, how will Wahoo take charge and save the day? Or, will he?

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3-4 Summer Reading 2012 for The School

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