CRRL Kids: Good Reading for 4th Grade 2014
Annotation:As a deputy U.S. Marshal--and former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories--Bass was cunning, fearless and larger than life.
Annotation:Barnum Brown, named after the famous circus icon, grew up to work for the American Museum of Natural History and discovered the first documented skeletons of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Annotation:While camping in the uncharted woods of Yosemite in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir saw and discussed sites that would ultimately lead to establishing our National Parks.
Annotation:Darling, a mischievous collie, must leave the children who love her when she is chosen for training as a mercy dog, seeking out injured soldiers and leading medics to them. Part of a series.
Annotation:With her uncle's cape, training from Grandpa Joe, and her dog Raymond as her sidekick, fourth-grader Jo Schmo becomes a superhero, catching bank robbers and foiling Dr. Dastardly's plan. Part of a series.
Annotation:Fourth-grader Frankie Piccolini is worried that he won't pass his math quiz on Monday, especially since his family's distractions keep him from studying over the weekend. Part of a series.
Annotation:On a remote island off the coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth. Originally numbering in the millions, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population. Part of a series.
Annotation:"Ouch!" comforts hurting kids by explaining the ways they get injured and sick, how their bodies work, and what parents and doctors can do to fix it.
Annotation:Robbie and his dog, Ellie, spend the summer at his grandmother Maddy's house, where Robbie learns many things about his emotionally distant parents and himself.