CRRL Kids: Good Reading for 4th Grade 2014

Bad News for Outlaws
Bad News for Outlaws The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal By Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux Book - 2009 921 Reeve Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

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.

Barnum's Bones
Barnum's Bones How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World By Fern, Tracey E. Book - 2012 921 Barnu Available in some locations

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.

The Blessing Cup
The Blessing Cup By Polacco, Patricia Book - 2013 FICTION Pol Available in some locations

Annotation:A china cup from a tea set left behind when Jews were forced to leave Russia helps hold a family together, reminding them of the most important things in life. Part of a series.

The Boy Who Loved Words
The Boy Who Loved Words By Schotter, Roni Book - 2006 FICTION Sch Available in some locations

Annotation:Selig, who loves words and copies them on pieces of paper that he carries with him, goes on a trip to discover his purpose.

Bluffton My Summers With Buster By Phelan, Matt Book - 2013 741.5973 Ph Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1908 a troupe of performers arrives in Muskegon, Michigan for the summer. Young Henry is fascinated with everyone, but mostly with a performer his own age named Buster Keaton.

The Camping Trip That Changed America
The Camping Trip That Changed America Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks By Rosenstock, Barb Book - 2012 979.4 Ro Available in some locations

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.

Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I
Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I By Hart, Alison Book - 2013 FICTION Har Available in some locations

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.

Dinos Are Forever
Dinos Are Forever By Trine, Greg Book - 2012 FICTION Tri Available in some locations

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.

Double Dog Dare
Double Dog Dare By Graff, Lisa Book - 2012 FICTION Gra Available in some locations

Annotation:When Kansas Bloom moves to California and joins the Media Club at school, he soon finds himself trying to outdo one of the other fourth-grade students in a "dare war."

Electrical Wizard
Electrical Wizard How Nikola Tesla Lit up the World By Rusch, Elizabeth Book - 2013 921 Tesla Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of Nikola Tesla, the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison.

Follow Follow
Follow Follow A Book of Reverso Poems By Singer, Marilyn Book - 2013 811 Si Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 20 copies

Annotation:A collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace
Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace By Wight, Eric Book - 2011 FICTION Wig Available in some locations

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.

The Great Migration
The Great Migration Journey to the North By Greenfield, Eloise Book - 2011 811 Gr Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the northern states.

Jake By Couloumbis, Audrey Book - 2010 FICTION Cou Available in some locations

Annotation:When ten-year-old Jake's widowed mother breaks her leg before Christmas, a grandfather Jake barely remembers must come to Baltimore, Maryland, to help a neighbor take care of him.

Kakapo Rescue
Kakapo Rescue Saving the World's Strangest Parrot By Montgomery, Sy Book - 2010 598.71 Mo Available in some locations

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.

Liesl & Po
Liesl & Po By Oliver, Lauren Book - 2011 FICTION Oli Available in some locations

Annotation:A mix-up involving the greatest magic in the world, has tremendous consequences for Liesl, Will, and Po, a ghost, as they are pursued while making an important journey.

Mom, There's A Dinosaur in Beeson's Lake
Mom, There's A Dinosaur in Beeson's Lake By Trueit, Trudi Strain Book - 2010 FICTION Tru Available in some locations

Annotation:When ten-year-old "Scab" McNally takes swimming lessons, he's afraid he'll be forced to reveal his secret fear of deep water. Part of a series.

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda By Potter, Alicia Book - 2012 599.789 Po Available in some locations

Annotation:A 1930s female adventurer brings America its first panda bear, by defying conventions to travel up the Yangtze River and into the wilderness to bring back a panda cub.

The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan By Applegate, Katherine Book - 2012 FICTION App Available in some locations

Annotation:When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a run-down, circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Ouch! The Weird & Wild Ways your Body Deals With Agonizing Aches, Ferocious Fevers, Lousy Lumps, Crummy Colds, Bothersome Bites, Breaks, Bruises & Burns & Makes Them Feel Better By Rhatigan, Joe Book - 2013 616.047 Rh Available in some locations

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.

Athena The Brain
Athena The Brain By Holub, Joan Paperback - 2010 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:When Athena is whisked away to Mount Olympus Academy, she worries about fitting in and dealing with her dad, Zeus. Part of a series.

Snakes By Bishop, Nic Book - 2012 597.96 Bi Available in some locations

Annotation:With breathtaking full-page images, the award winning photographer introduces the terrifying and beautiful world of snakes.

The Truth of Me
The Truth of Me About A Boy, His Grandmother, and A Very Good Dog By MacLachlan, Patricia Book - 2013 FICTION Mac Available in some locations

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.

Tuesdays At The Castle
Tuesdays At The Castle By George, Jessica Day Paperback - 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Princess Celie lives at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways every Tuesday, now it is up to Celie to protect the kingdom when her parents are ambushed while traveling. Part of a series.

Waiting For The Magic
Waiting For The Magic By MacLachlan, Patricia Paperback - 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon By Lin, Grace Book - 2009 FICTION Lin Available in some locations

Annotation:Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and joins a dragon who cannot fly, on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon.

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