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: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.
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.
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: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."
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.
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: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.
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: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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.