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Cameron Myers
August 15, 2018

Looking for good summer reads for 4th and 5th grade? Look no further -- here is a list of tried and true, librarian-approved summer reads from our Summer Reading Booklist

If you haven't already done so, stop by your local branch to pick up your Summer Reading Gameboard. Kids can win prizes by reading library books, coming to library events, and celebrating this year's music theme 'Books & Beats.'

Without further ado, here are the books:


Book Cover: Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables (graphic novel) written by Mariah Mardsen, illustrated by Brenna Thummler

In this gorgeous graphic adaptation, flame-haired Anne takes Green Gables by storm.

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Book Cover: Bud Not Buddy
Bud Not Buddy written by Christopher Paul Curtis

In 1936, orphaned Bud hits the road to find a jazz band that holds the secret of his own roots.

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Book Cover: Castle Hangnail
Castle Hangnail written by Ursula Vernon

Twelve-year-old Molly shows up to fill the role of Castle Hangnail's new wicked witch.

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Book Cover: Graveyard Shakes
Graveyard Shakes written/illustrated by Laura Terry

Two sisters at boarding school must team up to battle a haunted graveyard.

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Book Cover: Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace
Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace written by Nan Marino

After a young popstar bombs on TV, he finds new hope in the woods of New Jersey.

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Book Cover: The Lightning Queen
The Lightning Queen written by Laura Resau

In rural Mexico, Teo and Esma begin a magical friendship and fight to make their dreams come true.

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Book Cover: Nnewts 1: Escape from the Lizzarks
Nnewts #1: Escape from the Lizzarks written/illustrated by Doug TenNapel

Herk the Nnewt must flee the vicious Lizzarks after his village is destroyed.

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Book Cover: Short
Short written by Holly Goldberg Sloan

The shortest kid in the class has the biggest dreams in the school play.

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Book Cover: Weird But True Gross: 300 Slimy, Sticky, and Smelly Facts
Weird But True Gross: 300 Slimy, Sticky, and Smelly Facts by National Geographic Kids

Get ready to be shocked by these odd yet true facts.

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Book Cover: What is Rock and Roll?
What is Rock and Roll by Jim O'Connor; Gregory Copeland (Illus.)

Rock out to the story of one of music's most enduring genres.

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Looking for more? You can also review the books you read online through Beanstack and be entered for a change to win a set of bluetooth headphones!

See you at the library!


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