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:
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.Check the Catalog
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.Check the Catalog
Castle Hangnail written by Ursula Vernon
Twelve-year-old Molly shows up to fill the role of Castle Hangnail's new wicked witch.Check the Catalog
Graveyard Shakes written/illustrated by Laura Terry
Two sisters at boarding school must team up to battle a haunted graveyard.Check the Catalog
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.Check the Catalog
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.Check the Catalog
Nnewts #1: Escape from the Lizzarks written/illustrated by Doug TenNapel
Herk the Nnewt must flee the vicious Lizzarks after his village is destroyed.Check the Catalog
Short written by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The shortest kid in the class has the biggest dreams in the school play.Check the Catalog
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.Check the Catalog
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.Check the Catalog
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!
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