**Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume (please read over summer vacation)

Suggested Authors

  • Ronald Dahl
  • Andrew Clements
  • Matt Christopher
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Patricia Mac Lachlan

Suggested Series

  • Animal Ark – Ben Baglio
  • Animorphs – K.A. Applegate
  • The Box Car Children – Gertrude Warner
  • Little House – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • My America – Various Authors
  • Nancy Drew – Carolyn Keene
  • Hardy Boys – Franklin W. Dixon
  • Magic Tree House – Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles – Tony De Terlizzi

Suggested Books

  • Lily’s Crossing – Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Shiloh – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Because of Winn Dixie – Kate De Camillo
  • Frindle – Andrew Clements
  • My Abuelita – Tony Johnston
  • Thunder-Boomer! – Shutta Crum

**Denotes – required summer reading

After reading the book, students should draw a picture of their favorite scene from the story and write three or more sentences explaining the scene. Please use white drawing paper or white computer paper for this assignment.  Make sure you color your picture using crayons or colored pencils only. When done with the scene, write your sentences on the back side of the paper.  This is to be turned in during the first week of school. Don’t forget to write your name on the back also. Have fun!