4th Grade

Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Tales

Author: 
Terry Pratchett

Reading Level: Grades 4 - 7

These fourteen short stories, written when Terry Pratchett when he was a junior reporter for a local paper, were dug up and re-edited by the author and put into this fun collection of satirical fantasy which has truly stood the test of time.

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New Shoes

Author: 
Susan Lynn Meyer
Illustrator: 
Eric Velasquez

Reading Level: Grades K - 5

Ella Mae needs new shoes so her mother takes her to the town shoe store. After waiting while a white girl tries on pair after pair of shoes Ella May is shocked to learn that she is not allowed to touch any shoes until after she buys them. Although she likes her new shoes, the humiliation of the shopping trip gnaws at her until she and her sister come up with a plan to bring a true shoe store experience to all her neighbors.

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Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog

Author: 
Luis Carlos Montalván
Bret Witter
Illustrator: 
Dan Dion

Reading Level: Ages 3 -10

Tuesday the service dog describes a day in his life helping his disabled veteran handler.

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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Author: 
Mac Barnett
Illustrator: 
Jon Klassen

Reading Level: Ages 4 and up

Sam and Dave decide they are going to dig a hole until they find something spectacular in this clever book chock full of dry humor.

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The Whispering Town

Author: 
Jennifer Elvgren
Fabio Santomauro

Reading Level: Grades 1 - 3

During WWII the people of the Nazi occupied Danish town of Gilleleje helped 1,700 Jews escape to Sweden. This book tells the story of those brave residents and one night in particular when they had to figure out a new way to lead an escaping family to the ships that would take them to safety.

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Stick Dog Chases a Pizza

Author: 
Tom Watson

Reading Level: Grades 4 - 7

Stick dog and the crew are back for a third adventure.  This time they have found something better than hamburgers and better than hotdogs!  It's pizza!  Before before they get they're hands (muzzles) on some pizza there's plans to be made and a kitten to rescue. Then there's one very messy game of frisbee.

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Wanderville

Author: 
Wendy McClure

Reading Level: Grades 4 - 6

In 1904, 11-year-old Frances and her younger brother Harold are sent on an orphan train heading to Kansas from New York.  On the train they meet Jack, whose family could not afford to keep him.  When they hear rumors about horrible conditions that await them in Kansas, the three children jump the train.  They meet up with Alexander, a boy who has escaped from a work farm and set up his own "kids-only" town called Wanderville.  There they find happiness until the unthinkable happens. 

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