New Books for 4th Graders

Survivor Diaries: Overboard! by Terry Lynn Johnson

Reading Level: Grades 2-4

Travis and his family are on a whale watching cruise off the coast of Alaska when disaster strikes.  Their ship is hit by a giant rogue wave throwing Travis and Marina, the captain's daughter, into the freezing water.  They watch helplessly as the ship sinks and the life raft is pushed away by the current.  Now it is up to Travis to find a way to save himself and his injured companion before the brutal sea claims their lives.

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If you enjoyed this story of survival try:

Stranded by Jeff Probst

Adrift by Allan Ballie and

Toughboy and Sister by Kirkpatrick Hill

Star-crossed by Barbara Dee

Reading Level: Grades 4 through 8

Eighth-grader Matilda, who goes by Mattie, is not used to being in the spotlight. She is perfectly happy playing the side character of Paris in her middle-school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. However, she finds herself becoming more and more interested in the language of Shakespeare, as well as the cute new girl from England. But when the lead playing Romeo drops out, she is asked to step in to replace him. The only problem is, her crush Gemma Braithwaite is playing Juliet!

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Other books by Barbara Dee

If you enjoy this book, try:

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonski

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle

Mr Pants: Slacks, Camera Action! by Scott McCormick

Reading Level: Grades 1-4

The good news: There is a movie contest that will earn the winner $1000 and a trip to Hawaii.

The bad news: The entry must be submitted in less than 24 hours. 

Undeterred, Mr. Pants frantically navigates chores (him mom insists,) annoying little sisters and an obligatory tea party to create his masterpiece.

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If you enjoyed this funny graphic novel try:

Babymouse Queen of the World! by Jennifer Holm

Binky The Space Cat by Ashley Spires

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan by Maxwell Eaton

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