Title: What to do about Alice? Author: Barbara Kerley Entering Fourth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Summary: An illustrated biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth that focuses on her experiences while her father was president of the United States. Title: Ella Enchanted Author: Gail Carson Levine Summary: In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. Title: The New Way Things Work Author: David Macaulay Summary: Text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines and includes new material about digital technology. Title: The Doll People Author: Ann M. Martin Summary: A family of porcelain dolls that has lived in the same house for one hundred years is taken aback when a new family of plastic dolls arrives and doesn't follow The Doll Code of Honor. Title: The Great Gilly Hopkins Author: Katherine Paterson Summary: An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly. Title: It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles Author: Jack Prelutsky Summary: A collection of humorous poems such as "The Dancing Hippopotami," "You Can't Make Me Eat That," "My Father's Name is Sasquatch," and "Dear Wumbledeedumble." Title: Math Curse Author: Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith Summary: When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse.
Title: When is a Planet Not a Planet? Author: Elaine Scott Entering Fourth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Summary: Explains Pluto's reassignment on August 24, 2006, from planet to dwarf planet. Includes illustrations. Title: Fourth Grade Rats Author: Jerry Spinelli Summary: Suds learns that his best friend is wrong. You don't have to be a tough guy, a "rat," to be a grown up fourth grader. Title: Tiger Author: Jeff Stone Summary: Five young warrior-monk brothers survive an insurrection and must use the ancient arts to avenge their Grandmaster. Title: A Drop of Water Author: Walter Wick Summary: Describes the origins, characteristics, and uses of water.