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Entering Fifth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Choose an appropriate book from the following authors Blue Balliett Betsy Byars Sharon Creech Chris d’Lacey Cornelia Funke Mike Lupica Gary Paulsen Jerry Spinelli Choose an appropriate book from the following series 39 Clues, various Alex Rider Mysteries, by Horowitz Harry Potter, by Rowling Land of Elyon, by Carman Percy Jackson, by Riordan Royal Diaries, various * above grade level Title: Nobel’s Women of Peace Author: Michelle Benjamin and Maggie Mooney Summary: Presents brief biographies of the twelve women who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, including Wangari Maathai, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Mother Teresa. Title: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Author: Jen Bryant Summary: Presents a picture book biography of American poet William Carlos Williams, who studied to become a doctor, but still found time to write poetry. Title: Iris, Messenger Author: Sara Deming Summary: After discovering that the immortals of Greek mythology reside in her hometown of Middleville, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Iris listens to their life stories, gaining wisdom, beauty, and startling revelations about her past. Title: Gregor the Overlander Author: Suzanne Collins Summary: When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. Title: Lincoln: A Photobiography Author: Russell Freedman Summary: Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.
Entering Fifth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Title: Joey Pigza Loses Control Author: Jack Gantos Summary: Sequel to: Joey Pigza swallowed the key. Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship. Title: My Side of the Mountain Trilogy Author: Jean Craighead George Summary: My side of the mountain -- On the far side of the mountain -- Frightful's mountain presents the three-volume story of Sam Gribley, a nature-loving boy who runs away from home and spends a year living in a tree with a young peregrine falcon, Frightful. Title: Her Stories: African American folktales, fairy tales, and true tales Author: Virginia Hamilton Summary: A collection of tales about the supernatural and animals, fairy tales, folk tales and legends, by and about African American women. Title: The Music of Dolphins Author: Karen Hesse Summary: Using sophisticated computer technology, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been raised by dolphins, records her thoughts about her reintroduction to the human world. Title: My One Hundred Adventures Author: Polly Horvath Summary: Twelve-year-old Jane, who lives at the beach in a run-down old house with her mother, two brothers, and sister, has an eventful summer accompanying her pastor on bible deliveries, meeting former boyfriends of her mother's, and being coerced into babysitting for a family of ill-mannered children. Title: Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery Author: Deborah and James Howe Summary: Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human nature-loving boy who runs away from home and spends a year living in a tree with a family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.