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For girls entering Grade 4 at Laurel and their families

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  • For Girls Entering

    Grade 4


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    Summer Reading

    Visit the Lake Library Home Page at

    and find links to recommended websites

    for Summer Reading Fun:

    The Mysterious Benedict Society series

    Books by Trenton Lee Stewart


    The Sisters Eight series

    Books by Lauren Baratz-Logsted


    The Warrior Cats series

    Books by Erin Hunter


    The Mallory series

    Books by Megan McDonals


    The Just Grace series

    Books by Charise Mericle Harper


    The Amelias Notebook Series

    Books by Marissa Moss


  • Summer Reading For Girls Entering Grade 4REQUiRED for girls entering Grade 4:For your PAPER BAG BOOK REPORT, choose a book from

    one of these series:

    The Emily Windsnap Series by Liz KesslerWhen Emily begins swimming lessons, she finds out something she did not know aboutherself: when fully immersed in water she has a mermaid's tail! But why? The mysterydeepens as Emily swims off to find the answer.

    The Sisters Eight Series by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Eight girls. Eight cats. Eight books. One big mystery! Each girl possesses a power and a gift which she must discover for herselfin order to solve the mystery.

    The Julia Gillian Series by Allison McGheeTen-year-old Julia knows a lot, but one thing she doesn't know is how the book she's reading is going to end. It might not have a happy ending, and that scares her. But Julialearns that sometimes you just have to work through it. And though bad things do happen sometimes, having good friends and family around you makes life a bit less scary and much more fun.

    The Lucy Rose Series by Katy KellySeptember 14. Here is the thing about me: According to my dad, I am one smart cookie. And according to my grandfather, I have the kind of life that is called eventful,which means NOT boring. Thats how Lucy Roses journal begins. Youll be hookedfrom page 1!

    The Clarice Bean Series by Lauren ChildLove Charlie and Lola on TV? Then youll love Clarice. Lauren Child brings her trademark wacky wit and eccentric visual energy to a full-length, fast-paced Clarice Bean episode that will charm you to pieces.

    The Mallory Series by Laurie FriedmanLaurel girls LOVE Mallory books. Maybe its the corny jokes? Maybe its the friendshipdrama? Maybe its just the good times and fun? Try reading a few and find out whatmakes them so lovable.

    The Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonaldSee how many Judy Moody books you can read BEFORE you see the Judy Moody and Stink movie thats coming out in summer 2012! And be sure to visit the

    The Amelias Notebook Series by Marissa Moss Reading these books is like peeking inside someones secret diary. How does Amelia copewith moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her oldbest friend and making a new one? Its all in her black-and-white speckled journal. Luckyfor you, there are plenty of sequels.


    Looking for something Laugh-Out-Loud funny?

    The Trouble With Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy Cinderella (As If You Didnt Already Know the Story) by Barbara Ensor Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School by Ruth Barshaw The Trouble With Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin

    POETRY is perfect for summer reading.

    Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue by Jon Agee Falling Down the Page edited by Georgia Heard My Dog May Be A Genius: Poems by Jack Prelutsky Bookspeak: Poems About Books by Laura Salas

    Ready for something NEW and DiFFERENT?

    Lights on Broadway: A Theatrical Tour From A to Z by Harriet Ziefert LaRue Across America by Mark Teague Wonder Horse by Emily McCully Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle by Brian Dennis

    And something for the GROWN-UPS

    The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Sharedby Alice Ozma

    When Alice was in fourth grade, she and her father promised to read aloudtogether for 100 nights, without missing one. By the time they reached 100,they had come to love their nightly ritual so much that they decided to go for1000. After that, they called it The Streak, and kept it up until the day Aliceleft for college. This touching book is a memoir of those years. Rave reviewscall the book a coming of age story, a daughters love letter to her father, andan ode to books and the joys of reading deeply affecting, deftly written,smart and clear and funny. Their 100 favorite titles are listed. Arent youtempted to start a streak of your own?