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4th Grade - New 2012 Books

How Tía Lola Learned to Teach
How Tía Lola Learned to Teach By Alvarez, Julia (Book - 2010 ) J FICTION ALVAREZ JULIA Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of the Guzman family continues. Tia Lola, Juanita and Miguel's great aunt, has been invited to teach Spanish in their elementary school. Miguel is not happy but everyone at school loves Tia Lola. (Series: Tia Lola Stories)

Horton Halfpott, Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor, Or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
Horton Halfpott, Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor, Or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset By Angleberger, Tom (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION ANGLEBE TOM Available in some locations

Annotation:A loosened corset and a stolen diamond create a crazy and puzzling mystery that gets servant boy Horton, who may or may not be involved, into a mess of fun and trouble.

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette By Birdsall, Jeanne (Book - 2011 ) J PB BIRDSAL Available in some locations

Annotation:The three younger Penderwicks take their summer vacation without their older sister Rosalind, leaving Skye unsure that she can keep everyone safe as the OAP (Oldest Available Penderwick), knowing the wild adventures that happen with her family.

Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow By Bransford, Nathan (Book - 2011 ) J PB BRANSFO Available in some locations

Annotation:After Jacob trades a corndog for a spaceship, he takes his friends for a spin in outer space, where they accidentally break the universe -- oops!

Mousenet
Mousenet By Breitrose, Prudence E. (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION BREITRO PRUDENC Available in some locations

Annotation:Megan Miller returns after two years in the wilds with her mother to live with her busy father and bossy step-mother. She takes with her the world's smallest computer, a gift from her inventor uncle, and three stow-away mice who are interested in the computer for the Mouse Nation.

Missing on Superstition Mountain
Missing on Superstition Mountain By Broach, Elise (Book - 2011 ) J PB BROACH Available in some locations

Annotation:Henry and his brothers can feel the mountain watching them when they look down upon three human skulls on a rocky ledge.

Vanished
Vanished By Chari, Sheela (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION CHARI SHEELA Available in some locations

Annotation:Neela is learning to play the veena, a classic Indian string instrument. When she becomes better at playing, Neela's grandmother sends her an old, beautiful and very special veena from her collection. When the veena is stolen, Neela decides to solve the mystery of her beautiful but cursed instrument.

The Governor's Dog Is Missing!
The Governor's Dog Is Missing! By Collard, Sneed B. (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION COLLARD SNEED Available in some locations

Annotation:Slate and Daphne have an adventure when they locate Cat, the Governor of Montana's missing dog.

Lexie
Lexie By Couloumbis, Audrey (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION COULOUM AUDREY Available in some locations

Annotation:This will be the first summer at the beach after her parents' divorce, and of course her mother wont' be coming along. Instead, she will be sharing the beach house a whole week with her dad's new girlfriend and her TWO sons. This is definitely not the summer Lexie has imagined!

No Ordinary Day
No Ordinary Day By Ellis, Deborah (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION ELLIS DEBORAH Available in some locations

Annotation:Valli has magic feet that feel no pain and she doesn't need much to live on. So, she can take care of herself, she thinks. But for a kid on the streets of Kolkata, sometimes it's okay to accept help.

Eddie
Eddie The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe By Gustafson, Scott (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION GUSTAFS SCOTT Available in some locations

Annotation:Edgar "Eddie" Allan Poe has been accused of a mischievous and cruel prank. He has been given 24 hours to prove his innocence or he will be severely punished. With the help of his Raven bird and imp friend, McCobber, Eddie tries to find the true culprit with little hope of success.

Junonia
Junonia By Henkes, Kevin (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION HENKES KEVIN Available in some locations

Annotation:Every year Alice travels to Florida with her parents. They stat the the same wonderful beach cottage where they celebrate her birthday with friends and neighbors. She has become a great shell collector and hopes this might be the year she finally finds the rare and elusive junonia shell.

One Dog and His Boy
One Dog and His Boy By Ibbotson, Eva (Book - 2012 ) J FICTION IBBOTSO EVA Available in some locations

Annotation:Hal Fenton has wanted a dog forever, but his parents have all the usual excuses: too messy, too hairy, and too dirty. But on his tenth birthday, a dog arrives. To Hal's dismay, it's a dog for the weekend from Easy Pets Dog Agency, a dog rental service.

Invisible Inkling
Invisible Inkling By Jenkins, Emily (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION JENKINS EMILY Available in some locations

Annotation:Hank has bully troubles at school. He discovers Inkling, an invisible animal that lives primarily on squash and pumpkins. How can Hank and Inkling help each other?

Trundle's Quest
Trundle's Quest By Jones, Allan Frewin (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION JONES ALLAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Trundle the hedgehog enjoys a quiet life as the town lamplighter. Then he meets Esmeralda, a mysterious princess who whisks him away as a stowaway aboard a windship. The two must free enslaved animals and battle pirates in their quest to find the crowns. (Series: The Six Crowns)

The New Kid
The New Kid By Jukes, Mavis (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION JUKES MAVIS Available in some locations

Annotation:When Carson's dad takes a new job in Northern California, Carson becomes the "New Kid" in public school -- mid-year. Carson's teacher buddies him with Patrick who shows him the ropes. Wacky situations soon occur.

The Tilting House
The Tilting House By Llewellyn, Tom (Book - 2010 ) J FICTION LLEWELL TOM Available in some locations

Annotation:Josh's family encounters tilting floors, strange scrawling, and other curiosities in their odd new home.

Justin Fisher Declares War
Justin Fisher Declares War By Preller, James (Book - 2010 ) J FICTION PRELLER JAMES Available in some locations

Annotation:Justin Fisher is clumsy, so he becomes the class clown instead of becoming the last laugh. Now that he's in 5th grade, his classmates find him mean and obnoxious, not funny. Justin is determined to win back his reputation as class clown.

Sidekicks
Sidekicks By Santat, Dan (Book - 2011 ) J 741.5973 SANTAT Available in some locations

Annotation:Captain Amazing thinks he is getting too old to be a superhero on his own. When he decides to get a sidekick, his pets all want the job.

Escape From Planet Yastol
Escape From Planet Yastol By Service, Pamela F. (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION SERVICE PAMELA Available in some locations

Annotation:We've all read books that have been so good the characters seem real, but having my own story come alive? As in, the alien bad guys actually show up and kidnap me and take me far away to a hostile planet that I invented in my own brain?! That's ridiculous! If I had known that was going to happen, I might not have made the bad guys, well...quite so bad.

Hound Dog True
Hound Dog True By Urban, Linda (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION URBAN LINDA Available in some locations

Annotation:Mattie, who is very shy, wants to hide out at her new school by acting as apprentice to her Uncle Potluck, the custodian, but her plan falls apart when she summons the courage to speak about what matters most.

Pie
Pie By Weeks, Sarah (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION WEEKS SARAH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:Who leaves a recipe to a cat? Alice's Aunt Polly, of course. Now Alice and her friends need to uncover the secret recipe.

Paw Power
Paw Power By Wells, Kitty (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION WELLS KITTY Available in some locations

Annotation:Maddy wants a kitten more than anything, but she can't have one because her brother is allergic. She buys three little ceramic cats at an antique market -- three little magic cats! (Series: Pocket Cats)


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