4th Grade - New 2012 Books
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)