Summer Reading List Grades 3-4

The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail by Lynn E. Hazen

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

Best Pet of All by David La Rochelle

The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow by Andy Griffiths

Dodsworth in Paris by Tim Egan

Dodsworth in New York by Tim Egan

Dodsworth in London by Tim Egan

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Julian Rodriguez Episode One: Trash Crisis on Earth by Alexander Stadler

Julian Rodriguez Episode Two: Invasion of the Relatives by Alexander Stadler

Magical Ms Plum by Bonny Becker

Pip Squeak by Sarah Weeks

Red Sings from the Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman

Wiggle and Waggle by Caroline Arnold

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine

Bobby vs Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee

Faith, Hope and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Mudshark by Gary Paulsen

Pirates of Crocodile Swamp by Jim Arnosky

We Can’t All be Rattle Snakes by Patrick Jennings

Newbery Award Books (

2012: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
2011:Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
2010: When You Reach Me byRebecca Stead 2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean
2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan
2006: Criss Cross byLynne Rae Perkins
2005: Kira-Kira byCynthia Kadohata
2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park 2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry
1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt
1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent andExperienced Travelers by Nancy Willard
1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos
1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong
1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander
1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
1965: Shadow of a Bullby Maia Wojciechowska
1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois
1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy
1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon
1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Womenby Cornelia Meigs
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis
1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James
1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon

Caldecott Award Books (

  • 2012: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
  • 2011: A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead
  • 2010: The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
  • 2009:The House in the Nightillustrated by Beth Krommes,written by Susan Marie Swanson
  • 2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabretby Brian Selznick
  • 2007:Flotsamby David Wiesner
  • 2006:The Hello, Goodbye WindowIllustrated byChris Raschka, written by Norton Juster
  • 2005:Kitten'sFirst Full Moonby Kevin Henkes
  • 2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
  • 2003: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
  • 2002: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
  • 2001: So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small; written by Judith St. George
  • 2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
  • 1999: Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian ;written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • 1998: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky
  • 1997: Golem by David Wisniewski
  • 1996:Officer Buckle and Gloriaby Peggy Rathmann
  • 1995: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; written by Eve Bunting
  • 1994: Grandfather's Journeyby Allen Say; edited by Walter Lorraine
  • 1993:Mirette on the High Wireby Emily Arnold McCully
  • 1992:Tuesdayby David Wiesner
  • 1991:Black and Whiteby David Macaulay
  • 1990:Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from Chinaby Ed Young
  • 1989:Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; written by Karen Ackerman
  • 1988:Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; written by Jane Yolen
  • 1987:Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; written by Arthur Yorinks
  • 1986:The Polar Expressby Chris Van Allsburg
  • 1985:Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; retold by Margaret Hodges
  • 1984:The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriotby Alice & Martin Provensen
  • 1983:Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown
  • 1982:Jumanjiby Chris Van Allsburg
  • 1981:Fablesby Arnold Lobel
  • 1980:Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall
  • 1979:The Girl Who Loved Wild Horsesby Paul Goble
  • 1978:Noah's Arkby Peter Spier
  • 1977:Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove
  • 1976:Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; retold by Verna Aardema
  • 1975:Arrow to the Sunby Gerald McDermott
  • 1974:Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach
  • 1973:The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; retold by Arlene Mosel
  • 1972:One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian
  • 1971:A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley
  • 1970:Sylvester and the Magic Pebbleby William Steig
  • 1969:The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; retold by Arthur Ransome
  • 1968:Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; adapted by Barbara Emberley
  • 1967:Sam, Bangs & Moonshineby Evaline Ness
  • 1966:Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; written by Leclair Alger
  • 1965:May I Bring a Friend?illustrated by Beni Montresor; written by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
  • 1964:Where the Wild Things Areby Maurice Sendak
  • 1963:The Snowy Dayby Ezra Jack Keats
  • 1962:Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown
  • 1961:Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; text: Ruth Robbins
  • 1960:Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; written by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
  • 1959:Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney
  • 1958:Time of Wonderby Robert McCloskey
  • 1957:A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; written by Janice Udry
  • 1956:Frog Went A-Courtin', illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; retold by John Langstaff
  • 1955:Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown
  • 1954:Madeline's Rescueby Ludwig Bemelmans
  • 1953:The Biggest Bearby Lynd Ward
  • 1952:Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicholas Mordvinoff; written by William Lipkind
  • 1951:The Egg Treeby Katherine Milhous
  • 1950:Song of the Swallowsby Leo Politi
  • 1949:The Big Snowby Berta & Elmer Hader
  • 1948:White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; written by Alvin Tresselt
  • 1947:The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; written by Margaret Wise Brown
  • 1946:The Rooster Crowsby Maud & Miska Petersham
  • 1945:Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; written by Rachel Field
  • 1944:Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; written by James Thurber
  • 1943:The Little Houseby Virginia Lee Burton
  • 1942:Make Way for Ducklingsby Robert McCloskey
  • 1941:They Were Strong and Good, by Robert Lawson
  • 1940:Abraham Lincolnby Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
  • 1939:Mei Liby Thomas Handforth
  • 1938:Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop