4th Grade Summer Reading List

The following is the summer reading list from which you are required to read two books of your choice.  Use the format provided for your book reports for each of the two books.  The book reports must be submitted by September 9.
Title/Author/ From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
A Bear Called Paddington  by Michael Bond
The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor B. Coerr
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Jigsaw Jones (any book from series)  by James Preller

Astro Kids by Robert Elmer

Christian Heroes: Then and Now by Geoff Benge and Janet Benge 

Camp Club Girls by Shari Barr

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Finding Serendipity From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Grimmtastic Girls From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Duke From the Scholastic Book Fair List

The One and Only Ivan From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Serafina and the Black Croak From the Scholastic Book Fair List


Book Report
Name: _______________________
Title: ___________________________________________________________________
Author: _________________________________________
1. Main Character
Who is the main character? ______________________________________________
(Tell the name and whether a young girl, doctor, detective, and animal, etc.)
Describe the character.  Use at least two adjectives to explain what he or she is like (i.e. funny, smart, brave). Give details from the book to support your answer.
2. Setting
Where does your story mostly take place? (i.e. a city, a forest, a beach)
When does your story take place? (i.e. past, present, future, 1950’s)
3. Summary
Writea brief summary about your book.  Include only the most important events.  Think about what happened in the beginning, the middle, and the end of your book to help you.  (You may attach another paper if you need more room).
4. Picture
Draw and color a picture of your favorite part of the book on a separate sheet of paper.    Write a sentence underneath, explaining what is happening in the picture.