Bridget Harvey's Booktalk Book List for 4th Grade

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

By Betty Birney

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Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World.
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Once Upon a Poem: Favotite Poems that Tell Stories

By Kevin Crossley-Holland

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The most exciting and enjoyable stories ever told in verse, illustrated throughout in full color and beautifully presented.
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By Brian Selznick

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When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
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The Twits

By Roald Dahl

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The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.
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The Sleepover Cookbook

By Hallie Warshaw

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A collection of kid-tested recipes, suitable for a sleepover or any time. Includes recipes, using readymade ingredients, for desserts, snacks, lunch, supper and breakfast dishes, soups, and salads.
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It's Disgusting and We Ate It! True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History

By James Solheim

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A collection of poems, facts, statistics, and stories about unusual foods and eating habits both contemporary and historical.
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Monsters and Water Beasts: Creatures of Fact or Fiction?

By Karen Miller

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Describes various fantastic monsters or animals which some people think might inhabit the land or sea.
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Nic Bishop Spiders

By Nic Bishop

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Text and photographs introduce readers to different types of spiders and their behavior.
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