Fourth Grade: Good Reading

The Maze of Bones

By Rick Riordan

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What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away ... or get the first clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue - and begin a very dangerous race.
Dan and Amy Cahill are given the choice of receiving a million dollars or uncovering the thirty-nine clues hidden around the world that will lead to the source of the family's power, but by taking on the clues, they end up in a dangerous race against their own family.
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The Magician's Elephant

By Kate DiCamillo

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When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.
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Lost and Found

By Andrew Clements

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Identical twins Ray and Jay Grayson are moving to a new town. Again. But at least they'll have each other's company at their new school. Except, on the first day of sixth grade, Ray stays home sick, and Jay quickly discovers a major mistake: No one knows about his brother. Ray's not on the attendance lists and doesn't have a locker, or even a student folder. Jay decides that this lost information could be very...useful. And fun. Maybe even a little dangerous. As these two clever boys exploit a clerical oversight, each one discovers new perspectives on selfhood, friendship, and honesty.
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Lizards

By Nic Bishop

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Breathtaking full-page images introduce the beauty and diversity of lizards. Simple, engaging text presents both basic information and fun, quirky facts about the appearance, habits, and life cycle of these amazing reptiles.
One of many nature books for young people by this author.

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The Lemonade Crime

By Jacqueline Davies

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Money has disappeared from Evan's pocket and everyone thinks that his annoying classmate Scott stole it. Evan's younger sister organize the entire class into a courtroom trial to prove what really happened. Will the real truth be known?
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Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters

By Rachel Vail

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Justin K. (for Krzeszewski), nicknamed Justin Case, has fairly standard worries (former best friends, rope climbing in gym) and pretty typical joys (current best friends, making it to the top of the rope).
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Junonia

By Kevin Henkes

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The week of her tenth birthday, Alice and her parents go to Sanibel Island, Florida, just as they do every year, but this time some of the people who are always there are missing and some new people have come, which unsettles Alice, who wants things to be exactly the same as they alway are.
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Igraine the Brave

By Cornelia Funke

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The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery.
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How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships

By Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

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Learn about the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world's most unusual animal partners.
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The Get Rich Quick Club

By Dan Gutman

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Summer vacation in their small Maine town does not look too promising until twelve-year-old Gina and four of her friends make a pact to become millionaires before school starts in September.

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