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4th & 5th Grade Summer Reading Lists
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017


The teachers at St. Elmo have selected the following books for assigned summer reading. Please find the column indicating the grade to which your child will be assigned in the 2017-2018 school year.

Books are categorized by Accelerated Reader (AR) levels, so please assist your child in selecting three (3) book titles to read that closely reflect his/ her reading level. Your child will be expected to take an AR test at the beginning of the school year on at least one of the titles he/she has read.

Thank you for helping us promote reading all year long.

Fourth Grade Titles

Fifth Grade Titles


Fourth Grade Options: AR Levels 3.0 - 4.0

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Blume)

Jumanji (Van Allsburg)

The 100th Customer (Hao)

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever (Kroll)

Corduroy (Freeman)

The 3 Little Daisies (Brett)

The Adventures of Taxi Dog (Barraca)

Alberto the Dancing Alligator (Waring)

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (Steig)

Rumpelstilskin (Zelinsky)

Crazy Horse’s Vision (Bruchac)


  Fourth Grade Options: AR Levels 4.1 - 5.0

Addy’s Surprise (Porter)

Addy Saves the Day (Porter)

Holes (Sachar)

Fourth Grade is a Jinx (McKenna)

Two Bad Ants (Van Allsburg)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Dahl)

Charlotte’s Web (White)


Fourth Grade Options:-AR Levels 5.1 and Up

Baseball in April (Soto)

Ralph S. Mouse (Cleary)

Mandie and the Mysterious Fisherman (Leppard)

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Cleary)

The Best School Year Ever (Robinson)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Robinson)

The Chronicles of Narnia Series (Lewis)

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series (Riordan)

Emily’s Runaway Imagination (Cleary)

The Black Stallion Returns (Farley)

The Gift of the Magi (Henry)

The Reptile Room (Snicket)

Smoky the Cow Horse (Will)



Fifth Grade OptionsAR Levels 3.0 - 3.9

Wayside School is Falling Down (Sachar)   

The One and Only Ivan (Applegate)

Slam Dunk! (S. Robinson)

My Last Best Friend (J. Bowe)

Ivy and Bean (Barrows)

Because of Winn-Dixie (Dicamillo)

Sarah, Plain and Tall (MacLachlan)

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (Tarshis)

National Geographic KIDS CHAPTERS: Animal Superstars (Newman)

Magic School Bus: Twister Trouble (Schreiber)

Double Fudge (Blume)

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: Chick-napped! (Keene)


 Fifth Grade Options: AR Levels 4.0 - 4.9

Dear Mr. Henshaw (Cleary)

Return of the Home Run Kid (M. Christopher)

The Heroes of Olympus: #1 The Lost Hero (Riordan)

The Million Dollar Shot (D. Gutman)

A Taste of Blackberries (D. Smith)

Spirit Animals: #1 Born Wild (Lu)

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After (Russell)

Flora and Ulysses (Dicamillo)

The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones (Riordan)

I Survived Hurricane Katrina (Tarshis)

I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 (Tarshis)

National Geographic KIDS CHAPTERS: Tiger in Trouble! (Halls)

Magic School Bus: Space Explorers (Moore)


Fifth Grade Options: AR Levels 5.0 and Up

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Kinney)

A Bear Named Trouble (M. Bauer)

The Janitor’s Boy (A. Clements)

Rainbow Magic: Florence the Friendship Fairy (Meadows)

Matilda (Dahl)

I Survived the Nazi Invasion (Tarshis)

National Geographic Kids: Myths Busted! 2 (Krieger)

Ten True Tales: Titanic Young Survivors (Zullo)

Ten True Tales: Kid Pirates~Their Battles, Shipwrecks, and Narrow Escapes (Zullo)

Island of the Blue Dolphins (O’Dell)

Henry and the Clubhouse (Cleary)

Secret Garden (Burnett)

Babe, the Gallant Pig (King-Smith)

Ballet Shoes (Streatfield)

Stuart Little (White)




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