Multcolib Kids Picks: Fast Fun Reads for 3rd-4th Grades , Part 2

Annotation:We had so many titles, we had to make two parts! Part I is linked above.

Scary Godmother
Scary Godmother By Thompson, Jill Book - 2010 jgn THOMPSON 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:While trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Hannah Marie meets her Scary Godmother and a host of creepy creatures who make her welcome on the Fright Side on later Halloweens as well.

Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000
Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 By Wight, Eric Book - 2010 j WIGHT 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fourth-grader Frankie Piccolini's vivid imagination does not help him advance in rank with the rest of his Possum Scout troop, but winning the Pine Run 3000 model car race would give him the points he needs. RL 3.7 600L

Rockets and Spaceships
Rockets and Spaceships By Wallace, Karen Book - 2011 j 629.47 W191r 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn how people fly to space. Great photos. RL 1 510L

8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel [divided By] 1 Dog = Chaos
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel [divided By] 1 Dog = Chaos By Vande Velde, Vivian Book - 2012 j VANDEVELD 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A dog chases a squirrel into an elementary school one night, creating monumental chaos. RL 1.2 740L

Dinosaur's Day
Dinosaur's Day By Thomson, Ruth Book - 2009 jE Reader THOMSON 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Follow a day in the life of a Triceratops. He wanders away from his herd and meets a deadly Tyrannosaurus rex. RL 2.2

Like Pickle Juice on A Cookie
Like Pickle Juice on A Cookie By Sternberg, Julie Book - 2011 j STERNBERG 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When nine-year-old Eleanor's beloved babysitter Bibi moves away to care for her ailing father, Eleanor must spend the summer adjusting to new babysitter while mourning the loss of her old one. RL 3.2 440L

Magic Trash
Magic Trash A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art By Shapiro, J. H. Book - 2011 j 709.2 G992s 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Empty houses and trash, trash, trash, filled Tyree Guyton’s neighborhood, so he got out his paint brush and turned the neighborhood into art. RL 3.4 700L

In A Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories
In A Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories By Schwartz, Alvin Book - 1984 jE Reader SCHWARTZ Available in some locations

Annotation:Find out why Joe’s wife never takes the red ribbon off her neck. Enjoy this collection of seven creepy stories. RL 2.5 430L

Marvin Redpost
Marvin Redpost Is He A Girl? By Sachar, Louis Book - 1993 j SACHAR Available in some locations

Annotation:Someone tells Marvin that if you kiss your elbow, you’ll become a girl. So he tries it, and becomes very confused. RL 2.8 340L

Owly Vol. 1, The Way Home & the Bittersweet Summer By Runton, Andy Book - 2004 jgn RUNTON 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Meet Owly and Wormy in this nearly wordless story about friends and finding home. Graphic novel. RL 1.0

Flip Flop!
Flip Flop! By Rau, Dana Meachen Book - 2011 jE Reader RAU 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:It’s summer! What will these two friends choose to do? RL1.0

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Use this booklist to find fun, quick books to read. Each book’s reading level (RL) is included at the end of the description. The Lexile measure (L) is also included when available. Some titles may not be available at all locations. Please ask library staff for help if you are not able to find the item you want. (This reading list was formerly titled "Shorter Books for Taller Readers.")