to Camp ~
Beany doesn’t want to go to camp--- she can’t even dive!
---but when her parents drop her off for summer crafts and
activities, she has more fun than she expected.
~ Michael Delaney
Amos is a nice hippopotamus, too nice, in fact, as he’s hired a
new tick bird to keep the bugs away, but when the bird overstays
her welcome, Amos must find a clever way to let her go. 2002
Bow Bow Meow
Meow: It’s Raining
Cats and Dogs ~ Douglas
A quirky, clever collection of poems about kids’ favorite pets.
If you love this book, also try Insectlopedia and
Play Kickball ~ Debbie
Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
Another unbelievable adventure in The Bailey School Kids’ series
featuring a pretty weird grown-up who looks and acts like the king
of the vampires and comes to their school as the new playground
The Field Guide ~
Tony DiTerlizzi and
A group of siblings move to their Great Aunt’s dilapidated
Victorian mansion, discover a field guide to fairies and encounter
strange new creatures inhabiting the house and surrounding area.
First book in The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird-Watching, and
Shore Walking ~
Take this book on your next field trip if you enjoy watching and
tracking animals safely. 2002
~ Sarah Weeks
Buzz has been Guy’s best friend since the second grade, but when
an accident threatens their friendship, it’s up to Guy’s wacky
memories and hilarious predicaments to pull them through. Also, try Regular Guy, Guy Time
and My Guy. 2002
~ Andrea Cheng
Ten-year-old Tina comes from China and Sarah is Chinese-American.
Both girls try to adjust to new circumstances by learning a new
language, each other’s culture and helping their friends
understand that there is more to a person than just what she looks
B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly)
Save the World ~
Fourth-grader Ida B is happy being home-schooled and playing in
her apple orchard until circumstances force her to devise plans
that turn her into “Superhero Deluxe,” friend of all things
good and foe of everything mean and mindless.
Predicts the Future ~
Judy is convinced that her new mood ring can predict the future
and tries to convince her third-grade classmates that she truly is
Gentleman ~ Philippa
A bewitched mole befriends a young girl whose dull life is
transformed after discovering his fondness for being read to and
talking about his legendary past.
Me Oh Maya~
With a little magic and a trip back in time to an ancient Mayan
civilization, three best friends dribble themselves into an
impossible basketball game. Read
the rest of the Time Warp Trio series for more laughable
good times with Joe, Sam and Fred.
Margaret ~ Lynn E.
Eleven-year-old Mary Margaret is on her way to the Greek Isles
with her recently widowed grandmother, a journal and dreams of
becoming a mermaid. 2004
My Curious Uncle
Dudley ~ Barry
Duncan Peckle’s curious Uncle Dudley comes for a surprise visit
and magically turns the guest room into a pot of secrets brewing
with trouble. 2004
the Virtual Villain
~ James Gelsey
The gang is once again hot on the trail to unmask an evil computer
opponent who is trying to outwit the champion, Ron Ripsnishes, at
the International Checkers Federation tournament.
Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life:
The Riot Brothers Tell All ~
Join brothers, Orville and Wilbur, in their adventures to capture
a crook, find a hidden treasure, and overthrow a king along with
full details on their games, rules, sayings and a top ten list of
important things to be able to do with your face.
A sure pleaser for Captain Underpants fans!
The Story of a
Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly
~ Luis Sepűlveda
Before a seagull dies from the devastating effects of an oil
spill, she asks Zorba, “a good cat, a noble cat,” for three
wishes, but he will need his friends’ help to make one of them
truly possible. Translated
from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.
Summer of the Sea
Serpent ~ Mary Pope
Incredibly strange things happen when Jack and Annie travel to a
mythical land guided by Merlin the magician. Be sure to read Christmas in Camelot and Haunted
Castle on Hallow’s Eve, two more titles in this special
group of Magic Tree House books.
The Misadventure Begins
~ Steve Young
Being bullied is no fun, but when eleven-year-old Winchell is
transformed into his pet turtle, he experiences one hilarious romp
after another even if the bully. 2004
Researched and compiled by M.
(Updated on November 11, 2004)