About the SSYRA Grades 3-5 Grades 3-5 15 fiction books 15 fiction books Read at least 3 to vote Read at least 3 to vote Vote in April Vote in April RC tests RC tests On special shelf On special shelf Borrow one at a time for two weeks Borrow one at a time for two weeks
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen Winston Breen Winston Breen Pages- 209 Pages- 209 Eric Berlin Winston Breen loves to solve puzzles. But when his sister discovers some mysterious strips of wood with words and letters on them, even Winston himself is stumped. Soon everyone is involved in the mystery that just may lead to thousands of dollars! This book is full of puzzles and a great mystery to solve.
Middle of Somewhere Veronica Sparks Veronica Sparks Pages- 218 Pages- 218 J. B. Cheaney Enjoy the sometimes pleasant, sometimes chaotic, but always surprising adventures of Ronnie as she travels across Kansas with her grandfather and ADHD brother. Their investigation of wind power is sure to shake up Ronnies life.
The Lemonade War o Evan o Jesse o Pages- 173 Jacqueline Davies When brother and sister find out they will be in the same fourth grade class, come fall, they decide to spend the summer in a lemonade stand battle. Each tries to be the first to earn 100 dollars. Dont miss the tips for running your own lemonade stand.
The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School b Mr. Jupiter b pages- Candace Fleming This book features fables about a group of fourth graders and their teacher--the globe- trotting, Mayan-ceremonial- robe-wearing Mr. Jupiter. It is full of fun, humor, and crazy kids.
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in it. Brendan Buckley Brendan Buckley Pages- 189 Pages- 189 Sundee T. Frazier Brendan Buckley uses his scientific problem-solving skills to secretly find out why his mother and grandfather dont get along. Along the way he develops a love of rocks and minerals and discovers that maybe some mysteries are best left unsolved. Winner of the Coretta Scott King…John Steptoe new talent award
Igraine Igraine Pages- 212 Pages- 212 Cornelia Funke Living in a castle and having magician parents is not Igraines idea of a great life. She dreams of being a knight. When her parents are turned into pigs and the castle is under attack from a dark rival, it is up to Igraine to save the day. Igraine the Brave
Found Jonah Jonah Chip Chip Pages- 341 Pages- 341 Margaret Peterson Haddix When Jonah and Chip learn they were found as infants on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, they try to solve the mystery of how they got here. They soon realize that this mystery involves time travel and two opposing forces. Where will the mystery lead them and can they survive?
Defiance Toby Toby Pages- 116 Pages- 116 Valerie Hobbs Toby, a cancer patient, takes a well earned vacation from his cancer treatment. While on vacation he befriends an elderly poet and her cow who teach him some important lessons about living and dying.
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat Emmy Emmy Pages-346 Pages-346 When Emmys evil nanny drugs Emmys parents with rodent potions, Emmy must save them with a little help from her friends. Anything can happy in this humorous story. Lynne Jonell
Me and the Pumpkin Queen Mildred Mildred Pages-181 Pages-181 Marlane Kennedy Aunt Arlene is frustrated because Mildred is not interested in things girls should be. Instead she wants to spend her time growing a pumpkin big enough to win the annual Circleville, Ohio, contest, as her mother dreamed of doing before she died.
Year of the Dog Pacy Pacy Pages- 134 Pages- 134 Grace Lin The story of young Pacy who doesnt seem to have a talent for anything. However, as she prepares to celebrate the Chinese New Year with her family, she vows to follow this years suggestion of finding herself.
Highway Cats Cats Cats Pages- 118 Pages- 118 Janet Taylor Lisle The story of three kittens thrown off the back of a truck, who join a group of feral cats. When the town the cats love is threatened with destruction, it is up to these three orphaned kittens to save the town.
Punished Logan Logan Benedict Benedict Pages- 96 Pages- 96 David Lubar One day while playing tag in the library, Logan runs into the wrong man. The man, not liking Logans apology, punishes Logan by causing him to speak in puns. Can Logan do what he needs to do to get back to normal in time or will he be stuck like this forever?
Night of the Howling Dogs Dylan Dylan Louie Louie Pages- 191 Pages- 191 Graham Salisbury When Dylans boy scout troop goes camping at Halape, Hawaii, they must put their survival skills to the test when a massive earthquake strikes, followed by a tsunami. Can Dylan and his enemy, Louie, put their feelings for one another aside and help the group survive?
Crooked Kind of Perfect Zoe Elias Zoe Elias Pages- 213 Pages- 213 Linda Urban Even though Zoe Elias longs to play the piano she settles for learning the organ instead. Can it really be true that learning to play this organ has a positive effect on everything in her life?
You Might Be on TV! Kids Talk About the SSYRA Books
One student from Springwood School will be chosen each month. He or she must have read the book and written a summary. The summaries are due the week before the show. A different student will be chosen each month. Ms. Oskowis will post a list of the books that will be discussed. Interested? There will be one TV show each month for six months, beginning in November. Students from several schools in Leon County will discuss one of the SSYRA books while enjoying pizza or another snack. Those watching at home can call in to the show with their comments.