S: Battle of the Books - 4th
FC: Battle of the Books Fourth Grade
1: The day Opal was sent by her preacher father to buy a box of macaroni-and-cheese and two tomatoes at the Winn-Dixie grocery store, she returned home with a dog.
2: "The dog came running around the corner. He was a big dog. And ugly. And he looked like he was having a real good time. He skidded to a stop and smiled right at me. I had never before in my life seen a dog smile, but that is what he did."
3: Winn-Dixie, as the dog is named, immediately begins easing Opal's troubles, helping her make friends, who in turn help her come to terms with the fact that her mother abandoned her and probably won't be back.
4: Because of Winn-Dixie . by Kate DiCamillo | Newbery Honor Book
5: Jonathan's family arrives at the remote island for a camping trip to find the campground unusually deserted.
6: Things change in an instant when Jonathan's mom is injured and must be taken for help. | Alone with his dog and his partially paralyzed younger sister, 12-year-old Jonathan at first feels up to the challenge.
7: Alone on the isolated island, the uncanny silence is broken by the sound of a distant rumble and Moose's warning bark. What can Jonathan do alone to make sure that he and his sister survive a devastating earthquake?
8: Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret
9: Fearful second-grader Alvin Ho has never, not once, said a single word in school though his voice works everywhere else...
10: The somewhat neurotic boy is afraid of many things, including school, elevators, tunnels, wasabi and kimchi. | But Alvin loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, so he knows that he first must overcome his fear of everything in order to make friends.
11: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
13: What could be worse than struggling to make ends meet during the Great Depression? Eleven year old Turtle is soon to find out just how tough her outer shell is when she is sent off alone to live with her family she doesn't know in far-away Florida?
14: Aunt Minnie hasn't even received the letter from her Mother telling her that Turtle is coming. And what's worse in this crowded house, there are nothing but boy cousins who don't even wear shoes!
15: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
16: Georgina and her family have been living in their car since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment. Mama is working two jobs to earn rent money and trying hard to hold things together.
17: Desperate to help out, Georgina decides to steal a dog for the reward money, laying out the details of her plan in a diary.
18: You'll identify with the agony and the embarrassment caused by being different, as well as Georgina's struggles with her conscience.
19: How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
20: Young Jolene Jasmine Johnson can't change certain things about her world, like having to sit in the rear balcony at the movie theater, and acting polite to "Miz" Logan, the mill owner's wife for whom Jolene's mother sews dresses.
21: The setting is a 1940s logging community in Louisiana and Jolene is perfectly content with her close little family made up of just herself, Momma, and Grandpa. So why does Momma have to go and bring home big, loud Leroy?
22: But Jolene won't give up her cozy family easily and struggles to find a way to get rid of the threat to her familiar life.
23: Mister and Me by Kimberly Willis Holt
24: Chris Conlan is the coolest kid in sixth grade—the golden-armed quarterback of the football team, and the boy all the others look up to. Scott Parry is the new kid, the boy with the huge brain, but with feet that trip over themselves daily.
25: But each has a secret that draws them together as friends.
26: Only Chris knows Scott's secret skill of kicking field goals, a talent Chris is anxious for Scott to share. | And only Scott knows that star player Chris is in danger of being kicked off the football team.
27: Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica | Comeback Kids series
28: The year was 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived to teach in the small Alaskan fishing village, which had a habit of going through teachers at the rate of one a year--if they lasted a whole school year.
29: She was different than all the other teachers. She was older and she wore pants, an unusual thing for a woman to do in 1948. Miss Agnes talked funny, too.
30: On the first day of school with Miss Agnes, everything was way different from any time they'd come to school before. The desks weren't all lined up and Miss Agnes' desk was back in the corner, not where it used to be in front of the blackboard. Desks in a circle looked like more fun -- and a teacher's desk in the corner looked friendlier, too. Everything was different, but good different.
31: The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
32: Read all 8 Battle of the Books titles. Try out for the team.!
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35: Created by Ann Watley Updated 2014 for Butler Elementary Library