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Summer Reading Program Grades 3-4

Below are the books for grades 3–4 that are part of our English Summer Reading Program in 2022. Pick up a bookmark at Bookshop Santa Cruz, add one to your cart (below), or download one to print (here) to keep track of the books as you read. 

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Bob Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250308696
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2019

"Perfect for a family read-aloud, this has short chapters, occasional illustrations and a heartwarming conclusion." Providence Journal

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316493895
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday. If she doesn't, she'll lose her magic forever.

Rise of ZomBert (The Zombert Chronicles) Cover Image
By Kara LaReau, Ryan Andrews (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536215601
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Published: Candlewick - July 13th, 2021

Sharply funny new mystery series, with an irresistible touch of the macabre. Fans of creepy stories and animal lovers alike will devour this fast-moving first episode in one gulp.

The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984893864
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Published: Yearling - March 16th, 2021

"Lyrical and full of heart, this road trip story gets to the core of what it means to create family, to be brave, and to accept the flaws of being human." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet Cover Image
By Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593109236
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 11th, 2022

The first book in the exciting middle-grade series starring a Muslim boy with a huge imagination.

Twins vs. Triplets #1: Back-to-School Blitz (HarperChapters) Cover Image
By Jennifer Torres, Vanessa Flores (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063059443
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

The perfect next step for fans of I Can Read!—with short, fast-paced books, art on every page, and milestone markers at the end of every chapter.

The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team: (The Derby Daredevils Book #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419751844
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - May 11th, 2021

"This a great pick about fierce young ladies coming together through sports. The book has loads of action and plenty of heart, running with themes of friendship, being a good communicator, dealing with jealousy, and even a little sprinkle of how it feels to have a crush on someone you think is just the coolest person ever..."—Booklist

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By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

Stargazing is a heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo.

Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593483152
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 7th, 2021

“Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!” —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series

The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593115565
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Published: Philomel Books - April 5th, 2022

"The book is chock-full of information . . . the kind a nature-loving child will be thrilled to discover. An invitation to young readers to observe, enjoy, and learn about the world around us all." --Kirkus Reviews