2011 Summer Reading for rising third-fifth graders at Carolina Elementary Schools



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2011 Summer Reading for rising third-fifth graders at Carolina Elementary Schools


Dora the Explorer Series
Authors: Sarah Willson, Leslie Valdes, Alison Inches, Christine Ricci, Kiki Thorpe, Laura Driscoll, Suzanne D. Nimm, Kirsten Larsen, Elle D. Risco, Michael Teitelbaum, Phoebe Beinstein
Number of Books in Series: 28
Age Group: 6-8 years
Lexile reading level not available.

Adapted from the popular animated television series, Dora goes on an exploring trip in each book to help someone or find something, usually with the help of her best friend, Boots the monkey, and teaches the readers a few Spanish words along the way.



Magic Tree House Series
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Number of Books in Series: 46
Age Group: 7 - 10 years
Lexile Reading Level: 230 to 590

Jack and Annie discover a tree house with magical books that take them back in time to many fascinating places.



Junie B. Jones Series
Author: Barbara Park
Number of Books in Series: 27
Age Group: 7 - 9 years
Lexile Reading Level: 250 to 420

Read the stories about Junie B. Jones, the funniest kindergartener ever, as she deals with life as a five-year-old.



Frog and Toad Series
Author: Arnold Lobel
Number of Books in Series: 4
Age Group: 7 - 9 years

Lexile Reading Level: 300 to 400

This series follows the adventures of two best friends as they grow and learn together.


Judy Moody Series
Author: Megan McDonald
Number of Books in Series: 8
Age Group: 7 - 10 years
Lexile Reading Level: 390 to 600

Follow the adventures of Judy Moody, a feisty third grader famous for her ever-changing moods.



Wayside School Series
Author: Louis Sachar
Number of Books in Series: 3
Age Group: 8 - 12 years
Lexile Reading Level: 440 to 460

The Wayside School was supposed to be built one story and 30 classrooms long, but the builder accidentally built it 30 stories high with one room on each story. Follow the strange adventures of the 30 students on the 30th story.



Fudge Series
Author: Judy Blume
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 7 - 12 years
Lexile Reading Level: 450 to 590

This series follows the story of Peter Warren Hatcher, a fourth grader when the series begins, as he grows up with and is driven crazy by his two-year-old brother, nicknamed Fudge, along with their neighbor Sheila Tubman.



The Magic School Bus Chapter Books Series
Authors: Eva Moore, Ann Schreiber, Anne Capeci, Jennifer Johnston, Judith Stamper, Rebecca Carmi, Nancy White, Martin Schwabacher, Gail Herman
Number of Books in Series: 20
Age Group: 7- 10 years

Lexile Reading Level: 460 to 700

Explore the fascinating world of science with Ms. Frizzle and her class as they board a magical school bus which takes them on field trips into the human body, under the ocean, into the solar system, and to many other incredible locations.


Madeline Series Authors: Ludwig Bemelmans, John Bemelmans Marciano
Illustrators: Ludwig Bemelmans, John Bemelmans Marciano
Number of Books in Series: 9
Age Group: 7 - 10 years
Lexile Reading Level: 460 to 810

The smallest and the feistiest of the 12 little girls in two straight lines, Madeline is described as charmingly impetuous, irrepressible, mischievous, and precocious. Follow her as she goes on whirlwind adventures in Paris, London and the French countryside.



Wild at Heart Series
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Number of Books in Series: 12
Age Group: 7 years and up
Lexile Reading Level: 510 to 760

Eleven-year-old Maggie has been raised by her grandmother since her parents died in a car accident. She volunteers at the Wild at Heart Animal Clinic which belongs to her grandmother, along with Brenna, Zoe, David, and Sunita.



The 39 Clues Series
Authors: Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis, Jude Watson, Patrick Carman, Linda Sue Park, Margaret Peterson Haddix
Number of Books in Series: 10
Age Group: 9 years and up

Lexile Reading Level: 550 to 730

Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her eleven-year-old brother Dan discover that their family was one of the most powerful in human history, but must now embark on a dangerous mission to search for the source of that power in the form of 39 hidden clues hidden around the world.


Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series Author: Rick Riordan
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 9 - 12 years
Lexile Reading Level: 590 to 740

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's adventures begin when he discovers that he is the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea.



Alex Rider Series
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Number of Books in Series: 8
Age Group: 9 years and up
Lexile Reading Level: 610 to 690

Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider was orphaned as a baby and raised by his uncle Ian Rider. When his uncle dies, Alex is recruited by Britain's top-secret intelligence agency and begins his adventures in this series.



Dive Series
Author: Gordon Korman
Number of Books in Series: 3
Age Group: 8years and up
Lexile Reading Level: 700 to 760

Kaz, Star, Adrianna, and Dante go on a summer expedition and discover sunken treasure hidden deep underwater.



Peter and the Starcatchers Series
Authors: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
Number of Books in Series: 3
Age Group: 10 years and up
Lexile Reading Level: 770 to 820

A prequel of sorts to the beloved Peter Pan stories by J. M. Barrie.



Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Author: Jeff Kinney
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 8 years and up

Lexile Reading Level: 910 to 1010

Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.




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