Whew!  You made it through another school year.  Now you can just relax and READ!   Reading at least 30 minutes a day all summer will make sure you are ready for next school year!

Incoming Fourth Graders (that’s you) are REQUIRED to read at least THREE books:

1. Rump: the True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff.  “In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s joke.”  This magical twist on a fairy tale is one of the books on the new Sunshine State Readers list for 2014-2015.

2.   Choose at least ONE of the following books set in Florida:

  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (2009)
  • Hoot by Carl Hiasaen (2005)
  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm (2011) 

3. Choose at least ONE additional book from the 2014-2015 Sunshine State Young Readers list:

  • Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty
  • Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Brabenstein
  • The Adventures of Beanboy by Lisa Harkrader
  • The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
  • Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee
  • Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
  • Hooper Finds a Family by Jane Paley
  • When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica Perl
  • Abby Carnelia’s One and Only Magical Power by David Pogue
  • Stranded by Jeff Probst
  • The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors
  • King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige by Wes Tooke
  • 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel + 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde 

What are you going to do after reading them? 

  • As you read each book, list it on the back of this sheet.  Have your parents sign, and turn in the list by Friday, August 22.  Easy first assignment, right?
  • You’ll also be assigned a project related to your summer reading shortly after school starts.