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Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade

For some, the perfect summer is spent doing: planting a garden, learning what dreams mean, watching how stars move across the sky or practicing performance skills. For others, the best way to spend time is reading, whether that means enjoying stories about fantastic adventures or savoring poems that illuminate the night-time world. Whatever your taste, you'll find something to suit your summer in the list below or at your local library.

Grow Your Own Monsters

Grow Your Own Monsters

Provides step-by-step instructions for growing monster plants, including Venus fly traps, squirting cucumbers, and walking-stick cabbages.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

The Night Sky Month by Month

The Night Sky Month by Month

An easy to follow guide to the stars as they move through the seasons.

The Mysterious Secrets of Dreams

The Mysterious Secrets of Dreams

Explores dreams, including why we dream, what causes dreams, the various meanings and symbols of dreams, and how dreams can related to our actual lives.

Gossamer

Gossamer

While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.

You've Got Talent

You've Got Talent

How to sing, dance, and act like a star.

Attack of the Killer Video Book: Tips and Tricks for Young Directors

Attack of the Killer Video Book: Tips and Tricks for Young Directors

A fun and funny guide to making great videos.

Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night

Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night

A collection of poems that celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.

Quest for the Spark

Quest for the Spark

Twelve-year-old Tom Elm, his raccoon friend Roderick, Percival, Abbey, and Barclay Bone, warrior-priest Randolf, and forest-woman Lorimar join in a quest to find the pieces of the Spark that can save Dreaming--and the Waking World--from a Darkness created by the Nacht.