Fun Books for Grades 4-6

Make sure your kids have a few good books under their belt before the end of summer!

OK, summer is almost over and you realize that your kids have had fun in the sun, they have gone to sports camp, they have produced their umpteenth friendship bracelet and they have spent hours with the cousins.  

But what they haven't done is READ A BOOK! 

Well do not fear, it is never too late to get back on track. School is still a few weeks away, so now is the time to get them into a good book. It will ease the transition, and it's fun.  

This week I have stories about a competition at a toy factory, a science fair gone wrong and, just to get them inspired, a hundred and one ways to bug their teacher come fall.

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Title:          The Gollywhopper Games

Author:      Jody Feldman

Target:       Grades 4-6

Series:        No

What this story is about:

The Golly Toy and Game Co. is having a competition, the ultimate competition. If Gil wins, his family will finally have the money to move out of a town that has turned their backs on him. The only thing standing in his way are 2,500 other contestants, a series of word puzzles, a bevy of math problems and some daring physical stunts.  

Why I love this book:

Fun, fun, fun!!! It is a little bit of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a little bit of The Candymakers, but still its own book. The puzzles are challenging and I found myself trying to figure them out along with the contestants. The characters are strong and well-written, and I loved that I was rooting not only for Gil, but for many of the other contestants as well.  The book is paced well and I found it hard to put down.

Who this book is for:

All kids will enjoy this entertaining adventure in a toy factory.

Final thoughts:

A winner!


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Robin July 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM
I loved Gollywhopper games and have recommended it to a number of kids, and adults! It's just fun. And thoughtful...and one of those books that shows kids they do have some control over their lives. Great suggestion for summer reading!
Freya Hooper August 01, 2012 at 02:39 AM
I am thrilled to hear you loved it as much as we have. This was one book my boys read cover to cover, with no prodding!


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