Under The Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
This book is about a girl named Theodora (Theo) Tenpenny, who discovers a hidden painting after her grandfather’s death. She realizes it may be valuable and embarks on a journey across NYC with a girl named Bodhi. Her family is poor and Theo wants to find out how much it is worth. Bu, there is more. Before his death, Theo’s grandfather was a security guard at the MET. This book is a great, modern-day mystery.
Grade level: 4-5 ( depends on how fluently you read. It uses some rennasaince era and arts-y related words.)
Summer is a great time to read a good book. Relax into a hammock with an old paperback. Read under the hot sun on a nice sandy beach. For school age kids, reading during summer break is crucial. Many libraries offer summer reading programs or other literary related activities. They also provide a confortable enviroment to read in. Below are five great summer reads for older elementary age children.
- Under The Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
- Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George
- The LIghtning Thief by Rick Riordan
- Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
- Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli