by E.B.White Year Published: 1970
Louis is a Trumpeter Swan who came into the world lacking a voice. When his father explained to him that he was different from his brothers and sisters, Louis felt scared. His father, however, promised to help. Sam Beaver, a boy who loved all wild things, took Louis to school, where he learned to read and write. This was a help, but it did not solve his major problem: he was in love with the beautiful swan, Serena, and she didn't like him because he was "defective."
by Jacqueline Davies Year Published: 2007
Fourth- grader Evan Treski is people-smart. he's good at talking wiht people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings' lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win - or even if their fight will ever end.
by Judy Blume Year Published: 1972
Fourth grader Peter Hatcher has a problem... His 2 year old little brother Fudge who never gets in trouble for his actions. Because he's the oldest, Peter must deal with Fudgie's disgusting cuteness, his constant messing with his stuff, and other awful wrongdoings, one of which devastatingly breaks Peter's heart.