Fourth Grade Books
4th Grade Animal Books
Crenshaw By Katherine Applegate
Not only is Jackson worried that his family may move into their minivan again, but his old imaginary friend keeps showing up making him wonder if he’s losing his mind.
The One and Only Ivan By Katherine Applegate
After 27 years in captivity in a shopping mall, Ivan the gorilla gets a new companion who makes him see his home through new eyes.
Guinea Dog By Patrick Jennings
Rufus has been dreaming of getting a dog, but not a guinea pig that thinks she’s a dog.
Skunked! By Jacqueline Kelly
Calpurnia’s little brother Travis stumbles upon a baby skunk trapped under a log. The pair bring the little creature home and attempt to nurse back to life while also keeping him a secret from their mother.
Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed By Leslea Newman
Inspired by the true story of Ketzel the cat who walked across a piano and created a contest worthy tune. (Picture Book)
4th Grade Fantasy Books
The Indian in the Cupboard By Lynne Reid Banks
Omri’s life is changed forever after locking his toy Indian in his cupboard.
The BFG By Roald Dahl
Sophie is carried off in the middle of the night not by a bone-crunching giant, but one who is far too nice.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe By C.S. Lewis
Four siblings walk through a wardrobe and into the frozen land of Narnia which has been enslaved by the powerful White Witch.
The Doll People By Ann M. Martin
Annabelle Doll has been eight years old for more than a hundred years and is quite
bored with her doll family until Funcrafts family moves in.
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish By Mo O'Hara
Tom's big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist
and dunk their goldfish in toxic green gunk.
House of Robots By James Patterson
Sammy’s mom makes him take his robot to
school with him. Could anything be more
Rump By Liesl Shurtliff
Twelve-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s jokes, but his luck changes when he
finds an old spinning wheel.
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible By Ursula Vernon
Being a princess is rather dull, until you
find out you are cursed to prick your finger on a
hamster wheel when you’re twelve and fall into a deep sleep.
4th Grade Funny Books
Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Holder By Molly B. Burnham
If you had 5 older sisters and a younger brother who pees in your bed, then you would move out and live in a tent in your backyard too.
The 13-Story Treehouse By Andy Griffiths
Andy and Terry live in a treehouse with 13 stories, a bowling alley, swimming pool, secret underground laboratory, and marshmallow machine.
The Willoughbys By Lois Lowry
Timothy, his twin brothers, and little sister discover
their awful parents are hatching an evil plan to get rid of them.
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones By Will Mabbitt
Mabel is kidnapped by pirates and forced to serve aboard The Feroshus Maggot and they won’t let her go until she helps find the treasure they seek. A laugh out loud fun fantasy-adventure!
Demon Dentist By David Walliams
Instead of shiny coins from the tooth fairy, kids are waking up to find dead slugs, live spiders, and even eyeballs under their pillows! Alfie is convinced the new town dentist, Miss Root, is behind the mayhem and evil.
4th Grade Mystery Books
Book Scavenger By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book that may include details about the latest game created by her hero Garrison Griswold.
The Fairy-Tale Detectives By Michael Buckley
In book 1 of The Sisters Grimm series, orphans Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their eccentric grandmother, Relda, who lives in a town that experiences an extraordinary number of unusual crimes.
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse By Bruce Hale
Chet’s classmate asks him to look for her missing brother and promises him a stinkbug pie in return.
Greenglass House By Kate Milford
At the smuggler’s inn, known as the Greenglass House, the innkeeper’s son hears strange stories from the guests leading him on an adventure in this classic whodunit.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret By Brian Selznick
Hugo lives all alone in the walls of a busy Paris train station until he befriends a young girl and old man who runs a toy booth in the station. Between his new friends, a hidden message from Hugo’s dead father, and a mechanical man, his secretive life is now in jeopardy.
4th Grade Realistic Fiction
The Penderwicks By Jeanne Birdsall
Summer adventures of four sisters on the beautiful estate of Arundel.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing By Judy Blume
Peter’s little brother Fudge gets away with everything, but when he walks off with Peter’s pet turtle, Dribble, it’s the last straw.
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Like Stuart Little By Peggy Gifford
Moxy does everything she can to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.
The Higher Power of Lucky By Susan Patron
Fearing her guardian will abandon her, Lucky plans to run away with her dog, HMS Beagle, through the Mojave Desert.
My Life as a Book By Janet Tashjian
Instead of spending his summer throwing water balloons at the UPS truck, Derek’s mom forces the reluctant reader to attend Learning Camp.
4th Grade Graphic Novels
El Deafo By Cece Bell
Going to school and making new friends is tough enough without a hearing aid strapped to your chest.
Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dodgeball Chronicles By Frank Cammuso
Artie King is pulled into a do-or-die dodgeball game with the school's toughest kids.
Apocalypse Bow Wow By James Proismos III
The end has come! The world is in shambles! Everyone is gone…except for the dogs.
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
This lunch lady doesn’t just serve sloppy joes – she serves justice!
Caveboy Dave: : More Scrawny Than Brawny By Aaron Reynolds
His grandpa invented fire. His dad invented the wheel. How will Caveboy Dave leave his mark?
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth By Judd Winick
D.J. and Gina are normal kids until Hilo crashes down from the sky setting them on a
path to save the planet from destruction.
4th Grade Nonfiction
Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies 031.02 Winterbottom
Ghost stories, the origins of monsters, and creepy but true facts fill this collection with fright-o-meters to let you know just how scary each chapter may be.
Sarah Gives Thanks 394.264 Allegra
During the nineteenth century, groundbreaking writer, magazine editor, and
mother Sarah Hale dedicated her life to making Thanksgiving a national holiday.
The Slowest Book Ever 590 Sayre
Fascinating facts about all things slow, from sloths to birds that fly so slowly they fall out of the air mid-flight. If you think slowly enough the entire world is amazing.
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands 597.3 Roy
Learn about the life-cycle and hunting habits of these awesome creatures.
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring 792.842 Greenberg
Development of a modern dance piece from the score’s composition to the dancers’ rehearsals.
Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass 921 Douglass
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass escaped to the North at twenty and spread his abolitionist beliefs.
Action Jackson 921 Jackson
Introduction to Jackson Pollock’s “Number 1, 1950” and the process of creating art.
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos 921 Sagan
A curious boy brought the cosmos into homes across America.
Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley 973.757 Jerome
The C.S.S. Hunley was the first submarine
in history to sink an enemy ship.