Recommended Reading

Favorite 4th grade books

  • Adler, David. Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds
  • Atwater, Richard. Mr. Poppers Penguins
  • Avi True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
  • Banks, Lynne Reid THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD
  • Bellairs, John THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
  • Blume, Judy. Superfudge
  • Blume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Brewster, Hugh and Lauri Coulter. 882 1/2 Amazing Facts about the Titanic
  • Brittain, Bill THE WISH GIVER
  • Buck. Pearl The Big Wave
  • Burnett, Frances THE SECRET GARDEN
  • Byars, Betsy. Trouble River
  • Byars, Guy. Computer Nut
  • Catling, Patrick Skene. Chocolate Touch
  • Cleary, Beverly. Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • Cleary, Beverly. Henry Huggins
  • Clements, Andrew. Frindle
  • Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • Coville, Bruce. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
  • Coville, Bruce. My Teacher is an Alien
  • Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy
  • Cushman, Karen The Midwife’s Apprentice
  • Cushman, Karen. The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
  • Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach
  • Dahl, Roald. Matilda
  • DeFelice, Cynthia WEASEL
  • Eager, Edward. Half magic
  • Elish, Dan. Jason and the Baseball Bear
  • Ellis, Deborah. The Breadwinner and its sequel Parvana’s Journey
  • Farmer, Nancy. A Girl Named Disaster
  • Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy
  • Fleischman, Paul THE HALF-A-MOON INN
  • Fleischman, Sid. The Whipping Boy
  • Gardiner, John Reynolds. Stone Fox
  • George, Jean Craighead. Julie of the Wolves
  • George, Jean Craighead. My Side of the Mountain
  • George, Jean Craighead. Summer of the Falcon
  • Gilson, Jamie THIRTEEN WAYS TO SINK A SUB
  • Gilson, Jamie. Do Bananas Chew Gum?
  • Goble, Paul The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
  • Grahame, Kenneth THE RELUCTANT DRAGON
  • Hahn, Mary Downing. Dead man in Indian creek
  • Hall, Phillip. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
  • Hamilton, Virginia. House of Dies Drear
  • Honeycutt, Natalie. The all new Jonah Twist
  • Horvath, Polly. Everything on a waffle
  • Howe, James. Bunnicula
  • Hunter, Bernice Thurman THAT SCATTERBRAIN BOOKY
  • Hutchins, H.J.THE THREE AND MANY WISHES OF JASON REID
  • Ibbotson, Eve The Secret of Platform 13,.
  • Karr, Kathleen. The Great Turkey Walk
  • Kellogg, Steven. Paddle-To-The-Sea
  • Konigsburg, E. L. From the mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • Korman This Can’t be Happening at MacDonald Hall
  • Lawson, Robert. Ben and Me
  • L’Engle, Madeline. A Wrinkle in Time
  • Lewis, C.S THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE .
  • Lowry, Lois. All about sam
  • Lowry, Lois. Attaboy Sam
  • Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars
  • MacGregor – The Screech Owls hockey team series
  • MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Manes, Stephen. Be a perfect person in just three days
  • McSwigan, Marie. Snow Treasure
  • Miles, Betty. Secret Life of the Underwear Champ
  • Milne, A. A. Winnie the Pooh
  • Mowat, Farley. Owls in the Family
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh
  • O’Brien, Robert. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
  • O’Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Orlev, Uri. Island on Bird Street
  • Park, Barbara THE KID IN THE RED JACKET
  • Paterson, Kathryn. Bridge to Terabithia.
  • Paterson, Kathryn. The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • Paulsen, Gary. The Tucket Series
  • Peck, Robert Newton SOUP
  • Peck, Robert Newton. Soup and me
  • Pilkey, Dav. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
  • Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. Fat Men From Space
  • Randsome, Arthur The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
  • Rice, Bebe Faas. The year the wolves came
  • Richler, Mordecia. Jacob two-two meets the hooded fang
  • Roberts, Ken. Nothing Wright
  • Roberts, Willo Davis The Girls with Silver Eyes
  • Robinson, Barbara THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!
  • Rockwell, Thomas. How to eat fried worms
  • Ryan, Pam Munoz. Esperanza Rising
  • Rylant, Cynthia. Cobble Street Cousins series
  • Rylant, Cynthia. The Van Gogh Cafe
  • Sachar, Louis. Holes
  • Selden, George. The Cricket in Times Square
  • Service, Pamela STINKER FROM SPACE
  • Shannon, George. Stories to Solve: Folktales from Around the World
  • Smith, Doris Buchanan. A Taste of Blackberries
  • Smith, Robert Kimmel. Chocolate Fever
  • Snyder Zilpha Kathy. The Egypt Game
  • Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown
  • Speare, Elizabeth George. Sign of the Beaver
  • Speare, Elizabeth George. Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Stolz, Mary. Cat Walk
  • White, E. B. Charlotte’s Web
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Farmer Boy
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House on the Prairie
  • Yolen, Jane The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History
  • Yolen, Jane. The Devil’s Arithmetic

 

Humor
(4th grade)

  • All about Sam by Lois Lowry
  • Chet Gecko detective series by Bruce Hale
  • Chocolate Fever
  • Club Earth by Gail Gauthier
  • Hank the Cowdog
  • Jennifer merdley’s toad by Coville,
  • Little Wolf series by Ian Whybrow
  • Losers, Inc. by Claudia Mills
  • My Life Among the Aliens by Gail Gauthier
  • My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen
  • Once Upon a Marigold by Ferris
  • Princess stories by Gail Carson Levine
  • Sam series by Lois Lowry
  • Shoebag by Mary James
  • Soup books by Robert Newton Peck
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • The Best Halloween Ever by Robinson
  • The Best School Year Ever
  • The Elevator Family by Douglas Evans
  • The Enormous Crocodile
  • The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald
  • The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathrooom by Louis Sachar
  • Thirteen Ways To Sink A Sub by Jamie Gilson
  • Time Warp Trio
  • Wild Willie and King Kyle “mystery” series by Barbara Joose
  • You’re a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman, by Claudia Mills
  • Zack Files

 

Mysteries
(Grade 3-5)

Contributor’s Form (list #8)

  • ?, Babysitting Is a Dangerous Job
  • ?, Megan’s Island
  • ?, The Westing Game
  • Avi, Wolf Rider: A Tale of Terror
  • —, The House With the Clock in its Walls
  • Bunting, Eve, Coffin on a Case
  • —, The Ghost Children
  • Byars, Betsy, Herculeah Jones (series)
  • Christie, Agatha, And Then There Were None
  • Collier, ?, When the Stars begin to Fall
  • Diamond, Stevie, Why Are the Best Clues Always in the Garbage?
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sherlock Holmes (series)
  • Duncan, Lois, Don’t Look Behind You
  • Haddix, Margaret, Running out of Time
  • Hahn, Mary Downing, Dead Body in Indian Creek (mature–one of the boy’s moms works for the bad guys)
  • Hamilton, Virginia, The House of Dies Drear
  • Hawks, ?, This Stranger, My Father
  • Heisel, Sharon (?), Wrapped in a Riddle
  • Konigsburg, E.L., The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil Frankweiler
  • MacIntosh, Meg (series)
  • Nixon, Joan Lowry, The Kidnapping of Christine Lattimore
  • —, The Name of the Game was Murder
  • —, A Deadly Game of Magic
  • Roberts, Willo Davis (?), The View From the Cherry Tree
  • —, Scared Stiff
  • Robertson, ?, Three Stuffed Owls
  • Sciesca, John (series)
  • Snyder, Zilpha Keatley, The Egypt Game
  • Sobol, Donald, Encyclopedia Brown (series)
  • Van Allsburg, Chris, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
  • Wells, Rosemary, Behind the Hidden Wall
  • Westall, Robert, Ghost Abbey
  • —, Blitzcat

 

Series books
(Grade 4/5)

  • Amber Brown
  • Among the Hidden – Haddix
  • Animal Ark
  • Animorphs
  • Dark is Rising – Cooper
  • Dav Pilkey
  • Dear America
  • Dunc and Amos – Paulsen
  • Hank the Cowdog
  • Hardy Boys
  • Harry Potter
  • Hatchet – Paulsen
  • His Dark Materials Trilogy – Pullman – may be too “old”
  • Indian in the Cupboard
  • Island/Everest Series – Korman
  • Little House – Martha Years, Charlotte Years, Caroline Years, Rose Years
  • Magic Shop – Coville
  • Magic Tales – Eager
  • Magic Treehouse
  • Meg MacIntosh – Landon
  • Mr. Tucket – Paulsen
  • My Name is America
  • Nancy Drew=20
  • Protector of the Small – Pierce – may be too “old”=20
  • Prydian – Alexander
  • Ragweed – Avi
  • Ramona
  • Redwall – Jacques
  • Rowen – Rhodda
  • Royal Diaries
  • Spookesville – Pike
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • The Boys Start the War – Naylor
  • Time Warp Trio – Scienzca
  • Wayside School
  • White Mountain – Christopher
  • Wrinkle in Time – L’Engle 

Battle of the Books
(4th and 5th grades)

  • Avi, Escape from Home (Beyond the Western Sea Book 1)
  • Banks Secret of the Indian
  • Banks, Harry the Poisonous Spiders
  • Bechard, Star Hatchling
  • Boyd Chevrolet Saturdays
  • Byars, Dead Letter
  • Byars, McMummy
  • Clements, Frindle
  • Cooney The Terrorist
  • Coville, Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
  • Cushman, Catherine Called Birdy
  • DeFelice, Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
  • Durbin, Broken Blade
  • Giff, Lilly’s Crossing
  • Gutman, Honus and Me
  • Haddix, Running out of Time
  • Hesse, Music of the Dolphins
  • Hesse, Phoenix Rising
  • Hesse, Phoenix Rising
  • Konigsburg Mixed up files. .Frankweiler
  • Konigsburg View from Saturday
  • Levine, Ella Enchanted
  • Lowry All About Sam
  • Maguire, Seven Spiders Spinning
  • McGraw, The Moorchild
  • Naylor Shiloh
  • Nixon, Search for the Shadowman
  • Paulsen Nightjohn
  • Paulsen Mr. Tucket
  • Paulsen, A Soldier’s Heart
  • Paulsen, Brian’s Winter
  • Smith, Jaguar
  • Sperry
  • Spinelli
  • Spinelli
  • Spinelli, Wringer
  • Tan Moon Lady
  • Tomlinson, The Forestwife
  • White Voyage on the Great Titanic
  • White, Belle Prater’s Boy
  • Williams Behind the Bedroom wall
  • Yolen, Merlin Trilogy (Passager, Hobby, Merlin)

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