Books, Books, Books

Here is a list of books that fourth graders may find interesting:


  • Poppy
  • Poppy Returns
  • The Secret School

Judy Blume

  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Blubber
  • Superfudge

Matt Christopher

  • Great Moments in Baseball History
  • The Kid Who Only Hit Homers
  • On the Court With…

Andrew Clements

  • The Report Card
  •  The School Story
  • Things Not Seen
  • A Week in the Woods
  • Room One
  • Frindle
  • Lunch Money
  • No Talking

Sharon Creech

  • Walk Two Moons
  • Granny Torelli Makes Soup
  • Heartbeat
  • Love that Dog
  • Ruby Holler
  • Absolutely Normal Chaos
  • Bloomability
  • Replay
  • The Wanderer

Roald Dahl

  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Matilda
  • The Witches

Kate DiCamillo

  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • Because of Winn Dixie
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Jack Gantos

  • Joey Pigza Loses Control
  • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
  • What Would Joey Do?

Margaret Peterson Haddix

  • Among the Hidden
  • Among the Free
  • Among the Imposters
  • Among the Brave
  • Running Out of Time
  • Shadow Children

Eva Ibbotson

  • Witch Witch
  • Island of the Aunts
  • The Secret of Platform 13
  • The Great Ghost Rescue
  • Dial a Ghost
  • Start of Kazan

Gordon Korman

  • No More Dead Dogs
  • The Sixth Grade Nickname Game
  • Island – series
  • Dive – series
  • The Contest: Everest #1

Jerry Spinelli

  • Fourth Grade Rats
  • Maniac Magee
  • Wringer
  • Do the Funky Pickle
  • Picklemania


  • Series of Unfortunate Events by LemonySnicket
  • The Hardy Boys Series  by Franklin Dixon
  • Deltora Series  by Emily Rodda
  • Eragon Series by Christopher Paolioina
  • Camp Confidential Series by MelissaMorgan
  • Anastasia Series by Lois Lowry
  • Gregor the Overlander Series by Suzanne Collins
  • Doll People Series  by AnnMartin
  • Diary of A Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney
  • Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Amazing Days of Abby Hayes by AnneMazer
  • Bone Series by Jeff Smith
  • The Guardians of Ga’hoole Series by Katherine Lasky
  • The Boys Start the War Series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • The Quest Begins: Seekers #1 Series by Erin Hunter

Additional Books

  • The Trouble With Wishes by Diane Stanley
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary
  • Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick
  • The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
  • Fig Pudding Ralph Fletcher
  • The Cay Theodore Taylor
  • Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
  • Shiloh Phyllis Naylor
  • Holes Louis Sachar
  • Ida B Katherine Hannigan
  • The Boggart by Susan Cooper
  • Boy of a Thousand Faces by Brian Selznick
  • Kira Kira Cynthia Kadohat
  • Pirateology by Dugald A. Steer
  • Lily B on the Brink of Paris Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
  • The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
  • Skinnybones Barbara Park
  • Hit and Run R.L. Stine
  • Sounder William Armstrong
  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  • Half Magic Edward Eager
  • There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom by Louis Sachar
  • Baseball in April Gary Soto
  • Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
  • Heat Mike Lupica
  • Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  • My Name is Brain Brian Jeanne Betrancourt
  • Half Moon Inn Paul Fleishman
  • Flush by Carl Hiaasen
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Goal: A Dream Begins Robert Rigby
  • Dragon Rider, Ghosthunters  CorneliaFlunke
  • The Last of the Really GreatWhangdoodles by Julie Andrews
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Sammy Keyes by Gwendolyn Van Draanen
  • Crickwing by Janell Cannon
  • The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis
  • The Not-Just-Anybody Family by Betsy Byars
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
  • Edgar & Ellen Under Town by Charles Ogden
  • Framed by Frank Boyce
  • The Missing ‘Gator of Gumbo Limb An Eco Mystery by Jean Craighead George
  • Murder, My Tweet: A Chet Gecko Mystery by Bruce Hale
  • The Boy Who Painted Dragons by Demi 
  • The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper 
  • The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters by Judy Sierra
  • Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
  • Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park
  • Homesick by Jean Fritz
  • Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe
  • Circle of Doom by Tim Kennemore 
  • Walter the Giant Storyteller’s Giant Book of Giant Stories by Walter M. Mayes
  • Walter, the Story of a Rat by Barbara Wersba
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr