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Books 4th Grade

Library Books for Fourth Grade


Books 4th Grade

The Books 4th Grade list includes most of the best books for young adults in 4th grade. This site provides links to free book resources and links to purchase many of the books. Most books, newspapers, and magazines are written between a 4th-7th grade level, so you’ll find that this list, while fairly extensive, could be far, far longer. Every attempt was made to inclusively list only the best teacher-selected titles. These are the books teachers use most. Over two hundred teachers were polled in order to make the list of the best books for young adults.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this list, you might try the book list for 3th or 5th grade. The difference, in terms of ability level, among books of these levels is minimal, and I would highly encourage you to look at all of these lists. Also, book levels are based on reading difficulty, not content or plot. Many books are highly readable but challenging in different ways, typically incorporating symbolism and other important literary devices. Again, it is entirely appropriate to read books above or below the reading level you are targeting if the book challenges the reader in other ways, perhaps in provocative way.

Book levels are based on reading difficulty, not content or plot. Many books are highly readable but challenging in different ways, typically incorporating symbolism and other important literary devices. It is entirely appropriate to read books above or below the reading level you are targeting if the book challenges the reader in other ways, perhaps in a provocative way. For example, The Catcher in the Rye is certainly a push for fourth grade in terms of content. Perhaps pushing it to seventh or eighth grade may be an option. As you can see, limiting a child to a book, because of a book list or the child's age, is a mistake. Grade-level lists are only guides and careful attention must be taken in order to select proper reading material based on ability and interest rather than a grade recommendation.

Books 4th Grade

Books 4th Grade

Books 4th Grade

Books 4th Grade

Books 4th Grade

Fourth Grade Novels

Anastasia at This Address

Anastasia at Your Service

Anastasia Krupnik

Anastasia's Chosen Career

...And Now Miguel

Animal, the Vegetable...Jones, The

Beezus and Ramona

BFG, The

Bingo Brown and the...of Love

Blossom Promise, A

Bridge to Terabithia

Burning Questions of Bingo Brown, The

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Catcher in the Rye

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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Charlotte’s Web

Chocolate Fever

Cracker Jackson

Crossing the Wire

Cybil War, The

Danny The Champion of the World

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Devil's Arithmetic, The

Ellen Tebbits

Family Under the Bridge, The

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fever, 1793

Fighting Ground, The

Flat Stanley

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

George's Marvelous Medicine

Glory Girl, The

Grapes of Wrath, The

Great Gilly Hopkins, The

Harriet the Spy

Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs

Henry and Beezus

Henry Huggins

Higher Power of Lucky, The


Indian and the Cupboard, The

It's Like This, Cat

James and the Giant Peach

Kid Who Ran For President, The

Lemonade War, The

Lightning Thief, The

Lincoln: A Photobiography

Little House on the Prairie

Little Women


Maniac Magee

M.C. Higgins, the Great

Midnight Fox, The

Miracles on Maple Hill

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The

My Brother Sam is Dead

Night of the Twisters

Night Swimmers, The

Number the Stars

Onion John

Otis Spofford

People of Sparks, The (sequel to City of Ember)



Ramona the Brave

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sarah Bishop

Secret of the Andes


Sign of the Beaver, The

Sing Down the Moon

Small Steps


Stone Fox

Strawberry Girl

Streams to the River, River to the Sea

Summer of the Swans

Tale of Desperaux, The


Velveteen Rabbit, The

Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, A

Walk Two Moons

Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963, The

Where the Red Fern Grows

Wheel on the School, The

Winged Colt of Casa Mia, The

Wizard of Oz, The

Wrinkle in Time, A

Year Down Yonder, A


Fourth Grade Novels and Interest Levels

There has long been a debate between phonics and whole language. Google “whole language”, and you’ll find almost 20,000,000 articles about the subject. Google “phonics’, and you’ll find almost 9,000,000 articles. Google “novels”, and you’ll find over 81,000,000 articles!

There are numerous opposing beliefs when it comes to teaching reading. Ultimately, regardless of how a child is taught to read, the reading material largely dictates his/her interest level. Can anybody truly be interested in the reading material contained in most reading texts? At what point is a child’s interest level as important as the method in which they are being taught to read? In my twenty years of teaching, I’ve found that the single best way to improve in reading is to read. I know that sounds simple, but it’s true. The problem with reading texts is that they really don’t provide a lot of reading opportunities that are interesting, so students never read from them on their own. Novels, on the other hand, are far more engaging and tend to motivate students to read both in groups and independently. As a result, I highly recommend novel reading over text reading when it comes to increasing student interest.

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Newbery Award Winners by Grade Level

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