4th-Grade-Book-List

This list includes fiction and nonfiction books and book series that appeal to 4th Graders.

 

Fiction

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Fiction
Stink and the Shark Sleepover
Author: Megan McDonald

When Stink's parents win an aquarium sleepover, he and his two friends enjoy a scavenger hunt before trying to fall asleep while worrying about the frankensquid on the loose.  This amusing fiction story incorporates information about marine animals.

Book 9, Stink series

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Fiction
Saving the Team
Author: Alex Morgan

After moving to California, seventh-grader Devin is afraid she will not make the soccer team but finds, instead, a team is so bad that she is compelled to take the lead and turn it into something the players and coach can all be proud of.  

Book 1 in Kicks series

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Fiction
Wild Born
Author: Brandon Mull

As a dark force engulfs the land, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers who each have forged a rare bond with their spirit beasts -- a bond that gives great powers to all of them.

Book 1, Spirit Animal series

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Fiction
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Author: R. J. Palacio

"These stories are an extra peek at Auggie, a boy born with extreme facial abnormalities, before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school"--publisher.  

This book is a follow-up to Wonder by Palacio. 

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Wonder
Author: R.J. Palacio

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.  Also available in Spanish language. 

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Fiction
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Author: Stephan Pastis

Resolving to earn money for his mother's bills, eleven-year-old Timmy launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear, but finds their enterprise challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl whom Timmy refuses to acknowledge.  Also available in Spanish language.

Book 1 in Timmy Failure series

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Fiction
Treasure Hunters
Author: James Patterson

The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and travelling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear on the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives.  

Book 1, Treasure

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Fiction
The Red Pyramid
Author: Rick Riordan

After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.  

Book 1, Kane (Chronicles)

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Fiction
Odd Gods
Author: David Slavin

Oddonis may be the son of Zeus, but he's a little bit odd for a god. He's so odd, in fact, he's not sure if he has any powers at all. And if that isn't enough, his twin brother Adonis is the most popular, most athletic, and most otherworldly handsome god of them all. Oddonis's future at Mount Olympus Middle isn't looking bright, especially when he makes the last-minute decision to run against Adonis to be class president. With the help of his friends Mathena (goddess of math and poultry), Germes (god of all things sniffling and snotty), Puneous (the smallest god of them all), and Gaseous (enough said?), Oddonis is determined to win the race, prove that his friends are as good as any Greek god, and maybe, just maybe, find out what his true powers really are.

Book 1, Odd Gods

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Fiction
The Dragonet Prophecy
Author: Tui Sutherland

"Clay has lived his whole life under the mountain. The MudWing dragonet knows war is raging between the dragon tribes in the world outside - a war that he and four other dragonets are destined to end, according to the mysterious prophecy they have been taught. The five "chosen" dragonets were stolen from their homes while they were still in their eggs - and hidden away for years - all to fulfill the prophecy. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when danger threatens one of their own, Clay and his friends may choose freedom over fate ... leave the mountain ... and set the dragon world on a course that no one could have predicted." -- publisher.  

Book 1, Wings of Fire series

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Fiction
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967
Author: Lauren Tarshis

Eleven-year-old Melody Vega and her family visit Glacier National Park every summer, but this year Mel comes face-to-face with a terrifying grizzly bear.

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Fiction
The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Author: Jessica Townsend

"A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society"-- publisher.  Also available in large print.

Book 1, Nevermoor series

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Fiction
The Shadows
Author: Jacqueline West
When eleven-year-old Olive and her distracted parents move into an old Victorian mansion, Olive finds herself ensnared in a dark plan involving some mysterious paintings, a trapped and angry nine-year-old boy, and three talking cats.
Book 1 of The Books of Elsewhere series
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Nonfiction

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Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: a Navajo Code Talker's Story
Author: Joseph Bruchac
"As a boy, Chester Nez was taught that his native language and culture were useless, but he was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during WWII"
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Meet the Green Bay Packers
Author: Zack Burgess

"An introduction to the Green Bay Packers professional football team. Includes information about the team's history, stadium, star players, and uniforms."-- publisher.

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Deer Hunting
Author: Tom Carpenter

Explains the equipment, skills, and techniques needed for deer hunting. Vibrant photographs and clear text help readers understand and imagine this fascinating way to explore the outdoors.

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Nonfiction
Ultimate Space Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Galactic Fun!
Author: Carolyn DeCristofano

Presents information on the objects in the solar system and beyond, from the eight planets and their moons to other stars and star systems observable in the night skies.

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Nonfiction
Weird But True: USA
Author: National Geographic Kids

Explore the wonderfully wacky side of the United States of America Weird But True! style. Calling all patriots! Get ready to explore wacky wonders, facts, stats, tidbits, and trivia about America's 50 states and territories! Did you know that there is a floating post office in Michigan? Maybe you'd be amazed to discover that the ink used to print U.S. paper money is magnetic? In this latest and greatest edition, you'll encounter all kinds of bizarre people, places, events, and fascinating facts about our country.

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Nonfiction
Who was Mother Teresa?
Author: Jim Gigliotti

Presents the life of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, who spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India, and teaching others to respect life.

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Sports
Author: Dan Gutman

The Beginning -- Chapter 1: Baseball -- Chapter 2: Football -- Chapter 3: Soccer -- Chapter 4: Basketball -- Chapter 5: Hockey -- Chapter 6: Golf -- Chapter 7: Automobile Racing -- Chapter 8: The Need for Speed -- Chapter 9: Other Sports -- Chapter 10: The Olympics -- Chapter 11: More Weird Sports Facts -- The Ending.

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Nonfiction
What is the Statue of Liberty?
Author: Joan Holub
 
Describes the history of the Statue of Liberty, including its origins as a gift from France and its construction, and explores the landmark's enduring symbolism of freedom, democracy, and friendship.
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What was the Gold Rush?
Author: Joan Holub

This Who was book describes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.

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Nonfiction
Where is Walt Disney World?
Author: Joan Holub

"Building the most magical place on earth was no fairy tale. Learn the story behind the creation of Walt Disney World. In covering the history of the "Most Magical Place On Earth," the author takes readers both behind the scenes and underneath the park (there are secret employee-only tunnels that form one big circle under the Magic Kingdom). Loaded with fun facts, this book is a great companion to Who Was Walt Disney?"-- publisher.

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National Geographic Kids Mission, Tiger Rescue
Author: Kitson Jazynka

This National Geographic Kids Mission includes facts about tigers and how to rescue them.

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Can You Survive the Titanic?: An Interactive Survival Adventure
Author: Allison Lassieur

"Describes the fight for survival during the sinking of the ship Titanic"--publisher.

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Nonfiction
125 Animals that Changed the World
Author: Brenna Maloney

Full of interesting stories about animals that "became famous and did good deeds."-- publisher.

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Nonfiction
Who was Rosa Parks?
Author: Yona McDonough

From the biography series, Who was..?  In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama and refused to sit in the back of the bus, and so she was arrested. This seemingly small act triggered a successful civil rights bus boycott and protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Basketball
Author: Allan Morey

"Presents information about basketball in the Olympics, including the history of basketball, how it became an Olympic sport, and well-known players, such as the United States' 1992 Dream Team"-- publisher.

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Gymnastics
Author: Allan Morey

"Presents information about gymnastics in the Olympics, including different kinds of gymnastic events, well-known gymnasts such as Gabrielle Douglas, and how gymnastics in the Olympics works today"-- publisher.

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Nonfiction
Who Would Win? Ultimate Showdown
Author: Jerry Pallotta

Which dangerous animals would win, if in a fight? Find out in this awesome bind-up of five books from the Who Would Win? series. The collection features a range of mammals, sea creatures, insects, and dinosaurs to satisfy all kinds of animal fans.  Contains these five books: Lion vs. Tiger -- Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark -- Polar Bear vs. Grizzly Bear -- Hornet vs. Wasp -- Triceratops vs. Spinosaurus

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Nonfiction
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings
Author: Shel Silverstein

Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels, Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear, the Human Balloon and Headphone Harold.  So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.--publisher.

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Nonfiction
Who was Walt Disney?
Author: Whitney Stewart

Walt Disney always loved to entertain people and wanted to create a safe and magical wonderland for families.  With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.

Also available in Spanish language ebook.

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Nonfiction
Girls' Basketball
Author: Doug Williams

Jump shooting with Maya Moore -- Passing with Lindsay Whalen -- Rebounding with Tina Charles -- Defense with Tamika Catchings -- Ball handling with Sue Bird.

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Nonfiction
National Geographic Kids Mission, Sea Turtle Rescue: All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them
Author: Karen Young

This Naitonal Geographic Kids on a mission is to save sea turtles.

 
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Audiobooks

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The Terrible Two
Author: Mac Barnett

When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local, mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks, but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.  

Book 1 in Terrible Two series

 

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The Penderwick : A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
Author: Jeanne Birdsall

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

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The World According to Humphrey
Author: Betty Birney

Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.  

Also available in Spanish language: El mundo de acuerdo a Humphrey/ Betty G. Birney

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The Wild Robot
Author: Peter Brown

Roz the Robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.  

Book 1, Wild Robot series

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Play Ball!
Author: Matt Christopher

"Eleven-year-old cousins who are closer than most brothers, catcher Liam McCarthy and pitcher Carter Jones grew up playing baseball together. Now, their team is on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball World Series. To reach the title match, however, they must first beat their number one rivals from Southern California. Little do they know that the game will prove to be just the first challenge they'll face on their road to the championships"-- publisher.  

Book 1 in Little League series

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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
Author: Chris Colfer

"Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about"-- publisher.  

Book 1, Land of Stories series

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