4th-Grade-Book-List

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

 

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Because of Winn-Dixie
Author: Kate DiCamillo

Lonely ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all of the good things that happen to her because of her dog, Winn-Dixie.

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The Tale of Despereaux : Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
Author: Kate DiCamillo

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

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The Moffats
Author: Eleanor Estes

Relates the adventures and misadventures of the four Moffat children living with their widowed mother in a yellow house on New Dollar Street in the small town of Cranbury, Connecticut.

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Spy School
Author: Stuart Gibbs

Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley leaves his public middle school to attend the CIA's highly secretive Espionage Academy, which everyone is told is an elite science school.  

Book 1, Spy School series

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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
Author: Christopher Healy
"The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom"-- publisher.  
Book 1, The Hero's Guide series
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Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
Author: Joan Holub

When ten-year-old Zeus is kidnapped, he discovers he can defend himself with a magical thunderbolt.  

Book 1, Heroes in Training series

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Song for a Whale
Author: Lynnne Kelly

Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas to Alaska armed with Iris's plan to help Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The Getaway
Author: Jeff Kinney

To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.  

Book 12, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

 

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Wrecking Ball
Author: Jeff Kinney

When an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley's family a chance to make big changes to their house, they soon discover that renovations may not be worth the effort.  

Book 14, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Meltdown
Author: Jeff Kinney

When snow closes Greg Heffley's middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield.  

Book 13, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
Author: Lauren Tarshis

Sand flew up into Danny's eyes. And then from behind him, a huge explosion seemed to shatter the world. The force lifted Danny off his feet and threw him onto the ground. And then Danny couldn't hear anything at all. 

Book 4, I Survived series

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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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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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Trapped in a Video Game
Author: Dustin Brady

After getting sucked in the new game Full Blast with his friend Eric, Jesse starts to see the appeal of being in the game, but pretty soon, a mysterious figure begins following Eric and Jesse, and they discover they cannot leave the game.  

Book 1, Trapped in a Video Game series

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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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Adventures from the Land of Stories: Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty
Author: Chris Colfer

"Queen Red Riding Hood from the Land of Stories gives advice and makes observations on how to rule"-- publisher.  

Book 1, Adventures from the Land of Stories Companions 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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Because of Winn-Dixie
Author: Kate DiCamillo

Lonely ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all of the good things that happen to her because of her dog, Winn-Dixie.

Where to Find:
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The Tale of Despereaux : Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
Author: Kate DiCamillo

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

Where to Find:
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Spy School
Author: Stuart Gibbs

Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley leaves his public middle school to attend the CIA's highly secretive Espionage Academy, which everyone is told is an elite science school.  

Book 1, Spy School series

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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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Diana, Princess of the Amazons
Author: Shannon Hale

Eleven-year-old Diana, the gangly, sometimes clumsy, only child on the island of Themyscira, struggles to live up to the high Amazonian standards and longs for someone her own age whom she can talk to.

 

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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
Author: Christopher Healy
"The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom"-- publisher.  
Book 1, The Hero's Guide series
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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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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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Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
Author: Joan Holub

When ten-year-old Zeus is kidnapped, he discovers he can defend himself with a magical thunderbolt.  

Book 1, Heroes in Training series

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Song for a Whale
Author: Lynnne Kelly

Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas to Alaska armed with Iris's plan to help Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales.

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Emily Windsnap and the Tides of Time
Author: Liz Kessler

When Emily makes a wish on a magic stone, she gets a glimpse of  what the future holds -- and it's a disaster! She tries to make things right, but each trip through time takes Emily to a future where things turn out badly for either the humans of Brightport or the merpeople of Shiprock. Plastic pollutes the ocean, garbage overflows the landfills, and the two towns are no longer getting along. Emily realizes she can't save her hometown and the ocean alone, but with help from her best friends, Shona and Mandy, she'll have to find a way to get humans and merpeople to work together.

Book 9, Emily Windsnap

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The Getaway
Author: Jeff Kinney

To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.  

Book 12, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

 

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Wrecking Ball
Author: Jeff Kinney

When an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley's family a chance to make big changes to their house, they soon discover that renovations may not be worth the effort.  

Book 14, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

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