Books for 4th Graders

By: Avi, 1937-
To save her family, Poppy the deer mouse must confront the terrifying owl, Mr. Ocax, who rules the woods near their home.
By: Birdsall, Jeanne.
While vacationing 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.
By: Blume, Judy.
Everyone else thinks Fudge is adorable, but Peter Hatcher knows the truth about his troublesome two-year-old brother.
By: Clements, Andrew, 1949-
Nick invents a new word as a joke and makes an adversary of his dictionary-crazy teacher.
By: Curtis, Christopher Paul.
In 1859, Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, a community of slaves that fled the American South, uses his wits to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
By: Dahl, Roald
Kid snatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other giants.
By: Davies, Jacqueline, 1962-
Evan and his little sister, Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade. Over the summer they battle it out through rival lemonade stands.
By: DuPrau, Jeanne.
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a messenger, to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
By: Eager, Edward.
Faced with a dull summer, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that grants wishes.
By: DiCamillo, Kate.
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, and the devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
By: Holm, Jennifer L.
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, 11-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West.
By: Holt, Kimberly Willis.
Piper is sad about leaving her home and friends behind when her father, a Navy aircraft mechanic, is transferred yet again, but she finds happiness in their new home in Florida.
By: O'Connor, Barbara.
Living in the family car in their small North Carolina town, Georgina, desperate to improve their situation devises an elaborate scheme to get money by stealing a dog and then claiming the reward that the owners are bound to offer.
By: McSwigan, Marie.
Suspenseful historical fiction based on events in 1940 where children in occupied Norway smuggled nine million dollars worth of gold bullion past Nazi troops.
By: Stewart, Trenton Lee.
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
By: Peirce, Lincoln.
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, to stop the plan of the evil Ledroptha Curtain.
By: Smith, Jeff, 1960 February 27-
After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures.
By: Davis, Eleanor, 1983-
Eleven-year-old Julian Calendar thought changing schools would mean leaving his "nerdy" persona behind, but instead he forms an alliance with fellow inventors Greta and Ben and works with them to prevent an adult from using one of their gadgets for nefarious purposes.
By: Rawls, Wilson.
Having purchased two dogs for fifty dollars, young Billy is determined to create the valley's best hunting team.
By: Schlitz, Laura Amy.
When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
Meet a tiger that befriends a pig, a walrus that does sit-ups, a tree-climbing dog, a kayaking otter, and many more amazing animals. Packed with 125 heartwarming, hilarious, and inspiring animal anecdotes, these truth-is-stranger-than-fiction stories are paired with photos and loads of animal facts.
Shares the stories of dozens of remarkable animal companions who have performed astonishing tricks or acts of heroism, including a cat that took swimming lessons and a scooter-riding parrot.
By: George, Jessica Day, 1976-
Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, itis up to Celie to protect their home and save their kingdom.
By: Harrison, Michelle, 1979-
Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, thirteen-year-old Tanya is sent to stay with her cold and distant grandmother at Elvesden Manor, where she and the caretaker's son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to the discovery that Tanya's life is in danger.
By: Lai, Thanhha.
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.