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Recommended 4th Grade Reading List

Recommended 4th Grade Reading List
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Are you searching for a 4th grade reading list to supplement your child’s other studies? Here are some recommended books for fourth grade students.

We included a list of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and classic novels that you may even remember reading when you were younger. If you missed them as a kid, you may still enjoy them now.

Click on the story name link for a book description and reviews from Amazon if you want to learn more.

Historical Fiction

American Girl - History Mystery series: Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Fighting Ground by Avi

Journey to Freedom a Story of the Underground Railroad by Courni C. Wright

Night Journeys by Avi

The Orphans' Journey series by Arleta Richardson:

Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

The Whispering Cloth: a Refugee's Story by Pegi Deitz Shea

General Fiction

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B.White

The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth

Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl

Gentle Ben by Walt Morey

Hang Tough Paul Mathier, by Alfred Slote

Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

The Mandie Books by Lois Gladys Leppard

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert O'Brien

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

The Paint Brush Kid, by Clyde Robert Bulla

The Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor

Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardner

Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne

General NonFiction

The Astronomy Book by Dr. Jonathan Henry

Dinosaurs by Design by Duane T. Gish

From Sea to Shining Sea for Children by Peter Marshall & David Manuel

The Light and the Glory for Children by Peter Marshall & David Manuel

Sounding Forth the Trumpet by Peter Marshall & David Manuel

The Weather Book by Michael Oard


All God’s Children: a Book of Prayers, by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Cricket Never Does; a Collection of Haiku and Tanka Poetry by Myra Livingston

Hand in Hand; An American History Through Poetry collected by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Oxford Book of Christmas Poems edited by Michael Harrison & Christopher Stuart-Clark

Poetry in the Holy Bible: Psalms 1, 8, 23, 24, 46, 91, 100, 119:1-8, 121, 150

Poem Stew by William Cole, Harper Collins

Poems for Youth, by E. Dickenson. Little, Brown, & Co.

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Recommended 4th Grade Reading List