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4th Grade Summer Reading List

4th Grade Reading List: 

Students will choose two books from the following list to read this summer.  Choose an activity to share your book with your classmates.  See: Ideas for Creative Book share.   This will be due the 1st Thursday of PEP.
Chapter Books

 

Avi:
http://www.avi-writer.com/

  • The Good Dog
  • Crispin: The Cross Of Lead                                  
  • Iron Thunder
 

 

 

Beverly Cleary:
http://www.beverlycleary.com/

  • Strider
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw                                            
  • Muggie Maggie
 

 

 

Andrew Clements:
http://www.andrewclements.com/

  • Lunch Money
  • No Talking!
  • The School Story                                            
 

 

 

Bruce Coville:
http://www.brucecoville.com/

  • My Teacher is an Alien                                    
  • Space Brats
 

 

 

Roald Dahl:
http://www.roalddahl.com/

  • The BFG
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory                      
  • The Twits
 

 

 

Kate DiCamillo:
http://www.katedicamillo.com/

  • Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane                 
  • The Magician's Elephant
  • Because of Winn-Dixie
 

 

 

Candace Fleming:
http://www.candacefleming.com/

  • The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School                                           
 

 

 

Cornelia Funke:
http://www.corneliafunke.de/en/index.html

  • Inkspell
  • The Thief Lord
  • The Dragon Rider                                          
 

 

 

Dan Gutman:
http://www.dangutman.com/ 

  • The Homework Machine
  • Back in Time with Benjamin Franklin                   
  • The Million Dollar Putt
 

 

 

Lois Lowry:
http://www.loislowry.com/

  • Gossamer
  • The Willoughbys                                                  
 

 

 

Louis Sachar:
http://www.louissachar.com/

  • Small Steps
  • There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom                      
  • Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
 

 

 

Jerry Spinelli:
http://www.jerryspinelli.com/newbery_002.htm

  • Crash
  • Loser
  • Eggs                                                                
 





Chapter Book ~ Series

 

Judy Blume:
www.judyblume.com

  • The Fudge Books
    • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    • Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
    • Superfudge                                               
 

 

 

Georgia Byng:
http://www.meetmollymoon.com/creator.html

  • Molly Moon Books
    • Incredible book of hypnotism
    • Stops the world
    • Hypnotic time travel adventure                  
 

 

 

Meg Cabot:

  • Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Books
    • Moving Day
    • The New Girl
    • Stage Fright                                            
 

 

 

Matt Christopher:
http://www.mattchristopher.com/

  • Sports Books
    • Stealing Home
    • Skateboard Tough
    • Lacrosse Firestorm                                    
 

 

 

Beverly Cleary:
http://www.beverlycleary.com/

  • Henry Huggins Books
  • Ramona Quimby Books
  • Ralph S. Mouse Books                                        
 

 

 

Eion Colfer:
http://www.eoincolfer.com/

  • Artemis Fowl Books
    • The Artic Incident
    • The Eternity Code
    • The Opal Deception                                    
 

 

 

Suzanne Collins:

  • Underland Chronicles Books
    • Curse of the Bane
    • Curse of the Warm Bloods
    • Marks of Secret                                        
 

 

 

Cressida Cowell:
http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/

  • How to Train Your Dragon                              
  • How to be a pirate                                       
 

 

 

Jack Gantos:

  • Joey Pigza Books
    • Joey Pigza loses control
    • What would Joey do?
    • I am not Joey Pigza                                 
 

 

 

Peggy Elizabeth Gifford:

  • Moxy Maxwell Books
    • Does not love practicing the piano
    • Does not love Stuart Little                         
 

 

 

James Howe:

  • Bunnicula Books
    • Bunnicula meets Edgar Allan Crow
    • Bunnicula strikes again!
    • Howliday Inn                                          
 

 

 

Jeff Kinney:
http://www.wimpykid.com/

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books
    • Rodrick rules
    • the last straw
    • Dog Days                                                 
 

 

 

C. S. Lewis:

  • The Chronicles of Narnia Books
    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    • Prince Caspian
    • The Last Battle                                       
 

 

 

Lois Lowry:
http://www.loislowry.com/

  • Anastasia Krupnik Books
  • Sam Krupnik Books
  • Gooney Bird Greene Books                                  
 

 

 

Megan McDonald:
http://www.meganmcdonald.net/

  • American Girls Books
  • Dear America Books
  • Judy Moody Books                                            
 

 

 

Jenny Nimmo:
http://www.jennynimmo.me.uk/

  • Children of the Red King Books                             
  • The Snow Spider Books
  • Griffin's Castle
 

 

 

Rick Riordan:
http://www.rickriordan.com/index.php/books-for-children/

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Books     
    • The Sea of Monsters
    • The Titan's Curse
 

 

 

J. K. Rowling:
http://www.jkrowling.com/en/

  • Harry Potter Books
    • The Chamber of Secrets
    • The prisoner of Azkaban
    • The goblet of fire                                   
 

 

 

Louis Sachar:
http://www.louissachar.com/

  • Marvin Redpost Series  
  • Stories from Wayside School Series                     
     
 

 

 

Lemony Snicket:
http://www.lemonysnicket.com/

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events Books
    • The Reptile Room
    • The Wide Window
    • The Miserable Mill                                   
 

 

 

Gertrude Chandler Warner:

  • The Boxcar Children Books
    • Surprise Island
    • Blue Bay Mystery
    • Snowbound Mystery                                  
 

 

 

Jane Yolen:
http://janeyolen.com/

  • Young Merlin Trilogy
  • Tartan Magic Trilogy                                        
 





Nonfiction Books

 

Sarah Campbell:

  • Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator                          
     

           
 

 

 

Vikki Cobb:
http://www.vickicobb.com/

  • We Dare You!: Hundred of Science Bets, |
    Challenges, and Experiments You Can Do at Home.         
 

 

 

Julie Cummins:

  • Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills      


                                                  
 

 

 

Dennis B. Fradin:

  • Duel: Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words.  

               
 

 

 

Susan E. Goodman:
http://www.susangoodmanbooks.com/

  • See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Chemes and the Race to the White House.
 

 

 

Patricia Lauber

  • Whay You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms, & Pajamas
     
 

 

 

Sandra Markle

  • Animal Heroes: True Rescue Stories               

     
 

 

 

Megan McCarthy:
http://www.meghan-mccarthy.com/

  • Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account of
    the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast.       
 

 

 

Heather Miller:

  • This is Your Life Cycle                                     


     
 

 

 

Patrick O'Brien:

  • Sabertooth         
  • Megatooth                            
  • Mammoth                                                      
 

 

 

Jon Scieszka:
http://www.jsworldwide.com/

  • Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True
    Stories About Growing Up.                              
 

 

 

George Sullivan:

  • Built to Last: Building America's Amazing
    Bridges. Dams, Tunnels, and Skyscrapers.       
     
 

 

 

Greg Tang:

  • The Best of Times         
  • Math Fables
  • Math Appeal: Mind Stretching Math Riddles         
                 
 

 

 

Pamela Turner:
http://www.pamelasturner.com/index.htm

  • Life on Earth and Betyond. An Astrobiologist's Quest 
                                         
 

 

 

Dan Yaccarino:
http://www.danyaccarino.com/dy/

  • Go Go America                                            

                         
 





Poetry & Picture Books

 

Patricia Polacco:
http://www.patriciapolacco.com/

  • Thank You, Mr. Falker                                  
  • Pink & Say
  • Mr. Lincoln's Way
 

 

 

Jack Prelutsky:
http://www.jackprelutsky.com/

  • Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme                   
  • The New Kid on the Block
  • A Pizza the Size of the Sun
 



 

Parent Websites

Book Spot:
www.bookspot.com/readinglists/
Links to dozens of other sites.

Somerset County Library:
www.somerset.lib.nj.us/
Somerset County Library's home page. Click on the map of Bridgewater for directions.

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site:   http://www.booksintheclassroom.com/allreviewed.php
Starred reviewed titles for grades K to 6th+.

Dewey Browse: 
http://www.deweybrowse.org
A good search “by Dewey” website for students familiar with the Dewey Decimal System.

Guys Read:
http://guysread.com
A website collection of titles that appeal to young guys, middle guys, and older guys (and perhaps some girls) to encourage their interests and reading.

Inventive Kids:
http://www.inventivekids.com/indexFlash.html
This website gives third grade+ students an opportunity to explore the books available about inventors and/or inventions. Includes quiz to see if they have what it takes to be an inventor.  

Kids Reads:
http://kidsreads.com/reviews/index.asp
Lists of book reviews from A-Z and more for kids of all ages|

Raritan Public Library:
http://www.raritanlibrary.org/history.html
Raritan library home page

Read Kiddo Read:
http://www.readkiddoread.com/home
A terrific new website for parents, teachers, librarians and kids to help them find unforgettable titles.

The Reading Corner:  
http://www.carr.org/read/index.htm
For grades 2nd-8th, this website offers lists for all categories such as new books, non-fiction and fiction titles, and award-winning books, to name a few.

Reading Rockets:  
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/summer
Summer buying guide for children’s books to enjoy.

Side Kicks
http://www.noflyingnotights.com/sidekicks/
Graphic novels’ website offers choices in this new format for kids.

 

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