Great 4th Grade Books

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Judy Blume

J BLUME

Peter, because he’s the oldest, must deal with Fudgie’s disgusting cuteness, his constant meddling with Peter’s stuff, and other grave offenses, one of which is almost too much to bear.


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Dear Mr. Henshaw
Beverly Cleary

NEWBERY J CLEARY

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents’ divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.


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Frindle
Andrew Clements

J CLEMENTS

When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher’s love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.


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The Misadventures of Maude March
Audrey Couloumbis

J COULOUMBIS

After the death of the stern aunt who raised them since they were orphaned, eleven-year-old Sallie and her fifteen-year-old sister escape their self-serving guardians and begin an adventure resembling those in the dime novels Sallie loves to read.


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Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo

J DICAMILLO

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


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Hotel For Dogs
Lois Duncan

J DUNCAN

Liz and her brother wind up with nine stray dogs that need homes but must be kept a secret.


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The Quest Begins (Seekers, Book 1)
Erin Hunter

SF J HUNTER

Three young bears of different species—one black, one polar, and one grizzly—travel on a perilous quest to the Northern Lights, escorting a shape-shifting grizzly cub whose destiny will affect them all.


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Rules
Cynthia Lord

J LORD

Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.


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Griffin's Castle
Jenny Nimmo

HORROR J NIMMO

After years of having moved around, eleven-year-old Dinah determines to make a huge, dilapidated old mansion into a home for her mother and herself, but the wild beasts she summons from a stone wall to protect her may also imprison her.


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Lawn Boy
Gary Paulsen

J PAULSEN

Things get out of hand for a twelve-year-old boy when a neighbor convinces him to expand his summer lawn mowing business.


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Forests of Silence (Deltora Quest #1)
Emily Rodda

SF J RODDA

The evil Shadow Lord is planning to take over the land of Deltora and enslave all its people. In order to stop him 16-year old Lief and former palace guard Barda must find all seven stones from the magic belt of Deltora.


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Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Louis Sachar

J SACHAR

Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.


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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1)
Lemony Snicket

J SNICKET

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.


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The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart

J STEWART

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.


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A Crooked Kind of Perfect
Linda Urban

J URBAN

Ten-year-old Zoe Elias, who longs to play the piano but must resign herself to learning the organ, instead, finds that her musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life.


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Main Street #1: Welcome to Camden Falls
Ann M Martin,Ann M. Martin

J MARTIN

Following the death of their parents, Flora and Ruby move in with their grandmother Min, who runs a sewing store at the heart of Main Street in the small town of Camden Falls.


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Target (Star Wars Rebel Force #1)
Alex Wheeler

SF J STAR

The Alliance has intercepted a coded transmission, indicating that the Empire is determine to discover which pilot was responsible for the destruction of the Death Star.


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The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues, Book 1) - Library Edition
Rick Riordan

J THIRTY

What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family’s power was hidden around the world in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice – take a million dollars and walk away …or get the first clue and begin the search? At the reading of their grandmother’s will, Dan and Amy are given this choice – and they take the clue.


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