Popular 4th Grade BooksWhen you teach fourth grade, you have students with interests and ability levels all over the map! A fresh, diverse classroom library will keep them all growing as readers. You know your students and their emotional maturity levels best. A few of these books may be best as read-alouds so that you and your kids can discuss them together. Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.
Top 4th Grade Reading List - Best Books
Whether it is read alouds, novel studies, or independent reading, it can be challenging to find quality novels with engaging storylines that support deep conversation and critical thinking about the text. That's why I compiled this list of the 20 best books for fourth grade. Buy them for your classroom library.
The 20 Best Books for 4th Graders
Finding the right book is a challenge for many kids. It can be especially hard for advanced readers who are capable of reading significantly above their grade level. Students in fourth or fifth grade who can read at a seventh, eighth, or even high school level may gravitate toward the latest young adult sensation — think The Fault in Our Stars , If I Sta y, or Twilight. These stories are engaging, thought-provoking, and encourage young readers to learn more about the world — all in an age-appropriate manner. Read along with your young reader and help them dig deeper by making connections from the books they read to current events, history, and their own lives. It follows the adventures of Sophie and Josh Newman as they track down the greatest legend of all time, the elixir of life.
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Looking for a good book series for your 4th grader? Ages 9 — Once you can get kids hooked into a book series, you know that it will keep them reading for awhile. Not to mention, they probably will be reading longer hours because the books are just too good to put down. Also, I debated about including Harry Potter because 4th grade is the time when many kids start these books. But if your child can read Harry Potter and wants to — hooray!
Fourth grade is such a delightful time. Most kids are getting to be pretty fluent readers and can now manage a much wider array of books. For every reader who ever loved the story of Cinderella, this retelling is absolutely delightful. Ella deals not only with a cruel stepmother and nasty stepsisters, but also with a curse that requires her to obey any command given to her. Now they spend their lives traveling the world, leaving Emmy at home to attend a new school where she has no friends. That is, until she discovers that the class rat can talk albeit pretty rudely.