New 4th Graders’ Reading Ideas
Summer Readingat the Bedford Library

HUMOR

Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One (series) – J/Blume
How to Train Your Dragon (series) – J/Cowell
The Pepins and Their Problems – J/Horvath
The BFG – J/Dahl
The Adventures of Nanny Piggins – J/Spratt
Pippi Longstocking (series) – J/Lindgren
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) – J/Kinney
The Problem with the Puddles – J/Feiffer
Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life (series) – J/Amato
Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) – J/Yee
The Willoughbys – J/Lowry
Shredderman (series) – J/Van Draanen

ANIMAL STORIES

Guinea Dog – J/Jennings
Mr Popper’s Penguins – J/Atwater
Because of Winn Dixie – J/DiCamillo
The Tale of Despereaux – J/DiCamillo
Shiloh (series) – J/Naylor
Fantastic Mr. Fox – J/Dahl
Poppy (series) – J/Avi
The Cricket in Times Square (series) – J/Selden
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (series) – J/Cleary
Animal Rescue Team (series) – J/Stauffacher
Hooper Finds a Family – J/Paley
Young Fredle – J/Voigt

FANTASY and SCIENCE FICTION

The Water Horse – J/King-Smith
Aliens on Vacation – J/Smith
Half Magic – J/Eager (series)
43 Old Cemetery Road (series) – J/Klise
Annie’s Adventures (Sisters 8 series) – J/Baratz-Logsted
Odd and the Frost Giants – J/Gaiman
Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist (series) – J/La Fevers
The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School (series) – J/Fleming
The 7 Professors of the Far North – J/Fardell
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – J/Li

KIDS

The Penderwicks (series) – J/Birdsall
Just Grace (series) – J/Harper
Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls (series) – J/Cabot
Piper Reed, Navy Brat (series) – J/Holt
Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect – J/Whelan
Lemonade War – J/Davies
How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay– J/Alvarez
Abby Takes a Stand – J/McKissack
Looking for Bapu – J/Banerjee
The Year of the Dog – J/Lin
Oggie Cooder (series) – J/Weeks
Judy Moody (series) – J/McDonald
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things (series) – J/Look
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda – J/Angleberger

MYSTERY

100 Year Old Secret – J/Barrett
Curse of the Ancient Mask (series) – J/Cheshire
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse (Chet Gecko Mystery series) – J/Hale
Mystery on Alaska’s Iditarod Trail – J Paperback/Marsh
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (series) – J/Sobol
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - J/Konigsburg
The Trouble with Chickens – J/Cronin
We the Children– J/Clements

CLASSICS

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – J/Carroll
The Secret Garden – J/Burnett
Freddy the Detective (series) – J/Brooks
Voyages of Dr. Dolittle (series) – J/Lofting
Ginger Pye (series) – J/Estes
Anne of Green Gables (series) – J/Montgomery
Just So Stories – J/Kipling
The Borrowers (series) – J/Norton
Charlotte’s Web – J/White
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (series) – J/Baum
The Phantom Tollbooth – J/Juster
Homer Price – J/McCloskey

 

“Dream Big - READ” is sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford Library, the Massachusetts Library
System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

This list was made for you by Sharon McDonald,
Children’s Librarian at the Bedford Free Public Library.
bedfordlibrary.net or 781-275-9440
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