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Updated on February 13, 2013

Books for 4th Graders to Read

These fourth grade books are a compilation of books my son read during the 2010-2011 school year, and my daughters in the 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 school years. While my son liked reading Big Nate Books and Hardy Boys Books, my daughters liked reading Judy Blume books.

Fourth grade is an interesting year as it begins to mark a transition of my kids starting to read on their own. No longer, do we have to remind them the read, 4th graders begin to see reading as something to do for pleasure instead of something the school or mom and dad want them to do.

Reading is by far the best way for children to learn, in fact, the better reader you are, normally the better learner you are as you tend to understand the things around you quicker. Readers are better test takers, as they can quickly grasp the question being asked and therefore understand how to answer the question.

If you find these fourth grade books too simple or too challenging, please check out these 3rd grade books or 5th grade books.

My son's favorite books in fourth grade - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books by Jeff Kinney

While in 4th grade, my son loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. In fact, to this day, he still likes reading the books as the new ones come out.

My daughter's favorite book in 4th book - Superfudge by Judy Blume

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Fourth Grade Reading Skills and Strategies - Strategies to help 4th graders read

My school district provides a list of skills each fourth grader should learn as they progress through 4th grade.

  • Use a combination of world analysis and vocabulary strategies to identify new words while reading
  • Formulate questions to determine meaning based on plot, character, action, or setting
  • Connect, clarify and extend ideas through classroom discussions and activities
  • Demonstrate understanding of structure through the use of graphic organizers, outlining, and teacher modeling
  • Be able to use inferences and interpretations based on text that was read.
  • Compare the content and organization of various books
  • Recognize similarities/differences of varying writing styles or points of view
  • Use comprehension strategies to enhance understanding of books
  • Using KWL charts, be able to apply personal background knowledge and experience to literary text
  • Compare ideas from different books representing a variety of times and cultures
  • Apply self-monitoring and self-correcting strategies continuously to clarify understanding during reading
  • Interpret information from tables, maps, visual aids, and charts to enhance understanding

Books my children have read in fourth grade - Let us know what books your kids have read by clicking on the up arrows.

Here are some titles of books my kids have read while in 4th grade. You can click on the links to see a full description at Amazon. You can vote for your favorite book by clicking on the up arrow.

Encourage Reading in fourth graders through Games

As a fourth grader starts to learn more words and becomes independent on the books they are picking and reading. It becomes more difficult as a parent to encourage reading. One of the tricks is to play games with your fourth grader that use words.

Scrabble is a great game for good spellers, it helps the nine year old start to put letters together to form words.

Boggle is another great game.

Wheel of Fortune provides a game that allows kids to try to guess words while only seeing some of the letters in the word.

We would love to hear your suggestions for a fourth grader. Write them down here to share with everyone.

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      eric41 3 years ago

      Perfect lens...It is essential for parents to create a healthy learning environment for their kids. it is imperative as it nourish urge of reading and learning in kids at early stage..helpkidsread for HOP programs is a good platform.

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      HelpKidsToRead 3 years ago

      My son was fortunate enough to have a teacher that loved reading when he was in 4th grade. They read constantly in class. It was great to see his love of reading move to another level during that year of school.

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      sheilamarie78 4 years ago

      Fourth grade is a great reading year. The best advice is to go with a child's interest so that reading stays fun.

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      Tennyhawk 4 years ago

      Anything from Lloyd Alexander.

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      teristazko 5 years ago

      My daughter has finished the entire series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and she loved those books. She loves animals, especially cats so she reads a lot of animal books like the series of Animal Ark and Dewey, the Library Cat. She likes the Dork Diaries series as well.

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      babyandme 5 years ago

      My son enjoyed the Gary Paulsen book The River. I highly recommend The Phantom Tollbooth. The Phantom Tollbooth is one of if not the very best books ever! I consider it a classic and ALL my children (even my 14 and 15 year old) love this book! I am reading this book for the fifth or sixth time with my fourth grader son and my 4 year old daughter.

      They are both loving it! :)

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      ananimoss2 5 years ago

      'Mean Margaret'..forgot the author. Also, suddenly back to Dr. Seuss!

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      We have a fourth grade grandchild, so I really enjoyed reading your recommendations!

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      LakeshoreTara 5 years ago

      My daughter is just starting in grade 4... she loves reading "Thelma Stliton" (a run-off of "Geronimo Stilton") and the "Magic Tree House" series

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @cinstress: My son LOVES the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. And the great thing about those books is that I like them too! They are entertaining for our whole family! My youngest goes to a preschool in Needham, and even he finds delight in the Wimpy Kid series :)

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      cinstress 6 years ago

      my son like Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and is currently reading Teammates by Tiki and Ronde Barber

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      Lisa-Marie-Mary 6 years ago

      Love it! The Judy Blume Fudge books were my favorite in fourth grade, too - in 1980!!! My friend, Chris, and I pretended we were characters from the book - all year long! LOL

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      My son likes the Diary of a Wimpy Kids' series.

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      Janet2221 6 years ago

      My 4th grade daughter's two favorites right now are "My Sister the Vampire" series by Sienna Mercer & Nancy Drew's All New Girl Detective series. :)

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      TheresaMarkham 6 years ago

      My 4th Grader is currently reading "The Lemonade War" - it's a great story, and a great lesson about making money in a small business. A fairly easy read (larger size type-face, a pix here and there) and a page turner. Perfect for a light entry into 4th grade (good for 3rd - 5th grade depending on reader level).

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      stacy mcdaniel 7 years ago

      I love the Judy Blume books. I can remember my fourth grade teacher reading Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing. I loved it so much that when the book fair came to school I bought the book. I still have it and now I read it to my son.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      my son enjoys the Ready Freddy series and I enjoy listening to him read

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      tiger books

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