4th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 4th Graders from the Weber County Library

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All-of-a-Kind Family
Artist/Author/Cast:
Taylor, Sydney; John, Helen (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Taylor
Description:

Five little Jewish girls, all dressed alike, live in New York at the turn of the century.

Anastasia Krupnik
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lowry, Lois
Call Number:
JF Lowry
Description:

This is the first in Lois Lowry's hilarious series about the unusual Krupnik family.

The Beetle Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jenkins, Steve (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J595.76 J525b 2012
Description:

Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With Legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities--what's not to like about beetles?

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös
Artist/Author/Cast:
Heiligman, Deborah; Pham, LeUyen (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J92 Erdös
Description:
The Boys Start the War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Call Number:
JF Naylor
Description:

Disgusted that a family with three girls moves into the house across the river, nine-year-old Wally and his three brothers declare a practical joke war on the girls.

The Brixen Witch
Artist/Author/Cast:
DeKeyser, Stacy; Nickle, John (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF DeKeyser
Description:

Twelve-year-old Rudi stumbles upon a witch's lair while out hunting and takes a gold coin he finds there.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dahl, Roald; Blake, Quentin (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Dahl
Description:

Charlie finds a gold ticket that lets him into a world of chocolate and fantastic inventions.

Charlotte's Web
Artist/Author/Cast:
White, E. B.; Williams, Garth (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF White
Description:

Wilbur, a runty pig, becomes a celebrity with the help of some very special friends.

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kerley, Barbara; Selznick, Brian (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J567.90228 K3953d
Description:

The true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about these awe-inspiring ancient animals.

Dragonbreath
Artist/Author/Cast:
Vernon, Ursula (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Vernon
Description:
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cox, Lynne; Floca, Brian (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J599.79 C8778e 2014
Description:
Exploding Ants: Amazing Facts about How Animals Adapt
Artist/Author/Cast:
Settel, Joanne
Call Number:
J591.5 S4957e
Description:

Describes examples of animal behavior that may strike humans as disgusting, including the "gross" ways animals find food, shelter, and safety in the natural world.

Flora and Ulysses
Artist/Author/Cast:
DiCamillo, Kate; Campbell, K. G. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF DiCamillo
Description:
frog song
Artist/Author/Cast:
Guiberson, Brenda Z.; Spirin, Gennady (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J597.89 G9443f 2013
Description:
Gandhi: A March to the Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
McGinty, Alice B.; Gonzalez, Thomas (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J954.0358 M1454g 2013
Description:
Goblins
Artist/Author/Cast:
Reeve, Philip
Call Number:
JF Reeve
Description:
The Grave Robber's Apprentice
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stratton, Allan
Call Number:
JF Stratton
Description:

Hans, a foundling raised by a grave robber, helps Countess Angela Gabriela when she is torn away from her dream of being a professional puppeteer by an evil archduke.

A Handful of Stars
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lord, Cynthia
Call Number:
JF Lord
Description:
Henry Huggins
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cleary, Beverly; Darling, Louis (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Cleary
Description:

Enjoy the adventures of Henry and his new friend, a hungry, lost dog he names Ribsy.

How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schanzer, Rosalyn (Author, Illustrator); Schanzer, Rosalyn
Call Number:
J530.092 S2995h
Description:

The story of how one of the most famous inventions ever created--the lightning rod--came to be made by the energetic, humorous, and genius Ben Franklin.

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