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.

Dino-Mite Jokes about Prehistoric Life: Laugh and Learn about Science
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stewart, Melissa; Kelley, Gerald (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J560.207 S8514d 2012
Description:

Learn about everything from early arthropods to dinosaurs and early humans. After reading all the silly jokes, follow author Melissa Stewart's directions to create your own jokes! Get ready to laugh and learn about science.

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.

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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