4th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 4th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Night of the Twisters
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ruckman, Ivy
Call Number:
JF Ruckman
Description:

A tornado hits while Dan and his friend are alone with Dan's baby brother.

Nim's Island
Artist/Author/Cast:
Orr, Wendy; Millard, Kerry (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Orr
Description:

Meet Nim--a modern-day Robinson Crusoe! She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass. So she's not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone on their island.

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein
Artist/Author/Cast:
Berne, Jennifer; Radunsky, Vladimir (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J530.092 B5255o 2013
Description:
Our World of Water: Children and Water Around the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hollyer, Beatrice
Call Number:
J363.61 H7466o 2008
Description:

Explore how children from six different countries use water every day.

Outside and Inside Mummies
Artist/Author/Cast:
Markle, Sandra
Call Number:
J393.3 M3467o 2005
Description:

Reveals how today's cutting-edge technology--such as x-rays, DNA testing, and forensics--is helping to teach scientists more than ever about mummies from across the world.

Poppy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Floca, Brian (Illustrator); Avi
Call Number:
JF Avi
Description:

Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.

Remarkable
Artist/Author/Cast:
Foley, Lizzie K.; Foley, Elizabeth
Call Number:
JF Foley
Description:

In the town of Remarkable, everyone and everything are extraordinary--except for Jane Doe, a very average 10-year-old.

Rickshaw Girl
Artist/Author/Cast:
Perkins, Mitali; Hogan, Jamie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Perkins
Description:

A young girl in Bangladesh knows she must challenge tradition in order to help her impoverished family.

Roxie and the Hooligans
Artist/Author/Cast:
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds; Boiger, Alexandra (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Naylor
Description:

Roxie Warbler, the niece of a famous explorer, follows Uncle Dangerfoot's advice on how to survive any crisis when she becomes stranded on an island with a gang of school bullies and a pair of murderous bank robbers.

Sarah, Plain and Tall
Artist/Author/Cast:
MacLachlan, Patricia
Call Number:
JF MacLachlan
Description:

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

Sense Pass King: A Story From Cameroon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tchana, Katrin (Retold by); Hyman, Trina Schart (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.2096711 T2495s
Description:

Deep in the forest lives a child called Sense Pass King, because she has more sense than even the King.

Snowflake Bentley
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs; Azarian, Mary (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J92 Bentley
Description:

A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.

Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Muntean, Michaela; Bailey, K. C. (Illustrator); Kazmierski, Stephen (Photographer)
Call Number:
J636.70887 M9712s 2012
Description:
Sugar
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Call Number:
JF Rhodes
Description:
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 Erdős
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.

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.

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.

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