4th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 4th Graders from the Weber County Library

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I Have a Dream
Artist/Author/Cast:
King Jr., Martin Luther; Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J323.092 K535i 2012
Description:

An illustrated edition of Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech.

Igraine the Brave
Artist/Author/Cast:
Funke, Cornelia (Author, Illustrator); Bell, Anthea (Translator)
Call Number:
JF Funke
Description:

The daughter of two magicians, Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery.

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lord, Bette Bao; Simont, Marc (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Lord
Description:

Ten-year-old Shirley Temple Wong has come to Brooklyn from China and finds America very strange, until she discovers baseball.

Knee Knock Rise
Artist/Author/Cast:
Babbitt, Natalie (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Babbitt
Description:

Everyone else in the village is afraid of the creature who supposedly dwells at the top of Kneeknock Rise, but young Egan investigates for himself.

Looking at Lincoln
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kalman, Maira (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J973.7092 K1474L 2012
Description:

A brief look at the life of United States president Abraham Lincoln.

The Magician's Boy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cooper, Susan; Riglietti, Serena (Illustrator); Cooper, Susan
Call Number:
JF Cooper
Description:

A boy who works for a magician meets familiar fairy tale characters when he is transported to the Land of Story in search of a missing puppet.

Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCully, Emily Arnold
Call Number:
J609.2 M1337m 2006
Description:

Meet the woman known as "the Lady Edison."

Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kelly, David A.; Dominguez, Oliver (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J796.357092 K2963m 2013
Description:
My Librarian is a Camel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ruurs, Margriet
Call Number:
J027.4 R9828m 2005
Description:

Library services in 13 countries are described, with colorful photographs and facts about each country.

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.

The Ogre of Oglefort
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ibbotson, Eva
Call Number:
JF Ibbotson
Description:
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.

The Penderwicks
Artist/Author/Cast:
Birdsall, Jeanne
Call Number:
JF Birdsall
Description:

Four motherless sisters and their dad spend a wonderful summer in a cottage near Arundel Hall.

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.

The Robe of Skulls
Artist/Author/Cast:
French, Vivian; Collins, Ross (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF French
Description:

The sorceress Lady Lamorna has her heart set on a very expensive new robe, and she will stop at nothing--including kidnapping and black magic--to get the money to pay for it.

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