4th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 4th Graders from the Weber County Library

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.

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