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    Mrs. Knox's Fourth Graders



    Students in Mrs. Knox’s class compiled this list of favorite novels.  For parents and students who may need suggestions for appropriate, engaging reading for fourth graders, this list may be for you.  This list is in no particular order, and the reading levels are varied.  If you are unsure of the readability of any particular book, try the 5 Finger Test.  On any particular page of the book, if your child makes more than 5 errors, the readability is more than likely too difficult.  If this is the case, consider using this book as a Read Aloud.  We will continue adding titles to this list.  Email me with your suggestions!  Happy Reading!




    1.      Annie Oakley


    2.      The Inventions of Hugo Cabret

    Brian Selznick

    3.      BFG

    Roald Dahl

    4.      Wonderstruck

    Brian Selznick

    5.      The Help

    Kathryn Stockett

    6.      Nancy Drew Mysteries

    Authors Vary

    7.      Matilda

    Roald Dahl

    8.      Hunger Games Trilogy

    Suzanne Collins

    9.      Percy Jackson Series  

    Rick Riordan

    10.  Dragon Breath

    Ursala Vernon

    11.  Maniac McGee

    Jerry Spinelli

    12.  Watson’s Go to Birmingham

    ChristopherPaul Curtis

    13.  Bud, Not Buddy          

    Christopher Paul Curtis

    14.  Dragon Slippers

    Jessica D. George

    15.  Island of the Blue Dolphins

    Scott O’Dell

    16.  Charlie…Glass Elevator

    Roald Dahl

    17.  Dweeb: Burgers, Beasts and  Brainwashed Bullies

    Aaron Starmer

    18.  The Grim Sisters

    Michael Buckley

    19.  Diary…Wimpy Kid Series

    Jeff Kinney

    20.  Fourth Stall

    Chris Rylander

    21.  Harry Potter Series

    J.K. Rowling

    22.  Artimus Fowl

    Eoin Colfer

    23.  Holes

    Louis Sachar

    24.  Punished

    David Lubar

    25.  Pippi Longstocking

    Astrid Lindgren

    26.  Museum of Thieves

    Lian Tanner

    27.  Poppy


    28.  The Magic Tree House Series

    Mary Pope Osborne

    29.  Warriors Series

    Erin Hunter

    30.  Running Out of Time

    Margaret Peterson Haddix

    31.  The Magic Half

    Annie Barrows

    32.  Hoot

    Carl Hiaasen

    33.  When You Reach Me

    Rebecca Stead

    34.  Merlin

    Jane Yolen

         35.  Legend of the GuardiansKathryn Lasky
         36.  City of Orphans Atheneum
         37.   The Outsiders         S. E. Hinton
          38. The Harry Potter SeriesJ. K. Rowlings