4th Grade Summer Reading

4th Grade Summer Reading PDF

Fiction

Anyone but Ivy Pocket                              J Fic Krisp

Ivy is called to the sickbed of a dying duchess and is charged with delivering a mystical diamond necklace to the utterly revolting Matilda Butterfield for her twelfth birthday.

Bob                                                                J Fic Mass

Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, two masterminds of classic, middle-grade fiction come together to craft this magical story about the enduring power of friendship.

Fish in a Tree                                            J Fic Hunt

A novel focused on kindness and being true to yourself. This is a story of a girl named Ally who has mastered the art of hiding her inability to read, until her new teacher shows her she doesn’t need to be ashamed of having dyslexia.

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere                    J Fic Gravel

Discovering a smelly creature in her garbage can that she names after herself, Olga befriends and studies the eccentric Olgamus using the scientific method, the practices of Jane Goodall and other scientific concepts.

Rosetown                                              J Fic Rylant

From Newberry Medalist Cynthia Rylant comes the charming story of nine year old Flora Smallwood and the eventful year she spends in the quiet community of Rosetown, Indiana.

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy                                          J Fic Foxlee

Stuck in a museum with her sister and father who is working on a sword exhibit, Ophelia’s curiosity leads her to a locked room where a boy has been trapped for thousands of years. But Ophelia doesn’t believe in magic. Except, she kind of does. She remembers how her mother used to tell her stories of magic.

Waiting for Normal                                 J Fic Connor

Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie’s mother has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food    fiesta or an empty pantry, her way or no way. All-or-nothing never adds up to normal, and it can’t bring Addie all to home, where she wants to be with her half sisters. But Addie never stops hoping that one day, maybe, she’ll find normal.

Wishtree                                                     J Fic Applegate

A red oak and a crow help their human neighbors work out their differences.

Wonder                                                         J Fic Palacio

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid, but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.

Worst Class Trip Ever                               J Fic Barry

While on a class trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt and his best friend Matt are positive they have discovered a plot to blow up the White House.

A Boy Called Bat                                J Fic Arnold

When his veterinarian mom brings home a stray baby skunk that needs rehabilitation before it can be placed in a wild animal shelter, Bat, who has austim, resolves to prove that he is up to the challenge of caring for the skunk permanently.

The One and Only Ivan                                 J Fic Applegate

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

 

Fiction Series

The 39 Clues                               J SERIES   

Diary of a Wimpy Kid    

Hocus Pocus Hotel      

Judy Moody

I Survived

Land of  Stories                          J FIC COLFER

Lemony Snicket

Martha Speaks 

My Weird School                            

Percy Jackson & the Olympians  YA RIORDAN

Seekers        J SERIES HUNTER—SEEKERS

Septimus Heap

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Treasure Hunters           J FIC PATTERSON

Warriors J SERIES HUNTER—WARRIORS

 

Non-Fiction

Ada’s Violin                                                J 784.206 HOO

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

Disaster Strikes: The Most Dangerous Space Mission of All Time                     J 363.124 KLU

A collection of stories about space missions gone wrong.

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies                          J 920.72 Rob

Discover the incredible accomplishments of the women who orchestrated the American Revolution behind the scenes.

Girl Who Drew Butterflies                                                             J Biog. Merian

Newberry-Honor wining author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Martha Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Martha herself.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race                            J 510.92 She

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA’s African American women mathematicians to America’s space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes.

Me, Frida                                                J Biog Kahlo

Like a tiny bird in a big city, Frida Kahlo feels lost and lonely when she arrives in San Francisco . But as Frida begins to explore San Francisco on her own, she discovers the inspiration she needs to become one of the most celebrated artists of  all time.

Little Guides to Great Lives Nelson Mandela                                    J Biog Mandela

Written like a narrative story, these little books are fast-paced and informative. This particular title is about one of the world’s most admired activists and leaders, Nelson Mandela. Little Guides to Great Lives series contain perfect text to picture ratio, captivating illustrations, informative content, and just-right pacing. Plus, theyr’e very well-written.

Primates The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas                                                                                                                    J Graphic Ottaviani

Well-told in comic version, this graphic novel captures the intersecting stories and scientific advancements of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas who have spent their lives studying primates.

Rocket to the Moon                                                                J Graphic Brown

Instead of reading a narrative nonfiction book, get your fact-filled history about the first moon landing in an exciting, well-written, black-and-white graphic novel. Reading this book will help you understand our country’s competitiveness with Russia, the many attempts to launch rockets, and the eventual success of sending astronauts into space.

 

 

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