• The following list encompasses the many reading levels found among fourth graders and includes just a sampling of the many outstanding texts available to students. Many of these authors have other titles which are appropriate for this reading level.




    At the Back of the North Woods by Claudia Mills

    Bad Beginning, The by Lemony Snicket

    Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry

    Frindle by Andrew Clements

    Jim Ugly by Sid Fleischman

    My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

    Stranded by Matt Christopher

    Where's Buddy? by Ron Roy



    Animal Stories


    Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

    Mouse and the Motorcycle, The by Beverly Cleary

    Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater

    Sable by Karen Hesse

    Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

    There's an Owl in the Shower by Jean Craighead George

    Wanted... Mud Blossom by Betsy Byars





    Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life, The by Sid Fleischman

    Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley

    Go Free or Die by Jeri Ferris

    Jose Canseco, Baseball's 40-40 Man by Nathan Aaseng

    Knots in My Yo-Yo- string: The Autobiography of a Kid by Jerry Spinelli

    My Childhood in Nazi Germany by Elsbeth Emmich

    Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology by Kathleen Kudlinski

    Secret Soldier, The: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovern

    Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton's Amazing

    Voyage by Jennifer Armstrong

    Susan Butcher and the Iditarod Trail by Ellen Dolan





    Borrowers, The by Mary Norton

    Chocolate Touch, The by Patrick Skene Catling

    Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

    Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The by Kate DiCamillo

    Music of Dolphins, The by Karen Hesse

    Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindfren

    Poppy by Avi




    Aesop's Fables by Aesop

    Fables by Arnold Lobel

    Fables of La Fontaine by Jean De La Fontaine

    Rainstick, The: A Fable by Sandra C. Robinson



    Historical Fiction


    Addie Across the Prairie by Laurie Lawlor

    Children of the Longhouse by Joseph Bruchac

    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord

    Long Meg by Rosemary Minard

    Sarah, Plan and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan




    Beloved Dearly, The by Doug Cooney

    Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, The by John Erickson

    Great Brain, The by John D. Fitzgerald

    How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

    Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

    Superfudge by Judy Blume

    Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? by Jerry Spinelli

    Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road? by Gordon Korman





    Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassedy

    Case of the Muttering Mummy, The by E.W. Hildick

    Dollhouse Murders, The by Betty Ren Wright

    From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

    Return to Howliday Inn by James Howe

    Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz

    Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn

    View from the Cherry Tree, The by Willo Davis Roberts



     Nonfiction (Informational) Text


    Brainstorm! The Story of Twenty American Kid Inventors by Tom Tucker

    Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus by Barbara Bash

    Earthquakes by Seymour Simon

    Frozen Man by David Getz

    Hubble Space Telescope, The by Ray Spangenburg

    In Search of the Grand Canyon: Down the Colorado with John Wesley Powell

        by Mary Ann Fraser

    It's Our World Too by Phillip Hoose

    Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole

    Outside and Inside Snakes by Sandra Markle

    Teammates by Peter Golenbock





    A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

    Bird Watch: A Book of Poetry by Jane Yolen

    For Laughing Out Loud by Jack Prelutsky

    If the Shoe Fits: Voices from Cinderella by Laura Whipple

    If Your Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand by Kalli Dakos



    Science Fiction


    Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Fall, The by Garth Nix

    Fat Men from Space by Daniel Pinkwater

    Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Who Was That Masked Man Anyway? by Avi

    Wizard in the Tree, The by Lloyd Alexander




    Bobby Baseball by Robert Kimmel Smith

    Fill Court Fever by  Fred Bowen

    One Smooth Move by Matt Christopher

    Racing Sled Dogs by Michael Cooper

    Shoeless Joe and Me by Dan Gutman

    S.O.R. Losers by Avi