parenting The Best Books for Fourth Graders  

Stan Holton
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The best books for fourth graders include some fantastic selections, including sweeping adventure books and other great chapter books for kids. Which books are the best for this age? This list includes a lot of good options, from classics to contemporary chapter books for 4th grade. All will no doubt keep children engaged and reading. Be sure to vote for the books you like the most, vote down any that you don't like -- and of course, add any selections that might be missing.

By the time children enter the fourth grade, they've likely started reading more and more on their own. This is an excellent time for kids to discover the wonders of a great book series. Fourth graders might fall in love with the characters from C.S. Lewis' iconic 'Chronicles of Narnia' series. They might also like Rick Riordan's wildly popular 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' series, the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series by Jeff Kinney, or the 'Holes' series by Louis Sachar.

Classics are not neglected on this suggested fourth grade reading list. Kids around this age might really enjoy reading such wonderful books as 'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'The Secret Garden,' 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'Where the Red Fern Grows.' And it's hard to go wrong with Judy Blume's 'Fudge-a-Mania' and 'Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.'

Some of the books listed here are also included among the best books for third graders, but it all depends on a child's individual reading level. Any list of great books to read to kids will include many of the books on this list.

For more great reading suggestions for various ages, check out these lists of the best board books (for babies and toddlers), and the best books for first graders and second graders, too.

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The Lightning Thief is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothin... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Harry Potter and the Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle

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Number the Stars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Number the Stars Lois Lowry

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Where the Red Fern Grows is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Fudge-a-Mania is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Fudge-a-Mania Judy Blume

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Because of Winn-Dixie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo

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The BFG is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The BFG Roald Dahl

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The Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Beezus and Ramona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Beezus and Ramona Beverly Cleary

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Superfudge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Superfudge Judy Blume

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien

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Frindle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Frindle Andrew Clements

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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg, George Spelvin

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NI... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Half Magic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Half Magic Edward Eager

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Holes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Holes Louis Sachar

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James and the Giant Peach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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The Indian in the Cupboard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks

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Wonder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Wonder Rachel Vail

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Bridge to Terabithia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Bridge to Terabithia Donna Diamond, Katherine Paterson

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Rapunzel's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Rapunzel's Revenge Brendan DuBois

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Fourth grade fuss is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Fourth grade fuss Johanna Hurwitz

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The Wind in the Willows is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame

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The Cricket in Times Square is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Sarah, Plain and Tall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan

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Emily Windsnap and the monster... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Old Yeller Fred Gipson

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Prince Caspian is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Prince Caspian C. S. Lewis

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The Thief Lord is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The Thief Lord Cornelia Funke

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The Quest Begins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The Quest Begins Kate Cary, Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry

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Mr. Popper's Penguins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Mr. Popper's Penguins Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater

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Hoot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Hoot Carl Hiaasen

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The Contest is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The Contest Gordon Korman

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Gooney the Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Gooney the Fabulous Lois Lowry

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Midnight for Charlie Bone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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The Dark is Rising is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
The Dark is Rising Susan Cooper

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Nurse Matilda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Nurse Matilda Christianna Brand

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Freddy the detective is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Freddy the detective Walter R. Brooks

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The Not-Just Anybody Family is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders

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Chronicles of Prydain is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Chronicles of Prydain Lloyd Alexander

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Tintin in Tibet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Tintin in Tibet Hergé

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Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Cr... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders
Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow James Howe, Deborah Howe, James Howe

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The Misadventures of Maude Mar... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Books for Fourth Graders