• 2021 Entering 4th Grade Summer Reading List

    Alphabetized by title. Authors listed in bold print. 

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  • Novels

    1. A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India by Meera Sriram.
    2. Among the Hidden (and other titles) by Margaret Haddix.
    3. Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn.
    4. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.
    5. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.
    6. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (and other titles by this author) by Chris Grabenstein.
    7. Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.
    8. Frindle by Andrew Clements.
    9. Ghost Squad by Claribel. 
    10. Ghost stories by Mary Downing Hahn.
    11. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (and other titles) by J.K. Rowling.
    12. Ramona the Pest (and other titles) by Beverly Cleary.
    13. Saving Winslow (and other titles) by Sharon Creech.
    14. Secret of Platform 13 (and other titles) by Eva Ibbotson.
    15. Shiloh (and other titles) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
    16. Sports titles by Matt Christopher.
    17. Stay by Bobbie Pyron.
    18. The BFG (and other titles) by Roald Dahl.
    19. The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds.
    20. The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate.
    21. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall.
    22. The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy Dekeyser.
    23. The School Story (and other titles) by Andrew Clements.
    24. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (and other titles) by Tom Angleberger.
    25. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.
    26. The Thief of Worlds by Bruce Coville.
    27. Wayside School is Falling Down (and other titles) by Louis Sachar.
    28. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate.
    29. Wonder by R.J. Palacio.
    30. Worlds Collide (and other titles) by Chris Colfer.
    31. Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke.

  • Series

    1. Blast Back! (titles about history) by Nancy Ohlin.
    2. Fablehaven (and other series) by Brandon Mull.
    3. Guys Read by various authors.
    4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.
    5. Heroes of Olympus (and other series) by Rick Riordan.
    6. I Survived by Lauren Tarshis.
    7. Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson.
    8. Land of Stories by Chris Colfer.
    9. Platypus Police Squad by Jarrett Krosoczka.
    10. Star Wars Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown.
    11. The 39 Clues by various authors.
    12. The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann Martin.
    13. The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels by Raina Telgemeier.
    14. The Candymakers by Wendy Mass.
    15. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis.
    16. The Genius Files (and other series) by Dan Gutman.
    17. The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier.
    18. The Zack Files by Dan Greenburg.
    19. Whatever After by Sarah Mlynowski.

  • Nonfiction

    1. The Boo-Boos That Changed the World by Barry Wittenstein.
    2. Fairy Tale Comics by Chris Duffy.
    3. From an Idea to (Disney, Google, Lego) by Lowey B. Sichol.
    4. Grand Canyon by Jason Chin.
    5. How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George.
    6. Now and Ben by Gene Barretta.
    7. Oh, Rats! by Albert Marrin.
    8. Owen & Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff.
    9. Pass Go and Collect $200 by Tanya Lee Stone.
    10. Shelter Dogs by Peg Kehret.
    11. The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley.
    12. What You Never Knew About (and other titles) by Patricia Lauber.
    13. Who Was…? and What Was…?  (series of biographies and events) by various authors
    14. Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton.
    15. You Wouldn’t Want to (series) by various authors.

  • Poetry

    1. Any by this author (the U.S.A.’s first Children’s Poet Laureate) by Jack Prelutsky.
    2. Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle.
    3. Dogs Rule! By Daniel Kirk.
    4. Follow Follow: A Book of Reversos by Marilyn Singer.
    5. Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich by Adam Rex.
    6. Giant Children by Brod Bagert.
    7. Good Dog by Maya Gottfried.
    8. Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs: Paintings and Poems by Douglas Florian.
    9. Lunch Money by Carol Diggory Shields.
    10. Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz.
    11. The Burger and the Hot Dog by Jim Aylesworth.
    12. The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide by Linda Ashman.
    13. Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka.
    14. Where the Sidewalk Ends (and other titles) by Shel Silverstein.

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