• 2020 Entering 4th Grade Summer Reading List

    This list, compiled by Learning Media Services, includes suggested authors and titles to assist parents in choosing books that reflect their child’s reading level, interests, and family values.

    Many reading levels appear among students in the same grade.  These suggestions include concept books, pre-primers and primers for developing readers, picture books enjoyed by a wide audience, series for developing readers, chapter books suitable for more advanced readers, and books to encourage a variety of nonfiction interests. 

    Book lists with current popular titles are also widely available on the Internet.  Check these sites for titles that may interest your student:

    All Grade LevelsChildren’s Book Council - Children’s Choice Awards

    3rd - 5th GradeTexas Library Association Bluebonnet Reading Lists for grades 3-6

    Tumblebooks and World Book eBooks may be accessed through the Plano ISD Webdesk Library Digital Resources tile and links to more eBooks and Audiobooks are available on the Plano ISD Library Page.

  • Novels

    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (and others in this series), by Angleberger, Tom

    The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, by Applegate, Katherine

    The Penderwicks, by Birdsall, Jeanne

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (and the other "Fudge" books), by Blume, Judy

    Bird & Squirrel on Fire (graphic novel), by Burks, James

    Sports titles, by Christopher, Matt

    Henry Huggins, Ramona the Pest (and other "Ramona" titles), by Cleary, Beverly

    Frindle, The School Story (and others by this author), by Clements, Andrew

    The Wishing Spell (and other titles), by Colfer, Chris

    My Teacher is an Alien, The Monster's Ring, by Coville, Bruce

    Saving Winslow, by Creech, Sharon

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and other titles by this author), by Dahl, Roald

    The Rhino in Right Field, by Dekeyser, Stacy

    Because of Winn-Dixie, Tale of Despereaux, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Grabenstein, Chris

    Among the Hidden (and other titles), by Haddix, Margaret

    Ghost stories by this author, by Hahn, Mary Downing

    Zita the Spacegirl (graphic novel), by Hatke, Ben

    Secret of Platform 13 (and other titles by this author), by Ibbotson, Eva

    Ella Enchanted, A Tale of Two Castles, by Levine, Gail Carson

    Sarah Plain and Tall (and other chapter books), by MacLachlan, Patricia

    The Doll People, The Truth about Stacy (and other titles), by Martin, Ann M.

    Shiloh (and other titles by this author), by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

    Wonder, by Palacio, R. J.

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (and other titles), by Rowling, J K

    Wayside School is Falling Down (and other titles), by Sachar, Louis

    Fourth Grade Rats, Maniac Magee, by Spinelli, Jerry

    Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, by White, E.B.

  • Series

    The Last Kids on Earth, by Brallier, Max

    Star Wars Jedi Academy, by Brown, Jeffrey

    Bird and Squirrel (graphic novels), by Burks, James

    Land of Stories, by Colfer, Chris

    Gregor the Overlander and other "Underland Chronicles" books, by Collins, Suzanne

    The Spiderwick Chronicles, by Diterlizzi, Tony

    The Zack Files, by Greenburg, Dan

    My Weirder School, The Genius Files, by Gutman, Dan

    Among the Hidden, by Haddix, Margaret

    Platypus Police Squad, by Krosoczka, Jarrett

    The Chronicles of Narnia, by Lewis, C.S.

    The Baby-Sitters Club (graphic novels), by Martin, Ann

    The Candymakers, by Mass, Wendy

    Whatever After, by Mlynowski, Sarah

    Fablehaven, 5 Kingdoms, and other series, by Mull, Brandon

    Kingdom Keepers, by Pearson, Ridley

    Heroes of Olympus (Percy Jackson) and other series, by Riordan, Rick

    Harry Potter, by Rowling, J.K.

    A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Snicket, Lemony

    I Survived, by Tarshis, Lauren

    The 39 Clues, by various authors

  • Nonfiction

    Now and Ben, by Barretta, Gene

    Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, by Barton, Chris

    Grand Canyon, by Chin, Jason

    You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer! A Very Improper Story, by Corey, Shana

    Fairy Tale Comics, by Duffy, Chris

    Confucius: The Golden Rule (and others by this author), by Freedman, Russell

    How to Talk to Your Dog, by George, Jean Craighead

    Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship, by Hatkoff, Isabella

    Fannie in the Kitchen, by Hopkinson, Deborah

    Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays, by Kehret, Peg

    The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, by Kerley, Barbara

    Vanished! The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, by Kulling, Monica

    What You Never Knew About Fingers, Forks, and Chopsticks, by Lauber, Patricia

    What You Never Knew About Tubs, Toilets and Showers, by Lauber, Patricia

    Messages in the Mailbox: How to Write a Letter (and other titles), by Leedy, Loreen

    Oh, Rats!, by Marrin, Albert

    The Tarantula Scientist, by Montgomery, Sy

    Ancient Egypt (Blast Back!), by Ohlin, Nancy

    From an Idea to (Disney, Google, Lego), by Sichol, Lowey B.

    Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How MONOPOLY Was Invented, by Stone, Tanya Lee

    Who Was…? / What Was…? - series of biographies and events, by Various authors

    “You Wouldn’t Want to…” titles, by Various authors

    The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!), by Wittenstein, Barry

  • Poetry

    The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide, by Ashman, Linda

    The Burger and the Hot Dog, by Aylesworth, Jim

    Giant Children, by Bagert, Brod

    Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics, by Engle, Margarita

    Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs: Paintings and Poems, by Florian, Douglas

    Good Dog, by Gottfried, Maya

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, by Katz, Alan

    Dogs Rule!, by Kirk, Daniel

    No More Poems! A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse, by Miller, Rhett

    Any by this author (the U.S.A.'s 1st Children's Poet Laureate), by Prelustky, Jack

    Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems, by Raczka, Bob

    Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich, by Rex, Adam

    Almost Late to School, Lunch Money, by Shields, Carol Diggory

    A Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends, (and other titles), by Silverstein, Shel

    Mirror Mirror, Follow Follow: A Book of Reversos, by Singer, Marilyn

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