In the midst of your summer vacation find time to cozy up in quiet nook and lose yourself in a great story. Please feel free to read books from this list or any other books that interest you.  Happy reading!


The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

A biography of your choosing.

*(Please keep notes on your biographer’s accomplishments and qualities as you will be given an assignment when you return.)


Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett & Tasha Tudor

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White & Edward Frascino

Award Winners

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen

Because of Winn- Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen


Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien & Zena Bernstein

The Mouse & the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

Zip by Ellie Rollins

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff

North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler

The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle by Gabrielle Kent

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Historical Fiction

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan & Brian Selznick

Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman

The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

Realistic Fiction

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

The Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes by Marlane Kennedy

Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

The Bell Bandit by Jacqueline Davies

Lunch Money by Andrew Clements

Henry Hubble’s Book of Troubles by Andy Myer

Science Fiction

George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner & Jeremy Holmes

What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark

The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman

My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville & Mike Wimmer

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth

Sports Fiction

The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott

Skinnybones by Barbara Park

Little League: State Showdown by Matt Christopher

The Big Field by Mike Lupica

Satch & Me by Dan Gutman

Stat: Standing Tall and Talented by Amar’e Stoudemire


How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby

Strudel’s Forever Home by Martha Freeman

Summerkin by Sarah Prineas

The Chicken Doesn’t Skate by Gordon Korman

Lucky Dog: Twelve Tales of Rescued Dogs by Mixed Authors

Dreamer by Cathy Hapka

Duke by Kirby Larson

Lucky by Chris Hill

Foxcraft: The Taken by Inbali Iserles

Mystery & Thriller

The Haunted States of America… by Joan Holub

The House With a Clock in it’s Walls by

The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

**Loved Authors and Series

Goosebumps series

The Hardy Boys series

Nancy Drew series

Harry Potter series

Wings of Fire series

Whatever After series

Who Was/ What Was series

Andrew Clements

Roald Dahl

Matt Christopher

Beverly Cleary

4th Grade Summer Reading 2018