Books for Fourth Graders that Will Get Them Excited About Reading

If you’re looking for books that will get your fourth grader excited about reading, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of books that are perfect for this age group. From historical fiction to adventure stories, these books are sure to keep your child entertained and engaged in reading. So don’t wait any longer – check out our list and get started on finding the perfect book for your fourth grader today!

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Set during the time of the Iraq War, Pax tells the tale of Peter, a young boy who must give up his pet fox when his father is deployed. This touching story follows Peter’s journey to find his fox and their reunion against all odds.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

A classic favorite among fourth graders, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing tells the story of Peter Hatcher and his mischievous younger brother, Fudge. From food fights to turtle trouble, this book is sure to make your child laugh out loud.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Who doesn’t love a good Roald Dahl book? Charlie & the Chocolate Factory is a timeless tale that follows Charlie Bucket on his adventure through Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. With colorful characters and an exciting plot, this book is sure to capture your child’s imagination.

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

The Indian in the Cupboard is a story about a young boy named Omri who discovers that his toy Indian comes to life when he puts it in a cupboard. This magical story takes your child on an adventure they won’t soon forget.

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

This historical fiction novel tells the story of Ada, a young girl with a clubfoot who is evacuated from London during World War II. Ada must learn to overcome her challenges and find her place in the world.

Humphrey’s Big Day by Betty G. Birney

Humphrey the hamster is back in this fourth installment of the Humphrey series. In Humphrey’s Big Day, Humphrey must help his new friend, Gary, when he gets lost in the school. This heartwarming story is perfect for any animal lover.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Another classic favorite, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe tells the story of four children who find a wardrobe that transports them to the land of Narnia. This magical story is sure to captivate your child’s imagination.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a timeless tale of friendship, adventure, and self-discovery. Mary Lennox is a young girl who is sent to live with her uncle in England after her parents’ death. There, she meets Dickon, a local boy who helps her uncover the secrets of the garden.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ahoy, mateys! Join Jim Hawkins on his adventure to find buried treasure in this classic tale of pirates and buried gold. Your child will be enthralled by the suspenseful plot and exciting characters.

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda is a story about a young girl with extraordinary powers. When she discovers that her parents are not the loving people she thought they were, she must find a way to use her powers for good.

James & the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Join James on his adventure with a group of giant insects as they travel across the Atlantic Ocean in a giant peach. This exciting story is sure to keep your child entertained from beginning to end.

Humphrey’s Big Day by Betty G. Birney

Humphrey the hamster is back in this fourth installment of the Humphrey series. In Humphrey’s Big Day, Humphrey must help his new friend, Gary, when he gets lost in the school.

Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, comes to Green Gables, a historic farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. Anne Shirley is an energetic redhead who is unaware that the Cuthberts—elderly Matthew and his stern sister Marilla—want to adopt a boy, not a girl. When the mistake is discovered, Marilla says that Anne may stay on as their servant but she will have to earn her keep.

Rocket To The Moon! by Buzz Aldrin and John Casani

This out-of-this-world adventure follows the true story of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Join Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins as they make their way to the moon and make history.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon  by Grace Lin

Minli lives in the Valley of the Fruitless Mountain, and every day she works hard with her family. But Minli knows there is more to life than just survival. When she meets a dragon who tells her about the Old Man on the Moon, Minli sets off on a journey that will change her life forever.

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star by Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki Maxwell is back in this fourth installment of the popular Dork Diaries series. Nikki is excited to star in a reality TV show, but she soon discovers that being on camera 24/seven is not as glamorous as it seems. Your child will laugh out loud at Nikki’s latest misadventures.

The One and Only Ivan 

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

Marinka longs to see the world beyond her grandmother’s house, but her Baba Yaga has other plans. When Marinka meets a boy who can help her escape, she must decide if she is ready to leave everything she knows behind.

So what are you waiting for? These books are sure to get your fourth grader excited about reading! So don’t delay – head to your bookstore now!

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