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Chapter Book Recommendations for 4th Graders

My kiddos love to read, especially Princess. If you were to ask her to tell you her top three favorite things to do, reading would at the top of the list.  This girl can read for hours and not think anything of it.  She will read books over and over again, as they bring her that much enjoyment.

It's no surprise that she LOVES it when I give her a new reading list at the beginning of each school year.  This year was no different.  Just check out these chapter book recommendations for 4th graders and you'll understand why.

Chapter Book Recommendations for 4th Graders

Chapter Book Recommendations for 4th Graders


1. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett 
This book is perfect for those who love a great mystery.  I love that it also includes art history, as art is second on the list of Princess' favorite things.

2. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones 
Such a fun book about a girl who's just recently moved to a farm, chickens with magic powers and so much more!

3. All Four Stars by Tara Dairman 
Third on Princess' list of favorite things to do is cook and bake.  Needless to say this book was a HUGE hit.

4. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski
We are studying American History this year. This was a great glimpse of the life of Native American Indians and was about a female character which is great.

5. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
This book has been life changing for Princess.  Coming from a history of trauma herself prior to her adoption into our family, the challenges that the main character goes through were very eye opening and inspiring.

6. Same Sun Here by Neela Vaswani
This book shows how two people with nothing in common can come together in love and friendship.  
Such an incredible book written in poems discussing subjects such as the Civil Rights Movement, Jim Crow laws and more.

8. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
I have never read a children's book about mice that I haven't liked, this is no exception.  Could we consider it an added bonus that there are mice and rats in this story?

9. Whittington by Alan Armstrong
A story within a story that joins a cat's life and that of a brother and sister.

10. Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
A Viking boy, Norse gods trapped in animal bodies and Thor's Hammer... Definitely an adventure worth reading about.

11. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 
This was a must read as we study American history this year.  I still remember the impression it left on me growing up.  Such a great story to inspire while learning about all of the tragedies of WWII.

12. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo 
Princess loves the story of Black Beauty and horses in general. As we study American history, specifically WWI, this is the perfect book to give perspective in an unlikely place, through the perspective of a horse.

13. El Deafo by Cece Bell
Princess has LOVED this book.  And I must say, I love that she loves it.  Feeling different, discovering superpowers...  What's not to love.

14. The BFG by Roald Dahl
The story of a girl and a giant on a journey together to stop others from being harmed, this book is so entertaining as only Roald Dahl can make it.

15. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
This is the perfect book for those who can't get enough of those books about boys and their dogs.

16. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Such a great story about four sisters off on summer vacation, meeting a boy and going on adventures together.

17. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Do you consider yourself smart? Are you ready for a secret mission? This book is for you!

18. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine 
This is the perfect book for those who love fairy tales that include ogres, princes, giants, and fairy god mothers.

19. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
It's amazing how much can happen, all because of a dog.  Such is the case in this book.
Such a classic and great to introduce to girls in 4th grade!

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