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Fourth Grade Summer Reading Book List

from the Maintaining Motherhood Blog

Need some great books for your Fourth Grader to read this summer? Look no further! Get your Fourth Grade Summer Reading Book List here!

Are you participating in summer reading programs this year? Need some great books to read? Look no further! I have poured over book list after book list to perfect the summer reading lists for my own kids this year. The book lists I have compiled are sorted by grade. Here is the Fourth Grade Summer Reading Book List.

To help my kids choose great literature to read over the summer, I have compiled Book Lists by grade level for them. It can be overwhelming trying to find a good book to read, but with a list in hand, you can embark on all sorts of adventures and discover new authors.

Each of these books is found at our small Library, so the hope is that they are books that are found in nearly every Library. Unfortunately, many books didn’t make the cut simply because our Library didn’t have them. The list I was able to come up with seems pretty comprehensive though. I have read many of the books on these lists, but not every single one. I took the books that were listed most often on the many book lists I reviewed. Please offer suggestions as to other books your kids love near the same level so we can expand our list!

Fourth Grade Summer Reading Book List

The Fourth Grade Reading List has many books that will start to get kids thinking. I want to get them thinking about past historical events, the world being different than they know, etc. There are many books that will help them broaden their perspective of the world and what it has to offer them. Many of the books are longer than they were in the Third Grade list too, to help them learn to read and stay engaged in a long book.

To make your search easier, I have put a star by our absolute favorites!

Fourth Grade Summer Reading Book List

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

The One and Only Ivan

Tuck Everlasting*

The Indian in the Cupboard

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz*

Book Scavenger Series*

The Penderwicks Series

Caddie Woodlawn

Land of Stories Series*

How to Train Your Dragon Series*

Bud, Not Buddy

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

The Lemonade War Series

Liberty Porter Series


The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

Princess Tales Series*

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Series*

The Black Stallion

Harriet the Spy

By the Great Horn Spoon*

The Whipping Boy

My Side of the Mountain

Pictures of Hollis Woods

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Series

Brighty of the Grand Canyon

King of the Wind

Turtle in Paradise

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Series

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit


Dying to Meet You Series

The Year of the Dog

Number the Stars

The Giver

The Candymakers Series

The Candy Shop War Series

Five Children and It

The Magic City

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

How We are Using the List

My kids are encouraged to read 10 books off this list, and I hope that my kids will choose to continue to read off this list throughout the school year. So many of these books have a good lesson to learn rather than just an entertaining story to keep a kid reading.

Get your Fourth Grade Reading Checklist here!

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