Students Entering Grade 4: Summer Reading List 

Choose one title and complete the required Summer Reading Reflection Post Card worksheet. 

if none of the recommended titles below appeal to your child, your child may choose any grade-level book that better matches their interests. Click here for the Summer Reading Reflection Post Card worksheet.

Entering Grade 4

  • Becoming Muhammad Ali by Kwame Alexander and James Patterson
    Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age 17 in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing.

  • The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner                                                                                                                                                                          Buzzing with amazing facts, The Bee Book is a celebration of bees. The author takes you on an amazing journey through the world of bees and tells you everything you need to know about these fascinating creatures. Bees are incredibly industrious, brilliant at building, super social, and more importantly responsible for a third of every mouthful we eat! Learn to appreciate our fuzzy friends, discovering why their survival matters so much.

  • Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler                                     
    "My name is King. I am a dog. I am also a detective." King has a very big mystery to solve. His family is missing, and he's been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesn't his beloved human (Kayla) come to get him? Mystery fans and dog lovers will be swept up in Dori Hillestad Butler's funny, satisfying story...and left eager for Buddy's next adventure.

  • Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker
    An eight-year-old, artistic, but impulsive girl named Clementine, characterized by her flaming red curls. In spite of her good but misunderstood intentions, she frequently finds herself being sent to the principal's office for her lack of cooperation and characteristic imperfections.

  • The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg
    When 11-year-old John Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that's eluded her up until now: a friend. The easy-going John isn't sure of what to make of Shelby, but he soon finds himself her most-trusted partner in a dog-napping case that'll take both their talents to crack.

  • Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds
    Miles Morales juggles school while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider Man. After an earthquake strikes his mother's birthplace of Puerto Rico, Miles springs into action to help raise funds for the devastated island. But when a new student's father goes missing, Miles uncovers a connection between the disappearance and the corporation sponsoring his fundraiser.

  • Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks
    It can get pretty dull living on a small, out-of-the-way space station. Best friends Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega pass the time creating adventures, solving mysteries, and taking turns getting each other into and out of trouble. But when Sanity's latest science project escapes from the lab and starts causing havoc, the girls will have to find it before the damage becomes irreversible!

  • Titan and the Wild Boars : The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team by Susan Hood and Pathana Somhiran               
    This is the true story of 11-year-old Titan, his friends from the Wild Boars soccer team, and their coach, who became trapped in a cave they were exploring. The world watched as rescuers from around the globe joined forces to try to free the boys. Will the international teamwork be enough to save them?

  • Who Is/Was...? Book Series by Various Authors
    The Who Was? series is a phenomenal source for learning history. The biographical books are fun to read, packed with information and obscure details, and they're careful to show how the topics are relevant today. Click here for a list of titles in the series. 

  • Wild River by P. J. Petersen
    It's Ryan versus the river in a race against time to save his brother's life. When 12-year-old Ryan reluctantly agrees to join his experienced older brother Tanner on a camping trip, he could never have dreamed this would turn into the most frightening day of his life.

  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
    Red is the neighborhood “wishtree” — people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this “wishtree” watches over the neighborhood.

Click here for the Summer Reading Reflection Post Card worksheet.

If you are having difficulty finding and acquiring a text for summer reading, please click here to email Nancy Aiken in the Curriculum Department.