4th grade booklist

Fourth Grade Booklist


Free Reading:

Trouble Don’t Last by Shelley Pearsall

Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight

Zeely by Virginia Hamilton

Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston

and Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold

Breaking Through by Francisco Jiménez

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle

The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Patterson

Homesick by Jean Fritz

Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns by Mary Quattlebaum

Little Britches by Ralph Moody

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit

The Reb and the Redcoats by Constance Savery

The Magna Charta by James Dougherty

Unknown to HIstory by Charlotte M. Yonge

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Mattimeo by Brian Jacques (also Mariel of Redwall, Mossflower, and Redwall)

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Captain Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

Crazy Weekend by Gary Soto

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka

Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling

The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George


Ambleside Online books:

This Country of Ours by H.E. Marshall

George Washington’s World by Genevieve Foster

Story of Mankind by Hendrick Van Loon

Men of Iron by Howard Pyle

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula

Poor Richard by James Daugherty

Abigail Adams by Natalie S. Bober

Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling

The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Comstock

The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Incredible Journey by Shelia Burnford

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia Hale






Alfred Lord Tennyson

Emily Dickinson

William Wordsworth


Spanish books: 



Matemática, ¿estás ahí? por Adrián Paenza

Había una vez el átomo por Gabriel Gellon