February 16, 2016 | jonesw
Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
Having never excelled at schoolwork, twelve-year-old Anna discovers that she may know a few things about survival when the 1888 Children's Blizzard traps her and her classmates in their Nebraska schoolhouse.
The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.
Determined to find his nineteen-year-old uncle and best friend, Jesse, who left for Colorado to find enough gold to pay the mortgage and save the family's Iowa farm, twelve-year-old Early Whittcomb joins up with a barber, his wife, and his daughter on a wagon train heading for the gold fields near Pike's Peak in 1858.
January 26, 2016 | jonesw
Looking for action, adventure, or survival? Try checking out one of these daring tales. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
In 1872, English gentleman Phileas Fogg has many adventures as he tries to win a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.
Bartholomew Biddle’s life has always been pretty ordinary, but when a huge wind blows past his window one night, he feels the call of adventure — and he can’t resist the urge to grab his bedsheet and catch a ride. Soon he’s soaring far above his little town, heading wherever the wind takes him!
Trying to help his father deal with his long-standing depression, Yeats and his parents visit his grandmother's old and eerie house. He discovers a pair of pirate bookends that unlock a thirty-year-old secret that Yeats must try to resolve by entering the exotic world of "The Arabian Nights."
January 26, 2016 | visnawj
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
Try out this awesome activity book for scribble games, secret codes and nonstop laughs.
Hopelessly hapless Hal Rifkind, a.k.a. Cartboy, is off to summer camp. And not just any old camp, but history camp. Campers have to learn how to churn butter, plant maize, and carry water from the stream--or they get punished for not doing their chores. What else could possibly go wrong for Cartboy?
Unaware that his nemesis Pete the Barncat is playing yet another prank on him, Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, tries to save the world from "terradogtail" dinosaur birds armed with bacon-stealing laser tongs.
January 23, 2016 | lovetta
The following titles may be enjoyed by Fourth Graders. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations ask at the Children's Reference Desk.
Fiction books for Fourth Graders can be found in a variety of locations, including J FICTION and KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL. Click on each title for location and availability.
Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household--a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs! Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.
January 19, 2016 | visnawj
Two brothers in a family of superheroes are forced to reexamine everything they knew about being super when the powers they receive are total duds and their enemy is revealed to be just like they are.
When Eugene's parents go away for the weekend, he discovers that his babysitter is a true villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself--and his little sister--from the evil babysitter?
Matilda "Wheezer" Choi, an asthmatic who uses nanobyte-enhanced inhalers and hates anything girlie, must infiltrate the cheerleading squad when former member of NERDS turned villain, Gerdie Baker, becomes a cheerleader and starts pillaging other worlds.
When Mom issues a no-gum rule, Gabby Gomez sneaks a piece of special bubble gum that turns her into a superhero.
January 14, 2016 | visnawj
Relates tales of Sir Lancelot, the bravest knight in King Arthur's court.
At Camp Whatsitooya, twins Joules and Kevin and new friend Nelson face off against large, rabbit-like creatures from the Mallow Galaxy who thrive on sugar, but are not above hypnotizing and eating human campers.
When Sir Knight saves a damsel in distress, she is forced to return the favor.
January 8, 2016 | strande
Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
This book for young readers tells the story of Washington, D.C. through the story of an African American man, Michael Shiner. Shiner lived there from approximately 1804 to 1880 and kept a journal, excerpts of which are interspersed throughout this book's heavily illustrated text.
This autobiography describes the author's artistic life, including the creative processes he uses in the studio and his struggles with his disabilities. There is also a self-portrait mix-and-match section, with divided pages to flip, that demonstrates his techniques and images.
Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys and points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities.
August 18, 2008 | cpl_admin