Suggested Fantasy and Science-Fiction for Fourth Grade


Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Discover 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.

The city of Aberdeen is being terrorized by giant robot chickens who want to peck out every last sign of human resistance. Jesse and his friends are desperate to save their families and stop the feathered fiends, but can a gang of kids defeat an army of angry robot chickens? Find out in this hilarious, weird and wonderful adventure.

The fog of forgetting by Genevieve Morgan

In an epic adventure-fantasy that begins in coastal Maine and leads to worlds unknown, five children are engulfed in a mysterious and impenetrable fog and washed ashore on an island in the North Atlantic where they must struggle to survive.

The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes

The fearsome Iron Giant becomes a hero when he challenges a huge space monster.

Ben Warner is invited to join a "science camp" led by a quantum physicist Dr. Madeleine Hughes, and with his new friend Peter he discovers the secret art of Actuation -- the ability to change reality by imagining it differently -- but he also finds that there are people willing to kill for that secret.

The sasquatch escape by Suzanne Selfors

Spending the summer in his grandfather's rundown town, ten-year-old Ben meets an adventurous local girl and together they learn that the town's veterinarian runs a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.

Suitcase of stars by Pierdomenico Baccalario

Finley McPhee is an ordinary thirteen-year-old living outside a small town in northern Scotland, until he meets Aiby Lily and is caught up in the deadly, centuries-old fight for ownership of the Enchanted Emporium, where genuinely magical items are safely stored.

Urchin of the riding stars by Margaret McAllister

A group of animals, led by an orphaned squirrel, learns about friendship and loyalty when they band together to defend their island kingdom against evil forces.

Whales on stilts by M. T. Anderson

Racing against the clock, shy middle-school student Lily and her best friends, Katie and Jasper, must foil the plot of her father's conniving boss to conquer the world using an army of whales.