Marston School Library, 4th Grade Summer Reading Lists, 2006

*The summer is a great time to read for pleasure. Sometimes it is hard to decide what to read next. When this happens, talk to friends to see what they are reading, go to a bookstore and look at the books on display to see if any are interesting and, of course, visit the library for ideas—their books are free. Also, try some of the books on this list. So find a spot under a tree, on a blanket at the beach, or a quiet spot in your house and let the adventures begin!

*Don’t forget to register for Lane Library’s Summer Reading Program "Treasure Reading" and Barnes and Noble’s Summer Reading Program where you have a chance to earn 2 free books.

Authors who written so many good books, it’s hard to mention just one. Try more than one story by these authors:

Andrew Clements

Frindle, A Week in the Woods, Jake Drake (series)..

Jon Sciezska

Time Warp Trio (series)

Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge…

Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tiger Rising, Tales of Despereaux

Louis Sachar

Wayside School (series)…, Small Steps (sequel to "Holes)

Paula Danziger

Amber Brown (series)

Ruth Gannet

My Father’s Dragon (series)

Gordon Korman

Island Series, On the Run Series, Kidnapped Series…


Poppy Series

Dan Gutman

Babe & Me, Honus & Me, Jackie & Me…

Megan McDonald

Judy Moody (series)

Mary Pope Osborne

Magic Treehouse (series)

Shel Silverstein

Runny Babbit, A Light In the Attic…

Dick King-Smith

Lady Lollipop, Funny Frank, Magnus Powermouse

Harry Mazer

A Boy At War (trilogy)

Roald Dahl

Matilida, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches…

Bill Wallace

Goosed, Coyote Autumn, No Dogs Allowed

Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants (series), Ricky Ricotta (series)

Patricia MacLachan

Sarah, Plain and Tall, Caleb’s Story…

E.B. White

Trumpet of the Swan, Charlotte’s Web…

Cynthia Rylant

Gooseberry Park, Cobble Street Cousins…

Other Books to Try:

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo
Indian in the Cupboard (series) Lynn Reid Banks
101 Ways to But Your Parents L. Wardlaw
Ida B…and her plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster and … Katherine Hannigan
The Spiderwick Chronicles Tony DiTerlizzi
The Young Merlin Trilogy Jane Yolen
Nancy Drew Series Carolyn Keene
The Trouble with Tuck Theodore Taylor
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George
Mr. Popper’s Penguins Richard Atwater
The Land of Elyon Series Patrick Carman
Cricket in Times Square George Selden
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
Flush (sequel to "Hoot") Carl Hiasson
Chet Gecko Mysteries Bruce Hale
Chasing Vermeer Blue Balliet
Hank the Cowdog (series) John R. Erickson
Pictures of Hollis Woods Patricia Reilly Giff
The Edge Chronicles (Series) Paul Steward and Chris Riddell
Charlie Bone Series Jenny Nimmo
Warriors Series Erin Hunter
Bunnicula (series) James Howe
Lost on a Mountain in Maine Joseph Egan
Earthquake Terror Peg Kehret
Zulu Dog Anton Ferreria
Chocolate Fever Robert Kimmel Smith
The Chocolate Touch Patrick Catling
A Taste of Blackberries Doris Buchanan Smith
On My Honor Marion Dane Bauer
Geronimo Stilton (series) Geronimo Stilton
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (series) C. S. Lewis

In addition to these suggestions, some students had the opportunity in computer to search for books according to their individual lexile scores and topic preferences. To do this from home, log on to and click on "Families." Click on "Lexile Book Database," scroll down and type in the lexile range. This will give books appropriate for each child’s reading level.