Your Next Great Read: Recommendations from Fourth Grade



Looking for your next great read? We’ve got a few experts here to help you out!

The entire 4th grade got together on Zoom to share the books they’re loving in their independent reading right now. They’ve got great taste, so you’re sure to find something fantastic, no matter what kind of read you’re looking for.

Pull up a chair, and let’s check it out!

  • The School for Good and Evil series, by Soman Chainani
  • Ghost (from the Track series), by Jason Reynolds
  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, by Rick Riordan
  • Chance Fortune series, by Shane Berryhill
  • Boy Called Bat series, by Elana K. Arnold
  • Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer
  • The Last Kids on Earth series, by Max Brallier
  • Aru Shah series, by Roshani Chokshi
  • Lost series, by Tod Olson
  • When Kittens Go Viral, by Darci Pattison
  • The Boxcar Children series, by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Cavlin and Hobbes books, by Bill Watterson
  • The Hardy Boys series, Franklin W. Dixon
  • Wings of Fire series, by Tui T. Sutherland
  • Flush, by Carl Hiaasen
  • Harry Potter series, by JK Rowling
  • Swing, by Kwame Alexander
  • Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
  • The Bridge Home, by Padma Venkatraman
  • Big Nate series, by Lincoln Pierce
  • The Heroes of Olympus series, by Rick Riordan
  • Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill, by Heather L. Mongomery
  • Guts, by Raina Telgemeier
  • Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
  • Holes, by Louis Sachar
  • Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting
  • Pugs of the Frozen North, by Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
  • Kickoff, by Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber
  • The Trials of Apollo series, by Rick Riordan
  • House of Robots series, by James Patterson
  • Sisters, by Raina Telgemeier
  • Way of the Warrior Kid, by Jocko Willink and Jon Bozak
  • Redwall series, by Brian Jacques
  • Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls series, by Beth McMullen
  • Drama, by Raina Telgemeier
  • Slacker, by Gordon Korman
  • Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in their Youth to Become Stars, by Gregory Zuckerman
  • A Handful of Stars, by Cynthia Lord
  • The Hunger Games series, by Suzanne Collins
  • Swindle, by Gordon Korman
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah
  • The Betrothed, by Keira Cass
  • Unbroken: An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive, by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Tiger Rising, by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Name of this Book is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
  • Fun Jungle series, by Stuart Gibbs
  • Spy School series, by Stuart Gibbs
  • The Three Musketeers series, by Start Gibbs
  • Geronimo Stilton series, by Geronimo Stilton
  • The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis
  • President series, by Sherri Winston

Do you have any book suggestions to add?



Looking for more? Here’s what the library interns are reading, what third grade readers suggest, and my reading list from March and April.

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