Grade 4 Reading List

Recommended by educators at top U.S. gifted and talented school

An excellent reading list for 4th graders, starting with classic fiction books, followed by fantasy and science fictions, and ending with non-fiction titles. 


  • Bridge to Terabithia (1978 Newbery)
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Anne of Green Gables, Complete 8-Book Box Set
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
  • Caddie Woodlawn (1936 Newbery)
  • Ella Enchanted (1998 Newbery Honor)
  • Football Genius
  • Free Baseball
  • Hatchet (1988 Newbery Honor)
  • Just As Long As We're Together
  • My Brother Sam Is Dead (Scholastic Gold)
  • Nothing But The Truth (1992 Newbery Honor)
  • Number the Stars (1990 Newbery)
  • Return to Sender
  • Tangerine
  • The Boy Who Saved Baseball
  • The House on Mango Street
  • The Misfits
  • War Comes to Willy Freeman (Arabus Family Saga Series)
  • Wishtree
  • Wonder
  • Short

Fantasy and Science Fiction

  • A Wrinkle in Time (1963 Newbery)
  • The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set
  • Coraline
  • Ella Enchanted (1998 Newbery Honor)
  • Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
  • I, Robot
  • Midnight for Charlie Bone
  • Redwall
  • Shanghaied to the Moon
  • The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • The Complete Chronicles of Narnia ( Boxed Set 7 Books )
  • The Phantom Tollbooth


  • A History of US: From Colonies to Country: 1735-1791 A History of US Book Three
  • A History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies: 1600-1740
  • A History of US: The First Americans: Prehistory-1600
  • African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies (Cornerstones of Freedom (Paperback))
  • Escape!: The Story of The Great Houdini
  • Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War
  • Marley: A Dog Like No Other
  • Marshfield Memories: More Stories About Growing Up
  • Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid
  • Phenomena: Secrets of the Senses
  • Rosa Parks: My Story
  • Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?
  • The American Revolution: War for Independence (First Book)
  • The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum
  • Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman