Deciding on a book for the 4th grade is a difficult task. This category of kids is not so young that they are happy with rhyming books. However, they are also not that mature to be given a novel by Shakespeare. That is the reason; you have to be very picky while deciding on a book for 4th grades children. At this age, they start exploring new things, places, and facts. To bring news excitement into their life, book selection becomes more of a hard task. If the parents and guardians are not choosing their books, it becomes more problematic. When a 4th-grade child chooses his/her book, they often try to look into the simplicity of words, new narrations, colourful pictures, and interesting characters.
You might have observed that when you ask a 4th-grade child to tell a story, they find it an easy thing to do. It is because, in their minds, they have stored their favourite stories. They often try to do things that a superhero of their stories does in the story. Therefore, while choosing a book, one must be sure about how the story is gonna made an impact in the lives of those 4th-grade children. This is a crucial element to look into while bringing growth into a young child. Now that you have got an idea about things you can get concerned about while picking up a book for them, let’s move ahead by having a look into a few of them.
So let us have a close look into a book that is a must-read for 4th-grade children. These books that are listed below will not only improve the reading skill of a child but will also bring a new perspective to their lives. As of all, these 4th-grade books are very unique yet simple in their narration. That is the reason you can get any of these books for your 4th-grade child. Being a parent or guardian it becomes our responsibility to choose what’s best for them. If you are searching out for books by yourself, you are at the right place buddy. These books are one of those selected ones that cannot be missed without reading. Get a look into these books and select your favourite.
1. 2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s kids
2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s kids is a must-pick for 4th grades because of its simplicity and advancement in writing. So this story will take to a different world which is somewhat similar to earth but more advanced. In the entire story, you can find a young boy who moves around showing you things that might take place by 2030. Whimsical cartoon representations display a spirited and appealing environment full of new and interesting activities that communicate easily to the contemporary world. Schools are presented as made of scientific equipment and modern technologies. New perspectives of career are demonstrated through the book. Even though the fresh and real nature is not decided in the story, you can observe meatless and clean nature through this story. Therefore, get a copy of this book and get to know new things that can take place in the coming years.
2. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin is an award-winning novel that revolves around the story of a little girl named Minli. The novel is inspired by Chinese folklore. Minli lives in her fruitless mountains, where she works hard for the entire day in the fields and at night she enjoys the spin music played by her father. His father narrates her every day with the tales of the jade dragon and the old man of the moon. Minli starts finding the old man of the moon to find the solution to rescue her family from poverty. On the way to the quest, she comes across magical creatures and also dragons that accompany her on her way. Get a copy of this book for a 4th-grade child and find how he enjoys reading.
3. Camp (A Click Graphic Novel)
Camp by Kayla Miller is a school camp story that revolves around two girls who are best friends before leaving out for the camp. The main protagonists of the story are olive and willow. Olive is presented as an extrovert who can make new friends and can adjust to a new place. Willow is presented as an introvert. When both of them went to the camp, olive started making new friends. However, willow was finding it difficult to stay at the camp. Willow was always supported by olive and she only had olive as her friend. Due to their differences at the camp, the story takes a turn. This kind of relationship is often found as you grew up making friends. Therefore, to understand how things work out in friendship find out the end of this story. Whether their friendship remains or breaks apart, get a book for a read.
Matilda by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Sarah Walsh is a story about a girl named Matilda Wormwood. She is an extraordinarily gifted girl of her age. She can solve complex problems, and do things that most adults cannot perform with their intelligence. Even then, she is not taken care of by her family and all the attention goes to their boy child. She is afraid of the disrespect she receives from her family. Due to this reason, she along with a parrot makes her family believe that their house is haunted. This is a way to divert her family from mistreating her to a different issue. She plays a trick for all the things that can make the house seem haunted. Towards the latter part of the story, you can read that their family decides to move out from the city where they used to live because of her father’s crimes. If you are interested to understand a life of a girl who is brave, brilliant, and young, read this story.
5. The Dragon Thief
The Dragon Thief by Zetta Elliot is a beautifully written piece of the story about magic and truth. The story revolves around the characters named Jaxon and his sister. Jaxon had three baby dragons with him and he finds a way to return the baby dragons to their world of the realm. In the meanwhile, his sister finds out the bag of baby dragons and she takes one of them. Jaxon was worried about finding only two baby dragons in the bag. His sister wanted the best for the baby dragons, but later did she realize that the dragon started growing bigger with time. It has slowly become a difficult task to hide this secret. Towards the end of the story, you can read how Jaxon ends up sending the dragon to his place. This book is a must-read for 4th-grade children who are full of mystery, magic, and reality.
6. Wolf and Dog
Wolf and Dog by Sylvia VandenHeede is a children’s book that revolves around two animals as the main characters of the story. The dog and the wolf both are each other’s cousins. In the entire play, it has been shown how the wolf stays as a wild animal and the dog has his master. The dog and the wolf talk about important things in their life like food, shelter, and family. There are a total of nine hilarious stories in this book and all of these stories have an underlying meaning that a 4th-grade child can understand to relate to their real life. The contrast between the life of a wolf and a dog is shown amazingly through the narration. In order, to teach a 4th-grade child about the important things of their life, this story can be set as an example. Therefore, get a copy of this book for a cheerful read.
7. Pie in the Sky
Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai is about an eleven-year-old Jingwen who moves to a new country. He is a small kid who finds difficulty in making new friends and going to his school. He is often irritated by his younger brother as well. He often dreams about making cakes in pie in the sky. His father passed away unexpectedly without bringing his dream of opening a bakery, making amazing cakes. Keeping his father’s dream in his mind, Jingwen stays in his imagination of baking cakes. He finds this as an escape from his loneliness and reality. However, his mother has not allowed both of her kids to use the oven. And this becomes an issue for him. Get a copy of this book and go through the story to understand how Jingwen overcomes his loneliness and how the story ends.
8. Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke is a must-read book for 4th-grade children. The story revolves around a boy named firedrake, a brave young dragon, his friend sorrel and a boy called Ben. They are united together by destiny. They board on a magical journey to discover the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace forever. On their way towards the end, they have to pass through lands of magical creatures, seas, and mountains. Along the way, they discover exceptional new friends in strange places. Later, they realize their bravery and strength towards the end of their journey. They lastly meet a cruel beast from the past that’s been waiting a very long era to defeat the last dragons on earth. This book is a must because the book talks about relieving strength and qualities. It also talks about friendship and honesty.
9. The Unicorn Quest
The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko is also a story that can be made to the list of a 4th-grade child reading. The story is about two sisters, Claire Martinson who worries about her more grown sister Sophie. Sophie battles with a mysterious illness from the previous year. However, things are back to normal as they pass into Windermere manor. Both the sisters climb a strange stairway in a chimney and enter the mysterious land of Arden. They discover a world in confusion. The four organizations of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have gone, and terrifying ghosts roam freely over that place. Being scared, the girls return home. Nevertheless, when Sophie disappears in the nighttime, it will take all of Claire’s strength to raise the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns’ greatest secret. This interesting story will take your mind through real incidents and will supernatural imagination.
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg was published in 1981, which is a picture book for children. It holds the theme of fantasy and magical elements. This work is regarding a mysterious board game that presented animals and different jungle components as the amusement is performed in real life. The pictures are drawn with a pencil which shows creativity and art. Through this book, a 4th grade will not only read an amazing story but also learn to appreciate art. If a child is interested in sketching then they can take examples from this book. The younger children will end up loving the characters of the story and starts talking about their favorite ones. The book revolves around a game that has leave way path in the middle. Once you start the game you have to face all its tasks. To enjoy the book and its adventures get a copy for you.
Thus these are some of the best books for 4th grade. If you have someone who belongs to this age class, get a copy of anyone of these books for a worth reading.