Fourth Grade Book Ideas

Hey everyone! A while back, I posted on Instagram about needing book suggestions to build my fourth grade library as I gear up for my big move (EEK!). So many of you came to my rescue with some absolutely amazing book suggestions! So many suggestions, in fact, that I felt that I needed to compile them all in one comprehensive list for you! Okay, okay. This list is LONG overdue, I know. The end of the school year got me good. But, since it’s the first week of summer, I finally have a chance to sit down and put it all together for you!

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Here we go!

Favorite Series:

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

-Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

-Diary of a Wimpy Kid  by Jeff Kinney

-Who Would Win? by Jerry Pallotta

-The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

-Divergent by Veronica Roth

-Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland

-I Survived… by Lauren Tarshis

-Ivy and Bean by Sophie Blackwell

-Who Was…? by Various Authors

-Where Was…? by Various Authors

-What Is….? by Various Authors

-City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau


Favorite Authors: 

-Judy Blume

-Beverly Cleary

-Gordan Korman

-Rick Riordan

-Kate DiCamillo

-Brandon Mull


Favorite Books

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

-The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

-Wish by Barbara O’Connor

-Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

-Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

-Frindle by Andrew Clements

-Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate


So…what do you think? Do you see any of your favorites on the list? Any that should be added? Let me know and I will add them to the list! I will also be adding more as I read them or get suggestions from others!


Happy book hunting!



  1. Amanda
    June 27, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    When I taught fourth I read The Books Of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West and my students loved it. It’s supenseful and has some great twists and turns that the kids loved. We made lots of predictions with the book.

  2. Sarah Westfall
    March 17, 2020 / 3:57 am

    I LOVE reading book recommendations from other intermediate teachers. Thanks for sharing. A lot of my favorites are on your list. This year I have read aloud “Fish in a Tree”, “Mrs. Piggle Wiggle”, “Out of My Mind”, “Hundred Penny Box”, “No Talking”, “Because of Mr. Terupt” and countless picture books. I am hoping to end the year with “Gregor the Overlander”. I love reading the first book in a series in hopes that they will be inspired to read the subsequent books. Read Aloud is one of my favorite parts of the day. It is such a great time to incorporate so much teaching.

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