Mama Monday: Fourth Grade Read Aloud List

It’s been a while since I posted one of these lists, but since Chipette is heading into fourth grade this year, it seems appropriate to share the read aloud list that I’ve compiled from various resources for the coming year. All of these books are chapter books, so no designations are needed. While I haven’t read these as read alouds yet, I have read some of the books on the list personally. I will mark those with an asterisk (*) to indicate a story that I loved. You can download the list at the bottom of this post which makes it handy for placing in your teacher binder or carrying to the library. 

The Bears’ House by Marilyn Sachs
Fran Ellen’s House by Marilyn Sachs
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Peterson
A Blue-Eyed Daisy by Cynthia Rylant
The Friendship by Mildred Taylor
The Dog Days of Arthur Cane by Ernesto Bethancourt
The Hero from Otherwhere by Jay Williams
Soup by Robert Newton Peck
A Taste of Blackberries by Doris B. Smith
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell*
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian by Marguerite Henry 
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson* (super sad, but so good!)
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Magical Melons by Carol Ryrie Brink
The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau* (LOVED this book)
The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Journey Outside by Mary Q. Steele
The Curse of the Blue Figurine by John Bellairs
Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
By the Great Hornspoon by Sid Fleischman
Humbug Mountain by Sid Fleischman
Chauncy and the Grand Rascal by Sid Fleischman
Holes by Louis Sachar* (I was substitute teaching when I discovered this book. While the students were watching the movie the teacher had left for them, I found this book laying on her desk. I read it that school day. Wonderful story, mystery, and great characters!)
Small Steps by Louis Sachar
Jason’s Gold by Will Hobbs
Down the Yukon by Will Hobbs
Beardance by Will Hobbs
Bearstone by Will Hobbs
Downriver by Will Hobbs
Far North by Will Hobbs
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
A Corner of the Universe by Anne Martin
Lupita Manana by Patricia Beatty
Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques
The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
Rasco and the Rats of NIMH by Jane L. Conly
R-T, Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH by Jane L. Conly
Nothing to Fear by Jackie French Koller
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
Sour Land by William H. Armstrong
Space Race by Sylvia Waugh
Thunder Cave by Roland Smith
Jaguar by Roland Smith
The Last Lobo by Roland Smith
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi* (One of my all time favorite books, even as an adult!)
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt* (A great conversation starter for kids about making difficult choices.)
Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin* (A classic for a reason!)
The Silver Skates/Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

In case you missed the previous years’ lists from preschool through third grade, they can be found under the Reading List tab.

Looking forward to sharing some of my favorite books with my favorite people in the tree house,


1 comment:

  1. Great list! I've also got a soon-to-be 4th grader so I'll be adding some of your recommendations to my own read-aloud list!