Fiction/Fourth Grade

  • Abel's Island

    Abel's Island

    by William Steig Year Published: Challenging
    Abel, an uppity mouse, gets swept away in a bad storm and ends up stranded on an island in a river. For a year he has to figure a way off the island while trying to avoid its dangers.
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  • Because of Winn Dixie

    Because of Winn Dixie

    by Kate DiCamillo Year Published: Easy Reading

    When India moves to a new home with her preacher father, she yearns to have a friend. She befriends a dog and together they bring together a mix of people who are also in need of friendship.

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  • Beezus & Ramona

    by Beverly Cleary Year Published: Average
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  • Brian's Winter

    Brian's Winter

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published: Average
    This book is the alternative ending to Hatchet. (you have to read Hatchet first)
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  • Bunnicula


    by Deborah and James Howe Year Published: Easy Reading
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  • Castle in the Attic

    Castle in the Attic

    by Elizabeth Winthrop Year Published: Challenging
    William receives a wooden model of a castle from his housekeeper. The castle is magical with a knight from another world that comes to life. The knight shrinks William and then trains him to fight a powerful wizard in another place and time.
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  • Charlotte's Web

    by E.B. White Year Published: Average
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  • Closed for the Season

    Closed for the Season

    by Mary Downing Hahn Year Published: Average
    Two thirteen year olds,Logan and Arthur, try to solve a murder that occurred years ago in the old house that Logan's parents bought. The mystery leads them to an old abandoned amusement park where hidden secrets are revealed.
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  • Crash


    by Jerry Spinelli Year Published: Challenging
    Crash is a seventh grade football player who is everybody's tough guy. He thinks his neighbor is a nerd, and he stays away from him knowing that he has nothing to offer. After playing a mean prank, he realizes that he has been wrong all along, and that his neighbor is a true friend.
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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    by Jeff Kinney Year Published: Average
    Boys don't keep diaries or do they? The launch of an exciting and innovative illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to Its a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you're ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowleys star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friends newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

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  • Frindle

    by Andrew Clements Year Published: Average
    Nicholas Allen has been known as a trouble maker. He has a great imagination that has at times even fooled some teachers. Now that he is in 5th grade Nicholas uses the dictionary to inspire a new idea of inventing words.

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  • Knee Knock Rise

    Knee Knock Rise

    by Natalie Babbit Year Published: Average
    Egan, a young boy, goes to visit his relatives in the country. When he gets there, he is faced with some strange and mysterious happenings, especially when it is raining. Egan is determined to find out what is causing everybody to be so fearful, yet so excited about the mystery.
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  • Leepike Ridge

    Leepike Ridge

    by N.D. Wilson Year Published: Average
    Eleven-year old Thomas is having a hard time since his father died three years ago. He decides to explore the ridge but ends up disappearing beneath it. While underneath the ridge, Thomas discovers a dead body, his dad's friend, and buried treasure.
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  • Matilda

    by Roald Dahl Year Published: Average

    Five-year-old Matilda is a genius whose mathematical and reading abilities are totally unappreciated by her father--a dishonest used-car salesman--and her mother, a devotee of bingo and TV soaps. Only when the girl enters school does she find an understanding teacher, Miss Honey, who tries to defend her pupils against the unbelievably cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull.


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  • My Side of the Mountain

    My Side of the Mountain

    by Jean Craighead George Year Published: Challenging
    Sam , a teenage boy, is tired of living in the city, so he decides to live in the mountains. He learns to survive for a year by himself in the wilderness while also learning about courage, danger, and independence.
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  • Old Yeller

    Old Yeller

    by Fred Gipson Year Published: Average
    Travis, a 14 year old boy, befriends a stray dog right after his father leaves to drive cattle to another state. Being the man of the house, Travis and Old Yeller learn to rely on each other while doing all the chores on the farm. They face a lot of danger together, and then tragedy strikes.
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  • Replay


    by Sharon Creech Year Published: Average
    Twelve-year old Leo is a dreamer and the hero of all his "instant replays." Growing up in a big, noisy family, Leo learns to cope with growing up using his vivid imagination.
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  • Ribsy


    by Beverly Cleary Year Published: Easy Reading
    The beloved dog of Henry Huggins gets lost in a shopping mall parking lot. Ribsy finds himself in all sorts of funny adventures before he finds his real home.
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  • Ruby Holler

    by Sharon Creech Year Published: Average

    "Trouble twins" Dallas and Florida are orphans who have given up believing there is such a thing as a loving home. Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric older couple who live in the beautiful, mysterious Ruby Holler, but they're restless for one more big adventure. When they invite the twins to join them on their journeys, they first must all stay together in the Holler, and the magic of the place takes over. Two pairs of lives grow closer, and are changed forever.


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  • School of Fear

    School of Fear

    by Gitty Daneshvari Year Published: Average
    Everyone is afraid of something: spiders, dying, confined spaces, or deep water. Four twelve year olds who have an extreme fear of something are sent to the exclusive School of Fear to overcome their phobias. Once there, they meet their odd teacher whose teaching methods are the scariest they have ever experienced.
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  • Series of Unfortunate Events

    Series of Unfortunate Events

    by Lemony Snicket Year Published: Challenging
    From the website: Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing? It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use. A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament. But to the rarest of readers we say, “Proceed, but cautiously.”

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  • Shiloh


    by Phyllis Naylor Year Published: Average
    Marty Preston discovers a dog he thought was a stray. He soon finds out that this dog that he wants to own with all his heart belongs to an abusive neighbor. Marty is willing to do anything to keep the dog, even hide it from his family. But when the problem gets too big for him, he tells his family about the abusive neighbor.
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  • Swindle


    by Gordon Korman Year Published: Average
    After a collector tricks a young boy out of a valuable baseball card, Griffin and his friends break into Swindle's house to get it back. First they have to get by the many obstacles, like an attack dog and a security system.
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  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

    by Judy Blume Year Published: Average
    Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.

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  • The Leanin' Dog

    The Leanin' Dog

    by K.A. Nazum Year Published: Challenging
    In the mountains of Colorado, eleven-year old Dessa Dean struggles to be happy again after losing her mother. When she begins to lose all hope, a dog comes into her life, changing it forever.
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  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

    by C. S. Lewis Year Published: Average
    Journeys to the ends of the world, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds and friendships won and lost -- all come together in an unforgettable world of magic. So join the battle to end all battles. Narnia .... a land frozen in eternal winter ... a country waiting to be set free. Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia -- a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change ... and a great sacrifice. Although this is now sold as the second volume in The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was actually written first.

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  • The River

    The River

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published: Challenging
    Brian, who survived in the Canadian wilderness for 54 days, is going to do it again. The government has asked him to bring along a psychologist who will document Brian's survival techniques. While there the doctor is injured and Brian has to build a raft and transport him down a river in order to get help.
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  • The Spiderwick Chronicles

    The Spiderwick Chronicles

    by Tony DiTerlizzi Year Published:
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  • The Summer of Riley

    by Eve Bunting Year Published:
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  • Who Stole Halloween?

    by Martha Freeman Year Published: Easy Reading
    Someone has been stealing the cats in the neighborhood. The people in the neighborhood believe that the Harvey house ghost is responsible. It is up to the kid detectives to solve the mystery.
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