Peggy Bessent Library

Fourth Grade Summer Reading

Welcome to Fourth Grade!

Before the beginning of school in September, each student entering fourth grade is required to have read this book over the summer:

"Who Is Malala Yousafzai?” by Dinah Brown

This wonderful book is about a courageous young girl who is not afraid to stand up for her beliefs about the importance of girls’ education. You may either purchase it at a bookstore or borrow it from your local library. In addition to this title, choose FOUR other books. Listed below are some books that we think you will enjoy. Feel free to pick other titles, but we ask that you read a minimum of FIVE books this summer. Once you have finished reading the required five books, feel free to explore other titles and authors.

On a separate piece of paper, list all the books you read, ask a parent to initial each one when you finish it, and bring the list with you on the first day of school. Have fun reading!

Suggested General Reading

Katherine Applegate Ivan, The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
Derrick Barnes Ruby and the Booker Boys (series)
Joan Bauer Close to Famous
Jeanne Birdsall The Penderwicks
Judy Blume Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (and others)
Jeffrey Brown Jedi Academy (series)
Meg Cabot Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls (series)
Beverly Cleary Ramona (series)
Andrew Clements Frindle (and others)
Chris Colfer The Land of Stories (series)
Roald Dahl The BFG, Danny the Champion of the World, Matilda
Jessica Day George Tuesdays in the Castle (series)
Rumer Godden Premlata and the Festival of Lights
Peg Kehret Spy Cat and others
Wendy Mass 11 Birthdays (series)
Katrina Nannestad When Mischief Came to Town
Mitali Perkins Rickshaw Girl
Julie Sternberg Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (series)
Lauren Tarshis I Survived….. (series)
Raina Telgemeier The Baby Sitters-Club graphic novels (series)
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school with a coed preschool for ages 2 months through 5 years. Bryn Mawr provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.