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:

"Stories to Solve – Folktales from Around the World” told by George Shannon

Inside the book are fourteen folktales from different countries. Each one involves a mystery that the characters in the story, as well as the reader, need to solve. If you read carefully and look for clues, you will be able to unlock these puzzles! In addition to this title, please choose FOUR other books to complete. Listed below are some books that we think you will enjoy. You may also pick other titles that are not listed, but we ask that you read a minimum of FIVE books this summer. Feel free to explore titles and authors, and we encourage you to read other folktales and stories from around the world.

On a 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)
Dinah Brown Who Is Malala Yousafzai?
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
George Shannon More Stories to Solve
Julie Sternberg Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (series)
Lauren Tarshis I Survived….. (series)
Raina Telgemeier The Baby Sitters-Club graphic novels (series)
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