Best Books for Fourth-GradersWhen you teach fourth grade, you have students with interests and ability levels all over the map! A fresh, diverse classroom library will keep them all growing as readers. You know your students and their emotional maturity levels best. A few of these books may be best as read-alouds so that you and your kids can discuss them together. Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.
50 of the Best Books for 4th Grade
You bet! Many teachers find strong picture books to use as interactive read alouds — and you can, too. In fact, I wrote a post all about how using picture books to build comprehension in the intermediate grades — you can read it here. Some of the texts are long, and some are short. Some have simple vocabulary, and some use more complex language.
Fourth grade is such a delightful time. Most kids are getting to be pretty fluent readers and can now manage a much wider array of books. For every reader who ever loved the story of Cinderella, this retelling is absolutely delightful. Ella deals not only with a cruel stepmother and nasty stepsisters, but also with a curse that requires her to obey any command given to her. Now they spend their lives traveling the world, leaving Emmy at home to attend a new school where she has no friends. That is, until she discovers that the class rat can talk albeit pretty rudely.