Mrs. Archer's Book Notes

An elementary school librarian's blog about books and library happenings.

2012 4th Grade Summer Reading

Mrs. Archer’s 2012 Recommended Summer Reading List

4th Grade

(This list is a combination of books that fall under incoming and outgoing 4th Grade Reading Levels and 4th Grade Interests.)


Baillett, Blue                Chasing Vermeer

Blume, Judy                Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Buckley, Michael        The Sisters Grimm series (aka The Fairy Tale Detectives)

Cleary, Beverly            Dr. Mr. Henshaw

Clements, Andrew       Lost and Found

No Talking

Extra Credit

Frederick, Heather      The Mother Daughter Book Club series

Gaiman, Neil               The Graveyard Book

Haddix, Margaret Peterson       The Shadow Children series.

Hicks, Betty                Out of Order

Hiasson, Carl               Hoot

Lowry, Lois                 Bless This Mouse

Number The Stars

Nimmo, Jenny             Any book in the Charlie Bone series

O’Connor, Jane           Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth

Pennypacker, Sara       Summer of the Gypsy Moths

Riordan, Rick              The Percy Jackson and the Olympian series

The Kane Chronicles series

Sachar, Louis               Holes

Spinelli, Jerry               4th Grade Rats

Various Authors:         The 39 Clues series

West, Jacqueline         The Books of Elsewhere series

4th Graders may also want to read titles from the 5th Grade Battle of the Books list.  This list can be found at Pikes Peak Battle of the Books


Poetry : 4th Grade is a great time to start exploring poetry.

Anything by Jack Prelustky, Shel Silverstein, or Douglas Florian

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I am returning this year as the librarian for Academy Endeavour Elementary. I am a complete and total bookworm. I love talking books with students and parents. If you ask me what my favorite book is I will tell you that it changes every day. I hope you will stop by this blog often and discuss books with me. Or drop into the library and see what our wonderful students are learning.

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