Good Reading for Fourth Grade

Younguncle Comes to Town

By Vandana Singh

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Younguncle arrives in the middle of the Indian monsoon season and provides a group of bored children with clever, unexpected solutions to a variety of problems.

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Weaver's Daughter

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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In 1791 after her family's journey from Pennsylvania, ten-year-old Lizzie suffers from the disease of asthma in her new home in the Southwest Territory (present-day Tennessee). What will her family do?

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Truly Winnie

By Jennifer Richard Jacobsen

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Winnie, Zoe and Vanessa are going to summer camp for the first time. Winnie worries no one will like her, she won't have a good time, and her father won't make it to Parent's Day.

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The Year of the Dog

By Grace Lin

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Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.

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The Scarecrow and His Servant

By Philip Pullman

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A scarecrow and his boy servant, Jack, set off on a dangerous adventure as they try to outwit the crooked Buffaloni family and stake their claim to valuable Spring Valley.

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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

By Jeanne Birdsall

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While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
 

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The Next-Door Dogs

By Colby Rodowsky

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Although terrified of dogs, nine-year-old Sara forces herself to face a Labrador retriever and a Dalmatian when she must help her next-door neighbor, who has fallen and broken her leg.

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The Mummy's Mother

By Tony Johnston

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When his mother is stolen from her tomb, Ramose, a 4000-year-old mummy, tries to find her in the Egyptian desert, aboard an ocean liner, and in New York City's Metropolitan Museum.

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By Kate DiCamillo

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Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him. He travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

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The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq

By Jeanette Winter

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The true story of librarian Alia Muhammad Baker, who saved thousands of books in the Basra library when war broke out in Iraq.

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