Confession: I love to read. I have been a book worm since I can remember. Unfortunately, I have not the once avid reader I once was, but I still love a good book. I wanted to pass on the love of reading to my kids. In the life of a twin mom, you experience everything twice at one time. Having the process of wanting my kids to love books, they need to know how to read. For one, it came very easy and the other one struggled. It’s very hard to experience that and we pushed through it.
Now, I have two kids who love to read and it’s not a huge struggle anymore. Now, there is a new struggle – finding good books for 4th graders that they will enjoy reading. Some of the popular 4th grade series books out like Harry Potter and Matilda aren’t catching my kids’ reading interest right now. So, if you have kids like mine. I want to help you. So, here is the list of books my kids have read or currently reading.
Kid Approved Books for 4th Graders
We went to a free sneak preview for the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid and my son loved it and you check out the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie review. I told him there were books and I would get him the first book of the series and see if he liked it. He read the first book in record time. I bragged on Facebook about it. He’s been reading the series ever since and we pre-order books now.
If your child is a fan of The Descendants then this books will definitely appeal to them. The Descendants came out with a movie for TV last year (2017) and my daughter had to read all three of the Descendants books. She loves reading about the secrets of the movie and the coming rumors of the next movie. The Isle of the Lost is the first book of the series – it’s a 3 book series. Here are all 3 books and some other Descendant favorites.
My daughter’s friend was reading this book and my daughter borrowed the book from her. Emily Windsnap is half-mermaid, half-human, and all magic. They both have a mermaid obsession. So, she was hooked and Emily Windsnap book series was a must have. We bought the set in which all books were read except maybe the last book as there was some discussion between her and her friends about the storyline of this book – 4th graders 🙂
The Eerie Elementary Series is a part of a Branches publications. A few things about this book and the Branches publications. This book is is recommended for those 1-3 graders, so if you have child who is at a 3rd grade reading level or on the cusp or transitioning to higher reading level into chapter books – I like this book for this. If you have younger kids, seek these Branches books because they have question in the back to help see if your child processed and comprehend the book. I wish more books did this for elementary kids. So, this is a mama favorite too. Read the reviews!
I am not sure we stumbled onto this book. I am sure it has something to with the ninja being on the cover probably has something to do with why my son first got interested in it. The Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja has been a favorite among not only both my kids but we actually trade with my sister so she can read to my nephew (he’s infant). I do enjoy some of the topics covered. So, this is a family favorite from mamas to infants! See the whole series of Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja and grab them.
I hope you got some great book ideas for your 4th grader as these are just a few to get you started. We still have some books that we have ordered that I am waiting on the verdict from the kids to see if they like them enough so that I can recommend them.