Recommended Reading List for 4th Class

If you like books about FRIENDS or SCHOOL, try these…

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series), by Jeff Kinney
Big Nate (Series), by Lincoln Peirce
Wonder, by R. J. Palacio
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, by John Boyne
The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate Di Camillo
Wayside School (Series), by Louis Sachar
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (Series), by Liz Pichon
Flour Babies, by Ann Fine
Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling
Billy the Kid, by Michael Morpurgo

If you like ANIMALS and HORSES, try these …

The Tiger Who Was a Roaring Success (and other titles), by Don Conroy
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (and other titles), by Jill Tomlinson
The Butterfly Lion, by Michael Morpurgo
Puppy Patrol (Series), by Jenny Dale
Babe the Sheep-Pig (and other titles), by Dick King-Smith
Spy Dog (Series), by Andrew Cope
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
Kaspar Prince of Cats, by Michael Morpurgo
The Last Wolf, by Michael Morpurgo
An Elephant in the Garden, by Michael Morpurgo
Toro! Toro!, by Michael Morpurgo
Varjak Paw (Series), by S. F. Said
Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
Stuart Little, by E. B. White
Because of Winn Dixie (and other titles), by Kate Di Camillo
The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
Born to Run, by Michael Morpurgo
Running Wild, by Michael Morpurgo

If you like A GOOD LAUGH, try these…

Horrid Henry (Series), by Francesca Simon
Stink (Series), by Megan MacDonald
George’s Marvellous Medicine, by Roald Dahl
The Twits, by Roald Dahl
The Enormous Crocodile, by Roald Dahl
Dirty Bertie (Series), by David Roberts
Big Nate (Series), by Lincoln Peirce
Tom Gates (Series), by L. Pichon
Alfie Green (Series), by Joe O’Brien
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series), by Jeff Kinney
The BFG, by Roald Dahl
Granny (and other titles), by Anthony Horowitz
The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog (Series), by Jeremy Strong
Bill’s New Frock, by Anne Fine
Little Darlings (Series), by Sam Llewellyn
Clover Twig and the Incredible Flying Cottage, by Kaye Umansky
The Giggler Treatment (Series), by Roddy Doyle
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, by David Almond
Captain Underpants (Series), by Dav Pilkey
Wayside School (Series), by Louis Sachar
Nelly the Monster Sitter (Series), by Kes Gray
Walter Speazlebud (Series), by David Donohue
You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! (Series), by Andy Stanton
Do Not Read This Book (Series), by Pat Moon
The Demon Dentist (and other titles), by David Walliams
Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
Snakes Elbows, by Deirdre Madden
The Toilet of Doom (and other titles), by Michael Lawrence
The French Confection (Diamond Brothers Series), by Anthony Horowitz
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle (and other titles), by Eva Ibbotson
Robe of Skulls (Series), by Vivian French

If you like MAGIC, try these…

The Witches, by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
George’s Marvellous Medicine, by Roald Dahl
The BFG, by Roald Dahl
Matilda, by Roald Dahl
The Enchanted Wood (Magic Faraway Tree Series), by Enid Blyton
The Wishing Chair (Series), by Enid Blyton
The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders Series), by Peter Lerangis
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby, by Brocket John Boyne
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Series), by Tony DiTerrlizzi
Wild Born (Series), by Brandon Mull
Tom’s Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce
A Wrinkle in Time (Series), by Madeleine L’Engle
Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
The Fire Thief (Series), by Terry Deary
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
Skulduggery Pleasant (Series), by Derek Landy
Percy Jackson (Series), by Rick Riordan
The Spook’s Apprentice (Series), by Joseph Delaney
Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling
Sabriel (Series), by Garth Nix
Mister Monday (Series), by Garth Nix

If you like SCARY Stories, try these…

Goosebumps (Series), by R. L. Stine
Scream Street (Series), by Tommy Donbavand
Ghosthunters (Series), by Cornelia Funke
The Secret of Platform 13 (and other titles), by Eva Ibbotson
Robe of Skulls (Series), by Vivian French
Skulduggery Pleasant (Series), by Derek Landy
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series), by Lemony Snicket
The Evil Hairdo / The Poison Factory, by Oisin McGann
The Children of Green Knowe (Series), by Lucy M. Boston
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman

If you like ADVENTURE, try these…

The Island of Adventure (Adventure Series), by Enid Blyton
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series), by Lemony Snicket
Beast Quest / Seaquest (Series), by Adam Blade
The Treasure Hunters (Series), by James Patterson
Iceman – Tom Crean, by Michael Smith
The Wreck of the Zanzibar (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
Noah Barleywater Runs Away, by John Boyne
The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
Truckers (Series), by Terry Pratchett
How to Train Your Dragon (Series), by Cressida Cowell
Phoenix (and other titles), by S. F. Said
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznik
Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznik
The Children of Green Knowe (Series), by Lucy M. Boston
Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate Di Camillo
George’s Secret Key to the Universe (series), by Lucy & Stephen Hawking
Artemis Fowl (Series), by Eoin Colfer
Raven’s Gate (The Power of Five Series), by Anthony Horowitz
The Alchemyst (Nicholas Flamel Series), by Michael Scott
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Series), by Rick Riordan
The Spook’s Apprentice (Series), by Joseph Delaney
Mister Monday (Keys to the Kingdom Series), by Garth Nix
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Series), by Anthony Horowitz
Tunnels (Series), by Roderick Gordon
Silverfin (The Young Bond Series), by Charlie Higson
The Edge Chronicles (Series), by Paul Stewart

If you like MYSTERY / DETECTIVE, try these…

Secret Seven (Series), by Enid Blyton
Famous Five (Series), by Enid Blyton
The Mystery of… (Series), by Enid Blyton
Spy Dog (Series), by Andrew Cope
The Pasta Detectives, by Andreas Steinhöfel
Who Could That be at this Hour? (Series), by Lemony Snicket
The Sisters Grimm (Series), by Michael Buckley
The Hardy Boys (Series), by Franklin W. Dixon
Chasing Vermeer (Series), by Blue Balliet
The One That Got Away (Misfitz Mysteries Series), by Josh Lacey
The Great Hamster Massacre, by Katie Davies
The London Eye Mystery, by Siobhan Dowd
The 39 Clues (Series), by Rick Riordan (and others)
The Diamond of Drury Lane (Series), by Julia Golding
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Series), by Rick Riordan
Inkworld (Series), by Cornelia Funke
Lion Boy, by Zizou Corder
The Thieves of Ostia (Roman Mysteries Series), by Caroline Lawrence
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Series), by Anthony Horowitz
Silverfin (The Young Bond Series), by Charlie Higson
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

If you like HISTORY, try these…

Children of the Famine (Series), by Marita Conlon-McKenna
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea, by Michael Morpurgo
Arthur High King of Britain, by Michael Morpurgo
Once (Series), by Morris Gleitzman
One Small Suitcase, by Barry Turner
Rosie’s Quest (Series), by Ann Carroll
Hitler’s Canary, by Sandi Toksvig
The Thieves of Ostia (Roman Mysteries Series), by Caroline Lawrence
Gladiator Boy (Series), by David Grimstone
Horrible Histories (Series), by Terry Deary

If you like SPORT books, try these…

50 Soccer Skills, by Usborne
Goal!, by Alan Durant
Kick Off (Series), by Dan Freedman
The Big Football Frenzy, by Rob Childs
The Big Cup Collection Omnibus, by Rob Childs
The Big Football Treble, by Rob Childs
Football Academy (Series), by Tom Palmer
Diary of a Rugby Champ, by Shamini Flint
World Rugby Records, by Chris Hawkes
Rugby Spirit, by Gerald Siggins
Scrum!, by Tom Palmer

If you like POETRY, try these…

Something Beginning with P, by O’Brien Press (Publisher)
Runny Babbit (and other titles), by Shel Silverstein
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry, by Brian Patten (editor)
Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl
Love that Dog, by Sharon Creech
Hate that Cat, by Sharon Creech
The Mighty Slide (and other titles), by Allan Ahlberg
Read Me and Laugh, by Gaby Morgan (Editor)
A Child’s Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Truth about Parents, by MacMillan Children’s Books
The Truth about Teachers, by MacMillan Children’s Books

If you like the CLASSICS, try these…

Paddington Bear (Series), by Michael Bond
Winnie the Pooh (Series), by A. A. Milne
The Family from One-End Street, by Eve Garnett
Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgrin
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Railway Children, by E. Nesbit
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Lassie Come Home, by Eric Knight
Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mary Poppins, by P. L. Travers
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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