4th Grade Reads

yodaThe Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

By: Tom Angleberger
Call Number: J ANG

On the night of the blue moon when mermaids are said to gather on a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico, ten-year-old Keeper sets out in a small boat, with her dog BD and a seagull named Captain, determined to find her mother, a mermaid, as Keeper has always believed, who left long ago to return to the sea.

By: Kathi Appelt
Call Number: J APP

ivanThe One and Only Ivan
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

By: Katherine Applegate
Call Number: J APP

The Penderwicks
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.

By: Jeanne Birdsall
Call Number: J BIR

The Name of This Book is Secret
Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.

By: Pseudonymous Bosch
Call Number: J BOS

After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover an Albrecht Dürer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

By: Elise Broach
Call Number: J BRO 

detectivesThe Fairy Tale Detectives
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

By: Michael Buckley
Call Number: J BUC


The Secret Garden
A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Call Number: J BUR

Henry Huggins
When Henry adopts Ribsy, a dog of no particular breed, humorous adventures follow.

By: Beverly Cleary
Call Number: J CLE

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

By: Kate DiCamillo
Call Number: J DIC

Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

By: Louis Sachar
Call Number: J SAC

The Maze of Bones
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

By: Rick Riordan
Call Number: J THI

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