Thursday, August 19, 2010

Read Alouds for Fourth Grade

In keeping with our most recent blogposts, we are adding the list of 100 Books to Read Aloud to Fourth Grade.  

  •  Fudge a Mania by Judy Blume
  • Stuart Little by E.B. White
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  • The BFG  by Roald Dahl
  • Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburgh
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Anchor Texts for Reading and Writing Lessons
  •  Crickwing by Janell Cannon
  •  The Patchword Quilt by Valerie Flournoy
  •  The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick
  • Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
  • Tuesday by David Weisner
  • Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
  • If You Were a Writer by Joan Lowry Nixon
  • Show: Don’t Tell !: The Secrets of Writing by Josephine Nobisso
  • Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter
  • Saturdays and Teacakes by Lester Laminack
  • The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins by Lester Laminack
  • Grandpa’s Teeth by Rod Clement
Folk and Fairy Tales
  •  Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters by Patricia McKissack
  • Fables by Arnold Lobel
  • The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieska and Lane Smith
  • The Rough-Faced Girl by Rafe Martin
  • The Lizard and The Sun by Alma Flor Ada
  • The Shark God by Rafe Martin
  • Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg
  • John Henry by Julius Lester
  • Pecos Bill by Steven Kellogg
  • Mike Fink by Steven Kellogg

Words, Math Concepts, Language and Poetry Books
  •  Math Curse by Jon Scieska
  • The Best of Times: Math Strategies that Multiply by Gregory Tang
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  • Author: A True Story by Helen Lester
  • The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter
  • Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story by Loreen Leedy
  • Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems by Georgia Heard
  • Donovan’s Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross
  • Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
  • The Grapes of Math by Gregory Tang
Award Winners and Honor Books
  • The Cricket in Times Square  by George Selden
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert O’Brien
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Bremen Town Musicians by Ilse Plume
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
  • Shadow by Blaise Cendrars
  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Historical Fiction/Mystery
  •  The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog  by John Erickson
  •  Jim Ugly by Sid Fleishman
  • Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • By the Great Horn Spoon! By Sid Fleischman
  • Oh Say I Can’t See by Jon Scieska
  • The Barn by Avi
  • Ruthie’s Gift by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Dear Great American Writer’s School by Sherry Bunin
  • The Absent Author by Ron Roy
Fantasy/Daydreams/Fiction books with Lessons
  •  The Boy Who Painted Dragons  by Demi  
  •  Testing Miss Malarkey by Judy Finchler
  •  Syrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent by Bill Peet
  • The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
  • Shrek by William Steig
  • Mr. Lincoln’s Way by Patricia Polacco
  • Plot Chickens by Mary Jane Auch
  • Catwings by Ursula Le Guin
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
  • Something about Hensley’s by Patricia Polacco
Informational Text
  •  Oh Rats! The Story of Rats and People  by Albert Marrin
  • Owen and Mzee: A Story of Friendship by Isabella and Craig Hatkoff
  • Flying by Gail Gibbons
  • Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say
  • You Have to Write by Janet Wong
  • The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
  • A Drop of Water:  A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick
  • Animal Fact/Animal Fable by Seymour Simon
  • 101 Freaky Animals by Melvin and Gilda Berger
Series Books and Silly Books
  • Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (The Babysitter’s Club) by Ann Martin  
  •  Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
  • The Best Story  by Eileen Spinelli
  • Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar
  • The Graves Family by Patricia Polacco
  • There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom by Louis Sachar
Realistic Fiction
  • Earthquake Terror  by Peg Kehret
  • Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • What Do Authors Do? by Eileen Christelow
  • Thundercakes by Patricia Polacco
  • Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
  • In Our Mother’s House by Patricia Polacco
  • All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Amber on the Mountain by Tony Johnston
  • The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson 


Loreen Leedy said...

Hi Susan,
Nice list! Thank you so much for including Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story on your blog.

Mrs. Shepherd said...

Thanks to a google search. I found your blog. Thanks for sharing the list. I will definitely link it to my blog. Hope you can check it out!

Tara said...

What a valuable resource!! Thanks for sharing! I am now a follower:)
Come visit:)

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Rebecca Rojas said...

I love this list! Thank you so much for sharing! I've been on the look out for new read-alouds all summer. I see many that I have already read on your list, and I am thrilled to find even more ideas!


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