Book List - 4th-6th Grade

4th-6th Grade Fun Books with Girl Characters (of COURSE boys can read these, too!)
When Mischief came to Town Katrina Nannestad
Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren
Flora and Ulysses Kate DiCamillo
Bob Wendy Maas and Rebecca Stead
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Kelly Jones
All Four Stars Tara Dairman

Fun Books with Boy Characters (and YES, girls can read these, too!)
The Terrible Two Mac Barnett and Jory John
Spy School (series) Stuart Gibbs
N.E.R.D.S (series) Michael Buckley
Pax Sara Pennypacker

 Series (in some cases, the name of the series is listed, in others, just the title of
the first book in the series)

Princess Academy     Shannon Hale Time Warp Trio    Jon Sciezka
Time Quartet (Wrinkle in Time and sequels)  Madeleine L’Engle
Chasing Vermeer     Blue Balliet
The Mysterious Benedict Society   Trenton Stewart
Little House on the Prairie    Laura Ingalls Wilder
Anne of Green Gables     L.M. Montgomery
The Underland Chronicles      Suzanne Collins
The Wide-Awake Princess     E.D. Baker
Tuesdays at the Castle     Jessica Day George
The Penderwicks         Jeanne Birdsall
Chronicles of Prydain        Lloyd Alexander
The Missing (series)    Margaret Peterson Haddix
39 Clues    various authors
Half Upon A Time   James Riley

Adventure Leepike Ridge N.D.Wilson
Hatchet Gary Paulsen
Extreme Adventures (series) Justin D'Ath
Pax Sara Pennypacker


Fairy Tales

East O’ The Sun and West O’ the moon  Naomi Lewis and P.J. Lynch
Sleeping Beauty     Mahlon Craft
Cinderella K.Y. Kraft
Beauty and the Beast   Mahlon Craft
The Twelve Dancing Princesses     Marianna Mayer
Rapunzel    Paul O. Zelinsky
Usborne Illustrated Grimm’s Fairy Tales
The Rainbow Fairy Book Andrew Lang
Jack and the Beanstalk E. Nesbit
Puss in Boots Charles Perrault and Fred Marcellino
Hansel and Gretel Brothers Grimm and Sybille Schenker
Little Red Riding Hood Brothers Grimm and Sybille Schenker
Faerie Gold  edited by Kathryn Lindskoog

Note: You’re not too old for fairy tales, but if you need more of a challenge, try these:

The Princess and the Goblin     George MacDonald
The Blue Fairy Book (or any of the colors)    Andrew Lang

Fairy Tale Adaptations
Half Upon a Time James Riley
Rapunzel's Revenge Shannon and Dean Hale
Peter and the Starcatchers Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk
The Sisters Grimm (series)

The Magic Thief    Sarah Prineas
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness   Andrew Peterson
The Wild Robot Peter Brown
Tuesdays at the Castle Jessica Day George
Dragon Slippers Jessica Day George
The Frog Princess E.D. Baker
Chronicles of Prydain Lloyd Alexander
Gregor the Overlander Suzanne Collins
Half Magic Edward Eager
Five Children and It E. Nesbit
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardobe C.S. Lewis
Savvy Ingrid Law
The False Prince Jennifer Nielsen

Books by Simon Seymour
“You Wouldn’t Want to…” series    Jacqueline Morley
Books by David Macaulay
Answers in Genesis publications
Institute for Creation Research publications

Wilder Medal Books

Books by: Laura Ingalls WIlder, Clara Ingram Judson, E.B. White, Ruth Sawyer,
Beverley Cleary, Jean Fritz, Elizabeth George Speare, Virginia Hamilton, Russell Freedman, Milton
Meltzer, Laurence Yep, Katherine Paterson

Newberry Award Winners


A Child’s Garden of Verses        Robert Louis Stevenson
Favorite Poems of Childhood        Philip Smith
The Random House Book of Poetry
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry
Classic Illustrated Poetry Collection


Nancy Drew (series)
Hardy Boys (series)
Chasing Vermeer Under the Egg Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

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