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Book Recommendations for

3rd - 4th Grade and Up

Please remember that these recommendations are guidelines, and may not fit every individual reader. Some advanced younger readers may access more sophisticated books, while some struggling readers will access challenging books about topics that interest them, and many readers occasionally like to spend time with enjoyable titles that aren't especially challenging. Some readers going through a specific personal challenge may want to avoid books about certain serious topics, while other readers going through those challenges may benefit from reading more about it. These grade-level recommendation lists are primarily designed to give adults a good starting place to assist younger readers in their lives - always apply judgment according to individual needs. See individual book description pages for details.

Anne of Green Gables
Big Nate
Dealing with Dragons
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Ever After After: Storybook of Legends
Harry Potter books 1-3
The Homework Machine
How to Train Your Dragon
The Hundred Dresses
I Survived . . . (historical fiction series)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Lemonade War
The Little House / Laura Ingalls series
Little Miss Evil
A Little Princess
Lunch Money
Morning Girl
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

No Talking
Number the Stars
On My Honor
The Report Card
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
The Sign of the Beaver
Stone Fox
The Tail of Emily Windsnap
Vincent Shadow, Toy Inventor