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Do you have any suggestions for summer reading suitable for a fourth grader?

I want my granddaughter to keep up the good work she's achieved during the school year. I've started a

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knitophile28

Asked by knitophile28 at 10:46 AM on Jun. 8, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:47 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • They have a new series called "Dork Diaries" which are kind of like the Wimpy Kid books for boys that age, but are geared towards girls. I don't know that she would like them, but my nine year old so loved the Wimpy Kid books.
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 10:47 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Magic Treehouse Series
    tree0826

    Answer by tree0826 at 10:48 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • You can also check with your local library and see if they are participating in the accelerated reading program. They will have a list to choose from.

    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 10:52 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Your local library should have a great list of books to choose from. Also, Barnes and Noble or Borders would be a good place to check - a lot of Barnes and Noble have summer reading programs where if you read X number of books over the summer, you get a free one! And our local library has a summer reading challenge where if you read so many then at the end of the summer you get invited to a free ice cream party. There are some great incentives out there to keep kids reading during the summer!
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 10:56 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • http://www.education.com/magazine/article/fifth-grade-summer-reading-list/  If the other books are too easy a read, then, here are some fifth grade level.

    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:58 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • tales of a fourth grade nothing by judy blume? i loved her books when i was a kid. how about the nancy drew mysteries? anne of green gables?
    you should do an internet search, i am sure there must be some classics for her!
    does she like harry potter?
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:02 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Many schools use Lexile scores to determine reading levels. Even if you do not have a lexile score you can find books suggestions for your child's reading level and interest. All you have to do is enter your child's grade level and how easy or diffecult they found the reading in school to be.  Once you enter that infromation you can select catagories of interest and it will give you a list of books that would be most likely at your childs reading level and interest.  (Reading is more fun if it's a topic you like). Then you can take that list to your library and see what books (if any) on the list can be borrowed from the library.

    SAHMinIL2

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 11:48 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Magic Treehouse is NOT for 4th graders - and the grammar in there is HORRIBLE, so I wouldn't recommend those at all for ANY child !
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • The Little House on the Prairie series is good.Also, try The Boxcar Children series.
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 12:04 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

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