Summer Reading: Entering 4th grade  

Molin Upper Elementary

70 Low Street

Newburyport, MA 01950


Ellen Menesale   

Media Specialist

All students entering Grade 4 are required to read at least 2 books during the summer

  • Frindle   by Andrew Clements



  • Return completed story map on the 1st day of school.


  • One free choice book or suggested reads with a written recommendation (see authors/titles below).


    Additional Recommended Readings:    


Suggested reads for 4th grade - Choose one:


Andrew Clements titles


Roald Dahl titles


James and the Giant Peach  Roald Dahl*

After the untimely death of his parents, little James finds life with

Aunts Sponge and Spiker miserable until a magic potion produces

an enormous peach which becomes his new and exciting home.


Judy Blume titles


Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge series) Judy Blume

Peter finds his demanding younger brother, Fudge, an ever-increasing



Waggit’s Tale, Waggit Again, Waggit Forever by Peter Howe

When Waggit is abandoned by his owner as a puppy, he meets a pack of

wild dogs who become his friends and teach him to survive in the city

park, but when he has a chance to go home with a kind woman who

wants to adopt him, he takes it.


Dragonbreath series by Ursula Vernon

It's not easy for Danny Dragonbreath to be the sole mythical creature in a school for reptiles and amphibians—especially because he can't breathe fire like other dragons (as the school bully loves to remind him). But having a unique family comes in handy sometimes.


Humphrey series by Betty Birney


Summer According to Humphrey Betty Birney*

When summer arrives, Humphrey, te pet hamster of Longfellow School’s

Room twenty-six, is surprised and pleased to learn that he

 will be going to Camp Happy Hollow.


Alvin Ho series by Lenore Look


New Suggested 4th:

Who Was, Where Is, What Is series? ​


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