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Classics for Grades 4-
Alcott, Louisa May
The fortunes of the March sisters in 19th-
Mr. Potter's Penguins
A housepainter and dreamer, Mr. Popper's whole life changes when he gets a penguin.
The adventures of the boy who wouldn't grow up.
Baum, L. Frank
The Wizard of Oz
Will the Wizard help Dorothy return to Kansas?
Bianco, Margery Williams
The Velveteen Rabbit
The velveteen rabbit has almost given up hope of becoming real.
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
The Secret Garden
Orphaned Mary finds a mysterious garden in her lonely new home.
The Incredible Journey
A cat and two dogs travel 250 miles to find their family.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Alice finds a world of nonsense and strange characters down the rabbit hole.
Ramona the Pest
Why doesn't Davey want to be kissed and why can't Ramona pull Susan's tempting fat curls?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
What will the five winners find in Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory?
A Christmas Carol
Scrooge visits Christmases past, present, and future to save his soul.
The coin grants only half of every wish! Beware!
The Hundred Dresses
Wanda claims to own a hundred dresses but always wears the same one.
The Black Stallion
Young Alec rescues a horse, trains him by night, and rides him to victory.
Fitzgerald, John D.
The Great Brain
Tom is a swindler and a con artist growing up in Utah in the early 1900s.
Harriet the Spy
Harriet gets in big trouble when the other kids find out what she really thinks of them.
George, Jean Craighead
Julie of the Wolves
Fleeing an unwanted marriage, an Eskimo girl's life is saved by wolves.
The old yellow dog becomes Travis' friend and savior on the Texas farm.
The Wind in the Willows
Escapades of Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger, who live by a river.
The People Could Fly
24 handsomely illustrated African American folktales.
Misty of Chincoteague
Two children see their chance to own a wild Chincoteague pony.
Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their bunny is a vampire.
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
Lyrical poems, songs, and blues selected for children, exploring the African American experience.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
A schoolmaster has a terrifying meeting with a headless horseman.
The Secret of the Old Clock
Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested in her search for a missing will.
Just So Stories
Find out how the camel got his hump and why other animals look the way they do.
From the Mixed-
Life in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is full of surprises for runaway Claudia and her little brother.
Tales of Uncle Remus
African American folktales about Brer Rabbit.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Four English children enter the land of Narnia through the back of a wardrobe.
Zany adventures of a girl who lives with a horse, a monkey, and no parents.
Her tenth year is full of good and bad things. Is the new baby a good thing or a bad one?
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Caleb and Anna hope the mail-
Sixteen tales, including Pandora's box and king Midas.
Six funny stories about a boy growing up in Centerburg, a small midwestern town.
Montgomery, Lucy Maud
Anne of Green Gables
A heartwarming, old-
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Abandoned, a young Indian girl finds courage, self-
Osborne, Mary Pope
American Tall Tales
Meet American folk heroes Pecos Bill, John Henry, and others.
Bridge to Terabithia
Friends Jess and Leslie escape from unhappiness by spending time in the land of Terabithia.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
How Robin Hood and his band became outlaws in Sherwood Forest.
Where the Red Fern Grows
An Ozark farmboy and his hunting adventures with a pair of coon hounds.’
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The yearly nativity play is hijacked by the worst children that ever existed.
How to Eat Fried Worms
Will Billy be able to eat fifteen worms?
One morning Annabel wakes up to find she's turned into her mother!
The Little Prince
The little prince learns about love, responsibility, friendship, and beauty.
Humorous, homespun tales of Midwestern America in the early 1900s.
The ups and downs of a horse's life in 19th century England.
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Poems about "whatifs," a boy who turns into a TV, and a girl who eats a whale.
Smith, Robert K
Henry's loco over cocoa, but is it possible there can be too much of a good thing?
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
Leroy Brown, walking encyclopedia, easily cracks the toughest criminal cases.
Speare, Elizabeth George
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
In 1687, Kit befriends an outcast Quaker and finds herself on trial for witchcraft.
A Swiss girl's joyous spirit helps her family and friends find happiness.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
A treasure map leads to a pirate's fortune and great danger.
The Sword and the Circle
Adventures of King Arthur and his famous knights of the Round Table.
Taylor, Mildred D.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
In 1933, a strong black family living in the South faces prejudice and discrimination.
The dangerous quest of Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-
An extraordinary nanny glues stars to the sky and dances at night in the zoo.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tom and Huck almost get into more trouble than they can handle.
Charlotte, a spider and a lover of words, saves the life of her friend Wilbur the pig.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little House in the Big Woods
First book in a series about the daily life of a pioneer girl and her family.
Swiss Family Robinson
A shipwrecked family cleverly adapts to life on a South Sea island.