Year 4 Reading List

Please look at the lists below to see suggestions of books suitable for Year 4 children, either to read independently or to share with an adult. We have aimed to link the books to the learning in each term in Year 4. 

Remember to complete your reading journal in order to receive certificates and prizes!

 

 

Year 4 Reading List

Autumn Term

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

The Dream Master

Theresa Breslin

Fantasy

Gorilla

Anthony Browne

Picture Book

Let's Celebrate! Festival Poems From Around the World

Debjani Chatterjee & Brian D'Arcy

Poetry

Rama and Sita: Path of Flames

Sally Clayton

Religious story

Matilda

Roald Dahl

Classic

Revolting Rhymes

Roald Dahl

Poetry

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: a Novel in Cartoons (Series)

Jeff Kinney

Humour

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Series)

C. S. Lewis

Classic

Top 1 Worst Murderous Mythical Creatures You Wouldn't Want to Meet!

Fiona MacDonald

Myths & Legends

Judy Moody Was in a Mood

Megan McDonald

Humour

Gangsta Granny

David Walliams

Humour

Greek Myths

Marcia Williams

Graphic Novel

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

How the World Works

Christiane Dorion

Science Picture Book

Can We Save the Tiger?

Martin Jenkins

Science & Nature

Kid’s First Cook Book

Nancy Mc Dougall

Cooking

The Usborne Book of World Religions / What do you Believe?

Susan Meredith / Margaret Parish & Fleur Star

Religion

First News

First News

Current Affairs

 

 

 

Year 4

Reading List

Spring Term

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Beast Quest: Ferno the Fire Dragon (Series)

Adam Blade

Fantasy

Macbeth for Kids

Lois Burdett

Performance & Poetry

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Lauren Child

Humour

The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth

Eoin Colfer

Humour

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes

Fantasy

The Iron Woman

Ted Hughes

Fantasy

Fairy Tales

Terry Jones

Short Stories

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Michael Morpurgo

Adventure

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

Philip Pullman

Fiction

Billionaire Boy

David Walliams

Humour

Charlotte’s Web

E. B. White

Fantasy

Bravo Mr William Shakespeare

Marcia Williams

Graphic Novel

The Suitcase Kid

Jacqueline WIlson

Realistic Fiction

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Henry VIII (Brilliant Bits)

Richard Brassey

History

Terrible Tudors (Horrible Histories)

Terry Deary & Neil Tonge

History

Tudor (Eyewitness)

DK

History

Exploring Mountains

Anita Ganeri

Geography

Can you Feel the Force?

Richard Hammond

Science

National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison

Barbara Kramer

Biography

First News

First News

Current Affairs

 
 
 

Year 4

Reading List

Summer Term

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Mr Archimedes’ Bath

Pamela Allen

Science

The Mousehole Cat

Antonia Barber

Fiction

Zoo

Anthony Browne

Picture Book

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya

Mary and Rich Chamberlin

Traditional Tale

How to Train your Dragon (Series)

Cressida Cowell

Fantasy

James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl

Fantasy

The Tortoise’s Gift: A Story from Zambia

Retold by Lari Don

Traditional Tale

If

Rudyard Kipling

Poetry

The Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

Traditional Tales

Akimbo and the Elephants

Alexander McCall Smith

Adventure

Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

Adventure

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

Adventure

The Demon Dentist

David Walliams

Humour

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Horrible Science: Chemical Chaos

Nick Arnold & Tony De Saulles

Science

Who was Nelson Mandela?

(Series)

Meg Belviso & Pam Pollack

Biography

Coming to England

Floella Benjamin

Autobiography

What’s Eating You?

Nicola Davies

Science

Eye on the Wild: Cheetah

Suzi Eszterhas

Science & Nature Picture Book

The Huge Bag of Worries

Virginia Ironside

PSHCE