Looking for a good book series for your 4th grader?
(Ages 9 – 10)Once you can get kids hooked into a book series, you know that it will keep them reading for awhile.
Beautiful artwork with compelling characters and an adventurous plot make this a sure-fire hit with young readers.
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer FANTASY Fairy tales become very real when Alex and Conner (a brother and sister) find themselves taken to the fairy tale world through a book given to them by their grandmother.
Emmet and his father arrive to investigate but when his father is kidnapped, Emmet and his friend, Calvin, know it’s up to them to find where the kidnapper is holding Emmet’s father. by Victoria Schwab REALISTIC My daughter loves these sweet stories about an angel named Aria who is earning her wings by helping girls who are struggling in some way. Gabby’s brother is hospitalized indefinitely and her mom is totally focused on her brother. Throughout the story, these STEM wizards invent gadgets and gizmos and give you directions to do the same.
GREAT for reluctant readers — and anyone who loves an action-packed sci-fi mystery! It’s up to Aria to help Gabby at her new school and discover who she is apart from her family. by Science Bob Pflugfleder and Steve Hockensmith SCI-FI / MYSTERY Siblings Nick and Tesla are shipped off to live with their mad-scientist Uncle Newt for the summer while their parents are . This adventurous STEM series makes science and technology fun!by Jessica Day George FANTASY Every Tuesday, the castle where Princess Celie and her family live, adds on a new room, or turret, or wing. So, when robbers attack her parents carriage, and they are never seen again, Celie takes comfort that their room is exactly the same, hoping the castle knows they are still alive. by Ben Hatke FANTASY / GRAPHIC NOVEL While Jack’s single mom works, Jack takes care of his little sister, Maddy. Book two, by James Petterson and Chris Grabenstein, illustrated by Juliana Neufeld ADVENTURE The life of the four Kidd siblings isn’t typical — they live on a boat and their parents are treasure hunters.But, can the castle and Celie stop the Royal Council and the foreign prince from taking over the kingdom? And like the other Jack, this Jack also trades the family’s one valuable thing only in this story it’s his mom’s car which he trades for seeds. Unfortunately, not only is their mom missing but their father went overboard in a bad storm.The stories are non-stop adventures in magical, imaginative worlds. Plus, in this first book, you’ll learn valuable cow trivia.But, it’s mostly the hilarious adventure of two pranksters who start out as rivals but eventually work together to pull off the biggest prank of all time — a prank that will ensure they get April Fool’s Day off from school.The books always are about a young person trying to survive the historically important, life-changing event such as Pompeii, the Titanic, Pearl Harbor, or the Battle of Gettysburg. by Lincoln Peirce GRAPHIC NOVEL / HUMOR Lincoln Peirce “gets” kids and their struggles. Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George FANTASY We can’t recommend these books enough.Nate’s real-life adventures will keep your kids laughing from the first page to the last. Young and brave Creel wants nothing more than to own her own seamstress shop.In the first story, their only way out of the Fairy Tale world is to find the ingredients for a Wishing Spell.Finding the items will be dangerous, mysterious, and life-changing. by Mac Barnett and Jory John, illustrated by Kevin Cornell REALISTIC / HUMOR If you like funny, you’ll LOVE this series!They’re excellent, fast-paced adventures set during significant historical events.Your kids will zip through these adventures, learning history in the process.