Good Books for Third and Fourth Graders

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Explore these good books for third and fourth graders. For more great reading, check out other books by these authors or ask your neighborhood librarian for additional suggestions.

Big Foot and Little Foot

Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure and mysterious creatures. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch, or an Ogopogo, or a Snoot-Nosed Giant. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends.

A Boy Called Bat

For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises — some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.

The Creature of the Pines

After encountering a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens, Elliot and his new friend Uchenna help their weird teacher Professor Fauna rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers.

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Eager to do something her big sister has not done first, Jasmine Toguchi, eight, decides to pound mochi with the men and boys when her family gets together for New Year’s.

Night of the Living Worms

Jealous of his brother, Early Bird, who always gets the worm, Speed Bump embarks on an adventure with his best friend, Slingshot.

Sanity & Tallulah

Sanity and Tallulah live in a space station at the end of the galaxy. When Sanity’s illegally created three-headed kitten escapes, the girls have to turn their home upside down to find her.

The Season of Styx Malone

Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer with their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.

Stella Díaz Has Something to Say

Stella Díaz wants to be friends with the new boy in class, but sometimes she accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. In addition, she has to get over her fear of speaking in front of the class.