We all like happy children, right? Even though the summer promises happy, carefree children, sometimes we end up with cranky, I’m-so-bored children. Nothing wrong with boredom, except when it gets on my nerves. Thankfully there are children who love to read; thankfully, I gave birth to such children. A trip to the library cures all. This summer we grabbed a book list from Surrey Libraries to help my oldest daughter choose novels that are age-appropriate. She loves graphic novels and can spend hours poring over the diaries of dorky or wimpy children, but I want to expose her to other types of literature (including some of my old favourites!)

If you’d like to add to your home library, I recommend buying online at Indigo. Shipping is always free when your purchase is $25 or more. The books below contain my affiliate links.

Maybe your 4th grade reader would like to try one of these?

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Dear Mr. Henshaw

The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits

Matilda by Roald Dahl


Everything On A Waffle by Polly Horvath

Everything On A Waffle

Superfudge by Judy Blume


What’s your 4th grade reader reading this summer? Leave a comment and let me know!

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