4th Grade Summer Reading

2022 Summer Reading

Incoming 4th grade parents,

As you know, fostering a love of reading at a young age has so many benefits. With reading being the biggest indicator of academic success, we must foster that love year-round. At All Saints Catholic School, we want to do all that we can to encourage our students to read. This summer, students will have the opportunity to build their knowledge through the wonderful world of books!

This summer, students will choose three books to read in total, TWO from the lists below (one of the fiction books and one of the biography/autobiography books), and ONE free choice book. Honors students will need to choose one of the starred fiction books.
Students will be required to take AR tests on each book and pass with an 80% or better. If an 80% is not reached, they will need to read another book and take another AR test. All AR tests will need to be completed by July 30, 2022. Please spread this out throughout the summer, reading a book and taking a test every three weeks or so.

Stay healthy, have fun, and enjoy the summer!

2022 Fourth Grade Summer Reading List BELOW



  • The Courage of Sarah Noble (3.9) Alice Dalgliesh
  • The Trumpet of the Swan (4.9) E.B. White
  • Little House on the Prairie (4.9) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Home of the Brave (3.5) by Katherine Applegate
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (4.4) by K. DiCamillo
  • George’s Marvelous Medicine (4.0) by Roald Dahl
  • The One and Only Ivan (3.6) by Katherine Applegate
  • Riding Freedom (4.5) by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (4.1) by Eleanor Coerr
  • The Boy on the Porch (4.0) by Sharon Creech
  • A Wolf Called Wander (4.3) by Rosanne Parry
  • Billy Miller Makes a Wish (4.1) by Kevin Henkes
  • The Hungry Place (4.5) by Jessie Haas
  • No Place For Monsters (4.0) by Kory Merritt
  • *The Indian in the Cupboard (4.7) Lynne Reid
  • *The Hundred Dresses (5.4) Eleanor Estes
  • *The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (4.9) by C.S. Lewis
  • *Inside Out and Back Again (4.8) by Thanhha Lai
  • *The Dragonet Prophecy-Wings of Fire series (5.0) by Tui T. Sutherland
  • *Pippi Longstocking (5.2) by Astrid Lindgren
  • *Amari and the Night Brothers (4.9) by B.B. Alston

-The number in parentheses indicates the book level according to www.arbookfinder.com.

Biography/Autobiography List

  • Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou (4.9) by Bethany Hegedus
  • Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (4.6) by Patricia Hruby Powell
  • Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein (3.3) by Linda Bailey
  • Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson (4.9) by Marne Ventura
  • Mo Willems (3.7) by Abby Colich
  • My Name is Truth: the Life of Sojourner Truth (4.4) by Ann Warren Turner
  • Alfred Nobel: the Man Behind the Peace Prize (5.0) by Kathy-jo Wargin
  • The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver (4.5) by Gene Barretta
  • Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist (4.9) by Jess Keating

-The number in parentheses indicates the book level according to www.arbookfinder.com.