Valerie Bendt’s Book Recommendations for Grades 4 – 6

Also see our list of favorite books for this age.

Seesaw Girl and The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Parks

Little House Boxed Set by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Road from RoxburyThe Far Side of the LochOn Tide Mill LaneThe Little House in the HighlandsLittle House by Boston Bay, and Down to the Bonny Glen, all by Melissa Wiley

On Top of Concord HillLittle Town at the CrossroadsBrookfield DaysLittle House in Brookfield, Little Clearing in the Woods and Caroline and Her Sister, all by Maria D. Wilkes

Anne of Green GablesSeries and The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery

My Side of the Mountain Books and Julie of the Wolves Books by Jean Craighead George

Sarah, Plain and TallSkylark, and Caleb’s Story by Patricia MacLachlan

The Bronze BowThe Sign of the Beaver, and Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set (Paperback)
The Chronicles of Narnia (Hardcover), The Complete Chronicles of Narnia is a beautifully illustrated, oversized hardback that contains all seven of the Narnia books in one volume.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, by Margaret Sidney

The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Treasure Island and A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Adventures of Tom SawyerThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, and The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

20,000 Leagues Under the SeaThe Mysterious IslandFrom Earth to the Moon, and Around the World in Eighty Daysby Jules Verne

Little Women, Little Men,Jo’s Boys, An Old Fashioned Girl, and Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

The Happy Orpheline, A Grandmother for the Orphelines and others in the Orpheline series, The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson

Strawberry GirlSan Francisco BoyPeanuts for Billy BenShoo Fly Girl and others in the Regional United States series,Indian Captive by Lois Lensky

Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Dangerous Journey by Oliver Hunkin. (An adaptation of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.)

Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Helen L. Taylor. (An adaptation of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.)

The Pilgrim’s Progress in Modern English by John Bunyan

Hatchet and The River by Gary Paulsen

Island of the Blue DolphinsThe Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By DayThe Black Pearl, Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O’Dell

Childhood of Famous American Series:

Wilbur and Orville Wright
Thomas Edison
Tom Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Abigail Adams
Henry Ford
Clara Barton
Elizabeth Blackwell
Helen Keller
George Washington
Walt Disney
Babe Ruth
Benjamin Franklin
Daniel Boone
Meriwether Lewis
Neil Armstrong
Harriet Tubman
Amelia Earhart
Martha Washington
Davy Crockett
Louisa May Alcott
Molly Pitcher
Roberto Clemente
Dr. Seuss
John Muir
Paul Revere
Annie Oakley
Rosa Parks
Crispus Attucks
Wilma Rudolph
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Susan B. Anthony
Robert E. Lee
Joe DiMaggio
Lou Gehrig
Althea Gibson
Jackie Robinson
Buffalo Bill
Eleanor Roosevelt
Sitting Bull
Mark Twain
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Langston Hughes 
Ronald Reagan
Dale Earnhardt
Ray Charles
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jim Thorpe
Teddy Roosevelt
John Adams
John Glenn
Crazy Horse

Betsy-TacyBetsy-Tacy and TibBetsy and Tacy Go DowntownBetsy and Tacy Go Over the Big HillBetsy and the Great WorldBetsy in Spite of HerselfHeaven to Betsy, and Betsy’s Wedding, all by Maud Hart Lovelace

How Droofus the Dragon Lost His HeadThe Ant and the ElephantBuford the Little BighornCowardly ClydeThe Caboose Who Got Loose, and many others by Bill Peet

Bill Peet an Autobiography, by Bill Peet

Books by Marguerite Henry 
Marguerite Henry’s Horseshoe Library
Misty of Chincoteague
Sea Star Orphan of Chincoteague
Stormy, Misty’s Foal
Misty’s Twilight
King of the Wind
Mustang, Wild Spirit of the West
San Domingo
Born to Trot
Album of Horses
Five O’clock Charlie
Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Brighty of the Grand Canyon
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

E. B. White Boxed Set contains these three beloved classics: Charlotte’s WebThe Trumpet of the Swan, and Stuart Littleby E.B. White

The Princess and the GoblinThe Princess and Curdie, and The Light Princess
by George MacDonald

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

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