I needed help finding books that my 9 year old boy would read. You helped me…THANKS.
Here is the recommended book list for Fourth grade boys listed by the most often suggested.
I see several that we have read and added my comments – I will be updating those as we continue through the list this summer…and beyond.
So, without any further ado…
Books suggested for a 9 year old boy:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney — We have loved this series. All of my boys like to hear this read aloud.
Harry Potter series, byJ. K. Rowling
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, by Rick Riordan
Narnia Series, by C. S. Lewis — I haven’t read this with my boys yet, but it was a favorite of mine as a kid.
Hardy Boys, by Franklin W. Dixon — Ryan and blog-Stedman are reading some of the OLD books that he had as a kid. Ryan hasn’t fallen in love with them…yet.
A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snickett
Hank the Cowdog series, by John R. Erickson
The 39 Clues series, various authors
Boxcar children series, by Gertrude Chandler Warner — We LOVED the first book in this series and hope to read more soon.
Goosebump Series, by R. L. Stine
The Spiderwick Chronicles, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Henry Series, by Beverly Cleary
Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume
Anything by Beverly Cleary
fudge / Superfudge, by Judy Blume
The Black Lagoon, by Mike Thaler
2030; A Day In The Life Of Tomorrow's Kids, by Zuckerman and Daly
All books by Madeleine L’Engle
Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar
Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain, by Barbara R. Vance
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks
A-Z Mystery books, by Ron Roy
James and the Giant Peach, by Ronald Dahl
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
If I have missed out on some good ones, please add them in the comments below.
If you are looking for reading materials this summer for yourself, please check out the book recommendations for moms and I will soon post the recommendations for a 2nd grade boy.