30 Books for the Advanced 4th Grader


As Benjamin finished 4th grade, his teacher sent home a reading log with enough space for 30 books. Benjamin is an advanced reader, and he definitely read more than 30 books this summer. Some of these were re-reads for him, many of them come from series, and a good chunk of them are graphic novels. I hope getting to peek at his reading log is helpful to someone looking for books for their 4th or 5th grader. 

I told Benjamin he ought to do a post for me, and he was enthusiastic at first, but after typing the names of 30 books he decided not to write any comments. Haha! It was a good thing he typed them up, though, because he misplaced his reading log (in typical 10-year-old boy fashion). Since it was typed, we were still able to return the reading log to his teacher (phew!) and he got those 2 free homework passes he was hoping for. 

Benjamin's Summer Reading Log

Hi everyone. This is Benjamin. You may know me from some of my mom's posts. If you don't, click here. I decided to write this post because, why not? I'm a pretty advanced reader, and here are 30 books I read this summer.

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the one and only ivan by katherine applegate

secret coders paths and portals by gene luen yang

(but read Secret Coders first)

alcatraz smedry VS. the kights of crystallia

( but read Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians) and The Scrivener's Bones: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians) first)

Story Thieves

story thieves the stolen chapters

story thieves secret orgins

Story Thieves: Pick the Plot

Olympians: Ares

Olympians: Hermes

Explorer: The Lost Islands

The Secret Science Alliance

Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts book 1

(but read Spirit Animals Series SET , Books 1-7 . 1. Wild Born , #2. Hunted , #3. Blood Ties, #4. Fire and Ice, #5. Against the tide, #6 Rise and Fall, #7. The evertree first)

Spirit Animals: Fall the Beasts book 2

In Real Life

The Keepers book 1

The  Keepers book 2

The True Meaning of Smekday

Princess Academy

5 Worlds: Book 2

(but read 5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior first)

Darth Paper Strikes Back

(but read Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda 1) first)

Secret of the Fortune Wookie

The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet

Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

(but read Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (Origami Yoda 5) first)

Sidekicks by Dan Santat


Astronaut Academy: Re-entry

The Amulet of Samarkand

The Phantom Tollbooth

American Born Chinese

Explorer: The Mystery Boxes

Thanks, Benjamin! As I scrolled through my photos to find some pictures of Benjamin reading this summer I noticed that none of the books he's reading in these photos made it onto the reading log. So, if you're curious, they are Crunchby Leslie Connor (my review here), The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, and Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. 

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