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The previous thread reminded me that I would like to know what books are popular now with 4th graders. I will be moving up to 4th next year from 1st grade and have no idea of the books I should be looking to buy for my classroom library. I see the titles in Scholastic but have minimum funds so am looking for ideas for those you would purchase if you had limited funds that 4th graders are interested in right now. Thanks for your help. I enjoyed reading the previous thread about historical fiction and will get started on those.


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I would check out Amazon marketplace or even better eBay...
My students are really into Graphic Novels which I guess are okay. Some are higher- I found the Geronimo Stilton Kingdom of fantasy books to be popular which are grade level. Don't pay full price. I buy them for $4 mostly on Amazon Marketplace and have no issues.
Tales of a fourth Grade Nothing
The James Patterson books;
SMILE; Drama; Sisters; (for lower readers)
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID BOOKS!!! MUST HAVE IN LIBRARY
The girls tend to like the Dork Diaries series...Rachel Renee Russell
Dog Diaries for Historical Fiction has been a new popular one
Other than that I can't really think of anything right now that "MANY" students LOVE (Maybe I have too many books- )
Just remember you'll have tons at different levels. I resorted to pulling out my 2nd grade books....
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My kids love the I Survived books.
Anything by Dan Gutman or Roald Dahl is a hit.
Stick Dog is especially popular with the lower readers. Wimpy kid books are a must!

I would definitely start haunting your local thrift shops. They usually give me a good deal since they know I am buying for my classroom. One of the shops gives me books for free!
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Ditto on the I Survived book series...it comes in a box set, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Dan Gutman books are always popular along with Andrew Clements books. Beverly Cleary books are always well-read in my room. Kate DiCamillo books like Because of Winn-Dixie are also favorites. I would also recommend non-fiction books. Every year I have several boys who love to read about wars, sharks, and the Titanic, and there are more and more good non-fiction choices available. Finally, animal books such as My Life in Dog Years are great read alouds as well as good for silent reading. Definitely stock up on animal books!
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Goodwill stores and garage sales are great for inexpensive books. You might also find out if the public library gets "rid" of older copies of books. The one here donates incredible magazines at the end of the year since they have limited room. We now have muse, kids discover, big backyard and others that have greatly increased my students reading interest.


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Do you have a Scholastic Warehouse sale near you? Ours is coming in 2 weeks. I've gotten good stuff there, especially new stuff.

I teach 5th, but there's lots of overlap with 4th!

I agree with a lot of the ones already stated. Definitely Smile, Sisters, and Drama graphic novels. Definitely Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Love the I Survived books.

Here are some others off the top of my head that my kids have loved this year:
Wonder
Al Capone Does My Shirts (trilogy)
Big Nate series
Who Is/Was and What Is/Was series - they love these!
City of Ember and books following
Rules
Out of My Mind
One for the Murphys
The Raft (lots of my girls love this one - survival story)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (or probably anything by Kate DiCamillo)
Harry Potter
Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, etc.
Roald Dahl
Anything with animals - Shiloh, etc.
Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins

I moved from 1st to 5th this year and have never been happier. I think you are going to love the jump to upper elementary.
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Thanks for all the encouragement and ideas! I'm excited!
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