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I have a 4th grader who is reading at an 7/8th grade level. Right now he's near the final book of Harry Potter and is looking for the next great book. However, he is very conservative, and I know a lot of books out there will be too graphic for him. Does anyone have any suggestions for book titles or series that may be appropriate for him? Fourth grade is the highest I've taught, and I was in Kinder for the past several years, so I am really out of touch with the books at his level. Thanks for any advice!


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Gary Paulson books would be appropriate for adventure. Matt Christopher has several sports books. The Lemony Snicket books might work.
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Thank you for these suggestions! He has already read the Lemony Snicket series over the summer, but I will certainly pass along the other two. I appreciate your time!
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My 4th grade higher level boys are really into the I Survived series. It could be somewhat graphic but they are historical fiction.
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You might try some older book series:
The Wizard of Oz
Redwall
https://www.amazon.com/Redwall-Brian...ywords=redwall

The Narnia series
maybe even The Lord of Rings series

My Name is America is an older historical fiction series for boys that would be slightly more challenging than I Survived series.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ame+is+america

There is a You Choose series about historical events that has students make choices to survive historical event.
https://www.amazon.com/Colonial-Amer...rds=you+choose


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This is a series that my niece read and loved when she was about his age. It is by Erin Hunter. It might be a possibility.


Also what about some classics like

Robinson Crusoe
The Three Musketeers
Swiss Family Robinson
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If he likes Harry Potter, he will probably like the Percy Jackson/Lightning Thief series by Rick Riordan that deal with Greek gods. Then there are spin-offs of those books too that deal with the Roman and Egyptian Gods.
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I'm going to add "Gregor the Overlander" by Suzanne Collins.
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A BIG thank you for all of the suggestions! This is a great list, and very helpful. He has several options now. I appreciate all of you!
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agree with Teri. . .
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Also The Hobbit . . . Book of Three. . . Call of the Wild. . .White Fang. . . and even though
Wrinkle in Time is a 4.7 AR level book I guarantee you this is definitely an advanced novel for 4th grade. Your Newbury classics generally require higher level reading skills .


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Thank you Luvtulearn!!
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I second the person who put The Lightening Thief. That series is wonderful! I read all 5 books in one weekend, because I couldn't put them down. I want to start his other series on break.
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These are useful suggestions.
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