Leveled Reading Lists for DRA 40-50

 Leveled Book Lists for Fourth Grade


DRA Levels 40-50



Below, you will find suggestions of books for your child to read organized by DRA level.  It is so important for your child to be reading year round.  If you need additional suggestions, please visit the websites noted at the end of the list. 



4th Grade - DRA 40-50    
Title First Name Last Name
Sounder William Armstrong
All About Owls Jim Arnosky
Mr. Popper's Penguins Richard Atwater
American Girl (series of books) various authors
39 Clues various authors
Poppy (series)   Avi
The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks
Mystery of the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks
The House With a Clock in Its Walls John Bellairs
A Gathering of Days Joan Blos
Fudge-a-Mania Judy Blume
Superfudge Judy Blume
Iggie's House Judy Blume
Toliver's Secret Esther Brady
Caddie Woodlawn Carol Ryrie Brink
Nasty Stinky Sneakers Eve Bunting
After the Goat Man Betsy Byars
The Computer Nut Betsy Byars
Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary
Henry and the Paper Route Beverly Cleary
Strider Beverly  Cleary
Frindle Andrew Clements
The Landry News Andrew Clements
Jake Drake:  Teacher's Pet Andrew Clements
Aliens Ate My Homework Bruce Coville
The Monster's Ring Bruce Coville
My Teacher is an Alien (series) Bruce Coville
Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl
Twits Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Roald Dahl
Matilda Roald Dahl
Danny, the Champion of the World Roald Dahl
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade Barthe DeClements
Morning Girl Michael Dorros
Barefoot: Escape on the Underground… Pamela  Edwards
Zinnia and Dot Lisa Ernst
The Great Brain (series) John Fitzgerald
Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh
Jim Ugly Sid Fleischman
The Ghost on Saturday Night Sid Fleischman
Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman
Seedfolks Paul Fleischman
Flying Solo Ralph Fletcher
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Jean Fritz
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? Jean Fritz
Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock? Jean Fritz
Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? Jean Fritz
Joey Pigza (series) Jack Gantos
There's an Owl in the Shower Jean  George
Love, From the Fifth Grade Celebrity Patricia Reilly Giff
The Girl Who Knew it All Patricia Reilly Giff
Have You Seen Hyacinth Macaw? Patricia Reilly Giff
Lily's Crossing Patricia Reilly Giff
Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
Baseball Card Adventure Series Dan Gutman
Kid Who Ran for President Dan Gutman
Time for Andrew Mary Downing Hahn
Just Grace Charise Harper
Just Grace Walks the Dog Charise Harper
Just Grace Goes Green Charise Harper
Sun & Spoon Kevin Henkes
Brighty of the Grand Canyon Marguerite Henry
Misty of Chincoteague Marguerite Henry
Misty's Twilight Marguerite Henry
Sea Star Marguerite Henry
Stormy, Misty's Foal Marguerite Henry
Just Juice Karen Hesse
Letters From Rifka Karen Hesse
Amazing But True Sport Stories Phyllis Hollander
The Celery Stalks at Midnight James Howe
Teacher's Pet Johanna Hurwitz
Aldo (book series) Johanna Hurwitz
Forest Mammals Bobbie Kalman
Nancy Drew (mystery series) Carolyn  Keene
Babe the Gallant Pig Dick King-Smith
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E…. E.L. Konigsburg
Chronicles of Narnia (series) C.S. Lewis
Anastasia Again! Lois Lowry
Anastasia At This Address Lois Lowry
Anastasia At Your Service Lois Lowry
Anastasia Has the Answers Lois Lowry
Anastasia Krupnik Lois Lowry
Anastasia On Her Own Lois Lowry
Anastasia, Absolutely Lois Lowry
Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst Lois Lowry
Anastasia's Chosen Career Lois Lowry
Arthur, For the Very First Time Patricia MacLachlan
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan
Skylark Patricia MacLachlan
Baby Patricia Reilly MacLachlan
The Hundred Penny Box Sharon Mathis
Homer Price Robert McCloskey
Adventures of the Shark Lady Ann McGovern
Fifth Grade Here Comes Trouble Colleen McKenna
Snow Treasure Marie McSwigan
Junebug Alice Mead
Caribou Journey Debbie Miller
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True Gerald Morris
The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short Gerald Morris
Shiloh Phyllis  Naylor
Boys Start the War (series) Phyllis  Naylor
The Borrowers Mary Norton
Sing Down the Moon Scott O'Dell
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
The Great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson
Brian's Winter Gary Paulsen
Hatchet Gary Paulsen
Tucket (series) Gary  Paulsen
Clementine Sara Pennypacker
Clementine's Letter Sara Pennypacker
Addy Learns a Lesson Connie Porter
Addy Saves the Day Connie Porter
Addy's Surprise Connie Porter
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson
Freaky Friday Mary  Rodgers
Sideweays Stories From Wayside School Louis Sachar
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom Louis Sachar
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Jon Scieszka
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy George Selden
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden
Finding Buck McHenry Alfred Slote
Sign of the Beaver Elizabeth Speare
Abel's Island William  Steig
Endangered Desert Animals Dave Taylor
Endangered Forest Animals Dave Taylor
Endangered Grassland Animals Dave Taylor
Endangered Island Animals Dave Taylor
Endangered Mountain Animals Dave Taylor
Endangered Ocean Animals Dave Taylor
Endangered Savannah Animals Dave Taylor
The Well Mildred Taylor
Many Moons James Thurber
Just a Dream Chris Van Allsburg
Hannah of Fairfield Jean Van Leeuwen
Hannah's Helping Hands Jean Van Leeuwen
Hannah's Winter of Hope Jean Van Leeuwen
The Backward Bird Dog Bill Wallace
Danger on Panther Creek Bill Wallace
A Dog Called Kitty Bill Wallace
Mary on Horseback Rosemary Wells
By the Shores of Silver Lake Laura Ingalls Wilder
Farmer Boy Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Long Winter Laura Ingalls Wilder
The First Four Years Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Castle in the Attic Elizabeth Winthrop
Awfully Short for the Fourth Grade Elvira Woodruff
The Disappearing Bike Shop Elvira  Woodruff
The Summer I Shrank My Grandmother Elvira Woodruff
Dear Levi Elvira  Woodruff
George Washington's Socks Elvira  Woodruff
The Ghost Comes Calling Betty Ren Wright
Christina's Ghost Betty Ren Wright
The Dollhouse Murders Betty Ren Wright
Later, Gator Laurence Yep
Greyling Jane Yolen


Websites for Additional Titles