• Manasquan Elementary School

    Suggested 2019 Summer Reading List

    - Incoming 4th Grade-


    Directions: Pick any book to read over the summer. Then complete the incoming 4th grade level assignment for the book. All students must read one book and complete one assignment. It will be counted as a quiz grade. If the child reads more books and completes more assignments they will be rewarded.


    These books are only suggestions. Please feel free to pick any books that your children will be interested in.


    Click on the link for the assignment Grade 4 Fiction/Nonfiction Assignment

    • The Tale of Depereaux by Kate DiCamillo

    • Hoot by Carl Hiassen

    • A Dog’s Life: Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin

    • The Jonas Brothers (Junk Food: Tasty Celebrity Bios) by Maggie Marron

    • Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents by George Sullivan

    • Did It Take Creativity to Find Relativity, Albert Einstein? by Melvin and Gilda Berger

    • Into the Volcano by Dan Wood

    • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

    • A Cricket in Times Square by Selden and Garth Williams

    • Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary

    • Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack

    • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynee Reid Banks

    • Matilda by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

    • The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz

    • Stuart Little by E.B. White

    • Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman

    • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

    • The Poppy Lady by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh

    • Hidden Figures Young Reader’s Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly

    • Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Reader’s Edition by Ashlee Vance

    • Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History by Walter Dean Myers & Flyod Cooper

    • Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat


    Suggested Series:

    Dear America                                     Matt Christopher                                Babysitter’s Club

    Hank the Cowdog                            Nancy Drew                                    Encyclopedia Brown

    Judy Moody                                       Ramona                                                  The Magic Tree House

    Time Warp                                        American Girl                                       Black Lagoon

    Jigsaw Jones                                      Minnie the Moo                                   Ricky Ricotta

    Fudge                                                  39 Clues                                                 DK Readers

    Nancy Clancy                                    Diary of a Wimpy Kid                       I Survived Series

    Step Into Reading Series (Nonfiction)                               

    Classics for Young Readers: Peter Pan, Kidnapped, The Wizard of Oz, White Fang etc.

    Classic Starts Series~ various titles include: Little Women, Black Beauty, Treasure Island, Pinocchio, Peter Pan