Great books for boys in 3rd and 4th grade to enjoy and get hooked on. This is the age that it is important to spark that love of reading so make sure you add these great books to your child’s must read list! A few weeks ago I shared some of Teagan’s favorite books and today I am sharing a Jude’s favorite!
We are a reading family and I love it. While we love visiting libraries, going to a bookstore and coming home with more books to fill our bookshelves with brings all of us joy and excitement. Jude and Teagan run through books like crazy so I am always looking for new genres, series and authors to add to our must grab list. Jude is currently in 3rd Grade but reads at a 4th – 6th grade level meaning books can be hard to find for him sometimes. I know we are not alone in this issue, so today I am sharing some grade level, reading level and age level appropriate books that boys in 3rd or 4th grade would really enjoy.
Books For Boys – 3rd & 4th Grade
The challenge is finding a book that grabs the kiddos attention. All of the books listed below are books that Jude has really enjoyed. For any of these listed that are series, you better believe that Jude is anxiously awaiting the next book to be released.
- Spy School Series by Stuart Gibbs: Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it! When Ben Ripley is recruited to the CIA’s Academy of Espionage, it’s a dream come true. But as soon as he gets on campus, Ben finds out that Spy School is way more deadly than debonair. And given his total lack of coordination and failure to grasp even the most basic spying skills, Ben begins to wonder what he’s doing here in the first place. Luckily, through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he could actually become a halfway decent spy…if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life!
- The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris: When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they’ll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso’s villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.
- The Box-Car Children Series by Gertrude Warner: Four young orphans discover an abandoned boxcar and move in, embarking on a life of self-reliance and hard work — but they also enter a world of freedom and adventure. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are afraid of the grandfather they’ve never met, and to escape his custody they set out on their own, working odd jobs to make money for necessities. When Violet falls ill, they’re forced to take her to a doctor . . . and risk losing their independence.
- Percy Jackson and The Olympians Series by Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
- The FunJungle series by Stuart Gibbs: Join middle school sleuth, Teddy Fitzroy, as he solves mysteries at FunJungle, the nation’s largest zoo in this hilarious, New York Times bestselling series from author Stuart Gibbs.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney: Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they? The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to. It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
- Upside-Down Magic series: What do you do when you try to turn into a dragon or a kitten, but you accidentally turn into a dritten instead? Or you try to conjure fire but can only make flurries? Or maybe you get to fly, but you can’t come back down? For Nory and her friends in Dunwiddle Magic School’s Upside-Down Magic class, magic is amazing, unpredictable, and out of control!
- Artemis Fowl book series by Eoin Colfer: Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius-and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of the bedtime stories-they’re dangerous!
- Moon Base Alpha series by Stuart Gibbs: Dash Gibson solves murders, finds missing people, and searches for a rogue poisoner in this far-out adventure series on the space station he calls home.
- The Trials of Apollo Series by Rick Riordan: How do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor. But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
- Who Is?: A series of illustrated biographies for young readers featuring significant historical figures, including artists, scientists, presidents, inventors, etc. Set of 10 books in the Who Was…? Series.
- Kingdom Keepers Disney After Dark Series by Ridley Pearson: When Disney comes looking for five teenagers to serve as actors for a new technology-Daylight Hologram Images, or DHIs-there is more to it than meets the eye. Strange things have been happening inside the Florida park: parts from one ride are found mysteriously moved to another; in the Fantasmic! show, the dragon unexplainably triumphs over Mickey; little blips in story lines and “offstage” antics by characters trouble managers. Finn Whitman, a middle-schooler, goes to sleep one night and has the dream of a lifetime: he “wakes up” inside Disney World as his DHI character, a glowing hologram. He meets an old man there, Wayne, who claims to be one of the original Imagineers and explains to Finn that he “and your friends” have a mission to save the park from forces that humans can neither see nor hear. Not believing his dream, but not totally discounting it, Finn, back in real life, sets out to find the four other kids who were chosen to be DHIs and in doing so he learns an eerie fact: he is not alone in this “dream.” The others have had similar experiences. What if this is for real?
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR OF ANY OTHER BOOKS THAT YOUR KIDDO HAS ENJOYED AT THIS AGE LEVEL, LIKE I SAID, WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW BOOKS TO PICK UP! HAPPY READING!!
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