Top 100 recommended Year 4 books

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The Reader Teacher has chosen 100 recommended reads for Year 4 pupils, aged 8 to 9 years old. In the selection you will find: novels for blossoming independent readers, poetry collections to share and enjoy, fact-filled information texts and picture books to share and discuss.

The Reader Teacher Top 100 Recommended Reads Book Packs contain all of the titles from the relevant Reader Teacher list as displayed on their website. From time to time, a book in the list will be unavailable. When this happens, we will select a suitable replacement to complete your book pack. A full list of the books is shown below or you can download it from The Reader Teacher website.

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The Reader Teacher has chosen 100 recommended reads for Year 4 pupils, aged 8 to 9 years old. In the selection you will find: novels for blossoming independent readers, poetry collections to share and enjoy, fact-filled information texts and picture books to share and discuss.

From time to time this list may change - you can always find and download the most up to list of what the pack contains on The Reader Teacher website.


Voyage to Magical NorthPaperback / softback
I Bet I Can Make You Laugh : Poems by Joshua Seigal and Friends: Winner of the Laugh Out Loud AwardsPaperback / softback
The History of the World in 100 Animals - Illustrated EditionHardback
The Field GuideHardback
Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom : Book 1Paperback / softback
Kid Normal: Kid Normal 1Paperback / softback
I Swapped My Brother On The InternetPaperback / softback
The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts : Book 1Paperback / softback
Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone BadPaperback / softback
The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulanePaperback / softback
The Land of RoarPaperback / softback
Allergic (Graphic Novel)Paperback / softback
Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun BearHardback
Invented by Animals : Meet the creatures who inspired our everyday technologyHardback
One Dog and His BoyPaperback / softback
The Legend of Podkin One-Ear : WINNER - BLUE PETER BOOK AWARDPaperback / softback
Max and the MillionsPaperback / softback
The Polar Bear Explorers' ClubPaperback / softback
Secrets of a Sun King : 'THE QUEEN OF HISTORICAL FICTION' GuardianPaperback / softback
The Midnight FoxPaperback / softback
Varjak PawPaperback / softback
The Matilda EffectPaperback / softback
A Place Called PerfectPaperback / softback
The Last FirefoxPaperback / softback
The Train to Impossible PlacesPaperback / softback
How Was That Built? : The Stories Behind Awesome StructuresHardback
Vi Spy: Licence to ChillPaperback / softback
Real-Life Mysteries : Can You Explain the Unexplained?Paperback / softback
Wed WabbitPaperback / softback
The JourneyHardback
The Wind in the WillowsPaperback / softback
Stitch HeadPaperback / softback
Peter Pan : Includes Peter Pan in Kensington GardensPaperback / softback
The Biggest Footprint : Eight billion humans. One clumsy giant.Hardback
Danny Chung Does Not Do MathsPaperback / softback
Mort the Meek and the Ravens' RevengePaperback / softback
IslandPaperback / softback
I, CosmoPaperback / softback
Viking VoyagersPaperback / softback
Young, Gifted and Black : Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and PresentPaperback / softback
Illumanatomy : See inside the human body with your magic viewing lensHardback
LobPaperback / softback
SeedPaperback / softback
The Breakfast Club Adventures : The Beast Beyond the FencePaperback / softback
Wild Child : A Journey Through NatureHardback
The Wild Way HomePaperback / softback
Women in Science : 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the WorldHardback
The Dream Team: Jaz Santos vs. the WorldPaperback / softback
Kay's Anatomy : A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human BodyPaperback / softback
What A Waste : Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our PlanetHardback
The Highland Falcon ThiefPaperback / softback
Harriet Versus The GalaxyPaperback / softback
Guardians of MagicPaperback / softback
Corey's RockHardback
Cookie! (Book 1): Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the WorldPaperback / softback
The Brilliant World of Tom GatesPaperback / softback
The BorrowersPaperback / softback
The Griffin GatePaperback / softback
The Great ChocoplotPaperback / softback
The Best Ever Book of Funny PoemsPaperback / softback
The Beast and the BethanyPaperback / softback
The Bacteria Book : Gross Germs, Vile Viruses, and Funky FungiHardback
Aubrey and the Terrible YootPaperback / softback
The Girl Who Stole an ElephantPaperback / softback
GiantPaperback / softback
FlotsamPaperback / softback
FArTHERPaperback / softback
Atlas of Adventures : A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globe.Hardback
Arthur and the Golden RopePaperback / softback
Alex Sparrow and the Really Big StinkPaperback / softback
Agent Zaiba Investigates: The Missing DiamondsPaperback / softback
Hot Like Fire Bind-upPaperback / softback
The House at the Edge of MagicPaperback / softback
Curiosity : The Story of a Mars RoverPaperback / softback
Danger Is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding DangerPaperback / softback
Explorers : Amazing Tales of the World's Greatest AdventurersHardback
The Maker of MonstersPaperback / softback
Riddle of the RunesPaperback / softback
Oliver and the SeawigsPaperback / softback
On The Origin of SpeciesPaperback / softback
KrindlekraxPaperback / softback
The Queen's NosePaperback / softback
Stig of the DumpPaperback / softback
Michael Rosen's A-Z : The best children's poetry from Agard to ZephaniahPaperback / softback
The Ice PalacePaperback / softback
The Weather Weaver : A Weather Weaver Adventure #1Paperback / softback
Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost DayPaperback / softback
The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobePaperback / softback
The Explorer : WINNER OF THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDPaperback / softback
Emil And The DetectivesPaperback / softback
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree - A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year : National TrustHardback
The Hundred and One Dalmatians Modern ClassicPaperback / softback
How To Train Your ParentsPaperback / softback
How to Train Your Dragon : Book 1Paperback / softback
El DeafoPaperback / softback
Dragons at Crumbling Castle : And Other StoriesPaperback / softback
The Day War CamePaperback / softback
The One and Only IvanPaperback / softback


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