This page was the idea of Rebecca Pilver (@rebpilver) "
One thing I learned from The Book Whisperer, is the importance of reading as many children's books as I can. I wonder if we could start a 4th grade group sharing of book titles, what kind of reader would like the book, and a simple book hook/talk for people who haven't read the book, but need to know enough about it to recommend to kids."

Let's see what collection of books we can recommend to our students!
TITLE of BOOK
AUTHOR
GENRE
READING LEVEL
QUICK SUMMARY
RECOMMENDED BY:
Toad Rage
Morris Gleitzman
humour
? Grade 5/6
The hysterical plight of an Aussie cane toad
Tara Mitchell
@mitcheta3477
The Unfinished Angel
Sharon Creech
fantasy
gr 4-7
Story of an angel & the village she watches over. Great read aloud.
Katy Gartside (@nykat4)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Jacqueline Kelly
historical fiction
gr 4-7
Story of 11yr old Calpurnia struggling to find her identity at turn of 20th century.
Katy Gartside (@nykat4)
Number the Stars
Lois Lowry
historical fiction
Gr. 4-6
10 yr old girl and her family help her Jewish friend escape from the Nazis
Chris Francik
(@kyfrancik)
Because of Winn Dixie
Kate DiCamillo
fiction
Gr. 4-6
Hope, healing, and understanding brought about byten year old Opal adopting a big, ugly, happy dog.
JoAnn Jacobs
(@JoAnnJ68)
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Eleanor Coerr
historical fiction
Gr 4-6
True story of a little girl who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima, and develops leukemia from the radiation at age 11.
Lindsey Bingley
(@lbingley)
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
E.L. Koenigsburg
fiction (set in 1960s)
Gr 4-7
Claudia runs away with her little brother to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she manages to solve a mystery about Michelangelo
Lindsey Bingley
(@lbingley)
The Landry News
Andrew Clements
fiction
Gr.3-6
New to school and lonely, Cara Landry starts a newspaper in class. She writes that her teacher, hasn't been teaching. He then starts 'teaching' around the newspaper. Students all come to help with the newspaper. Principal tries to fire the teacher and students rally for him.
Nancy Carroll
@ncarroll24
The Whipping Boy
Sid Fleischman
fiction
Gr 4-7
Jemmy is the whipping boy for Prince Brat who decides he needs to run away. The Prince decides he will run away too and they end up being together. They are kidnapped and Jemmy tries to protect the prince (but prince makes it difficult). Along the way they end up becoming friends. Filled with all kinds of similies.
Nancy Carroll
@ncarroll24
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Grace Lin
fiction
Grades 4th on up
A great story filled with manhy stories--Beautifully written!
A girl tries to save her family from poverty and takes the journey of her life!
Cynthia Alaniz
@utalaniz
Love That Dog
Sharoon Creech
poetry
Grades 3rd on up
This book is perfect for beginning a poetry unit! It's about a boy who hates poetry. A wonderful read-aloud.
Cynthia Alaniz
@utalaniz