Montrose School

Suggested Books for Year 4


Reading, reading and more reading!  Below are some books that are sure to catch yours and your child's attention.  Use the libraries so you can borrow them for free (no fines for late returns either).  Children still rely on you reading with them e.g. taking it in turns to read a page or paragraph.  This way they can tackle harder books with your help and support to pronounce unknown words. 

You will need to check their understanding of words as you go along and will need to ask questions to check their understanding e.g. Why did the boy do that?  What does fragile mean?  Can you think of another word for angry?

If you need any help or support then please ask their teacher. 

If you are not good at reading and would like some help then please see our Family Support Officer, Lisa Almen.  To speak to her contact the school office (0116 2832328).

A Caribbean Dozen

John Agard & Grace Nicholls

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

John Steptoe


Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Philip Pullman

The Dragon's Child

Jenny Nimmo

The Ghost Blades

Anthony Masters

Sara, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan

Smart Girls

Robert Leeson

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

Susan Jeffers & Chief Seattle

Robi Dobi

Madhur Jaffrey

The Reluctant Dragon

Kenneth Grahame


Pippa Goodhart

Dragon Poems

John Foster & Korky Paul

The Crazy Shoe Shuffle

Gillian Cross

The Sea Piper

Helen Cresswell

The Chocolate Touch

Patrick Skene Catling


Henrietta Branford

Gregory Cool

Caroline Binch

A Pot of Gold

Jill Bennett

Fog Hounds Wind Cat Sea Mice

Joan Aiken

The Clothes Horse

Allan Ahlberg

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night

Allan Ahlberg

The Dancing Bear

Michael Morpurgo

The Demon Headmaster

Gillian Cross

Dog So Small

Phillipa Pearce

Emil and the Detectives

Erich Kastner

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

C S Lewis

Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Robert C O’Brien

Stig of the Dump

Clive King

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

A Child's Garden of Verse

Robert Louis Stevenson

Greek Myths for Young Children

Marcia Williams

The Orchard Book of Creation Stories

Margaret Mayo & Louise Brierley

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