Fourth Grade Journey

A Fourth Grade Teacher's Journey Through the World of Books

Class Read Alouds

The Stories We Have Shared

*I wish I would have started to keep track of the novels I used for our class read aloud, but better late than never.

*Here are the stories that my students and I have shared together!

Class Read Aloud for 2020-2021 School Year...
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney

Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney

Geeger the Robot by Jarrett Lerner

Things Seen From Above by Shelley Pearsall

The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows

The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein

Class Read Aloud for 2019-2020 School Year...
Sweep:  The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer

Shine by J.J. and Chris Grabenstein 

Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos

The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla

Quintessence by Jess Redman

Wink by Rob Harrell

Class Read Aloud for 2018-2019 School Year...
Classroom at the End of the Hall by Douglas Evans

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

Wonderland by Barbara O'Connor

Enginerds by Jarrett Lerner

Revenge of the Enginerds by Jarrett Lerner

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

Friend of Fiction by Abby Cooper

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Class Read Aloud for 2017-2018 School Year...
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Engineers by Jarrett Lerner

Refugee by Alan Gratz

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

Class Read Aloud for 2016-2017 School Year
Nine, Ten, A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper

Bubbles by Abby Cooper

When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin

Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk 

Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson

The Terrible Two by Jory John & Mac Barnett

Class Read Aloud for 2015-2016 School Year
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Larger Than Life Lara by Dandi Daley Mackall

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis

The War that Saved by Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Class Read Aloud for 2014-2015 School Year
1st:  Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
2nd:  Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
3rd:  The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
4th:  Rain, Reign by Ann M. Martin
5th:  Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart
6th:  Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
7th:  Hero by Sarah Lean

Class Read Aloud for 2013-2014 School Year
The Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
The Boy on the Porch
The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie
The Dogs of Winter
The Genius Files
The Underneath

Class Read Aloud for 2012-2013 School Year
The One and Only Ivan
One for the Murphys
The False Prince
Liar and Spy
The Runaway King

Class Read Aloud for 2011-2012 School Year
The Name of this Book is Secret
True, Sort Of
The Candy Makers
Larger Than Life Lara

Class Read Aloud for 2010-2011 School Year
Larger Than Life Lara
The Classroom at the End of the Hall

The Underneath
Because of Mr. Terupt
Moon Over Manifest
The Emerald Atlas


  1. Do you ever re-read a read aloud to a new class? A very beloved one maybe, like Wonder?

  2. Sometimes, but I made a goal to try all new read aloud each year.