Common Core Standards for 4th Grade (RL 4.6)
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first-and third-person narrations.
I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensen
Examines the life of the Italian scientist from a first-person perspective.
A Splash of Red: the Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant
Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen.
Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg
In a poor village outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Serafina works hard to help her family.
The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson
A century after a yeti captures Lady Agatha Farlingham and takes her to a hidden valley to raise his motherless children, tourism threatens their peaceful existence.
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
Flora the pig ditches the sedentary life on the farm for an adventure in Antarctica.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan.