Individualized Daily Reading Library: Essential Collection Fiction and Nonfiction, Grade 4

Item Number: IDR2-FNF4-S1 | ISBN: 978-1-68246-050-4

Give students daily opportunities to engage in wide reading through the Individualized Daily Reading (IDR) Library: Essential Collection. This 120-title collection is a high-quality addition to every classroom library, providing a wide range of books that inspire students to explore their interests, feed their imagination, and build knowledge as they read independently.

For educators implementing the Being a Reader comprehensive reading program, the IDR Essential Collection is an instructionally aligned and indispensable companion. The Essential Collection is strongly recommended with any purchase of Being a Reader.

Featuring many texts related to the topics, themes, genres, and text types in Being a Reader lessons, the Essential Collection offers further opportunities to extend the lessons, deepen understanding, expand background knowledge, and make text-to-text-connections.


120 books:

  • 60 fiction
  • 60 nonfiction

Texts for all readers:

  • 50 percent of books are on grade level
  • 25 percent are easier (1–1.5 grades below grade level)
  • 25 percent are challenging (1–1.5 grades above grade level)

Genres and topics include social studies, science, history, biography/memoir, nature, sports, animals, contemporary and historical fiction, mystery, humor, graphic novels, science fiction and fantasy.

Sample titles for this IDR collection (book titles subject to change):

Title Author
100 Cupboards N.D. Wilson
Definitely Dominguita: Knight of the Cape Terry Catasus Jennings
The Dragon Thief Zetta Elliott
El Deafo Cece Bell
Front Desk Kelly Yang
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer Lamar Giles
A Mighty Muskrats Mystery: The Case of Windy Lake Michael Hutchinson
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate Dicamillo
Project Mulberry Linda Sue Park
The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found Karina Yan Glaser


Title Author
Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish are Saving the World’s Largest Rainforest Sy Montgomery
Bionic Pets Betsy Rathburn
Earth: By the Numbers Steve Jenkins
The Genius of the Maya Izzi Howell
Hidden Heroes in WWII Anitra Butler-Ngugi
Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong’s Work for Sustainable Farming Sigrid Schmalzer
National Geographic Kids: White Water! Brenna Maloney
No Monkeys, No Chocolate Melissa Stewart
Science Comics–Bridges: Engineering Masterpieces Dan Zettwoch
Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers Lee Francis III


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