Fouth grade is a year when students can dive into academics in a more serious way. They are usually in their second year of chapter books and beginning in many cases to be very independent readers. For me, it was the height of my obsession with Enid Blyton’s books such as The Magic Faraway Tree and The Naughtiest Girl in the School. Most importantly, she wrote the series about the Five. Five Run Away Together. Five Get Together Again. Five on a Farm Adventure. I was obsessed.
It was a few years before my Narnia fascination but not that far off.