Recommended Reading for grade 5.
Here is a list of books our teacher editors suggest for students in grade 5. Our selections include titles for both girls and boys who have a variety of interests. These selections include both "academic" and "recreational" reading suggestions. Check the synopsis for the book that might interest your student.
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Learn how the sixth graders beat out the older kids to win the championship quiz contest. A Newbery winner.
Margaret is waiting to grow up, wondering why things don't come soon enough.
The first book in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" helps prove that stories about sadness and badness can be both funny and popular.
Opal's dog helps her learn about her new home town and the characters who live there.
Beezus and her little sister Ramona Quimby just can't seem to get along.
In the 1930s, an orphan boy sets off in search of his musician father. A Newbery winner.
If you're a cat fancier, here's a collection of craft ideas that can entertain your child or make your pet's life more interesting. Most of these projects are also suitable for younger children with adult supervision.
Charlie discovers that the truth about Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is even better than the rumors.
Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig learn about farmers and life in this children's classic.
Here's a book that offers lots of craft ideas for dog loves, including many projects for pet owners. Many of these craft projects are suitable for younger children with adult supervision.
More than field trips, this little books is a guide to the best strategies for birdwatching, a stroll at the beach, tracking an animal, or collecting insects. Children can learn how to create their own field guides, collections, and lots more.
A girl moves to a new home and encounters the Israeli-Palestinian conflict first-hand.
Four children discover that their magical coin must be used very, very carefully.
Harry learns more about Hogwarts and its secrets.
Potter and his friends compete for the golden goblet and learn much in doing so.
Due to be released on June 21, 2003, this will be the 5th book in the wildly popular Potter series.
Harry and friends continue to explore at Hogwarts, and more puzzles emerge.
The famous Mr. Potter begins his career at Hogwarts.
Stanley Yelnats goes to camp Green Lake instead of juvenile detention. Did he make the right choice? A Newbery Award winner.
Follow three lost family pets as they make their way home. A book no one should miss.
A young boy uses his baseball card collection to travel through time and meet famous players from the past.
Dahl's great read-aloud book features a great cast of improbable characters.
Three children discover their own fantasy world while prowling through an attic, but the discoveries are only beginning. History, magic and a classic story of good and evil. Before Harry Potter, this book was the most magical!
This is the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's series about life in Wisconsin and the plains during the late 1800s.
Laura and her family move from Wisconsin to Kansas, and build the house on the prairie.
Laura is growing up, and new opportunities await.
Set in medieval England, this Newbery medal winner tells the tale of a young girl who must make her own way in the world, and what she learns in the process.
Summer's discoveries in learning about her various family members. A Newbery medal winner.
A young boy reacts to the arrival of an artist with a special mission.
This 1990 Newbery winner is a fictionalized account of a young Danish girl helping her Jewish friend hide from Germans during World War II.
Fourteen year-old Billy Jo writes a journal about her experiences during the dust bowl days in Oklahoma.
Here we meet Ramona at age 9, ready to tackle 4th grade, and lots more!
The second episode of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" continues the adventures.
Paulsen's sequel to Hatchet continues the survival story of a young man stranded in the wilderness.
In the sequel to Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Peter discovers his mother is pregnant.
Laura begins working as a teacher, finding new adventures.
A teenage girl learns to cope her new life after the murder of her father.
Winnie Foster has to make a life and death decision in truly different circumstances.
A Japanese-American boy's life changes after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The third installment of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" that has young readers clamoring for more.
In which a boy, a bear, and their animal friends go on many adventures.