Fifth Grade


Recommended Fifth Grade Reads

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Poppy by Avi

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Masterpiece by Elise Broach

The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley

The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

The midwife’s apprentice by Karen Cushman

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The city of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

The warm place by Nancy Farmer

The great brain by John Fitzgerald

Thora by Gillian Johnson

The phantom tollbooth by Norton Juster

Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney

Swindle by Gordon Korman

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Saving Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Five children and it by Edith Nesbit

American tall tales by Mary Pope Osborne

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

Bread and roses, too by Katherine Paterson

Harris and me: a summer remembered by Gary Paulsen

Spring-heeled Jack by Philip Pullman

The Westing game by Ellen Raskin

The boy who saved baseball by John Ritter

Knucklehead : tall tales & mostly true stories of growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Bella at midnight by Diane Stanley

Each little bird that sings by Debbie Wiles