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5th Grade Favorite Books

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Are you looking for a good book to read this summer?  Try one of these favorites recommended  by the Fifth Grade students. 

  • Watership Down   Richard Adams
  • Animorphs #1              Katherine Applegate
  • Journey to Nowhere            M.J. Auch
  • No More Magic  Avi
  • Ramona’s World  Beverly Cleary
  • Aliens Ate My Homework            Bruce Coville
  • The Ghost in the Third Row            Bruce Coville
  • Bloomability                Sharon Creech
  • Jurassic Park              Michael Crichton
  • Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade            Barthe Declements
  • Man-O-War            Walter Farley
  • Stone Fox            John R. Gardiner
  • Dinotopia                    James Gurney
  • The Phantom Tollbooth            Norton Juster
  • Carrie              Stephen King
  • A Wrinkle in Time                Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe    C.S. Lewis
  • The Giver            Lois Lowry
  • Anne of Green Gables             Lucy M. Montgomery
  • Shiloh            Phyllis R. Naylor
  • 'N Sync:  The Official Book            'N Sync
  • Bridge to Terabithia            Katherine Paterson
  • The Girl with the Deadly Hair     Ted Pedersen
  • True Fright            Ted Pedersen
  • A Child Called It          Dave Pelzer
  • Going Live!            Sally-Ann Roberts
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban                      J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets             J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone   J.K. Rowling
  • Holes            Louis Sachar
  • Britney Spears' Heart to Heart            Britney Spears             
  • Night of the Living Dummy (Goosebumps #7)       R.L. Stine

Here are a few suggestions for students from the Fifth Grade teachers:

  •  The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party              Marian Calbro
  • Bud, Not Buddy              Christopher Curtis

  • The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker            Cynthia DeFelice

  • Weasel             Cynthia DeFelice

  • The Little Prince  A. DeSaint-Exupery

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer            Lois Duncan

  • Bull Run            Paul Fleishman

  • That Sweet Diamond:  Baseball Poems Paul Janeczko

  • Gorilla Walk               Ted Lewin

  • The Great Turkey Walk             Kathleen Kerr

  • Ice Story:  Shackleton’s Lost Expedition            Elizabeth Kimmel

  • A Long Way From Chicago             Robert Peck

  • A Pizza the Size of the Sun                         Jack Prelutsky

  • The Golden Compass                     Philip Pullman

Adults, try these books recommended by the Fifth Grade teachers:

  • Tuesdays With Morrie             Mitch Albom 
  • Memoirs of a Geisha             Arthur Golden
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