Fifth Grade 
Suggested Reading List
 
Great Reads
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsberg
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Holes by Louis Sachar
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

Mystery and Adventure
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Challenging independent read)

Newbery Medal and Honor Books
Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
Dragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep (Challenging independent read)
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
Homesick, My Own Story by Jean Fritz
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

Historical Fiction
Black Stallion by Walter Farley (Challenging independent read)
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac
Sarah Bishop by Scott O’Dell

Fantasy and Science Fiction
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Very challenging independent read)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater
Redwall by Brian Jacques (Challenging independent read)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle

Humorous Stories
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Skinnybones by Barbara

Last Modified on September 24, 2012