Fifth Grade Reading List

Fifth Grade Reading List

Allen, CrystalHow Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy

Angleberger, Tom…..The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper

Appelt, Kathi……Keeper

Applegate , Katherine ….. “The Animorph” series

Avi ……Encounter at Easton, Fighting Ground, Smuggler’s Island, The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle (1991 Newbery Honor Book), Crispin: The Cross of Lead (2003 Newbery Winner), Poppy, The Secret School, and many others.

Baker, E.D. …..The Salamander Spell (and others)

Banks, Lynne Reid…. Indian In The Cupboard, Return Of The Indian, Harry the Poisonous Centipede and others

Barrow, Randi G….Saving Zasha

Bosch, Pseudonymous…..This Book is Not Good for You series (see others)

Boylan, Jennifer Finney.Falcon Quinn series

Bransford, Nathan….Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow

Burnett, Frances Hodgson (1849 – 1974) …..A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy

Castle, M.E.Popular Clone series

Chari, SheelaVanished

Choldenko, Gennifer…..Al Capone Shines My Shoes, No Passengers Beyond This Point (see others)

Clements, Andrew .Frindle, The Landry News, The School Story, A Week in the Woods, Things Not Seen , The Report Card, Jake Drake Books, The Last Holiday Concert, (and others)

Colfer, Eoin …..Artemis Fowl series

Collins, Suzanne…..Gregor the Overlander series

Curtis, Christopher Paul…..Bud, Not Buddy (2000 Newbery Award Winner), The Watsons Go to Birmingham (1996 Newbery Honor Book)

Cushman, Karen …..Catherine Called Birdy, Matilda Bone, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple , Rodzina (and others)

DiCamillo, Kate….Because of Winn Dixie (2001 Newbery Honor Book), The Tale of Despereaux – (2004 Newbery Winner)

Downer, Ann…..Hatching Magic

Farmer, Nancy ….House of the Scorpion (2003 Newbery Honor Book), The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

Fitzgerald, John Dennis …. The Great Brain series

Fitzhugh, Louise……Harriet the Spy

Fleischman, SidThe Whipping Boy, Jim Ugly, and others

Funke, Cornelia Caroline…. The Thief Lord series, Inkheart series

Gaiman, Neil…….The Graveyard Book

George, Jean CraigheadJulie Of The Wolves, My Side Of The Mountain (and others)

Giff, Patricia Reilly….. Lily’s Crossing (1998 Newbery Honor Book) , Nory Ryan’s Song, Pictures of Hollis Woods (2003 Newbery Honor Book), The Gift of the Pirate Queen, Maggie’s Door, and others

Haddix, Margaret Peterson….Among the Hidden, Among the Imposters, Among the Betrayed, Just Ella, Running Out of Time, Because of Anya

Hahn, Mary Downing……Wait Till Helen Comes, Stepping On The Cracks, The Dead Man In Indian Creek, Following The Mystery Man, and others

Henkes, KevinOlive’s Ocean

Henry, Marguerite (1902- 1997)…..King Of The Wind, Misty Of Chincotegue (and others)

Hesse, Karen…..Out of the Dust (1998 Newbery Winner), A Light in the Storm, The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin (Dear America series), The Music of Dolphins, The Stowaway

Hiaasen, Carl … Hoot (2003 Newbery Honor Book), Scat, Flush

Holm, Jennifer L …..Our Only May Amelia (2000 Newbery Honor Book)

Holt, Kimberly Willis…..My Louisiana Sky, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Dancing in Cadillac Light 

Horowitz, Anthony….Stormbreaker, Point Blank, Skeleton Key, and Eagle Strike – Alex Rider Adventures

Horvath, Polly…..My One Hundred Adventures

Hulme, John…..The Seems series

Jacques, Brian….Redwall series

Klise, Kate….Dying to Meet You series

L’Engle, Madeline……Wind In The Door, A Wrinkle in Time

Levine, Gail Carson…..Ella Enchanted (1998 Newbery Honor Book), Dave at Night, The Two Princesses of Bamarre, “The Princess Tales” books, and others

Lewis, C.S. Chronicles Of Narnia series

Lin, Grace…..Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Lowry, Lois….One Hundredth Thing About Caroline, Number The Stars, Taking Care Of Terrific, “Anastasia” Books, The Giver (and others)

Martin, Ann M…..A Corner of the Universe, The Doll People, and others

Mass, Wendy….11 Birthdays, 12 Finally, 13 Gifts

Naylor, Phyllis……Beetles Lightly Toasted, The Boys Start The War, The Agony Of Alice, Shiloh (1992 Newbery Medal Winner) and other “Shiloh” books, Carlotta’s Kittens, and others

Nimmo, Jenny….. Charlie Bone series

O’Brien, Robert C. ….. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

O’Dell, Scott….. Island Of The Blue Dolphins (1961 Newbery Winner) 

Paolini, Christopher…. Eragon series

Patron, Susan……The Higher Power of Lucky (and others)

Paulsen, Gary….Hatchet  (1988 Newbery Honor Book), The River, Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Return, “Mr. Tucket” Books, and others

Peck, Richard….A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down Yonder (2001 Newbery Winner)

Raskin, Ellen…..The Westing Game (1979 Newbery Winner)

Riordan, Rick…..Heroes of Olympus series, The Red Pyramid Series

Rowling, J. K. …..Harry Potter series

Russell, Rachel Renee….Dork Diaries series

Ryan, Pam MunozRiding Freedom, Esperanza Rising

Sachar, Louis…..Holes, (1999 Newbery Medal Winner), Loser, “Marvin Redpost” series. “Wayside School” series, and many others

Scieszka, Jon…..Spaceheadz

Selznick, Brian….The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck (see others)

Shan, Darren …..Cirque du Freak series

Snickett, Lemony …..“A Series of Unfortunate Events” series

Spinelli, Jerry…….Maniac Magee ((1991 Newbery Winner), There’s A Girl In My Hammerlock , Crash, Stargirl, (and others)

Taylor, Theodore…..The Cay, Timothy Of The Cay, Maria, A Christmas Story, The Trouble with Tuck, Tuck Triumphant

Urban, Linda….A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Van Draanen, Wendelin…. Secret Identity (Shredderman 1), Sammy Keyes series

Vernick, Audrey….Water Balloon

White, Ruth….Belle Prater’s Boy (1997 Newbery Honor Book), Tadpole

Wright, Betty Ren ….Christina’s Ghost, Dollhouse Murders, The Scariest Night (and others)

Yolen, Jane…..The Devil’s Arithmetic, Here There Be Unicorns “Young Merlin” books, “History Mystery” series (and others)


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