Summer Reading Grade 5

Below is a list of titles and authors that incoming fifth graders may enjoy. This is not a required list but a guide to help you find good books.  Hope to see you this summer at the public library.  Happy Reading!

Fantasy and Folklore:
Bond, Michael.  A Bear Called Paddington
Carroll, Lewis.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Collins, Suzanne. The Underland Chronicles (Gregor the Overlander series)
Dahl, Roald.  Matilda
Fleming, Ian.  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Hamilton, Virginia.  Her Stories:  African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales
Harkey, Faith. Sneak Thief
Hunter, Erin. Into the Wild
Juster, Norman. The Phantom Tollbooth
Kessler, Liz. The Tail of Emily Windsnap
Lawson, Robert. Rabbit Hill
Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians series)
Rowling, J.K.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Sage, Annie. Magyk
White, E.B. The Trumpet of the Swan

Newbery Award Winners
Byars, Betsy.  Summer of the Swans
Curtis, Christopher Paul.  Bud, Not Buddy
DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Despereaux
Estes, Eleanor.  Ginger Pye
Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book
Gipson, Fred.  Old Yeller
Konigsburg, E.L.  From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Lisle, Janet Taylor.  Afternoon of the Elves
Lowry, Lois.  Number the Stars
North, Sterling.  Rascal
O'Dell, Scott.  The Island of the Blue Dolphins
Selden, George.  The Cricket in Times Square
Steig, William.  Abel's Island
Stolz, Mary. The Noonday Friends
Wilder, Laura Ingalls.  On the Banks of Plum Creek

Other Times, Other Places - Historical Fiction
Curtis, Christopher Paul. Elijah of Buxton
Gregory, Kristiana.  Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
Holm, Jennifer L., Turtle in Paradise
Ryan, Pam Munoz. Riding Freedom
Selznick, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Woodruff, Elvira.  Dear Levi

Realistic Fiction
Benton, Jim. Dear Dumb Diary series
Birdsall, Jeanne. The Penderwicks
Cabot, Meg. Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls
Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Paulsen, Gary. Lawn Boy

There's always time for a book:
Take a book when you know you'll be waiting.
Take a book to the doctor's office.
Take a book when you travel.
Read a book instead of watching TV.
Get a public library card.