5th Grade Reading List

Reading suggestions for 5th Graders from the Weber County Library

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11 Birthdays
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mass, Wendy
Call Number:
JF Mass
Description:

Amanda and Leo find themselves trapped in a time warp, celebrating their same-day birthdays over and over again.

Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II
Artist/Author/Cast:
Russo, Marisabina (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J940.5318 R9698a 2005
Description:

The author describes how a mother and her three daughters survived the Holocaust, in this story based on the author's own family history.

Anne Frank
Artist/Author/Cast:
Poole, Josephine; Barrett, Angela (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J92 Frank 2005
Description:

The life of Anne Frank, from birth until being taken from the hidden attic by the Nazis, is presented in this haunting, meticulously researched picture book.

Bodies From the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past
Artist/Author/Cast:
Deem, James M.
Call Number:
J599.9 D3115b 2008
Description:

Recounts the discovery of the oldest human mummy in the 1990s by two mountain climbers on the Austrian border, in this exciting book that reveals how glaciers, hulking masses of moving ice, are now offering up many secrets from the past.

The Book of Three
Artist/Author/Cast:
Alexander, Lloyd
Call Number:
JF Alexander
Description:

A young assistant pig-keeper has adventures beyond his wildest dreams in this first book in the Chronicles of Prydain series.

Bud, Not Buddy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Call Number:
JF Curtis
Description:

Ten-year-old Bud, an orphan, sets off to find his musician dad, and gets into all sorts of trouble along the way.

Bug Shots
Artist/Author/Cast:
Siy, Alexandra (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J595.7 S6257b 2011
Description:
Cold Cereal
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rex, Adam
Call Number:
JF Rex
Description:
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cleary, Beverly; Zelinsky, Paul O. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Cleary
Description:

Ten-year-old Leigh confides his troubles in letters to his favorite author.

Electric Ben
Artist/Author/Cast:
Byrd, Robert
Call Number:
J92 Franklin 2012
Description:
An Elephant in the Backyard
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sobol, Richard
Call Number:
J636.9676 S6777e 2004
Description:

Describes how special elephants are in the village of Tha Kleng in Thailand and looks at the life of one particular young elephant named Wan Pen.

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grabenstein, Chris
Call Number:
JF Grabenstein
Description:
Every Minute on Earth: Fun Facts That Happen Every 60 Seconds
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murrie, Steve; Murrie, Matthew; Lloyd, Mary Anne (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J031.02 M9847e 2007
Description:

See what happens every minute on earth with these facts about earth, space, technology, pop culture, animals, sports, the human body, and food.

Frindle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Clements, Andrew; Selznick, Brian (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Clements
Description:

A champion troublemaker, Nick decides to invent a new word to torment his teacher.

George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen From Both Sides
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schanzer, Rosalyn
Call Number:
J973.3 S2995g 2004
Description:

Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution.

The Graveyard Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gaiman, Neil; McKean, Dave (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Gaiman
Description:

Nobody Owens, a living boy who resides in a graveyard with his nonliving family, must figure out why a dangerous man is trying to kill him.

The Great Brain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fitzgerald, John D.; Mayer, Mercer (Illustrator); Fitzgerald, John
Call Number:
JF Fitzgerald
Description:

The adventures of three brothers growing up in a small Utah town in the late 1800's.

Holes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sachar, Louis
Call Number:
JF Sachar
Description:

A zany, mysterious, funny book about Stanley Yelnats and how he changes his family's bad luck.

The Home of the Brave
Artist/Author/Cast:
Applegate, Katherine
Call Number:
JF Applegate
Description:
Hoot
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hiaasen, Carl
Call Number:
JF Hiaasen
Description:

New to Florida, Roy spots the running boy--running away from the school bus, carrying no books and wearing no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy's trail.

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