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.

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.

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.

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:
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:
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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.

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.

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.

If You Hopped Like a Frog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schwartz, David M.; Warhola, James (Illustrator); Schwartz, David; Scholastic Inc/I (Contribution by)
Call Number:
J513.24 S3996i
Description:

Introduces the concept of ratio by comparing what humans would be able to do if they had bodies like different animals.

Inside Out and Back Again
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lai, Thanhha
Call Number:
JF Lai
Description:

For all the ten years of her life, Ha has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by . . . and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home.

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fleischman, Paul; Beddows, Eric (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 F5965j
Description:

A collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse.

Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World`s Strangest Parrot
Artist/Author/Cast:
Montgomery, Sy; Bishop, Nic (Illustrator, Photographer)
Call Number:
J639.97871 M7886k 2010
Description:

On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth.

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