5th Grade Reading List

Reading suggestions for 5th Graders from the Weber County Library

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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