5th Grade Reading List

Reading suggestions for 5th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Matilda Bone
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cushman, Karen
Call Number:
JF Cushman
Description:
Merlin and the Making of the King
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hodges, Margaret; Hyman, Trina Schart (Illustrator, Translator); Malory, Thomas
Call Number:
J398.2 H6893m 2004
Description:

A retelling of four Arthurian legends, "The Sword in the Stone," "Excalibur," "The Lady of the Lake," and "The Last Great Battle," which feature Merlin, King Arthur, and other familiar figures.

Millicent Min, Girl Genius
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yee, Lisa
Call Number:
JF Yee
Description:

Eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent Min struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy, deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends.

Once upon a Toad
Artist/Author/Cast:
Frederick, Heather Vogel
Call Number:
JF Frederick
Description:

Cat's life goes from bad to crazy when her fairy godmother tries to help her.

Shh!  We're Writing the Constitution
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fritz, Jean; dePaola, Tomie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J342.73029 F9199sh
Description:

A lively account of the birth of the Constitution during a scorching summer with all the windows shut to prevent rumors, a bombardment of bluebottle flies, and New England delegates swathed in woolen suits.

So You Want to Be an Inventor?
Artist/Author/Cast:
St. George, Judith; Small, David (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J608 S1394s
Description:
Swindle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Korman, Gordon
Call Number:
JF Korman
Description:
Ten Rules For Living With My Sister
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martin, Ann M.
Call Number:
JF Martin
Description:

Two sisters are forced to share a room when their grandfather comes to stay.

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.

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.

The Home of the Brave
Artist/Author/Cast:
Applegate, Katherine
Call Number:
JF Applegate
Description:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Artist/Author/Cast:
Selznick, Brian (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Selznick
Description:

Orphan, clock keeper, thief: Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. Part graphic novel, part novel. Winner, Caldecott Medal 2008.

The Odyssey
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cross, Gillian; Packer, Neil (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J883.01 C9513o 2012
Description:
The One and Only Ivan
Artist/Author/Cast:
Applegate, Katherine; Castelao, Patricia (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Applegate
Description:

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

The Ravenmaster's Secret
Artist/Author/Cast:
Woodruff, Elvira
Call Number:
JF Woodruff
Description:

The eleven-year-old son of the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London befriends a Jacobite rebel being held prisoner there.

The Real Vikings
Artist/Author/Cast:
Berger, Melvin; Berger, Gilda
Call Number:
J948.022 B4965r 2003
Description:

Read about Viking life and culture and notable accomplishments as skilled craftsmen, hardworking farmers, prosperous merchants, and explorers.

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Artist/Author/Cast:
Angleberger, Tom
Call Number:
JF Angleberger
Description:

Is Origami Yoda more than a simple finger puppet? That is the question Tommy and his friends attempt to answer.

The Thing About Luck
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kadohata, Cynthia; Kuo, Julia (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Kadohata
Description:
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Artist/Author/Cast:
Appelt, Kathi; Bricking, Jennifer (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Appelt
Description:

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