5th Grade Reading List
Reading suggestions for 5th Graders from the Weber County Library
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.
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.
On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth.
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.
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.
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission.
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 eleven-year-old son of the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London befriends a Jacobite rebel being held prisoner there.
Read about Viking life and culture and notable accomplishments as skilled craftsmen, hardworking farmers, prosperous merchants, and explorers.
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.