5th Grade Reading List

Reading suggestions for 5th Graders from the Weber County Library

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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