5th Grade Reading List

Reading suggestions for 5th Graders from the Weber County Library

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:

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