5th Grade Reading List

Reading suggestions for 5th Graders from the Weber County Library

Three Times Lucky
Artist/Author/Cast:
Turnage, Sheila
Call Number:
JF Turnage
Description:

Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.

Through My Eyes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bridges, Ruby
Call Number:
J92 Bridges
Description:

The courageous story of six-year-old Ruby Bridges who alone integrated an all-white New Orleans elementary school in 1960.

Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Janeczko, Paul B.; LaReau, Jenna (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J652.8 J336t 2003
Description:

A handbook for the budding cryptographer including codes and ciphers, invisible inks, concealment techniques, spy stories, and more.

Tuck Everlasting
Artist/Author/Cast:
Babbitt, Natalie
Call Number:
JF Babbitt
Description:

10-year-old Winnie Foster discovers the magic spring that has given the Tuck family eternal life. Will she drink the water too?

Unusual Creatures
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hearst, Michael; Noordeman, Jelmer (Illustrator); Wright, Christie (Illustrator); Noordeman, Arjen (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J590 H4365u 2012
Description:
When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bonner, Hannah
Call Number:
J565.7 B7167w 2003
Description:

Takes a tour of the Earth three hundred and twenty million years ago, during the Paleozoic Era, and investigates the plants and animals found there.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lin, Grace
Call Number:
JF Lin
Description:

Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lewis, J. Patrick; Raff, Anna (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 L6745w 2013
Description:

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