5th grade booklist

Free Reading:

I am the Ice Worm by MaryAnn Easley

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond

Peak by Roland Smith

The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto

The Light Princess by George MacDonald

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander

Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson

The Cay by Theodore Taylor

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by E.L. Konigsburg

The Mystery of Rascal Pratt by Robbie Scott and Gary Cianciarulo

On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

The Wall:  Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis

The Canning Season by Polly Horvath

The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath

The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade by Kenneth Derby

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman

The Lady Grace Mysteries

Spy Force Mission:  In Search of the Time and Space Machine by Deborah Abela

Time Stops for No Mouse by Michael Hoeye

Alabama Moon by Watt Key

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munroz Ryan

The Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan 

The Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

No Talking by Andrew Clements

Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Davin by Dan and Zaki Gordon

The Emerald Wand of Oz by Sherwood Smith

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure by Georgia Byng

Ranger’s Apprentice Book One: The Ruins of the Gorlan by John Flanagan

The Scarecrow and His Servant by Philip Pulman

The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by MIchael Buckley

Skelig by David Almond

The True Meaning of SmekDay by Adam Rex

A Wizard of Earthsea: The Earthsea Cycle, book 1 by Ursula Le Guin

Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge

Snow Wings by Jutta Goetze

The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming to Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane

Mythology by Lady Hestia Evans

Show; Don’t Tell Secrets of Writing by Josephine Nobisso


Ambleside Year 5 Booklist:

This Country of Ours by H.E. Marshall

Abraham Lincoln’s World by Genevieve Foster

The Story of Mankind by Hendrick Van Loon

Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula

Of Courage Undaunted:  Across the Continent with Lewis and Clark by James Daughtery

Carry a Big Stick:  The Uncommon Heroism of Teddy Roosevelt by George Grant

The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Comstock

Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton

Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Howard Pyle

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Captain’s Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Lad: A Dog

The Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit

The Wouldbegoods by Edith Nesbit

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Hans Brinkler by Mary Mapes Dodge

Michael Faraday, Father of Electronics by Charles Ludwig

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Falcons of France by Charles Nordhoff

Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller



Rudyard Kipling

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

John Greenleaf Whittier and Paul Lawrence Dunbar