5th Grade 4th – 5th

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Suggested Summer Reading List
American Girl Series. Atwater, Richard. Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Avi. Poppy.
A series of historical fiction books based on the lives of girls during important periods of American history. The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions. Poppy, a deer mouse, urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas. The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a 10 year old girl and a malicious stranger share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older. When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal. A nine year old boy receives a toy Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and embarks on an adventure when the toy comes to life and befriends him. Dorothy, swept from Kansas by a cyclone, is deposited over the rainbow in the magical land of Oz where she runs afoul of an evil witch who tries to keep Dorothy from finding her way back home. A series of chapter books based on the Berenstain Bear family from the popular children’s books. A series of books in which the main characters are Lulu, whose father is often off traipsing the globe to research and write about exotic animals; her friend Pam whose mom is a horse trainer; and Anna who is also horse crazy. They have all kinds of adventures from getting their first ponies, to finding lost ponies and children, solving mysteries, and even the death of a beloved pony. Peter finds his demanding two year old brother an ever increasing problem and other books by the same author. Peter describes the family vacation in Maine with the Tubmans, highlighted by the antics of his younger brother, Fudge. Sequel to Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate. A popular children’s book series revolving around the main character, Ramona Quimby, her family including her sister Beezus, and the various events that take place in her neighborhood, Klickitat Street in Portland, Oregon. A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joy of motorcycling. Also, read the further adventures of Ralph in Runaway Ralph and Ralph S. Mouse. In his letters to his favorite author, ten year old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents’ divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world. Newbery Award Winner. Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp. When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher’s love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

Babbitt, Natalie. Tuck Everlasting. Balliett, Blue. Chasing Vermeer.

Banks, Lynne Reid. The Indian in the Cupboard. Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz.

Berenstain, Stan. The Berenstain Bears chapter books. Betancourt, Jeanne. Pony Pals series

Blume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Blume, Judy. Fudge-a-mania. Catling, Patrick. The Chocolate Touch. Cleary,Beverly. Ramona series.

Cleary, Beverly. The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Cleary, Beverly. Dear Mr. Henshaw. Cleary, Beverly. Runaway Ralph. Clements, Andrew. Frindle.

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Clements, Andrew. The Report Card.

Creech, Sharon. Chasing Redbird. Creech, Sharon. Love That Dog.

Fifth grader Nora Rowley has always hidden the fact that she is a genius from everyone because all she wants is to be normal, but when she comes up with a plan to prove that grades are not important, things begin to get out of control. 2006 Kentucky Bluegrass Award winner. Thirteen year old Zinnia Taylor uncovers family secrets and self truths while clearing a mysterious settler trail that begins on her family’s farm in Kentucky. A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem. Any titles by this well-known children’s fantasy author of Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A series of historical fiction novels. In each book, an important event or period of American history is the setting of a story written through the eyes of a young girl. Each book is written in diary format and includes historical notes at the end which highlight the chosen time period. A fifth grade class, repelled by the overweight new student who has serious home problems, finally learns to accept her. The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin. Newbery award winner. Ten-year-old Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog named Winn-Dixie. A series of books about Hank, the proud but bumbling Head of Ranch Security, his timid sidekick Drover, and When Harriet’s classmates find her diary and read what she has written about them, they decide to make life miserable for her. A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with some dangerous outlaws. their adventures on the M-Cross ranch in Texas. The escapades of 4 animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, & Badger. Molly and Michael dislike their spooky new stepsister Heather but realize they must try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom. When he goes to spend the summer with his great aunt in the family’s old house, eleven year old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade place with his great great uncle who is dying of diptheria. Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire. In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer and her parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school. A series of biographies about famous Americans.

Dahl, Roald.

Dear America Series.

DeClements, Barthe. Nothing’s Fair in the Fifth Grade. DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Despereaux. DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn-Dixie.

Erickson, John R. Hank the Cowdog series. Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy.

Fleischman, Sid. The Whipping Boy.

Graham, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

Hahn, Mary Downing. Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story. Hahn, Mary Downing. Time For Andrew: A Ghost Story. Howe, James. Bunnicula.

Hannigan, Katherine. Ida B & Her Plans to Maximize Fun,Avoid Disaster,& (Possibly) Save the World.

In Their Own Words series. Kehret, Peg. Earthquake Terror.

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Klass, Sheila. The Uncivil War.

When an earthquake hits the isolated island in northern California where his family had been camping, twelve year old Jonathan Palmer must find a way to keep himself, his partially paralyzed younger sister, and their dog alive until help arrives. Even with her father as principal, Asa Andersen is certain that her sixth grade year will be perfect, until a new boy in school starts making fun of her name and the baby her mother is expecting is born prematurely. Flora, the world's most educated mouse, saves her family during a crisis.

King-Smith, Dick. The School Mouse.

Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia series. L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time.

Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia. Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball. When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay. This is a series of books about a group of girls who love to baby-sit. A young boy decides to raise two owlets as pets. Wol and Weeps provide fun and excitement for the boy in Saskatoon. The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one. This series of books features historical fiction stories told from the perspective of boys ages 12 – 16. These boys have come to America from different countries and backgrounds to live in America. The stories tell about how people lived, their tragedies, their triumphs, and the historic events taking place in their lifetimes. Marty finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, and tries to hide it from his family and the dog’s real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

Lord, Bette Bao. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Martin, Ann M. The Baby-sitters Club series. Mowat, Farley. Owls in the Family.

Moss, Marissa. Amelia’s Notebook Series.

My Name is America series

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh.

Nixon, Joan Lowery. Search for the Shadowman. While working on a genealogy project for his seventh grade history class, Andy Bonner becomes determined to solve the mystery surrounding a distant relative who was accused of stealing the family fortune. Norton, Mary. The Borrowers. O’Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H. Park, Barbara. Mick Harte Was Here.

Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock. With nowhere else to run, a field mouse asks the clever escaped lab rats living under the rosebush to help save her son, who lies in the path of the farmer’s tractor, too ill to be moved. Thirteen year old Phoebe recalls the death of her younger brother Mick in a bicycle accident, which might not have been fatal had he been wearing his helmet, and how she and her family reacted to the tragedy. Closes with an appeal to bikers to wear protective bicycle helmets. Who is the greatest, most hilarious superhero in the history of elementary school? What elastic-waist adventurer fights for "Truth, Justice and all that is Pre-shrunk and Cottony" and can "leap tall building without

Pilkey, Dave. Captain Underpants series.

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Rawlings, Marjorie. The Yearling.

getting a wedgie"? Who's motto is "Never underestimate the power of underwear"? That's right, it's Captain Underpants!! A young boy living in the Florida backwoods is forced to decide the fate of a fawn he has raised as a pet. A boy and his 2 dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann, go through adventure and tragedy in the Ozark Mountain Valley. The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls) and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant. Also read The Best School Year Ever. As further evidence of his family’s bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a horrible correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story. In this popular series, Joe, Fred and Sam go on many adventures and solve mysteries in different time periods. The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat. A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake. A series of books featuring Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown as a fictional boy detective. In each book, Encyclopedia Brown solves a mystery while readers are invited to solve the case themselves. Answers are in the back of each story. In this series, Geronimo is a talking mouse is a best-selling author and works as a journalist for the fictional newspaper The Rodent’s Gazette. Geronimo is a nervous, mild-mannered mouse who would like nothing better than to live a quiet life, but he keeps getting involved in far-away adventures Check out books in both of these popular series to read mystery stories with a scary twist. In the new Mostly Ghostly series, meet Max Doyle who has two ghosts living in his bedroom that only he can see! Any titles by this Kentucky author who wrote primarily about life in Kentucky and Appalachia including The Thread That Runs So True and The Beatinest Boy. Wilbur the pig is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer’s Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird that stayed for a few days in his family’s garden. These historical fiction classics portray the life of Laura Ingalls and her remarkable pioneer childhood. She brought to life her family’s adventures, challenges, and triumph on the American frontier through these books. By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real. When their owner plans to sell one of them in 1802, 12-year-old Sally and her family run away from their Georgia plantation to look for both freedom from slavery and a home in Florida with the Seminole Indians.

Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows.

Robinson, Barbara. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Sachar, Louis. Holes.

Sachar, Louis. Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Scieszka, Jon. The Time Warp Trio series.

Seldon, George. The Cricket in Times Square. Sierra, Judy. Wild About Books.

Sobol, Donald. Encyclopedia Brown series.

Stilton, Geronimo. Geronimo Stilton series.

Stine, R. L. Goosebumps and Mostly Ghostly series

Stuart, Jesse.

White, E. B. Charlotte’s Web. White, E. B. Stuart Little.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House series. Williams, Margery. The Velveteen Rabbit.

Woods, Brenda. My Name is Sally Little Song.

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