5th Grade Reads

floorsFloors
Ten-year-old Leo's future and the fate of the extraordinary Whippet Hotel, where his father is the maintenance man, are at stake when a series of cryptic boxes leads Leo to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances.

By:  Patrick Carman
Call Number:  J CAR

No Talking
The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

By:  Andrew Clements
Call Number:  J CLE

waitinfornormalWaiting for Normal
Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York.

By: Leslie Connor
Call Number: J CON

 

taledarkandgrimmA Tale Dark and Grimm
Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.

By: Adam Gidwitz
Call Number: J GID

lovelybadonesAll the Lovely Bad Ones
While spending the summer at their grandmother's Vermont inn, two prankster siblings awaken young ghosts from the inn's distant past who refuse to "rest in peace."

By: Mary Downing Hahn
Call Number: J HAH


hootHoot
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

By:  Carl Hiaasen
Call Number:  J HIA


swindleSwindle
After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palomino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father's failing invention, the SmartPick fruit picker.

By:  Gordon Korman
Call Number:  J KOR

insideoutInside Out and Back Again
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

By: Thanhha Lai
Call Number: J LAI

Rules
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.

By:  Cynthia Lord
Call Number:  J LOR

Anne of Green Gables
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

By:  Lucy Maud Montgomery
Call Number:  J MON

wonderWonder
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

By: R.J. Palacio
Call Number: J PAL

The Westing Game
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

By:  Ellen Raskin
Call Number:  J RAS

Smile
From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

By:  Raina Telgemeier
Call Number:  J GRAPHIC TEL

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