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Recommended 5th Grade Reading List

narniaLooking for a 5th grade reading list to supplement your child’s school work? Here are some recommended books for you!

We included a list of nonfiction, poetry, and classic novels that you may even remember reading when you were a kid.

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Historical Fiction

Number the Stars by Lowry

Keeping Score by Park

Sugar by Rhodes

Riding Freedom by Ryan

The Land by Taylor

Song of the Trees by Taylor

One Crazy Summer by Williams-Garcia

Crow by Wright

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Yelchin

Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi

Jefferson’s Sons by Bradley

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Coerr

Elijah of Buxton by Curtis

The Mighty Miss Malone by Curtis

Unstoppable Octobia May by Flake

Bo at Ballard Creek by Hill

The Great Trouble by Hopkinson

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

The American Adventure series by Norma Jean Lutz:

Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Friendship by Mildred Taylor

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Sarah, Plain, and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth Speare

Where the Lilies Bloom, by Vera & Bill Cleaver

General Fiction

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis Titles include:

  • The Magicians Nephew
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Prince Caspian
  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Silver Chair
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • The Last Battle

Fight for Freedom, by Norma Jean Lutz

The Grandma’s Attic Novels, by Arleta Richardson

  • At Home in North Branch
  • A School of Her Own
  • Away From Home
  • In Grandma’s Attic
  • More Stories From Grandma’s Attic
  • New Faces, New Friends
  • Wedding Bells Ahead

General Nonfiction

Exodus Adapted from the Holy Bible by Miriam Chaikin

In the Beginning; Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton

Linnea’s Windowsill Garden by Christine Bjork

Maggie by My Side by Beverly Butler

The Story of Football by Dave Anderson

5th Grade Reading List for Poetry

Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Thayer Erie Canal, by John A. and Alan Lomax in American Ballads and Folk Songs

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

New Kid on the Block, by Jack Prelutsky

Now We Are Six, by A. A. Milne

Poetry in the Holy Bible: Psalms 1, 8, 23, 24, 46, 91, 100, 119:1-8, 121, 150

When We were Very Young, A. A. Milne, E. P. Dutton