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Fifth Grade Reading List

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Recommended Reading List

The following books were recommended by our local library for a child entering fifth grade. They organized the reading list into two groups: fiction and nonfiction. These books are perfect to read during summer break or throughout the school year.

Fiction Books

in alphabetically order

  1. Chicken Boy
    By: Frances O’Roark Dowell

    Book Details:
    Since his mother’s death, Tobin is a mess until he begins to nurture chickens.
    Pages: 208
    ISBN-10: 1416934820
    ISBN-13: 978-1416934820

  2. Conrad’s Fate (A Chrestomanci Book)
    By: Diana Wynne Jones

    Book Details:
    Magic is changing the world. Can a twelve-year-old boy with terrible karma find out what is going on?
    Pages: 400
    ISBN-10: 0060747455
    ISBN-13: 978-0060747459
  3. Deep and Dark and Dangerous
    By: Mary Downing Hahn

    Book Details:
    Thirteen-year-old Ali uncovers a secret kept hidden for thirty years.
    Pages: 192
    ISBN-10: 0547076452
    ISBN-13: 978-0547076454

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Non Fiction Books

in alphabetically order

  1. Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter
    By: Susan Goldman Rubin

    Book Details:
    A book as eye-popping as his paintings.
    Pages: 48
    ISBN-10: 081095477X
    ISBN-13: 978-0810954779
  2. How to Raise and Keep a Dragon
    By: John Topsell

    Book Details:
    Everything you need to know to raise your own dragon.
    Pages: 128
    ISBN-10: 0764159208
    ISBN-13: 978-0764159206
  3. The McElderry Book of Greek Myths
    By: Eric A. Kimmel

    Book Details:
    Read about the twelve of the most beloved legends of Greek mythology.
    Pages: 112
    ISBN-10: 1416915346
    ISBN-13: 978-1416915348

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Source: Montgomery County Public Libraries, January 2009

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