Great Fifth Grade Reads

Take a look at some great books for fifth graders:

The underneath by Kathi Appelt; illustrated by David Small

An unremarkable boy and a rather remarkable ghost by Louise Arnold

Dragon's breath by E.D. Baker

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett; with artwork by Brett Helquist

The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley; pictures by Peter Ferguson

Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman

Al Capone does my shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

A week in the woods by Andrew Clements

The monsters of Morley Manor by Bruce Coville

The Watsons go to Birmingham—1963: a novel by Christopher Paul Curtis

Matilda by Roald Dahl; illustrations by Quentin Blake

The Saturdays by written and illustrated by Elizabeth Enright

Harriet, the spy. Written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh by Fitzhugh, Louise

Thriller by edited and with an introduction by Jon Scieszka; stories by M.T. Anderson ... [et al.]; with illustrations by Brett Helquist

Witch catcher by Mary Downing Hahn

Misty of Chincoteague; illus. by Wesley Dennis by Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Chasing the Falconers by Gordon Korman

The case of the deadly desperados by Caroline Lawrence

Boys against girls by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Small steps by Louis Sachar

The Wednesday wars by Gary D. Schmidt

The sign of the beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

The case of the missing marquess by Nancy Springer

Sammy Keyes and the hotel thief by Wendelin Van Draanen

Homeless bird by Gloria Whelan

Breaking Stalin's nose by written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

The tiger's apprentice by Laurence Yep