New 5th Graders’ Reading Ideas
Summer Reading at the Bedford Library

 

FANTASY and SCIENCE FICTION

The Name of this Book is Secret (series) – J/Bosch
The Familiars (series) – J/Epstein
A Tale Dark and Grimm – J/Gidwitz
The Hero Revealed (series) –J/Boniface
Museum of Thieves – J/Tanner
Midnight for Charlie Bone (series) – J/Nimmo
Magician’s Elephant – J/DiCamillo
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris (series) – J/LaFevers
Warriors (series) - J/Hunter
When You Reach Me – J/Stead
The Prince of Fenway Park – J/Baggott
Small Persons with Wings – J/Booraem
The Mysterious Benedict Society (series) – J/Stewart
The City of Ember (series) – J/DuPrau
A Wrinkle in Time (series) – J/L’Engle
The Invention of Hugo Cabret – J/Selznick
The Scarecrow and His Servant – J/Pullman

ADVENTURE

Storm Runners – J/Smith
Island of the Blue Dolphins – J/O’Dell
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg – J/Philbrook
Ninth Ward – J/Rhodes
Bearwalker – J/Bruchac
My Side of the Mountain (series) – J/George
Hide and Seek – J/Grant
Hatchet (series) – J/Paulsen
Number the Stars – J/Lowry
Mission Unstoppable – J/Gutman
Half-Moon Investigations – J/Colfer
Heart of a Samurai – J/Preus
Missing on Superstition Mountain – J/Broach

KIDS!

Troublemaker – J/Clements
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies – J/Marino
Beacon Street Girls (series) –JPaperback/Bryant
Bridge to Terabithia – J/Paterson
Because of Mr. Terupt – J/Buyea
Anything But Typical – J/Baskin
One Crazy Summer – J/Williams-Garcia
Inside Out and Back Again – J/Lai
Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time – J/Yee
Charlie Jo Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading – J/Greenwald
The Popularity Papers – J/Ignatow

LEGENDS

The Lost Years of Merlin – J/Barron
Camelot Spell – J/Gilman
The Sword in the Stone – J/White
The Squire's Tale – Morris
Outlaw Princess of Sherwood – J/Springer
Tales of King Arthur – J Paperback/Brooks
Robin of Sherwood – J 398.22/Mor

NONFICTION
Escape: The Story of the Great Houdini – J92/Houdini
Swish: The Quest for Basketball’s Perfect Shot – J 796.323/Ste
Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson - J92/Henson
Helen Keller: A Photographic Story of a Life – J92/Keller
Chimpanzees I Love – J599.885/Goo [Jane Goodall]
The Day the World Exploded: The Earthshaking Catastrophe at Krakatoa – J 551.21/Win
Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family’s Farm – J 630/Ros
What’s the Big Idea? Four Centuries of Innovation in Boston – J 974.46/Kre
Animal Heroes: True Rescue Stories – J 636.08/Mar
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka
- J92/Scieszka

 

“Dream Big: READ” is sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

List made by Sharon McDonald, Bedford Free Public Library
bedfordlibrary.net or 781-275-9440
5th Grade List