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5th & 6th Grade

Books for Fifth Graders:

The Good Dog by Avi
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Curse of the Blue Figurine by John Bellairs
The 18th Emergency by Betsy Byars
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
School Story by Andrew Clements
The Beloved Dearly by Doug Cooney
The Boggart by Susan Cooper
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis
The BFG by Ronald Dahl
P.S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger
The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice
Half Magic by Edward Eager
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
The 13th Floor by Sid Fleischman
Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
Lilly’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory
Running Out of Time by Margaret Haddix
Time For Andrew by Mary D. Hahn
The Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
Night Flyers by Elizabeth M. Jones
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Latham
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Journal of Joshua Loper by Walter Dean Myers
The Boys Start the War by Phyllis R. Naylor
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien
Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen
Racing the Sun by Paul Pitts
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
The View form the Cherry Tree by Willo D. Roberts
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
The Egypt Game by Zilpha K. Snyder
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara B. Wallace
Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
The Doll House Murders by Betty Ren Wright
Child of the Owl by Lawrence Yep
The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Books for Sixth Graders:

The Wolves of Willoughby by Joan Aiken
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Midnight Magic by Avi
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer
The House With a Clock In It’s Walls by John Bellairs
Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac
Stealing Freedom by Elisa Carbone
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Matilda by Roald Dahl
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
My Side of the Mountain by Jean C. George
Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Boston Jane: An Adventure by Jennifer Holm
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Redwall by Brian Jacques
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Contest by Gordon Korman
A Time for Courage by Kathryn Lasky
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Mister Monday by Garth Nix
The Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O’Shea
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Esperanza Rising by Pam M. Ryan
Holes by Louis Sachar
Under the Blood-Red Sun by Graham Salisbury
Thunder Cave by Roland Smith
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade by Diane Wilson
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede