Grade 5 – Reading List

  1. Ace: The Very Important Pig / Dick  King Smith                        

Farmer Tubbs’ amazing pig, Ace of Clubs, eventually winds up on television for his cleverness.

  1. The Cat Who Went To Heaven/Elizabeth Coatsworth

A little cat comes to the home of a poor Japanese artist and, by humility and devotion, brings him good fortune.

  1. The Scarecrow And His Servant / Philip Pullman

A scarecrow and his boy servant, Jack, set off on a dangerous adventure as they try to outwit the crooked Buffaloni family and stake their claim to valuable Spring Valley


  1. Over sea, under stone/Susan Cooper

Simon, Jane, and Barney, the three Drew children, embark upon a search for an ancient treasure linked with King Arthur.


  1. Stuart Little/ E. B. White

After being adopted by a human family, a tiny mouse sets out to win over his resentful new brother and the family feline while fending off a gang of cats who want him out of the house.


  1. I Was A Sixth Grade Alien / Bruce Coville

When aliens come to Earth on an interplanetary trade mission, sixth-grader Tim makes friends with the ambassador’s son and together they uncover a plot to sabotage the mission.


  1. Number the stars /Lois Lowry

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis


  1. A reading guide to Shiloh/by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor /Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Discusses the writing, characters, plot and themes of this 1992 Newbery awardwinning book. Includes discussion questions and activities.

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