Suggested Fantasy and Science-Fiction for Fifth Grade

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Fifth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Alien in a bottle by Kathy Mackel

With the help of a star-gazing classmate and an unusual assortment of aliens from outer space, teenager Sean Winger tries to find a way to convince his parents to let him pursue his dream of becoming a glass blower.

Always Neverland by Zoe Barton

Ashley is whisked away from her home by Peter Pan to help the Lost Boys with spring cleaning, but her love of adventure brings changes that are not enjoyed by all of Neverland's inhabitants.

Bewitched in Oz by Laura J. Burns
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Sorcery is forbidden in the land of Oz, so for two years Zerie, Vashti, and Tabitha have practiced magic in secret, fearing that otherwise their talents will be taken away.  When they are finally exposed, they discover that there are more dangerous secrets in Oz than they ever suspected.

The broken spell by Erika McGann

Bored with studying pure theory, Grace and her four best friends jump at the chance to learn practical witchcraft from the glamorous Ms. Gold, but they make a magical mistake that drags the past into the present.

Half magic by Edward Eager

Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.

Ten-year-old Stuart is forced to move far away from all his friends. But on his very first day in his new home, Stuart is swept up in a quest to find his great-uncle Tony (a famous magician who literally disappeared off the face of the earth) and Tony's marvelous, long-lost workshop.

Mars evacuees by Sophia McDougall

Twelve-year-old Alice Dare is one of 300 seven- to sixteen-year-olds evacuated to Mars to attend school and train as soldiers, safe from the war with Earth's invading aliens, the Morrors.  When all of the adults and robots mysteriously disappear, the youths must survive on their own.

My dad the dragon by Jackie French

Horace has received an almost impossible homework assignment at King Arthur's School for Trainee Knights: he has to kill a dragon, which is even more difficult because his father is one.

Young Mason Stark and seventeen fellow cadets have a routine voyage aboard the SS Egypt turn to tragedy when they are attacked by the Tremist, an alien race at war with humanity. With the captain and crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that's left to warn Earth Space Command.

Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

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