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Fifth Grade Books

Also check out the Harry Potter series for great 5th Grade reads.

Where the red fern grows : the story of two dogs and a boy by Wilson Rawls

Titanic crossing by Barbara Williams

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

Once on this island by Gloria Whelan

The dark stairs : a Herculeah Jones mystery by Betsy Byars

Time for Andrew : a ghost story by Mary Downing Hahn

The twin in the tavern by Barbara Brooks Wallace

The ghost wore gray by Bruce Coville

The fire bug connection : an ecological mystery by Jean Craighead George

The boggart by Susan Cooper

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ; illustrated by Kathy Mitchell

The whipping boy by Sid Fleischman ; illustrations by Peter Sis

Nothing's fair in fifth grade by Barthe DeClements

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi ; decorations by Ruth E. Murray

The Westing game by Ellen Raskin

A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

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

A family apart by Joan Lowery Nixon