Grade 5 Books Recommendations for Boys by Boys

Books That My Grade 5 Boys LOVE(!) Right Now!

Reading is a gift … and doing one’s best to instill a love of reading is a huge responsibility, a privilege and often times quite challenging!
In thinking about this (and so as to better meet the needs of my students) this year I have decided to keep a record (a running record of sorts) of the novels that my students are reading “in the moment” and ENJOY!
To date, my Grade 5 boys have recommended the following books.
(Note: They also love all graphic novels & all Guinness World Records books. What fun!)
Grade Five 1st Term Book Recommendations:

The Magic Thief
by Sarah Prineas

Travels of Thelonious (The Fog Mound Series #1)
by Susan Schade

Stink
by Megan McDonald

Arctic Adventure (a graphic novel)
by Glen Donney

Freedom Train (a graphic novel)
by Robert Cutting

NERDS 
by Michael Buckley

The Lightening Thief
by Rick Riorda

The Iron Man: A children’s Story in Five Nights
by Ted Hughes

Dear Canada: A Ribbon of Shining Steel: The Railway Diary of Kate Cameron
by Julie Lawson

Diary of  Wimpy Kid
by by Jeff Kinney

The Bone Series
by Jeff Smith

Holes
by Louis Sachar

Loser
By Jerry Spinelli

Stormbreaker (a graphic novel)
by Anthony Horowitz

Graphic Novels 
e.g. The Cartoon History of the Universe II (Gonick, 1994) 

The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse: A Chat Geko Mystery
by Bruce Hale

Farewell My lunch bag: A Chet Geko
by Bruce Hale


The 39 Clues Book One: The Maze of the Bones
by Rick Riordan

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3 responses to “Grade 5 Books Recommendations for Boys by Boys

  1. >I love graphic novels and use them often … esp to encourage my reluctant readers …. I recently came across this wonderful post from "Kevin’s Meandering Mind" :"James Bucky Carver’s blog — En/Sane World — is always full of interesting pieces about the use of comics and graphic novels in education. I keep meaning to get his book — Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels Page by Page, Panel by Panel — and now, he posted this wonderful video that goes into the elements of the book. It’s worth a look, for sure." http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2010/02/27/literacy-and-graphic-novels/

  2. My fifth grade boys really enjoyed James Patterson’s Daniel X books last year! http://www.jamespatterson.com/books_daniel_x.php

  3. My 4th grade son has enjoyed many of the books you mentioned above. He is now reading “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan and is really into it. There are a lot of neat books out there right now.

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