Fifth Grade

This summer, you will no doubt be soaking up some sun, fun and relaxation! There’s just one more thing that we think will go beautifully with these activities, and that is a BOOK!

Fifth grade students are required to read a total of FOUR books this summer; one novel considered to be a classic, one realistic fiction novel, one book of poetry and one non-fiction book. Choose ONE book from each category below.

Required Reading (4 books)

(Choose 1 book from each category below.)

Classic Literature

Where the Red Fern Grows

by Wilson Rawls

or

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

by C.S. Lewis

Realistic Fiction

Out of My Mind

by Sharon Draper

or

Wonder

by R.J. Polacco

Poetry

Mirror, Mirror

by Marilyn Singer

or

Face Bug

by Patrick Lewis

Non-Fiction

So, You Want to be an Inventor

by Judith St. George

or

King George: The Whole Hilarious Story of the American Revolution

by Steve Sheinkin

Where the Red Fern Grows cover from Yearling Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 1996
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe cover from HarperCollins Publishers, 2008
Out of My Mind cover from Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Inc., 2012
Wonder cover from Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2012
Mirror, Mirror cover from Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2010
Face Bug cover from Wordsung, an imprint of Boyd, Mills and Kane, 2013
So You Want to be an Inventor cover from Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2002
King George: The Whole Hilarious Story of the American Revolution cover from Square Fish Publishing, an imprint of MacMillian Publishers, 2015