{Book List} 5th Grade Reading List

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Here is our reading list for 5th grade. Some of these books will be done as a read aloud, but most will be read independently. Oh, but a few of them will be audiobooks. I’m excited about all the books on our list and hope that we can finish all of them this school year!

Why are they not all read alouds this year? I’ve had to re-evaluate my time and I’ve found that I don’t have enough time (or enough of a voice) to read aloud all the wonderful books I’d like my kids to read. So, this year I’m moving toward many of these titles being read independently. Of course, I’ll still read some of them aloud, but I’m hoping we can discover more books this way.

A Single Shard
A Wrinkle in Time
A Year Down Yonder
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Any Which Wall
Bud Not Buddy
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
Esperanza Rising
Hatchet
Mysterious Benedict Society
Peter and the Starcatchers
Philomena 
The Incredible Journey
The Lace Maker and the Princess
The Lion’s Paw
The Little Riders
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
The Name of This Book is Secret (and others in the series)
The Princess and the Goblin
The 100-Year Old Secret (and others in the series)
The Westing Game
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Thunder Cake
Tuck Everlasting
Little Women
Little Men
Jo’s Boys
Tom Sawyer
Hoot
The Water Castle
The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff
Hugo Cabret
Because of Winn Dixie
Bink and Gollie
The One and Only Ivan
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Howl’s Moving Castle
Pinocchio
The 13-Storey Treehouse
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
Wind in the Willows
Riding the Pony Express
Mary on Horeseback
Twenty and Ten
The Family Under the Bridge
Penderwicks Point Mouette
Penderwicks in Spring
The Three Musketeers
The Children’s Homer
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

If you’d like to see our list for last year you can view the 4th grade booklist.

And don’t miss the favorite book choices of my 5th grade girl. She has picked out some wonderful reads! I’ve also written about our full curriculum for 5th grade if you are needed homeschool inspiration.

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So, what are your kids reading this year?

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6 thoughts on “{Book List} 5th Grade Reading List

  1. When you get to the library skills part of your homeschooling, you alphabetize titles of books without considering a, an or the.

    1. Well, thanks for that criticism I guess. If you look closely you’ll see that the books aren’t alphabetized at all. They are listed in no particular order. I do know how to alphabetize, and if I had been aiming to alphabetize my booklist then I would have done it differently. But that wasn’t my goal on this list or any of my other lists. I’d rather spend my time reading my books rather than alphabetizing them.

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