Grades 4 and 5

Friends and Family

Skellig by David Almond

On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary

Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo

Football Genius by Tim Green

The View From Saturday by K.L. Konigsburg

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Lord

The Sisters Club by Megan McDonald

How I Found the Strong: a Civil War Story by Margaret McMullan

Alice (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park

Bridge to Terabitha by Katherine Paterson

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen

A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck

Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley

All -Of-A-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

Scooter by Vera B. Williams

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Alice Miranda at School by Jacqueline Harvey

The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani

A Dog’s Life by Anne M. Martin

Soup by Robert Newton Peck

My Life as a Stuntboy by Janet Tashjian

Funny Books

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The Kid Who Ran For President by Dan Gutman

Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise

My Life as a Fifth Grade Comedian by Elizabeth Levy

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes

Beetles, Lightly Toasted by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Soup by Robert Newton Peck

The Artsy Smartsy Club by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith

Mystery and Adventure

Iron Thunder by Avi

Knee-Knock Rise by Natalie Babbit

The Name of This Book is Secret by Psuedonymous Bosch

A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements

The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice

Half Magic by Edward Eager

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

Time for Andrew by Mary Downing Hahn

The View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein


Return of the Home Run Kid by Matt Christopher

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane

Football Genius by Tim Green

Honus and Me by Dan Gutman

Louise, Soccer Star? by Stephen Krensky

Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica

Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park

Six Innings by James Preller

The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John Ritter

Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta

The Koufax Dilemma by Steven Schnur

Finding Buck Henry by Alfred Slote

Some Kind of Pride by Maria Testa

Lucky by Wes Tooke


The Merlin Series by T.A. Barron

The Warrior Series by Erin Hunter

The Atherton Series by Patrick Carman

Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz

Not Just a Witch by Eva Ibbotson

The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Doll People by Ann M. Martin

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Magyk by Angie Sage

The Strictest School in the World by Howard Whitehouse

The Magic Half by  Annie Barrows

The Memory Bank by Carolyn Coman

The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler

Brother in a Box by Kevin Kuhlman

Hero by Mike Lupica

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Leisl Shurtliff

Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde

Historical Fiction

Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff

The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson

A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience by Kathryn Lasky

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Wicked Will by Baily Macdonald

The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins: a World War II Soldier by Walter Dean Myers

Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

The Desperado Who Stole Baseball by John Ritter

May B: a novel-in-verse by Caroline Starr Rose

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe  Stone

A Faraway Island by Annika Thor

Lucky: Maris, Mantle and My Best Summer Ever by Wes Tooke

Voyage on the great Titanic : the diary of Margaret Ann Brady by Ellen Emerson White


Poppy and Rye by Avi

The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo

The Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets by Jean Craighead George

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

The Nine Lives of Aristotle by Dick King-Smith

Shiloh by Phyllis Naylor

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien

Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes by Louis Sachar

Abel’s Island by William Steig

Zoobreak by Gordan Korman

Bless This Mouse by Louis Lowry

Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck