Top 20 Best Fifth Grade Books For Children

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We’ve compiled a list of our favorite fifth grade books list.

 This list focuses on wonderful Fifth grade books for kids there is no doubt about it. kids love good books Some of the texts are long, and some are short.

Some have the simple vocabulary, and some use more complex language. But here’s one thing they all have in common they’re excellent fifth grade books.

In this age, children show interest in reading books with great enthusiasm: they get the knowledge to know the new stories and give a new direction to their life.

Here Are Some Best Fifth Grade Books

A lot of wonderful fifth grade books for kids, If your child is in the 5th grade set them up with some good books. Kids that age can read fast, understand what they read.

Reading is a good habit to be developed early on in life.

In this article, we shared their books like Fun, Adventures, Love, Family All Kind of Books keeping their interest in the day.

Your children will enjoy reading even more if you set them up with the best fifth grade books reader.

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1. Wonder

Wonder 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Wonder

It’s indeed a very powerful and refreshing kids reading fifth grade books.

Wonder’ by R.J.Palacio is about a little boy with a facial anomaly that causes people to stare at him.

He is home-schooled until class 5, then introduced to regular school.

The book takes us through the perspective of August( the boy), his sister, and friends who surround him– how he navigates school, bullying, and not only coming to terms with being ‘different’ but also recognizing his own worth.

Friendship and the need to be kind forms the crux of this wonderful story.

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2. Number the Stars

Number the Stars 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Number the Stars

This is fifth grade books an incident book that gives children of this age an inspiration.

This story is a historical story of the second world war. The story is simple: but powerful for children, in which it is not easy to know the kurta done in the war, it is shown that to be friends and be brave and what does it mean to expect good.

Inspired by true events of the Second World War. The story is simple yet powerful for the children to understand the cruelities of war.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a innovative novel based on a true story.

This is inspirational Fifth grade books .

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3. Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books

Bridge to Terabithia

This is an unforgettable friendship story Jess Rons wants to be the fastest boy in the class, but her life changes when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighborhood farm.

Bridge to Terabithia tells the story of bullied kids,The following day, Jess and his parents visit the Burke family home to pay their respects.

Leslie’s father, Bill Burke  tells Jess she loved him, and thanks him for being a very good friend to her, since she had trouble making friends at her old school. Jess feels overwhelming guilt for Leslie’s death.

Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children’s literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom in their imaginations.

It is absolutely incredible fifth grade books.

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4. Hatchet

Hatchet 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Hatchet

This is amazing for fifth grade books readers.

Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year-old son of divorced parents. As he travels from Hampton, New York, to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack.

Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake–and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure. …

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5. Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

Esperanza Rising has been a wonderful fifth grade books.

An inspiring story of struggle, hardship, and hope.

This book is rich with ideas for great discussions on empathy, economics, labor unions, race relations, prejudice, rights, family, choices, hope, attitude, work, pride, and kindness.

A wonderful story fifth grade books reader about a thirteen-year-old Mexican girl, Esperanza, from a well-to-do family who, after the death of her father, is forced to move with her mother and family servants to southern California.

They must become migrant workers picking fruits and vegetables and living in a migrant camp.

Through the eyes of this privileged child, the reader learns how it feels to “come down” in life, and also how it feels to be “looked down on” by others because of one’s ethnicity and social standing, or lack thereof.

Esperanza also does a lot of growing up because of missing her grandmother who doesn’t get to come along with them when they leave Mexico, and because of her mother’s illness. She has to do a lot of growing up fast.

A really great fifth grade books.

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6. The One and Only Ivan 

The One and Only Ivan  20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
The One and Only Ivan 

A very touching story chapter fifth grade books that will rip out your heart.

The book is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at a mall. The story is placed at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade.

Ivan, the silverback gorilla, has lived in captivity at the Big Top Mall for 9,855 days by his own tally. He lives in his domain, and is generally content with his life.

He watches television, eats bananas and makes artwork that is sold by the owner. Along with Ivan, Stella the elephant and Bob a stray dog, live at the mall.

Stella is an older elephant who has a chronic injury in one leg and regularly performs in the daily shows.

Unlike Ivan, Stella has a long memory, and can remember living other places, like the circus where she was taught many of her tricks.

However, Stella would like to live at a zoo, because they have much wider spaces for their domains. Stella believes that zoos are how humans make amends. …

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7. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books

He lives in an apartment in New York City’s west side with his parents and younger brother Fudge, and is fortunate to have his own room.

Yet, other than having space to himself, Peter does not feel very lucky, and that is because Fudge is a terror who ruins everything from a day out with their parents to the simple task of sitting down to eat supper.

He has managed to have their mother wrapped around his little finger, which in turn bothers Peter immensely because usually, if not always, Fudge is to blame for all of the incidents that go on in their home.

Over the course of a school year, Peter labels himself a fourth grade nothing because nothing happens to him, whereas everything exciting happens to Fudge.

Everyone’s still enjoy this fifth Grade Books.

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8. Frindle

Frindle 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Frindle

“Frindle” tells the story of an intrepid young man who tries to distract his teacher, and avoid homework assignments. He ends up creating a new word for “pen” – “frindle” and gaining national attention.

 Its a great discussion of the importance and development of words for fifth grade books readers.

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9. The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
The Phantom Tollbooth

It’s the story of fifth grade books readers a bored child, Milo who doesn’t find anything interesting in the real world.

One day he gets Phantom Tollbooth as present which allows him to go to the Land Beyond.

The Land Beyond has two main and important kingdoms, Dictionpolis and Digitopolis.

Dictionpolis is ruled by the king of words, Azaz. And Digitopolis is ruled by a Mathemagician.

Both kingdoms are at conflict because their kings are biased of their own way of communication.

The matters in kingdoms have become worse because of the absence of two princesses, Rhyme and Reason.

Milo goes on the quest to save them along with his two companions, a dog and a bug.

It’s amazing joy story fifth grade books

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10. Bud, Not Buddy (Ms Literature Booksource)

Bud, Not Buddy (Ms Literature Booksource) 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Bud, Not Buddy (Ms Literature Booksource)

It is about an Orphan thats an African Boy looking for this father with only few clues of finding him.

He use to live with his mother all his life, but after his mother got sick for awhile, she dies and Bud is sent to “The Home”.

His mother did tell him his father was in a jazz band and Bud escaped and was on his way to look for his dad.

This is a powerful fifth grade books for children.

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11. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The most loved of all the Chronicles, this wonderful tale can be enjoyed again and again. Lucy steps into the Professor’s wardrobe but steps out again into a snowy forest.

She’s stumbled upon the magical world of Narnia, land of unicorns, centaurs, fauns! and the wicked White Witch, who terrorizes all.

Lucy soon realizes that Narnia, and in particular Aslan, the great Lion, needs her help if the country’s creatures are ever going to be free again.

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12. Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Maniac Magee

This story of Maniak Magi of an accidental orphan who lives with his uncle’s aunt and later decides to run and is successful This is where his story begins.

 After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run–and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins.

A heartwarming fifth grade books.

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13. Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Out of My Mind

The book “Out of my mind” by Sharon M. Draper has changed my view of how people view others.

This book is the story of a girl who was born unable to speak, walk, write, or anything on her own.

Ever since the day she’s been born she’s always been helped by someone,never able to do something on her, not even talk. She was always seen as the girl in the wheel cahir who couldn’t do anything.

So when Melody finally can do something on her, can even speak for the first time, why do people still look at her as helpless and weak.

In the school Melody goes to, Spaulding Street Elementary School, she is in a goup with other with “what they call ‘disabilities’.” They’re put in a group from

ages 9-11 and they’re “learning community” has been together from the begining of school.

But every single one of her teachers with a a exception of one has treated them as if they are babies and know nothing.

This is an absolutely wonderful fifth grade books.

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14. The War That Saved My Life

The War That Saved My Life 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
The War That Saved My Life

It’s such a wonderful fifth grade books that calls to your emotional side.

The story begins with Ada and Jamie, they are very poor and live with their single mum.

Even though she has so little you suspect their mother would be awful even if she were well off. Ada and Jamie’s lives are bad and then war comes.

Ada and Jamie flee from London to escape from the predicted German attacks. They have to leave their abusive mother to do so, but for Ada that isn’t going to be an action she will ever regret.

The woman who welcomes them—quite begrudgingly—into their house will make them understand what being cared for truly means.

Although the backdrop is a terrified England, the war is never the main point of the story, even if the title says otherwise.

It’s true that the war saves Ada’s life, in a way, but the main focus of this story is the interactions between Ada, Jamie and their new guardian as well as Ada’s confidence and freedom growth.

Once afraid of her monstrous mother, Ada will learn to calm the fear that has grown inside her for so many years.

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15. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (Aladdin Fantasy)

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (Aladdin Fantasy) 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (Aladdin Fantasy)

This is the story of super courageous mice, they are not like the rest of the mice, they work in hiding at night.

 the very sweet story of a loving mother mouse, her quest to save her children.

This is fifth grade books its makes you think about how important friendship is in our lives. And it filled us with warm feelings. And had its funny moments. And excitement.

The Secret of NIMH. Mrs. Frisby is the head of a family of field mice. Her son Timothy is ill with pneumonia just as the farmer Mr. Fitzgibbon begins preparation for spring plowing in the garden where the Frisby family lives.

Normally she would move her family, but Timothy would not survive the cold trip to their summer home.

Mrs. Frisby obtains medicine from her friend Mr. Ages, an older white mouse. On the return journey, she saves the life of Jeremy, a young crow, from Dragon, the farmer’s cat– the same cat who killed her husband, Jonathan.

Jeremy suggests she seek help in moving Timothy from an owl who dwells in the forest. Jeremy flies Mrs. Frisby to the owl’s tree, but the owl says he cannot help, until he finds out that she is the widow of Jonathan Frisby.

He suggests that Mrs. Frisby seek help from the rats who live in a rosebush near her.

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16. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

This is one of the most beautiful Fifth grade books I have ever read.

Minli lives in the Valley of the Fruitless Mountain with her very poor parents. Her father tells her stories about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon, filling her head with ideas of how they could possibly change their family fortune.

One day, Minli discovers the way to the Old Man of the Moon and decides to leave her parents to see if she can find him. On the way, she meets a dragon that can’t fly, kings, tigers, and so much more.

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17. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1 of Percy Jackson)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1 of Percy Jackson) 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1 of Percy Jackson)

It is a great book and the first in the series of five books. In this book the author keeps you wondering about what is going to happen in the next chapter.

The battles are described in a great manner that it holds on to the interest of then readers.

This book talks about the main protagonist Percy Jackson who discovers that the world is much bigger than he ever imagined, He has never met his father, he hates his abusive stepfather and he adores his mother.

Best for fifth grade books reader Because in this age he likes to read the book of adventures.

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18. The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
The Girl Who Drank the Moon

This is the magic fifth grade books Every year people come to give a child to a witch living in the forest and think that everyone will be safe with this sacrifice but The witches of the forest are really good and protect them from the demons living in their house and leave them to the family members on the other side of the forest.

This book is a perfect match of magic. Its just amazing. Its perfect for children, its magic transport you to a beautiful world you will hate to leave.

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19. The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
The Indian in the Cupboard

Fantastic fifth grade books.

It’s Omri’s birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian toy. Trying to hide his disappointment, Omri puts the Indian in a metal cupboard and locks the door with a mysterious skeleton key that once belonged to his great-grandmother.

Little does Omri know that by turning the key, he will transform his ordinary plastic Indian into a real live man from an altogether different time and place! Omri and the tiny warrior called Little Bear could hardly be more different, yet soon the two forge a very special friendship.

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20. Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting 20 Most Interesting Fifth Grade Books
Tuck Everlasting

This is amazing little fifth grade books.

this famous little book called Tuck Everlasting, a young adult story with a delicious cover and a clever, real writer’s name.

A name that kept reminding me of someone who’d be related to Bilbo Baggins and Peter Rabbit.

And, if you know Beatrix Potter’s work, you can recognize that Natalie married a man whose two names are also titles of two of Potter’s famous tales: Samuel Whiskers and Mr. Jeremy Fisher.

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Frequently Asked Question

What are some 5th grade level books?

1. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (Paperback) …
2. Bridge to Terabithia (Kindle Edition) …
3. My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1) …
4. Number the Stars (Mass Market Paperback) …
5. Where the Red Fern Grows (Mass Market Paperback) …
6. Maniac Magee (Paperback) …
7.The Phantom Tollbooth (Paperback) …
8. The Sign of the Beaver (Kindle Edition)


What is a good book for a 5th grade girl?

Favorite books for 5th graders
I Am the Ice Worm. by: MaryAnn Easley – (Boys Mill Press, 1996) 127 pages. …
Hatchet. by: Gary Paulsen – (Simon & Schuster, 1987) 192 pages. …
Kit’s Wilderness. …
Peak. …
Baseball in April and Other Stories. …
The Light Princess. …
The Phantom Tollbooth. …
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure.

What books are appropriate for 5th graders?

Favorite books for 5th graders
I Am the Ice Worm. by: MaryAnn Easley – (Boys Mill Press, 1996) 127 pages. …
Hatchet. by: Gary Paulsen – (Simon & Schuster, 1987) 192 pages. …
Kit’s Wilderness. …
Peak. …
Baseball in April and Other Stories. …
The Light Princess. …
The Phantom Tollbooth. …
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure.