Books & Reading

Books for Kids in 5th Grade

Junior Fiction (J/Fic)
These books may be found in the fiction stacks shelved alphabetically by the author’s last name.

J Fic   Byng, Georgia.
Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism
Living in an orphanage in England, Molly learns hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.

J Fic   DiTerlizzi, Tony.
Kenny and the Dragon
Kenny Rabbit has a dragon for a best friend, and he must save the dragon from the neighborhood which is afraid of it.

J Fic    Flake, Sharon.
The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd St
10 yr.-old Queen, a spoiled and conceited Afro-American girl who is disliked by many of her classmates, learns a lesson from an unlikely “knight in shining armor.”

J Fic   Frost, Helen.
Diamond Willow
In a remote area of Alaska, 12 yr.-old Willow helps her father with their sled dogs, and wishes she were more popular in school. She doesn’t realize that her animals carry the spirits of dead ancestors who care for her.

J Fic   Giff, Patricia.
Just before his 11th birthday, Sam, who can hardly read, finds an old newspaper with clues to the mystery of his life. He has the help of a new friend, a super reader.

J Fic   Howe, Peter.
Waggit’s Tale
Waggit is abandoned as a puppy and becomes friends with a pack of wild dogs in a city park. However when a kind lady wants to adopt him, he is happy to go with her.

J Fic   James, Mary.
Shoebag Returns
Further adventures of a cockroach named Shoebag, who lives in the exclusive Miss Battray’s School for Girls (and one boy). *
Sequel to Shoebag*

J Fic   Jonell, Lynne.
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
Emmy discovers that her family is being drugged by their evil nanny. She and some new friends must try to return things to normal.

J Fic   Kenney, Jeff.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Greg records his 6th grade experiences in middle school where he and his best friend, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice a day, hope just to survivie.

J Fic   Reiche, Dietlof.
I,Freddy: Book One in the Golden Hamster Saga
Freddy, a remarkably intelligent golden hamster, learns how to read and how to write on a computer and escapes captivity to become an independent and civilized creature.
*Part of a Series*

J Fic   Riordan, Rick.
The Last Olympian
While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

J Fic   Stewart, Paul.
The Curse of the Night Wolf
Barnaby is a messenger in Victorian times and he is attacked by a monster as he crosses London’s rooftops- a complex and exciting mystery follows.

J Fic   Seidler, Tor. The Silent Spillbills
Katerina is a stutterer, and while her school life is very uncomfortable, her after-school life is great since she goes bird watching. She likes best the spillbills, and as she learns to solve their problems, she solves her own.


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