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Summer Reading List 

Summer reading combats "Summer Slide", a phenomenon that affects children who stop reading over the summer. "Summer Slide" means that students actually lose some of the reading skills they gained during the school year and start the new school year behind where they finished the last.

5th Grade Recommended

Summer Reading List


Series​​​​​                                Author​​

Origami Yoda.               ​​​​Angleburger, Tom​

Sisters Grimm.             ​​​​Buckley, Michael​​

City of Ember.              ​​​​DuPrau, Jeanne​​

Goddess Girls.              ​​​​Holub, Joan

Willow Falls ​​​​                  Mass, Wendy​​

Fablehaven​​​​​                   Mull, Brandon​​

Alex Rider ​​​​​                    Horowitz, Anthony​

Eragon​​​​​                          Paolini, Christopher​

Percy Jackson.               ​​​​Riordan, Rick​​

Series of Unfortunate Events. ​​Snicket, Lemony

I Survived...                 ​​Tarshis, Lauren ​​

Dear America Series​​​      Various Authors​​

My Name is America Series​​ Various Authors​​


Other Authors to Choose From:

Christopher Paul Curtis

​​Karen Cushman ​​​

Matt Christopher ​

Andrew Clements ​​

Patricia Reilly f​

GriffDan Gutman

Mary Downing Hahn​​

Margaret Peterson Haddix​

Deborah Wiles

Karen Hesse ​​

Erin Hunter​​​​Lois Lowry​


Nonfiction Titles & Authors

Nic Bishop

​​Brian Floca

Kadir Nelson

You Wouldn’t Want to Be A…

Who Was…? Biographies (Scholastic)

What Was...? History (Scholastic)