Summer Reading for Students Entering Grade 5

Choose from among the authors listed here or read any book from the Newbery Medal Shelf in the Children’s Library.

Fiction Authors

Clements, Andrew
Creech, Sharon
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Funke, Cornelia
Giff, Patricia Reilly
Ibbotson, Eva
Jacques, Brian
Kirby, Matthew
Korman, Gordon
Lasky, Kathryn
L’Engle, Madeleine
Levine, Gail
Lewis, C.S.
Lowry, Lois
Lupica, Mike
Mass, Wendy
Park, Linda Sue
Paterson, Katherine
Patron, Susan
Paulsen, Gary
Peck, Richard
Sage, Angie
Spinelli, Jerry
Stead, Rebecca
Vanderpool, Claire

Fiction Series

Angleberger, Tom: Origami Yoda
Bosch, Pseudonymous: Secret Series
Flanagan, John: Ranger’s Apprentice / Brotherband Chronicles
Gordon, Roderick: Tunnels
Gutman, Dan: Genius Files
Haddix, Margaret Peterson: Hidden/Missing
Hennesy, Carolyn: Pandora
Hood, Ann: Treasure Chest Series
Hunter, Erin: Warriors/Seekers/Survivors
Kerr, Philip: Children of the Lamp
Lasky, Katherine: Wolves of the Beyond
Jake Maddox
McMullan, Lisa: The Unwanteds
Mull, Brandon: Fablehaven; Beyonders
Myracle, Lauren: Flower Power
Riordan, Rick: Heroes of Olympus/Kane Chronicles/ Percy Jackson
Rowling, J.K.: Harry Potter
Russell, Rachel R.: Dork Diaries
Spirit Animals
Stewart, Trenton: Mysterious Benedict Society
Thirty-Nine Clues
Wood, Maryrose: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place

Graphic Novels

Big Nate
Graphic Myths & Legends
The Little Prince
Max Axiom

Non-Fiction Authors

Freedman, Russell
Giblin, James
Krull, Kathleen
Masiello, Ralph
Murphy, Jim
Royston, Angela
Sheinkin, Steve
Venezia, Mike

Non-Fiction Series

Chicago Review Press: Snakes/Solar System/Physics/Dangerous Jobs
Discovering Technology
Dogs to the Rescue
Explore Outer Space
Eyewitness Books
Horse Breed Roundup
How to Draw Your Own Graphic Novels
Scientists in the Field
Sports’ Greatest Champions
Step by Step Science Experiments
Treasure Hunters