5th Grade

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J Angleberger      The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

J Applegate      Wishtree or Crenshaw

J Babbitt       Tuck Everlasting

J Balliett       Chasing Vermeer

J Barnhill      The Girl Who Drank the Moon

J Beasley     Circus Mirandus

J Birdsall      The Penderwicks (series)

J Birney     The World According to Humphrey

J Blume      Blubber or Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret

J Brallier      The Last Kids on Earth (series)

J Buckley      The Fairy Tale Detectives (series) or The Sisters Grimm (series)

J Choldenko      Al Capone Does My Shirts

J Clements      A Week in the Woods

J Colfer      Artemis Fowl (series)

J Colfer      Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell (series)

J Collins      Gregor the Overlander (series)

J Coville      Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher

J Cowell      How to Train Your Dragon

J Curtis       Bud, Not Buddy

J Creech       Walk Two Moons

J Dahl       Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

J Dear       Dear America/My America (series)

J DiCamillo      Louisiana’s Way Home or Raymie Nightingale

J Farmer      A Girl Named Disaster

J Frazier       The Other half of My Heart

J Funke      The Thief Lord or Inkheart (series)

J George      My Side of the Mountain

J Gibbs      Spy School or Fun Jungle (series)

J Gidwitz      The Inquisitor’s Tale (series)

J Grabenstein      Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

J Gutman       Satch and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure

J Hanigan      True...Sort of

J Hecht     The Nocturnals (series)

J Holm      Turtle in Paradise,  Full of Beans or Penny from Heaven

J Hunter      Warriors (series)

J Lai      Inside Out and Back Again

J Larson      The Pennyroyal Academy

J Lasky      Guardians of Ga’Hoole (series)

J Lewis      The Magician’s Nephew (first in The Chronicles of Narnia series)

J Lin      Where the Mountain Meets the Moon or When the Sea Turned...

J Lloyd      The Key to Extraordinary

J Lowry      Number the Stars or The Giver

J Lupica      Heat

J Martin      Rain, Reign

J McMann     The Unwanteds (series)

J Moore     The Stars Beneath Our Feet

J Mull      Fablehaven (series)

J Munoz      Ryan  Esperanza Rising

J Murdock     The Book of Boy

J Murphy      Dear Sweet Pea

J O’Connor      Wish

J Palacio     Wonder

J Park      A Long Walk to Water

J Paterson      Bridge to Terabithia

J Patterson      Treasure Hunters (series) or House of Robots (series)

J Paulsen      Hatchet or Call me Frances Tucket

J Peirce      Max and the Midknights or Big Nate

J Pennypacker      Pax

J Reynolds      Ghost, Look Both Ways,  or Sunny

J Riordan       The Lightning Thief (series) or The Trials of Apollo (series)

J Sachar      Holes

J Scott      The Alchemyst (series)

J Sloan     To Night Owl from Dogfish

J Snicket      A Series of Unfortunate Events or All the Wrong Questions (series)

J Spinelli      Wringer

J Stewart      The Mysterious Benedict Society (series)

J Sutherland      The Dragonet Prophecy (Book 1 in Wings of Fire series)

J Tarshis     I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake

J Van Draanen      Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception (series)

J Wiles       Each little Bird that Sings

J Williams-Garcia      One Crazy Summer

J Wright       The Dollhouse Murders

J Yee       Millicent Minn, Girl Genius


J 746.434 Larson      Hello, Crochet Friends: Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back

J 031.02 Weird      Weird but True! 6

J 201.3 Basher      Mythology: Oh My! Gods and Goddesses

J 363.7387 Herman      What Is Climate Change?

J 550.2 Dorling      What’s Weird on Earth

J 591.6 Tarshis      I  Survived True Stories: Nature Attacks! (series)

J 333.7209 Winter     Wangari’s Trees of Peace - A True Story from Africa

J 031.02 Quiz      Quiz Whiz 1,000 Super Fun… Quizzes (National Geographic Kids)

J 523.43 Rush      The Mighty Mars Rovers

J 539.72 Green      Extreme Physics (Basher Science Series)

J 551.46 Davies      Oceans and Seas (Scholastic Discover More)

J 590 Hearst      Unusual Creatures

J 591.779 Jenkins      Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

J 601.12 Zuckerman      2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow

J 646.7008 Borgenicht      The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Junior Edition)

Non-Fiction Graphic Novels

JGN 978.02      Donner Party                                                                           

JGN 538      Attraction Magnetism with Max Axiom                

JGN 973.75 BIG      Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: A Civil War… (series)       

JGN      Olympians Hera, The Goddess and her Glory (Olympians series) 

JGN 629.892      Robots Science Comics Robots and Drones: Past, Present...      

JGN 919.89 Shackleton      Shackleton and the Lost Antarctic Expedition                  

JGN 507.8 Howtoons      Howtoons        

JGN B Telgemeier      Smile and Sisters                                                             


JB Basquiat      Radiant Child (Jean-Michel Basquiat)

JB Bridges      The Story of Ruby Bridges         

JB Chavez      Harvesting Hope (Cesar Chavez)                       

JB Ginsburg      I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Made Her Mark

JB Johnson      Counting on Katherine (Katherine Johnson)            

JB Just      The Vast Wonder of the World:  Biologist Ernest Everett Just    

JB King      My Brother Martin (MLK, Jr.)

J B Lee      Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds

JB Hopper     Mathematician and Scientist Grace Murray Hopper                 

JB Houdini (by Fleischman)      Escape!: the story of the Great Houdini     

JB Lin      Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines

JB Maathai      Planting the Trees of Kenya (Wangari Maathai)   

JB Mineta     Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta...

JB Owens      Jesse Owens Fastest Man Alive                                                                                 

JB Reeves (by Nelson)     Bad News of Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves               

JB Rudolf      Wilma Unlimited         

JB Schulz      Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz            

JB Sotomayor      The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor                                                                                   

JB Tubman      Minty                 

JB Woodson      Brown Girl Dreaming              

JB Yousafzai      Who Is Malala Yousafzai           


Folktales and Informational Picture Books

 J 398.2089 Steptoe      The Story of Jumping Mouse                                                                         

J 398.21 Schroeder      Lily and the Wooden Bowl                                                                            

J 398.24 Gibbons      Behold…the Unicorn                                                                           

J 398.2 Talbot      King Arthur and the Round Table     

J 398.2 Through      Through the Water Curtain and other Tales...                                                                                                             

J Lee (Big Book)      Landed (Picture Book for Older Readers)                                                                

Mythology, Languages, Science

J 292.13 Vinge      The Random House Book of Greek Myths                                                                       

J 304.6097 Smith      If America Were a Village                                                                                                                                                          

J 500 Hauser      Gizmos and Gadgets                                                                                            

J 546.78 Loeschnig      Chemistry Experiments                                                                              

J 595.717 Perritano      Bugs that Live on Us                                                                               

J 591-599 Bredeson      I Like Weird Animals (series of 6 books: 591.77, 595.44, 595.7, 597.9, 598, 599)                   

J 612 Mcaulay      The Way We Work: getting to know the amazing human body                                         

J 636.7 Paulsen     My Life in Dog Years                                                                                       

J 745.592 Robinson      Super Simple Paper Airplanes                                                                       


J 811.54 Muth      Haiku - a Year of Seasons                      

J 811.54 Prelutsky      My Dog May be a Genius                                                       

J 811.54 Silverstein      Where the Sidewalk Ends                                                                                                                                

J 811.008 Winter      Winter Poems                                                                                                             


J 910.41 Thuras      The Atlas Obscura Explorers Guide...                                                                   

J 910.9 St. George      So You Want to Be an Explorer?              

J 910.92 Bishop      Cook’s Cook: The Cook Who Cooked for Captain Cook                                                                                                                                                 

J 917.8042 Clark      Off the Map: The Journals of Lewis and Clark

J 920.72 Williams      Hooray for Women!

J 973 Gutman      My Weird School Facts: Explorers, Presidents and…

J 970.01 Freedman      Who Was First?

J 973 Leedy      Celebrate the 50 States!

J 973.099 Piven      What Presidents are Made Of                                                                            

J 978.02 Pascal      What Was The Wild West                                                                                                                                                                       

J 979.461 Murphy      Children of Alcatraz: Growing Up on the Rock                                                   

J 979.462 Britton      Angel Island                

J 979.4 Ansary      All Around California

J 979.4 Bruun     California

J 363.6809      National Parks of the USA                                                   

Graphic Novels

JGN  A      Amulet (series)                                                         

JGN A      Avatar the Last Airbender (series)      

JGN B      Babysitters Club (series)                                                      

JGN B      Out From Boneville (series)

JGN C      Calamity Jack  

JGN D      Drama     

JGN G      Guts 

JGN H     Hilo

JGN  P      Percy Jackson and the The Olympians

JGN  M     Mighty Jack

JGN M      My Little Pony

JGN N      New Kid

JGN R     Roller Girl

JGN S       Sunny Side Up

JGN Z     Zita the Spacegirl(series)