5th Grade Favorite Books 2009-10 Print

Are you wondering what to read this summer?  The following titles are recommended by fifth graders of Lincoln Elementary as the best books they read this school year.  Keep this list in a handy place then remember to take it to the library.


Answer Girl by Laura Allen

Artemis Fowl:  The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

Attaboy Sam! by Lois Lowry

Behind Enemy Lines:  True Stories of Amazing Courage by Bill Doyle

The Black Tower by Betsy Conner

A Boy at War by Harry Mazer

The Boys Start the War series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis


Catch That Pass by Matt Christopher

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod by Heather Brewer

Coyote Autumn by Bill Wallace


Danger in Quicksand Swamp by Bill Wallace

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

A Dog’s Life by Ann M. Martin

The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright

Donovan McNabb (Sports Great Books) by Paul Steenkamer


Elephant Run by Roland Smith

Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff

Eleven Kids, One Summer by Ann Martin


Flies Taste with Their Feet by Melvin and Glida Berger

Following the Mystery Man by Mary Downing Hahn

Football Hero:  A Football Genius Novel by Tim Green

Friends of Princess by Melissa Lagonegro

From Zero to Hero by Sharon Draper


Goosebumps Ghost Beach by R.L. Stine

The Grand Escape by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Hatcher by Gary Paulsen

Haunting at Home Plate by David Patneaucle

Hear the Wind Blow by Mary Downing Hahn

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman


Jack’s Run by Roland Smith

Jade Green by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Judy Moody:  The Doctor is In! by Megan McDonald


The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne

Meet Kristen by Valerie Tripp


Nightmare Academy series by Dean Lorey

Nothing But Net by Matt Christopher



Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Out of the Dark by Betty Ren Wright


Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale

Percy Jackson and the Oympians:  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


The Real Slam Dunk by Charisse K. Richardson

Red Dog by Bill Wallace

Red Ghost by Marion Dane Bauer

The Roar of the Crowd by Rich Wallace


The Secret City by Chris Archer

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Small Steps:  The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret

Spike It Volleyball by John Crossingham

Star in the Storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

The Story of Harriet Tubman by David A. Adler

Summer Stories by Nola Thacker


The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke


Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

Who Won the War? by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies by Angela Shelf Medearis


Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith