• 2020 Entering 5th Grade Summer Reading List

    This list, compiled by Learning Media Services, includes suggested authors and titles to assist parents in choosing books that reflect their child’s reading level, interests, and family values.

    Many reading levels appear among students in the same grade.  These suggestions include concept books, pre-primers and primers for developing readers, picture books enjoyed by a wide audience, series for developing readers, chapter books suitable for more advanced readers, and books to encourage a variety of nonfiction interests. 

    Book lists with current popular titles are also widely available on the Internet.  Check these sites for titles that may interest your student:

    All Grade LevelsChildren’s Book Council - Children’s Choice Awards

    3rd - 5th GradeTexas Library Association Bluebonnet Reading Lists for grades 3-6

    Tumblebooks and World Book eBooks may be accessed through the Plano ISD Webdesk Library Digital Resources tile and links to more eBooks and Audiobooks are available on the Plano ISD Library Page

  • Novels

    Rebound, by Alexander, Kwame

    The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, by Applegate, Katherine

    "Poppy" stories, Who Stole the Wizard of Oz?, by Avi

    Tuck Everlasting, by Babbitt, Natalie

    Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, by Balliett, Blue

    Almost Home, by Bauer, Joan

    El Deafo (graphic novel), by Bell, Cece

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls, by Bellairs, John

    Book Scavenger, by Bertman, Jennifer C.

    The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, by Burnett, Frances H.

    Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows, by Calejo, Ryan

    Always, Abigail, by Cavanaugh, Nancy

    The Hockey Machine (and other sport titles by this author), by Christopher, Matt

    The Landry News, The School Story (and other titles), by Clements, Andrew

    The Wishing Spell (and other titles), by Colfer, Chris

    Into the Land of the Unicorns (and other titles by this author), by Coville, Bruce

    Bud, Not Buddy, by Curtis, Christopher Paul

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and other titles by this author), by Dahl, Roald

    Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Dragon Rider (and other titles by this author), by Funke, Cornelia

    The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13, by Gilbert & Lee

    The Homework Machine and The Million Dollar Shot, by Gutman, Dan

    Slider, by Hautman, Pete

    The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Healy, Christopher

    Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (and other titles), by Hernandez, Carlos

    My Louisiana Sky, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Holt, Kimberly Willis

    The Neptune Project (and other titles), by Holyoke, Polly

    The Secret of Platform 13 (and other books by this author), by Ibbotson, Eva

    Hello Universe, by Kelly, Erin Entrada

    From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by Konigsburg, E.L.

    Restart, by Korman, Gordon

    Ella Enchanted, A Tale of Two Castles,, by Levine, Gail Carson

    Number the Stars, The Giver,, by Lowry, Lois

    The Doll People (and other titles), by Martin, Ann

    The Candymakers, by Mass, Wendy

    The Bicycle Spy, by McDonough, Yona

    Shiloh (and any other books by this author), by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

    The Borrowers (and sequels), by Norton, Mary

    Hatchet (and other books by this author), by Paulsen, Gary

    The Westing Game, by Raskin, Ellen

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (and other books by this author), by Rowling, J K

    Night of the Twisters, by Ruckman, Ivy

    Esperanza Rising, Echo,, by Ryan, Pam Munoz

    Wayside School, There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom, Holes, by Sachar, Louis

    Wonderstruck (and other books by this author), by Selznick, Brian

    Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin, The Magic Misfits, by Shurtliff, Liesl

    The Sand Warrior (graphic novel), by Siegel, Mark

    Fourth Grade Rats, Maniac Magee, by Spinelli, Jerry

    The Mysterious Matter Of I.M. Fine, by Stanley, Diane

    Three Times Lucky, The Odds of Getting Even, The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, by Turnage, Sheila

  • Series

    Origami Yoda, by Angleberger, Tom

    The Last Kids on Earth, by Brallier, Max

    Star Wars: Jedi Academy, by Brown, Jeffrey

    Land of Stories, by Colfer, Chris

    Gregor the Overlander (and other "Underland Chronicles" stories), by Collins, Suzanne

    Genius Files, My Weirder School, by Gutman, Dan

    Sal and Gabi, by Hernandez, Carlos

    Warriors (and other series), by Hunter, Erin

    The Chronicles of Narnia, by Lewis, C.S.

    Myth-O-Mania, by McMullan, Kate

    Keeper of the Lost Cities, by Messenger, Shannon

    Whatever After, by Mlynowski, Sarah

    Fablehaven, 5 Kingdoms, and other series, by Mull, Brandon

    Kingdom Keepers, by Pearson, Ridley

    (Percy Jackson) Heroes of Olympus (and other series), by Riordan, Rick

    Harry Potter, by Rowling, J.K.

    Guys Read, by Scieszka, Jon

    From an Idea to (Disney, Google, Lego), by Sichol, Lowey B.

    Leventhumps, by Skye, Obert

    A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Snicket, Lemony

    Wings of Fire, by Sutherland, Tui

    I Survived, by Tarshis, Lauren

    Babysitters Club, by Telgemeier, Raina

    The 39 Clues, by various authors

  • Nonfiction

    All Stations! Distress!: April 15, 1912, the Day the Titanic Sank, by Brown, Don

    The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, by Bryant, Jen

    The Adventures of Marco Polo (and others by this author), by Freedman, Russell

    The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, by Kerley, Barbara

    The Snake Scientist and The Tarantula Scientist, by Montgomery, Sy

    My Life in Dog Years, by Paulsen, Gary

    Science Comics: Dinosaurs, by Reed, MK

    When Marian Sang, by Ryan, Pam Munoz

    So You Want to be an Inventor?, by St. George, Judith

    Leonardo da Vinci (and others by this author), by Stanley, Diane

    Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How MONOPOLY Was Invented, by Stone, Tanya Lee

    Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart, by Szabo, Corrine

    Mummies: The Newest, Coolest and Creepiest, by Tanaka, Shelly

    The Grapes of Math: Mind-stretching Math Riddles, by Tang, Greg

    Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Why Commas Really Do Make a Difference, by Truss, Lynne

    You Wouldn't Want to... books, by various authors

    Who Was..? and What Was..? series of biographies and events, by various authors

  • Poetry

    The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide, by Ashman, Linda

    The Burger and the Hot Dog, by Aylesworth, Jim

    Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs: Paintings and Poems, by Florian, Douglas

    What is Goodbye?, by Grimes, Nikki

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub and other Silly Dilly Songs, by Katz, Alan

    Dogs Rule!, by Kirk, Daniel

    No More Poems: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse, by Miller, Rhett

    Any by this author (the U.S.A.'s 1st Children's Poet Laureate), by Prelustky, Jack

    If I Were in Charge the Rules Would be Different, by Proimos, James

    Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, by Rex, Adam

    Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up (and others by this author), by Silverstein, Shel

    Rutherford B., Who Was He? Poems about Our Presidents (and others titles), by Singer, Marilyn

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