Grade 5 reading
Here's a reading list that might interest your Grade 5 reader.
Grade 5 books to read on their own:

The Boy in the Dress – David Walliams
Two Weeks with the Queen – Morris Gleitzmann
Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson
Little House on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Horse and His Boy – C S Lewis
My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George
The Switch – Anthony Horowitz
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom – Louis Sacher
The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
Hitler’s Daughter – Jackie French
Wolf Brother – Michelle Paver

Grade 5 Classics for parents to read aloud:

Just William – Richmal Crompton
Anne of the Green Gables – L  M Montgomery
The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfield
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Steveson

Grade 5 Poetry

Cloud Bustling – Malorie Blakcman

Find reading lists for other grades here.

Which must-read books would you add to this list?

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