7 Best Fiction Books For 5th Graders Update 05/2022

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Do you remember reading books when you were in 5th grade? Then, maybe you have a favorite book that you remember even now. Is there something else you want to read at a 5th-grade level? Do not look any further. We’ve put together a list of the best fiction books that every fifth-grader should read. They include fantasy books, classic stories, graphic novels, historical fiction, and more, and they all belong on the list. Take a deep breath and start reading!

Fifth graders are a group of people who want to know more. They want to know more about the world around them and how they can make it their own. Reading is a great way to get their minds excited about learning about the world around them. Plus, it’s a great way to improve your comprehension and vocabulary skills and look at things from a new point of view, too.

To find out which fiction books 5th graders should read, you don’t need to look any further. Check out the National Education Association’s “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children,” CommonSense Media, and more to see which 25 books every fifth grader should read.

In this section, you’ll find a variety of real-life stories and historical fiction novels. You’ll also find thrilling adventure stories, interesting science fiction books, and exciting fantasies. The stories are thought-provoking and interesting for both young and old people. There are many stories about people and events in history that you can read with your fifth-grader. You can also help them connect these stories to their own lives.

Reading at least 20 minutes a day for 5th graders is the best thing for them to do. When they go to school, they read a lot. This is on top of that. Every day, you should try to improve your reading skills. Fortunately, many of the books on this list are page-turners. As soon as those twenty minutes are over, they will be over with. You might have to keep telling your kids to put down the book when it’s time for bed.

Happy reading, everyone!

Coming-of-Age and Realistic Books

Wonder by R.J. Palacio, 2012 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio, 2012 

Jordan Banks, a seventh-grader who likes to draw cartoons, wants to go to art school and become an artist. Instead, he goes to a well-known private school that is known for its academics. One of the few kids of color at the school is Jordan, and he is also one of them. Throughout the story, Jordan adapts to his new school by sharing experiences and making new friends with the other students. At the same time, he tries to keep his old friends and be honest with himself.

Jerry Craft, the author of the book, wanted it to show how African Americans live today as well as show how different people are. It is based on a little bit of the author’s life.

New Kid is the first picture book to win the Newbery Medal. The recognition shows that people have changed their minds about how good this format is for literature. The book is very interesting and fun to read because of the mix of images and text.

The library can help you find New Kid.

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, 2010

The story is told by Melody, a girl with cerebral palsy who is very smart but can’t show that by moving or talking. She is clearly very angry about not being able to communicate. The machine Melody gets when she’s in fifth grade lets her talk to other people. Soon, everyone is shocked by how smart she is and she joins the school’s trivia competition team. Even though there are other problems and problems, Melody still tries to be positive.

The book gives parents and teachers a chance to talk about how disabilities affect people’s lives and how to deal with peer pressure.

You can find Out of My Mind at your library.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, 1908

a redheaded 11-year-old When Anne talks, she talks a lot. She has a vivid imagination and talks a lot. She is not what Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert thought they would get when they decided to adopt an orphan boy to help with the work at their house.

However, Anne has a lively personality, a tendency to be dramatic, a strong will, and a never-ending enthusiasm that makes everyone she meets happy.

Children will also love Anne’s ability to think on her feet through all of the things she has to do (and misadventures).

There are a lot of good movies and TV shows based on this book.

You can find Anne of Green Gables at your library.

Historical Fiction Books

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell, 1960 

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell, 1960 

Story: Karana, 12, has been stuck on an island off the coast of California for a long time. This story is about how she has been living. In this story, Karina hunts for food, fishes in the ocean, and fights off the wild dogs as she tries to stay alive. When the ship comes back, she tells us about her daily life.

By reading about her patience and determination, people will be curious about what they would do if their lives ever came to this.

Juana Maria lived alone on San Nicolas Island for 18 years before she was found and taken to the Santa Barbara Mission. The story is based on the real-life story. It was also known as the Lone Woman of San Nicolas. Juana Maria was also known as that.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, 1989

Annemarie is 10 years old in 1943, and she lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, with her mother, father, and sister, Kirsti, who is also 10 years old. In World War II, there are a lot of Nazi soldiers and they are all over. For her best friend, Ellen Rosen, who is Jewish and has to flee from the Nazis, Annemarie is willing to risk her own life. People in Annemarie’s family say that Ellen is Annemarie’s older sister, Lise, who died in the war a long time ago. The book tells the stories of the people who tried and failed to get Danish Jews to neutral Sweden so they wouldn’t be sent to concentration camps.

The story is based on real events that happened in Nazi-occupied Denmark during World War II, and it’s based on those events. It starts talks about the Holocaust.

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, 2000 

People in Mexico call Esperanza the “daughter of a rich land owner.” Following a tragedy, she and the rest of her family have to flee to the United States.

During the Great Depression, they move to the United States and work at either a farm camp or a nearby railroad company. Hard work and a very different way of life than Esperanza was used to are the norm here. But she doesn’t give up, and she learns about the value of family, friends, and most of all, hope.

They will learn about the lives of migrants and the difficulties they faced in the 1930s.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, 1995 

There was a lot going on in 1963, when the Civil Rights Movement was going through a lot of changes. Kenny Watson, a ten-year-old African-American boy, tells the story from his point of view in this book.

He lives with his parents, older brother Byron, and younger sister Joetta, in Flint, Michigan, where Byron is older and Joetta is younger. It happens over and over again that Byron gets into trouble, so the parents decide that Byron should spend the summer with Grandma Sands. When the school year is over, the whole family packs up the car and drives from Flint to Birmingham together. In the middle of the trip, a lot of sad things happen that have a big impact on Kenny.

As though they were real-life tragedies, the events in the book are based on real-life events The book has scary events, strong language, and a very important message. Reading in class or with a parent might be better.

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