Good Reads

By Grade: Fifth Grade

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Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett

A Vermeer painting goes missing and two sixth graders must figure out the clues of who has the painting before the thief destroys it. Can you solve the puzzle and reveal the thief?

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The City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau

In a city of darkness that is run by failing generators, Doon and Lina try to unlock the secrets that could save the city.

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Peter & the Starcatchers
by Dave Barry

Peter Pan, along with the help of his apprentice Molly and a band of orphans, must battle the pirates in order to keep the magical "Star Stuff" from ending up in the wrong hands.

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by Neil Gaiman

In her new home, Coraline finds a door to a world identical to her own but with eerily nicer parents. However, things are not always what they seem.

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The Secret Garden
by Frances Burnett

Orphaned Mary is sent to live with her uncle where she discovers a secret garden that she decides to tend. The garden is not the only secret Mary discovers at her uncle's house.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis

Through a wardrobe, four children discover the world of Narnia. They also discover things about themselves that will prove useful in helping save Narnia from the White Witch.

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by Roald Dahl

Matilda is a highly intelligent girl with some special gifts that become useful when she has to take on the school's head mistress to get her beloved teacher back.

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Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry

During the Nazi occupation of Denmark, young Annemaria tries to help save her best friend Ellen escape from the Nazi's.

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Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

After moving to a new town, Opal meets a stray dog she calls Winn-Dixie. He helps Opal meet new friends and deal with why her mother left.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret: a Novel in Words and Pictures
by Brian Selznick

Hugo is an orphan whose secret life of living in the walls of the Paris train station is in danger when he crosses paths with a toyseller and a young girl.


Last Updated: 10/5/09