This great list is from my local library, the Newton Free Library. If you are part of the Minuteman Library System, just click on the title to reserve the book.
These lists have a great mix of graphic novels, non-fiction, poems, fiction, audiobooks, and more. I have more lists here:
New Books for 5th Grade and 6th Grade
1. Adam, Paul. Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island. (J Myst)
2. Angleberger, Tom. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. (J Fic) and (J Audiobook)
*3. Appelt, Kathi. Keeper. (J Fic) and (J Audiobook)
My oldest is a huge fan of Kathi Appelt and LOVED this book.
4. Beccia, Carlyn. I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat (J 615.88 B38I)
5. Berk, Ari, and Kristen McDermott. William Shakespeare: His Life and Times. (JE S527.MC)
6. Bragg, Georgia. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous. (J 920. B73H)
*7. Day, Karen. A Million Miles from Boston. (J Fic)
8. George-Warren, Holly. The Cowgirl Way. (J 920.709 G29C)
9. Gherman, Beverly. Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz. (JE S38.GH)
10. Henderson, Jason. Vampire Rising. (Alex Van Helsing, #1) (J Fic)
11. Johnson, Rebecca L. Journey into the Deep. (J 591.77 J63J)
12. Kelley, Jane. Nature Girl. (J Fic)
*13. Kent, Peter. Peter Kent’s City Across Time. (J 307.76 K41C)
14. Lupica, Mike*. Hero. (J Fic) and (J Audiobook)
15. MacDonald, Bailey. Wicked Will. (J Myst)
16. Macy, Sue. Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle (J 796.608 M24W)
17. Margolis, Leslie. Girl’s Best Friend. (J Myst)
*18. Mass, Wendy. The Candymakers. (J Fic) and (J Audiobook)
*19. Myers, Walter Dean. The Cruisers. (J Fic) and (J Audiobook)
20. Newquist, H.P. Here There Be Monsters (J 594.58 N47H)
21. Quimby, Laura. The Carnival of Lost Souls: A Handcuff Kid Novel. (J Fic)
22. Renier, Aaron. The Unsinkable Walker Bean. (J Graphic)
23. Rhodes, Jewell Parker. Ninth Ward. (J Fic) and (J Audiobook)
*24. Scieszka, Jon, ed. Guys Read: Funny Business. (J SS G98S)
25. Shang, Wendy Wan-Long. The Great Wall of Lucy Wu. (J Fic)
My oldest and I also loved this book. It just won Parents’ Choice Silver Honors. I have a review here.
26. Sloan, Christopher. Mummies. (J 393.3 S63M)
27. Tanner, Lian. Museum of Thieves. (J Fic) and (J Audiobook)
28. Telgemeier, Raina. Smile. (J Graphic)
29. Townsend, Michael. Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders. (J 292.13 T66M [Graphic])
*30. Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn. Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems. (J 821 Z65C)
31. Chop Chop. (Magazines)
* Great author who has other good titles.
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