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by R.J. PalacioYear Published: 2012Realistic Fiction

"August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school- until now. He's about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you're ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?"

Book Recommendations by other 5th Graders

I Am Malala (Young Reader's Verison)

by Malala YousafzaiYear Published: 2014Biography

"I recommend this book because she is an amazing girl with an intense story."-Ava 

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

by Daniel James BrownYear Published: 2015Nonfiction

"This book is probably the best book I have ever read."-Harry 

The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story

by R.J. PalacioYear Published: 2014Realistic Fiction

"I recommend The Julian Chapter after reading Wonder because it teaches you to not judge a person on how they look."-Lily 


by Mark GoldblattYear Published: 2014Realistic Fiction

"I recommend Twerp because the characters are very relateable to 5-6 graders."-Dylan 

Book Recommendations for 5th Graders

This website includes many book recommendations for all ages, including 5th graders. Hopefully this inspires some books to enjoy during your daily 30 minutes of reading! 

(Some of) Ms. LeVeque's Kid Favorites

The Harry Potter Series

by J.K. RowlingYear Published: 1999Fantasy

These books exploded onto the scene when I was in elementary school, like you! Even into adulthood, I can't stop reading and enjoying them. The Harry Potter series is the world's biggest book club! 


A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'EngleYear Published: 1962Fantasy/Sci-Fi



by Louis SacharYear Published: 1998Mystery


A Single Shard

by Linda Sue Park Year Published: 2001Historical Fiction