Summer Reading Lists
5th Grade Book List
by Kwame Alexander Year Published: 2014 Fiction
A novel written in verse about a kid who loves basketball and is a master at playing with words (free-styling/rapping). Avid readers and reluctant readers alike love this book about a kid who is trying to create his own identity amidst the admiration he has for his father, a retired professional basketball player.
by Jason Reynolds Year Published: 2018 Poetry
A poem and memoir about achieving your dreams despite hardships.
by Laurie Halse Anderson Year Published: 2000 Fiction
During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out.