5th Grade School Visits

This week, we visited the 5th grade classes at Lincoln and Ambrose Elementary schools. This is always a fun event for us. Not only do we get to recommend our favorite new books to the kids, we also get to hear about their favorite books. You can download a PDF of our Recommended Summer Reading for Graduating 5th Graders and see the kids' choices below. 

Thanks, everybody!


 (CH) = Children's Room, (YA) = Young Adult


Rules Lord, Cynthia (CH and YA)
City of Orphans Avi   (CH)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi   (CH)
The Penderwicks (series) Birdsall, Jeanne (CH)
Storm Mountain Birdseye, Tom (CH)
Mousenet Breitrose, Prudence  (CH)
The Sisters Grimm (serie)s  Buckley, Michael (CH)
Because of Mr. Terupt  Buyea, Rob (CH)
Land of Stories: The WIshing Spell Colfer, Chris (CH)
Artemis Fowl  Colfer, Eoin (CH)
The Spiderwick Chronicles DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black (CH)
Gollywhopper Games Feldman, Jody (CH)
The Saturday Boy Fleming, David (CH)
The Girl Who Could Fly Forester, Victoria  (CH)
Redwall (series)  Jacques, Brian (CH)
Buddy (Dog Diaries #2) Klimo, Kate (CH)
A Wrinkle in Time  L'Engle, Madeleine (CH)
Where the Mountains Meet the Moon Lin, Grace (CH)
Number the Stars Lowry, Lois (CH)
The Giver Lowry, Lois  (CH)
Cyberia Lynch, Chris (CH)
Wanderville McClure, Wendy (CH)
Keeper of the Lost Cities Messenger, Shannon (CH)
An Elephant in the Garden Morpurgo, Michael (CH)
Five Kingdoms (series) Mull, Brandon (CH)
Fablehaven Mull, Brandon (CH)
Charlie Bone (series) Nimmo, Jenny (CH)
Liesl and Po Oliver, Lauren (CH)
Wonder Palacio, R.J. (CH)
A Bridge to Terabithia Patterson, Katherine (CH)
Road Trip Paulsen, Jim and Gary (CH)
The Kingdom Keepers (series)  Pearson, Ridley (CH)
Septimus Heap  Sage, Angie (CH)
Walls Within Walls Sherry, Maureen (CH)
The Secret Tree Standiford, Natalie  (CH)
One Came Home Timberlake, Amy (CH)
The Real Boy  Ursu, Anne (CH)
Moon Over Manifest Vanderpool, Clare (CH)
Pie Weeks, Sarah (CH)
One Crazy Summer Williams-Garcia, Rita (CH)
The World Almanac for Kids     (CH)
Fever 1793 Anderson. Laurie Halse (YA)
Wish : a novel Bullen, Alexandra (YA)
Al Capone Does My Shirts Choldenko, Gennifer  (YA)
Things Not Seen Clements, Andrew (YA)
Out of My Mind  Draper, Sharon (YA)
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25  Evans, Richard Paul (YA)
The House of the Scorpion Farmer, Nancy (YA)
The Other Side of the Island Goodman, Allegra (YA)
Alex Rider (series) Horowitz, Anthony (YA)
Origin Khoury, Jessica (YA)
Hero Lupica. Mike (YA)
The Accidental Hero (series) Myklusch, Matt (YA)
Eragon Paolini, Christopher (YA)
Bread and Roses, Too Paterson,  Katherine  (YA)
The Golden Compass (series) Pullman, Philip  (YA)
Eleanor and Park  Rowell, Rainbow (YA)
I Capture the Castle Smith, Dodie (YA)
The Lord of the Rings Tolkien, J.R.R. (YA)
The Book Thief  Zuzak, Markus (YA)
Wereworld (series) Jobling Curtis  
The Wish Levine,  Gail Carson   


And, of course, anything by perennial favorites, Wendy Mass, Gary Paulsen and Gordon Korman.

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