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Appelgate, Katherine               The One and Only Ivan                                                                       Newbery Medal                     

            A baby elephant tries to find a better life for Ivan, a gorilla, who has only ever          lived in a circus-themed mall.

 

Avi                                          Who Stole the Wizard of Oz                                                                Mystery

            A rare edition of The Wizard of Oz is stolen and Becky is accused of stealing it.

 

Babbitt, Natalie                        Jack Plank Tells Tales                                                             Adventure

Jack starts out as a pirate, but he isn’t good at it, so he tries his luck at a variety of jobs on land.

 

Banks. Kate                             Dillon Dillon                                                                                       Realistic

Dillon discovers he’s adopted, which leads him on a journey of self-discovery.

 

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell      Down the Rabbit Hole: The Diary of Pringle Rose (all titles                                       in the series)   

Historical Fiction

A new and exciting entry in the Dear America series, this one takes place during the Chicago Fire of 1871.

 

Basye, Dale                             Heck (all titles in the series)                                                     Humor

Two children are sent to Heck, an otherworldly reform school from which they try to escape.

 

Bell, Cece                                El Deafo

            Realistic/Graphic novel          

The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

 

Betancourt, Jeanne                 My Name is Brain Brian                                                                     Realistic

Brian hates school and is a member of the Joker’s Club, but maybe it’s all because he’s dyslexic.

 

Bruchac, Joseph                      The Arrow Over the Door                                                                  Historical Fiction

A story of the Revolutionary War told from the alternating viewpoints of a Quaker boy and an Indian boy.

 

Christopher, Matt        Play Ball!       Hook Shot Hero      The Home Run Kid Races On                  Realistic

Any of these sports titles are acceptable written by the number one children’s sports writer.

 

Coerr, Eleanor                         Mieko and the Fifth Treasure                                                              Historical Fiction

Meiko’s hand is badly damaged after the bombing of Japan in 1945, and she fears she has lost the key to her artwork, calligraphy.

 

Creech, Sharon                        Granny Torrelli Makes Soup                                                              Realistic

With the help of her grandmother, Rosie manages to work out some problems with her best friend Bailey.

 

Curtis, Christopher Paul          Bud, Not Buddy

            Historical Fiction

            Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great        Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he                believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand            Rapids.

 

DiCamillo, Kate                      The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane                                       Fantasy

A toy rabbit is loved, lost, and learns to love again in this heart-warming adventure story.

 

Fleischman, John                    Phineas Gage; A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science                  

Non-Fiction

The true story of a construction worker who survived the shooting of an iron bolt through his brain.

 

Frederick, Heather Vogel        The Mother-Daughter Book Club (series)

            Realistic

            When the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss "Little       Women," that they have much more in common than they could have imagined.

 

Gantos, Jack                            Joey Pigza Loses Control (all titles in the Joey Pigza series)              Newbery Honor/Humor

Joey knows that he’s always wired, and medication doesn’t always help, as he struggles to cope with ADD.

 

Gibbs, Stuart                                     Space Case

Science Fiction

It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure. Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon.

 

Giff, Patricia Reilly                 Eleven                                                                                                  Mystery

Sam thinks he may have been kidnapped, but his learning disabilities prevent him from discovering the truth on his own.

 

Gifford, Peggy                        Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little     (all titles in the series) 

Realistic

            Moxy will do anything she can to avoid reading her summer reading book.

 

Greenberg, Dan                       Secrets of the Dripping Fang series                                                    Fantasy

The Schluffmuffin twins must escape the Giant Ants who have tried to adopt them.

 

Gutman, Dan                           Mickey & Me (all titles in the Baseball Card Adv. and Homework Machine series)  

Baseball card stories are all time-travel, and the homework series is a machine is a computer that does homework.

 

Haddix, Margaret Peterson     Found (all titles in the series)

Science fiction

When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel.

 

Hannigan, Katherine               Ida B… and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster and (possibly) save the world         

Realistic

Ida B is happy being home schooled and playing in the orchard, but her mother’s cancer changes all that.

 

Haworth, Danette                    Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning                        Realistic

Violet’s world is turned upside by a new girl from Detroit who seems to be trying to steal her best friend.

 

Holm, Jennifer                        Penny from Heaven                                                                 Newbery/Historical Fiction

            Penny learns a secret about her father’s death.

 

                                                The Fourteenth Goldfish

Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.

 

Kehret, Peg                             Shelter Dogs; Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays                              Non-fiction

True stories of 8 dogs, rescued from shelters, who went on to do great things and even change the lives of their owners.

 

 

 

Kessler, Liz                             The Tail of Emily Windsnap    (all titles in series)                               Fantasy

After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, Emily discovers she’s a mermaid.

 

Klise, Kate                               43 Old Cemetery Road series and Regarding the Fountain series                            

Humor

            Both series are mostly written in letters. Old Cemetery series is ghost stories.                                              

Mack, W.C.                             Athlete vs. Mathlete (all titles in the series)

Sports/Realistic

Perfect for fans of Matt Christopher and Andrew Clements alike, this is a lighthearted and hilarious look at what happens when brains meets brawn meets basketball.

 

Mass, Wendy                          11 Birthdays (all titles in this series: 13 Gifts, Candymakers, Finally, The Last Present, and Graceful)       

Realistic

            A variety of titles about girls and birthdays and children in a candy factory.

 

Myracle, Lauren                      Ten (and sequels: Eleven, Twelve as well as the Flower Power series           

Realistic

Winnie's celebrates her unique style through her first years with a double-digit age as she has many new experiences.

 

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds        The Boys Start the War (all titles in this series: Malloy girls & Hatford boys)           

Realistic

The four Hatford boys and the three Malloy girls will do anything to get one up on each other in this fun-filled war of wits.

 

Nobleman, Marc Tyler            Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman (nonfiction)

Biography

Chronicles how writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster created the character of Superman and, after being turned down by several editors, finally published their first comic book featuring the Man of Steel in 1938.

 

Norton, Mary                          The Borrowers (all titles in the series)                                    Fantasy/Classic

A tiny family lives under the floorboards of a country house and recycles borrowed items from the human “beans” above.

 

O’Connor, Barbara                 Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia or How to Steal a Dog: A                                          Novel  

Realistic

A spelling bee might just be the ticket to Disney World.  Stealing a dog may help her get some money for her family.

 

Park, Barbara                          The Kid in the Red Jacket                                                                    Realistic

            Howard’s life is destroyed when his family moves across country, or is it?

 

Park, Linda Sue                       Project Mulberry: a novel                                                                   Realistic

Julia and Patrick learn about tolerance and patience while working on their silkworm project.

 

Patterson, James                      Middle School, the Worst Years of my Life (all titles in the series)     

Humor

Rafe and Leo try to make MS more fun by trying to break every rule in the school’s code of conduct.

 

Pennypacker, Sara                   Clementine’s Letter (all titles in the series)                                          Realistic

Clementine hatches a plan to prevent her beloved teacher from being selected to go on a research trip to Egypt.

 

Pitchford, Dean                       The Big One-Oh                                                                                  Realistic

Charly plans a blow-out 10th birthday party, but first he needs to make some friends.

 

Scieszka, Jon                           Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing up Scieszka  

Autobiography                       

 

Spinelli, Jerry                          Jake and Lily

Realistic

Jake and Lily are twins and have always felt the same--like two halves of one person--but the year they turn eleven and Jake begins hanging out with Bump Stubbins, everything changes.

 

Summy, Barrie                        I So Don’t Do Mysteries (all titles in the series)                                  Mystery

            Sherry helps her ghost mom solve mysteries.

 

Talgemeier, Raina                    Smile (all titles in the series)

Graphic novel

An autobiography in graphic novel format describes how the author lost two of her front teeth in an accident when she was twelve, and her subsequent struggles with various corrective dental techniques throughout adolescence.

 

 

 

Wood, Maryrose                     The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series                               Humorous/Mystery

Miss Lumley is the governess trying to train three cursed wolf children to be civilized.

 

Wynne-Jones, Tim                  Rex Zero (all titles in the series)                                                          Historical Fiction

In 1962 Canada, it seems everyone is nervous about the possibility of nuclear war, but Rex has other things to concern him.

 

Yolen, Jane                             Bad Girls, Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Villains

Non-fiction

Readers meet twenty-six of history’s most notorious women, each with a rotten      reputation. But authors Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple remind us that there are two sides to every story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Incoming Grade 5 Summer Reading List - Summer 2018

 

Appelgate, Katherine               The One and Only Ivan                                                                       Newbery Medal                     

            A baby elephant tries to find a better life for Ivan, a gorilla, who has only ever          lived in a circus-themed mall.

 

Avi                                          Who Stole the Wizard of Oz                                                                Mystery

            A rare edition of The Wizard of Oz is stolen and Becky is accused of stealing it.

 

Babbitt, Natalie                        Jack Plank Tells Tales                                                             Adventure

Jack starts out as a pirate, but he isn’t good at it, so he tries his luck at a variety of jobs on land.

 

Banks. Kate                             Dillon Dillon                                                                                       Realistic

Dillon discovers he’s adopted, which leads him on a journey of self-discovery.

 

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell      Down the Rabbit Hole: The Diary of Pringle Rose (all titles                                       in the series)   

Historical Fiction

A new and exciting entry in the Dear America series, this one takes place during the Chicago Fire of 1871.

 

Basye, Dale                             Heck (all titles in the series)                                                     Humor

Two children are sent to Heck, an otherworldly reform school from which they try to escape.

 

Bell, Cece                                El Deafo

            Realistic/Graphic novel          

The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

 

Betancourt, Jeanne                 My Name is Brain Brian                                                                     Realistic

Brian hates school and is a member of the Joker’s Club, but maybe it’s all because he’s dyslexic.

 

Bruchac, Joseph                      The Arrow Over the Door                                                                  Historical Fiction

A story of the Revolutionary War told from the alternating viewpoints of a Quaker boy and an Indian boy.

 

Christopher, Matt        Play Ball!       Hook Shot Hero      The Home Run Kid Races On                  Realistic

Any of these sports titles are acceptable written by the number one children’s sports writer.

 

Coerr, Eleanor                         Mieko and the Fifth Treasure                                                              Historical Fiction

Meiko’s hand is badly damaged after the bombing of Japan in 1945, and she fears she has lost the key to her artwork, calligraphy.

 

Creech, Sharon                        Granny Torrelli Makes Soup                                                              Realistic

With the help of her grandmother, Rosie manages to work out some problems with her best friend Bailey.

 

Curtis, Christopher Paul          Bud, Not Buddy

            Historical Fiction

            Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great        Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he                believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand            Rapids.

 

DiCamillo, Kate                      The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane                                       Fantasy

A toy rabbit is loved, lost, and learns to love again in this heart-warming adventure story.

 

Fleischman, John                    Phineas Gage; A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science                  

Non-Fiction

The true story of a construction worker who survived the shooting of an iron bolt through his brain.

 

Frederick, Heather Vogel        The Mother-Daughter Book Club (series)

            Realistic

            When the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss "Little       Women," that they have much more in common than they could have imagined.

 

Gantos, Jack                            Joey Pigza Loses Control (all titles in the Joey Pigza series)              Newbery Honor/Humor

Joey knows that he’s always wired, and medication doesn’t always help, as he struggles to cope with ADD.

 

Gibbs, Stuart                                     Space Case

Science Fiction

It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure. Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon.

 

Giff, Patricia Reilly                 Eleven                                                                                                  Mystery

Sam thinks he may have been kidnapped, but his learning disabilities prevent him from discovering the truth on his own.

 

Gifford, Peggy                        Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little     (all titles in the series) 

Realistic

            Moxy will do anything she can to avoid reading her summer reading book.

 

Greenberg, Dan                       Secrets of the Dripping Fang series                                                    Fantasy

The Schluffmuffin twins must escape the Giant Ants who have tried to adopt them.

 

Gutman, Dan                           Mickey & Me (all titles in the Baseball Card Adv. and Homework Machine series)  

Baseball card stories are all time-travel, and the homework series is a machine is a computer that does homework.

 

Haddix, Margaret Peterson     Found (all titles in the series)

Science fiction

When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel.

 

Hannigan, Katherine               Ida B… and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster and (possibly) save the world         

Realistic

Ida B is happy being home schooled and playing in the orchard, but her mother’s cancer changes all that.

 

Haworth, Danette                    Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning                        Realistic

Violet’s world is turned upside by a new girl from Detroit who seems to be trying to steal her best friend.

 

Holm, Jennifer                        Penny from Heaven                                                                 Newbery/Historical Fiction

            Penny learns a secret about her father’s death.

 

                                                The Fourteenth Goldfish

Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.

 

Kehret, Peg                             Shelter Dogs; Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays                              Non-fiction

True stories of 8 dogs, rescued from shelters, who went on to do great things and even change the lives of their owners.

 

 

 

Kessler, Liz                             The Tail of Emily Windsnap    (all titles in series)                               Fantasy

After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, Emily discovers she’s a mermaid.

 

Klise, Kate                               43 Old Cemetery Road series and Regarding the Fountain series                            

Humor

            Both series are mostly written in letters. Old Cemetery series is ghost stories.                                              

Mack, W.C.                             Athlete vs. Mathlete (all titles in the series)

Sports/Realistic

Perfect for fans of Matt Christopher and Andrew Clements alike, this is a lighthearted and hilarious look at what happens when brains meets brawn meets basketball.

 

Mass, Wendy                          11 Birthdays (all titles in this series: 13 Gifts, Candymakers, Finally, The Last Present, and Graceful)       

Realistic

            A variety of titles about girls and birthdays and children in a candy factory.

 

Myracle, Lauren                      Ten (and sequels: Eleven, Twelve as well as the Flower Power series           

Realistic

Winnie's celebrates her unique style through her first years with a double-digit age as she has many new experiences.

 

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds        The Boys Start the War (all titles in this series: Malloy girls & Hatford boys)           

Realistic

The four Hatford boys and the three Malloy girls will do anything to get one up on each other in this fun-filled war of wits.

 

Nobleman, Marc Tyler            Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman (nonfiction)

Biography

Chronicles how writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster created the character of Superman and, after being turned down by several editors, finally published their first comic book featuring the Man of Steel in 1938.

 

Norton, Mary                          The Borrowers (all titles in the series)                                    Fantasy/Classic

A tiny family lives under the floorboards of a country house and recycles borrowed items from the human “beans” above.

 

O’Connor, Barbara                 Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia or How to Steal a Dog: A                                          Novel  

Realistic

A spelling bee might just be the ticket to Disney World.  Stealing a dog may help her get some money for her family.

 

Park, Barbara                          The Kid in the Red Jacket                                                                    Realistic

            Howard’s life is destroyed when his family moves across country, or is it?

 

Park, Linda Sue                       Project Mulberry: a novel                                                                   Realistic

Julia and Patrick learn about tolerance and patience while working on their silkworm project.

 

Patterson, James                      Middle School, the Worst Years of my Life (all titles in the series)     

Humor

Rafe and Leo try to make MS more fun by trying to break every rule in the school’s code of conduct.

 

Pennypacker, Sara                   Clementine’s Letter (all titles in the series)                                          Realistic

Clementine hatches a plan to prevent her beloved teacher from being selected to go on a research trip to Egypt.

 

Pitchford, Dean                       The Big One-Oh                                                                                  Realistic

Charly plans a blow-out 10th birthday party, but first he needs to make some friends.

 

Scieszka, Jon                           Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing up Scieszka  

Autobiography                       

 

Spinelli, Jerry                          Jake and Lily

Realistic

Jake and Lily are twins and have always felt the same--like two halves of one person--but the year they turn eleven and Jake begins hanging out with Bump Stubbins, everything changes.

 

Summy, Barrie                        I So Don’t Do Mysteries (all titles in the series)                                  Mystery

            Sherry helps her ghost mom solve mysteries.

 

Talgemeier, Raina                    Smile (all titles in the series)

Graphic novel

An autobiography in graphic novel format describes how the author lost two of her front teeth in an accident when she was twelve, and her subsequent struggles with various corrective dental techniques throughout adolescence.

 

 

 

Wood, Maryrose                     The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series                               Humorous/Mystery

Miss Lumley is the governess trying to train three cursed wolf children to be civilized.

 

Wynne-Jones, Tim                  Rex Zero (all titles in the series)                                                          Historical Fiction

In 1962 Canada, it seems everyone is nervous about the possibility of nuclear war, but Rex has other things to concern him.

 

Yolen, Jane                             Bad Girls, Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Villains

Non-fiction

Readers meet twenty-six of history’s most notorious women, each with a rotten      reputation. But authors Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple remind us that there are two sides to every story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Career Day
  • Student Led Assemblies
  • Community Service Projects
  • Senior Dance
  • Senior Trip
  • Field Day
  • Day trip to Middle school

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