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Recommended Titles for 4th & 5th Graders

 



The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963
by Curtis, Christopher Paul
J CUR
In the height of the Civil Rights Movement, a family travels to Alabama and experiences racial injustice first hand, surviving through love and humor.

James and the Giant Peach
by Dahl, Roald
J DAH
Magic crystals lead James on a magical adventure.

Peter and the Shadow Thieves
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
J BAR
This sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers follows the further adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, this time in London.

Julie of the Wolves
by George, Jean Craighead
J GEO
A gripping adventure about 13 year-old Julie and the wolf pack that adopts her in the Alaskan tundra.

Captain Tweakerbeak`s Revenge: a Calliope Day Adventure
by Haddad, Charles
J HAD
Calliope Day is a funny outgoing girl that is constantly getting into mischief; but she is also a good hearted little girl that learns from her mistakes.

The Water Horse
by King-Smith, Dick
J KIN
King-Smith is well known for his story Babe, but this is another great from the master of animal fiction. This fun story brings Scotland and the famous Loch Ness Monster to life.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
by Lewis, C.S.
J CHR
This classic fantasy takes readers on a journey to a wonderful new world of talking animals, fierce battles, and young heroes and heroines to love.

Grandfather's Journey
by Say, Allen
PIC SAY
A Japanese American tells of his grandfather's journey to America, and of the love the family feels for both countries.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Taylor, Mildred
Y TAY
A black family in Depression Era Mississippi struggles with hardships of poverty and racial strife in this gripping family novel.

Charlotte's Web
by White, EB
J WHI
Loved by children for generations, this is the story of a pig in trouble, the girl who loves him, and the clever spider who saves him.