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Favorite Novels for 4th & 5th Graders

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Anderson Whales on Stilts
Avi Poppy
Blume Starring Sally J. Friedman as Herself
Cameron The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods
Clements Frindle
Codell Sahara Special
Cooper The Boggart
Coville Jennifer Murdley's Toad
Creech Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Curtis Bud, Not Buddy
Dahl The Witches
Danziger P.S. Longer Letter Later
DeFelice The Light on Hogback Hill
Dhami Bindi Babes
DiCamillo Because of Winn-Dixie
Dorris Morning Girl
Downer Hatching Magic
Farmer The Warm Place
Fine Bad Dreams
Fitzhugh Harriet the Spy
Fleischman Seedfolks
Fletcher Flying Solo
Gantos Jack Adrift
Gerstein The Old Country
Gilson Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub
Griffin Overnight
Gutman Jackie & Me
Hannigan Ida B...and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
Henkes Words of Stone
Horvath The Trolls
Ibbotson Dial-A-Ghost
Ives Monsieur Eek
Jennings Out Standing in My Field
Johnston Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio
King-Smith Babe: The Gallant Pig
Klise Regarding the Fountain
Konigsburg From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time
Levine Ella Enchanted
Lisle Forest
Lowry Number the Stars
Maguire Seven Spiders Spinning
Martin The Doll People
McGraw The Moorchild
McKissack Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North
Morgenstern Secret Letters From 0 to 10
Napoli The Bravest Thing
Naylor The Grand Escape
Nimmo Midnight for Charlie Bone
Nordstrom The Secret Language
O'Brien Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
O'Dell Island of the Blue Dolphins
Oppel Silverwing
Park Project Mulberry
Paterson Bridge to Terabithia
Perkins All Alone in the Universe
Pullman The Scarecrow and His Servant
Rodgers Freaky Friday
Sachar Sixth Grade Secrets
Said Varjak Paw
Selznick The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures
Sleator Among the Dolls
Snyder Gib Rides Home
Spinelli Loser
Steig The Real Thief
Talbert The Trap
Tamar The Junkyard Dog
Vande Velde Smart Dog
Waugh Space Race
Woodruff The Ravenmaster's Secret
Wynne-Jones Rex Zero and the End of the World
Yee Millicent Min, Girl Genius
Yep Skunk Scout

Last Updated: 6/08

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