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Fiction Reading List-Fifth and Sixth Grade Students

Many parents are looking for reading suggestions for their middle school children. The following titles, while not an
official reading list, are current fiction books which have wide appeal among students in the lower middle grades. Please
note that parents are the best judge of a book’s suitability for their child based upon their child’s maturity, ability,
interests and values.

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
The Batboy by Mike Lupica
Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolis
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn
A Dog’s Life: the Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin
Elephant Run by Roland Smith
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
The Familiars by Adam Epstein
The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitqer
Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochran
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
I Put a Spell on You by Adam Selxer
Inkspell by Carmelia Funke
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin
The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Tocamadour by Michael Beil
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Rivals by Tim Green
Schooled by Gordon Korman
Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
Storm Runners by Roland Smith
The Stranger Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
Troublemaker by Andrew Clements
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Vampire Plagues: London, 1850 by Sebastian Rook
The Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Pie by Sarah Weeks
Swindle by Gordon Kerman
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes
The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Wonder by RJ Palacio
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin