CRRL Kids: Good Reading for 5th Grade 2014

Africa Is My Home
Africa Is My Home A Child of the Amistad By Edinger, Monica Book - 2013 FICTION Edi Available in some locations

Annotation:One girl’s story of her capture, her witness to the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad and the Supreme Court trial that helps her return to Africa.

Big Book of Where
Big Book of Where By Falken, Linda Book - 2013 031.02 Fa Available in some locations

Annotation:The answers to intriguing geography questions that appeal to the reader’s curiosity: where is the tallest mountain, where is the Petrified Forest, where are diamonds found, and more. Part of a series.

Bird in A Box
Bird in A Box By Pinkney, Andrea Davis Book - 2011 FICTION Pin Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1936, three children meet at the Mercy Home for Negro Orphans in New York State. They are all dealing with grief and loss which together, along with the help of a sympathetic staff member and the boxing matches of Joe Louis, they manage to overcome.

The Boy on the Porch
The Boy on the Porch By Creech, Sharon Book - 2013 FICTION Cre Available in some locations

Annotation:A young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch. They know that they have been chosen to care for him. The three become an unlikely family, but how long before someone returns to claim him.

Doll Bones
Doll Bones By Black, Holly Book - 2013 FICTION Bla Available in some locations

Annotation:An elaborate game takes lifelong friends, Zach, Alice and Poppy, into a chilling ghost story and gripping adventure to bury a doll made from a dead girl’s bones.

Down the Mysterly River
Down the Mysterly River By Willingham, Bill Book - 2011 FICTION Wil Available in some locations

Annotation:Boy Scout Max "The Wolf" cannot remember how he came to be in a strange forest, but soon he and three talking animals are on the run from hunters who will alter the foursome's very essence if they catch them.

The Dragon of Cripple Creek
The Dragon of Cripple Creek By Howell, Troy Book - 2011 FICTION How Available in some locations

Annotation:When Kat, her father, and brother visit an old gold mine that has been turned into an amusement park, she falls down a shaft and meets an ancient dragon, the last of his kind, and inadvertently triggers a twenty-first century gold rush.

The Dragon's Tooth
The Dragon's Tooth By Wilson, Nathan D. Book - 2011 FICTION Wil Available in some locations

Annotation:When their parents' seedy motel burns down the same night they are visited by a strange man with skeleton tattoos, Cyrus, Antigone, and Daniel are introduced to an ancient secret society, and have an important role in keeping it alive. Part of a series.

Duke By Larson, Kirby Book - 2013 FICTION Lar Available in some locations

Annotation:Hobie Hanson's father is gone to war so Hobie decides to donate his beloved German shepherd, Duke, to Dogs for Defense. When he learns that Duke is being trained for combat he is frightened and determined to get him back.

1862, Fredericksburg
1862, Fredericksburg A New Look at A Bitter Civil War Battle By Kostyal, K. M. Book - 2011 973.733 Ko Available in some locations

Annotation:Through National Geographic's heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our national and local history. Part of a series.

Flora & Ulysses
Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures By DiCamillo, Kate Book - 2013 FICTION DiC Available in some locations

Annotation:Ulysses, a squirrel who is nearly killed in an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after Flora, a comic-loving cynic, rescues him and they begin their own superhero adventure.

Fortunately, the Milk
Fortunately, the Milk By Gaiman, Neil Book - 2013 FICTION Gai Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 20 copies

Annotation:While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

Ghost Knight
Ghost Knight By Funke, Cornelia Caroline Book - 2012 FICTION Fun Available in some locations

Annotation:Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft and new friend Ella summon the ghost of Sir William Longspee, who may be able to protect Jon from a group of ghosts that threatens him harm from the day he arrives at Salisbury Cathedral's boarding school.

How Do You Burp in Space?
How Do You Burp in Space? And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know By Goodman, Susan E. Book - 2013 629.45 Go Available in some locations

Annotation:This travel guide to space tourism includes information about accommodations, attractions, what to pack and what food to expect.

Kat, Incorrigible
Kat, Incorrigible By Burgis, Stephanie Book - 2011 FICTION Bur Available in some locations

Annotation:In Regency England, when twelve-year-old Kat discovers she has magical powers, she tries to use them to rescue her sister from marrying a man she does not love. Part of a series.

Ordinary Magic
Ordinary Magic By Rubino-Bradway, Caitlen Book - 2012 FICTION Rub Available in some locations

Annotation:In a world where everyone possesses magic, powerless twelve-year-old Abby is sent to a special school to learn how to negotiate a magical world with her unmagical "disability.”

Parrots Over Puerto Rico
Parrots Over Puerto Rico By Roth, Susan L. Book - 2013 598.71 Ro Available in some locations

Annotation:The histories of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican parrot intertwine to show the close relationship of the parrots' lives and the struggles of human activities altering the islands ecosystem.

Racing The Moon
Racing The Moon By Armstrong, Alan W. Paperback - 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1947, eleven-year-old Alex and her impulsive, older brother Chuck befriend an army scientist who shares their interest in rockets and outer space travel.

Rebel McKenzie
Rebel McKenzie By Ransom, Candice F. Paperback - 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:When feisty twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie, an aspiring paleontologist, goes to spend the summer taking care of her older sister's seven-year-old son at the mobile home park in Frog Level, Virginia, she never expects to enter a beauty pageant.

Rooftoppers By Rundell, Katherine Book - 2013 FICTION Run Available in some locations

Annotation:When authorities threaten to take Sophie from Charles who has been her guardian since he found her in the midst of the wreckage of a ship, the pair go to Paris to try to find her mother. There they are aided by Matteo and his band of "rooftoppers."

Secrets at Sea
Secrets at Sea By Peck, Richard Book - 2011 FICTION Pec Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons voyage from New York to London to find a husband for their awkward older daughter. They are secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous.

A Tangle Of Knots
A Tangle Of Knots By Graff, Lisa Paperback - 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.

The Thing About Luck
The Thing About Luck By Kadohata, Cynthia Book - 2013 FICTION Kad Available in some locations

Annotation:Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.

Three Times Lucky
Three Times Lucky By Turnage, Sheila Book - 2012 FICTION Tur Available in some locations

Annotation:Mo LoBeau washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, after a hurricane. Eleven years later, she and her best friend Dale turn detective when there’s a local murder to solve to save those they love.

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp By Appelt, Kathi Book - 2013 FICTION App Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs, and a world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer.

Words With Wings
Words With Wings By Grimes, Nikki Book - 2013 FICTION Gri Available in some locations

Annotation:Gabby uses daydreams to cope with life's problems of divorcing parents, a new home, new school and a new teacher who says she daydreams too much.

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