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Grade 5 Book List

NYC Reads 365

  • As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

  • Dara Palmer's Major Drama by Emma Shevah

  • El Deafo by Cece Bell

  • George by Alex Gino

  • Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying by Kira Vermond, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer

  • House Arrest by K. A. Holt

  • Human Body Theater by Maris Wicks

  • I Survived True Stories (series) by Lauren Tarshis

  • Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson


  • Mesmerized: How Benjamin Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

  • Monster Science: Could Monsters Survive (and Thrive!) in the Real World? by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Phil McAndrew

  • Rip and Red (series) by Phil Bildner, illustrated by Tim Probert

  • Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

  • The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

  • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

  • The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

  • The Island of Beyond by Elizabeth Atkinson

  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker


  • Twerp by Mark Goldblatt