Word Warriors read laters

GRADE 5

Each session we present several books to vote on for future meetings. As only one gets chosen, we list the remainders here so that bookclub members who liked a title that did not win have a reference list.

P.S. This is also a great list for birthday presents within the age group.

****2020/21 Grade 5****

  • White Bird: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio

  • Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

  • The Bully Boys by Eric Walters

  • The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling 

  • The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

  • Hello, Universe by Erin Kelly

  • Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley

  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

  • A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

  • Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson

  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

  • The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga by David A Robertson

  • The Year I Was Grounded by William H. Newn

  • Iqbal by Ann Leonori

  • Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson

  • The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart

  • Three Keys by Kelly Yang

  • I Am A Taxi by Deborah Ellis

 

****2019/20 Grade 5****

  • The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

  • No safe place by Deborah Ellis

  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

  • Ingo by Helen Dumore

  • The Bully Boys by Eric Walters

  • White Bird by R. J. Palacio

  • Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan

  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

  • The House of Windjammer by V.A. Richardson

  • 4 Kids in 5E and 1 Crazy Year by Virginia Frances Schwartz

  • Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson

 

**** 2016/17 Grade 5 ****

  • The Secret Keeper by Trenton Lee Stewart

  • Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

  • A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

  • Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

  • I Am Taxi by Deborah Ellis

  • Middle of Nowhere by Caroline Adderson

 

**** 2015/16 Grade 5 ****

  • Alabama Moon by Watt Key

  • Ringmaster by Julia Golding

  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman

  • Song for a Scarlet Runner by Julie Hunt

  • Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos

  • Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

  • Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

  • Crazy Man by Pamela Porter

  • Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston

  • Jip, His Story by Katherine Paterson

  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman

  • An Elephant In The Garden by Michael Morpurgo

 

**** 2013/14 Grade 5 ****

  • Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park

  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

  • The Second Mrs. Giaconda by E.L. Konigsburg

  • Escape from Berlin by Irene Watts

  • The Reluctant Journal of Henry K Larsen by Susin Nielsen

  • Pirates! by Celia Rees

  • Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

  • Anton and Cecil Cats at Sea by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin

  • Click – one novel, ten authors

  • Victoria by Silvana Goldemberg

  • The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott

 

**** 2012/13 Grade 5 ****

  • Wall Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

  • Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

  • Mistress of the Storm by ML Welsh

  • Poppy’s Hero by Rachel Billington

  • Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

  • Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

  • Follow the Elephant by Beryl Young

  • Elixer by Eric Walters

  • Petey by Ben Mikaelsen

  • Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo

  • 4 Kids in 5E and 1 Crazy Year by Virginia Frances Schwartz

  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

  • Ingo by Helen Dunmore

  • Crunch by Leslie Connor

  • If I Just Had Two Wings by Virginia Frances Schwartz

  • Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson

  • Kaleidoscopes and Butterfly Dreams by Nancy Hundal

  • Shadow Girl by Patricia Morrison

  • Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan

  • Bully Boys by Eric Walters

 

**** 2011/12 Grade 5 ****

  • Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

  • Crunch by Leslie Connor

  • The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

  • Camp X by Eric Walters

  • No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

  • The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

  • Star in the Storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow

  • Elixir by Eric Walters

  • The House of Windjammer by V.A. Richardson

  • Montmorency by Eleanor Updale

  • Island of the Unknowns by Benedict Carey

 

**** 2010/11 Grade 5 ****

  • Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson

  • Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

  • From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

  • The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barabara O’Connor

  • Keeper by Kathi Appelt

  • The Year I Was Grounded by William New

  • Click by David Almond, Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle, et al

  • Waterslain Angels by Kevin Crossley-Holland

  • Lucy Unstrung by Carole Lazar

 

**** 2009/10 Grade 5 ****

  • Waterslain Angels by Kevin Crossley-Holland

  • Little Squire by Judy Andrekson

  • Brigadier by Judy Andrekson

  • Miskeen by Judy Andrekson

  • JB Andrew by Judy Andrekson

  • The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence

  • The Grave by James Heneghan

  • Charlie Wilcox by Sharon E. McKay

  • Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo

  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

  • Iqbal by Francesco D’Adamo

  • Camp X by Eric Walters

 

**** 2008/9 Grade 5 ****

  • Flight or Fight by Diane Haynes

  • Flower by Irene Watts

  • The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart by Barbara K. Nickel

  • Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

  • The House of Windjammer by V. A. Richardson

  • Petey by Ben Mikaelsen

  • Archipelago by D. Ward

  • Baboon by David Jones

  • Trapped in Ice by Eric Walters

  • Oranges in No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Laird

  • Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson

  • Janey’s Girl by Gayle Friesen

  • I’ll Sing you One-O by Nan Gregory

 

**** 2007/8 Grade 5 ****

  • Ringmaster by Julia Golding

  • The Boggart by Susan Cooper

  • Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams

  • Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

  • Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

  • Trial by Journal by Kate Klise

  • January 1905 by Katherine Boling

  • Rescue Josh McGuire by Ben Mikaelsen

  • All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins

  • Petey by Ben Mikaelsen

  • Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez by Judy Goldschmidt

  • Shadow of the Minotaur by Alan Gibbons

  • No Turning Back by Beverly Naidoo

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