Reading List for Fifth Grade

Reading for the Fifth Grade Student

Now, that your child is older, it is a great time to expose them (if they haven’t been already) to great literature. Many homeschoolers who have pulled their children out of public school may discover that their children have an aversion to reading. Don’t be put off by this. Your homeschooling journey is new and it may even require a period of “unschooling” to let your child set into their new role as “independent learner”. A great way to ease the process is by reading literary classics and living books to your child. This is very educational and shouldn’t be frowned upon. Once your child’s imagination is stirred, let them read through the books on this list.

Fifth Grade Reading List

1. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

2. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe

3. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

4. The Jungle Books, Rudyard Kipling,

5. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

6. Little Men, Louisa May Alcott

7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

8. Arabian Nights

9. Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit

10. Call of the Wild, Jack London

11. Cheaper by the Dozen, Frank Gilbreath

12. House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne

13. Lassie Come Home, Eric Knight

14. Little House on the Prairie series, Laura Ingalls Wilder

15. Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett

16. Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Richard Atwater

17. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Betty MacDonald

18. Myths of the World, Padraic Colum

19. National Velvet, Enid Begnold

20. Old Yeller, Fred Gipson

21. Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren

22. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor

23. Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan

24. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

25. Skylark, Patricia MacLachlan

26. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt

27. Vinegar Boy, Alberta Hawse

28. Heidi, Joanna Spyri

29. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson

30. Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Howard Pyle