Hello Year 5 Families,

Here is a list of recommended books for ages 9+. These are wonderful because they span different genres and contain enriching vocabulary that students should know at this stage of learning. I always tell my pupils that reading for pleasure is the best way to learn, and recommend at least 30 minutes of daily home reading. As well, it helps when children orally read books to help with fluency.

Many of these books can be found at libraries or on websites for reduced prices. If you would like additional recommendations, please feel free to reach out.

I look forward to hearing about these books!


Recommended Reading List: 

Bridge to Terabithia

Out of My Mind


The History Keepers: Circus Maximus

The Prince and the Pauper

Hidden Figures Young Readers Edition


City of Ember

Echo (Pam Munoz Ryan)

A Wrinkle in Time


Tuck Everlasting

Esperanza Rising

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Percy Jackson Series

Artemis Fowl

The Silver Sword

Boy by Roald Dahl

There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom

Street Child

Beetle Boy

Dial a Ghost

Roller Girl

Beast Quest