Monday, May 21, 2012

4th-5th Grade (9-11 Year Old) Favorites

Alpha by author; most are in the juvenile fiction section of your local library unless otherwise noted. As always, check out the lists on either end of this age group for more possibilities.

Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women (and others, such as Little Men)
Auxier, Jonathan. Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes. 2011. 
Birdsall, Jeanne. The Penderwicks. 2005.
Boston, L.M. The Children of Green Knowe. 1955. Fantasy.
Brink, Carol Ryrie. Caddie Woodlawn
Brooke, William J. A Telling of the Tales
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A Little Princess
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden
Butterworth, Oliver. The Enormous Egg

Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. Nonsense/Fantasy.
Carroll, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass. Nonsense/Fantasy.
Chase, Richard. Jack Tales
Cheaney, J. B. My Friend, the Enemy. (WWII/Japanese-American)
Cheaney, J. B. The Middle of Somewhere
Collodi, Carlo. The Adventures of Pinocchio
Coombs, Kate. The Runaway Princess. 2006. Princess/Dragon Fantasy
D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths
Dahl, Roald. The BFG
Du Bois, William Pene. The Twenty-One Balloons
Ellis, Sara. The Several Lives of Orphan Jack
Fitzgerald, John D. The Great Brain (series!)
Fleischman, Paul. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
Fritz, Jean Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? (and others)
Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows
Haviland, Virginia. Favorite Fairy Tales Told Around the World
Hauff, Wilhelm. The Heart of Stone
Jacques, Brian. Redwall (series)
Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth.
Karr, Kathleen. The Great Turkey Walk. 1998. 
Kendall, Carol. The Gammage Cup. 1959.
Konigsburg, E. L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. 1967. 
Lenski, Lois. Indian Captive. 2011 
Lindgran, Astrid. Mischievous Meg
Macauley, David. The (New) Way Things Work
MacDonald, George. The Princess and the Goblin.

McCloskey, Robert. Homer Price
McCloskey, Robert. Centerburg Tales
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis. The Moorchild
McKinley, Robin. Beauty
Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Green Gables (series)
Montgomery, L. M. Emily of New Moon (series)
Morpurgo, Michael. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. 2004. 
Morris, Gerald. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great. 2008.  

Morris, Gerald. Sir Gawain the True. 2011. 

Norton, Mary. The Borrowers. 
Paterson, Katherine. Jacob Have I Loved
Peck, Richard. Here Lies the Librarian.
Peck, Richard. The Teacher's Funeral.
Porter, Eleanor. Polyanna. 1913.
Robinson, Barbara. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Sachar, Louis. Holes
Selden, George. The Cricket in Times Square
Selznik, Brian. Hugo Cabret. 2007.
Selznik, Brian. Wonderstruck. 2011.

Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty
Sharp, Margery. The Rescuers. 1959.
Streatfield, Noel. The Magic Summer. 1966. 
Taylor, Sidney. All-of-a-Kind Family. 1951. 

Twain, Mark. Tom Sawyer
Vande Velde, Cornelia. The Rumpelstiltskin Problem
Wood, Maryrose. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1: The Mysterious Howling. 2010.

Eamer, Claire. The World in Your Lunchbox. 2012. 
Fleming, Candace. Amelia Lost. 2011. 

Menzel, Peter. What the World Eats.

Nelson, Kadir. Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. 2011. (told from a fictional character's perspective, but a history lesson, nonetheless).

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