Need the best 5th grade books for summer reading? This list of books for your kids, ages 10 or 11, are organized by genres because there’s a middle grade book for every interest and reader.
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Speaking of picking books, let your readers choose the books they want to read from this list! Why? Because book choice is crucial to ownership and motivation.
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I’m not including reviews on this book list for 5th graders, but you can read all my book reviews and recommendations for 5th graders here.
In addition, it’s worth mentioning that these books are good choices for other grade levels, too.
However, if you want other book lists of easier or harder book lists, check these summer reading lists:
Summer Reading List for 4th Grade
Summer Reading List for 6th Grade.
See ALL summer reading lists here.
Remember, summer reading programs can be a great motivation for your fifth graders. I especially love programs that give free books as a reward. Even better, when they give readers the book first!!
Don’t miss this free reading printable for summer as well as a different free summer “Brain Camp” learning printable.
Best 5th Grade Books to Read for Summer Reading (Ages 10 – 11)
Fantasy Summer Reading Book Ideas for 5th Grade
If you like fantasy and sci-fi, you’ll love:
Adventure Summer Reading for 5th Grade
If you like adventures, you’ll love
Mystery Summer Reading for 5th Grade
If you like mysteries, you’ll love:
Historical Fiction Summer Reading for 5th Grade
If your 5th grader likes historical fiction, they’ll love one of these middle grade choices:
5th Grade Books to Read: REALISTIC
If you like realistic fiction, try reading one of these excellent 5th grade books:
5th Grade Books for Summer Reading: FUNNY
If you like funny, you’ll laugh your way through these books:
5th Grade Books to Read: ANIMALS
If you like animal stories, you’ll love:
5th Grade Books to Read: NONFICTION
What about NONFICTION? Here are some great choices:
Don’t forget to find ways to make reading FUN!
Participate in a summer reading program.
Read with a headlamp in bed.
Read on an electronic device. (Free eBooks?)
Start a book club.
Reward reading with . . . more BOOKS! (Kids choose, of course.)
Read nonfiction books and graphic novels, too.
Even More Book Suggestions for Your 5th Graders:
–> More Book Recommendations Plus REVIEWS for 5th Graders
Summer Reading List for 6th Grade
Brain Camp Summer Learning Printable
Best Book Series for 5th Grade
Read Aloud Book List for 5th Grade
Good Books for 10 Year Olds
Summer Reading Lists for Kids