My Son in 5th Grade

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Books My Son Read in 5th Grade

The Lost Hero For a list of books in The Heroes of Olympus series click here. He read the whole series in one breath and loved it.
the lost hero

The Wednesday Wars
the wednesday wars

The Alcatraz Escape  For a list of books in The Book Scavenger series click here.
the alcatraz escape

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret For a list of books in this series click here.
explorer academy

The Blackthorn Key For a list of books in this series, click here. Both my kids loved the first book of the series they read over the summer and were eager to read the rest of this series. My son was actually very disappointed when he realized he read the last one.
The Blackthorn Key

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective For a list of books in this series click here.
encyclopedia brown

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
the boy in the striped pajamas

Spy School For a list of books in this series click here. My daughter read it in  4th grade. My son in 5th.
spy school

The False Prince For a list of books in order in the Ascendance Trilogy click here.
the false prince

The Quest Begins For a list of books in the Seekers series click here. Companion series to this one: Return to the Wild series.
the quest begins

The Trials of Apollo For a list of books in this series click here.
The Trials of Apollo

Scat
scat

Hoot My daughter read it over the summer before entering 5th grade.
hoot

Bunnicula For a list of books in this series click here.

Legend Recommended for ages 12 and up (probably because of some romance) My daughter had it with her on vacation so he picked it up and finished quickly. He said he could do without the romance but enjoyed it very much. For a list of books in this series click here.

The House With a Clock In Its Walls For a list of books in the Lewis Barnavelt series click here. (horror)
the house with a clock

Awkward For a list of books in the Berrybrook Middle School click here.

Real Friends

Oddly Normal

The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans!   For a list of books in this series, click here.

Nimona (graphic novel)
nimona

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie  For a sequel, click here.

After Ever After

The Rithmatist

Nicholas

Fish in a Tree

El Deafo

Bomb: The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

Compass South

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant For a list of books in this series click here.

The Last Musketeer For a list of books in this series, click here.

How Mirka Got Her Sword For a list of books in this series click here.

Bera the One-Headed Troll

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth For a list of books in this series click here.

The Time Museum

Suee and the Shadow

Pashmina

Nightlights

Jane, the Fox, and Me

The Dam Keeper

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Wolf Brother For a list of books in The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series click here.

City of Orphans

Skulduggery Pleasant For a list of books in this series click here.

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game

He did not really love the following two books and did not want to get the other books in these series.

Brainwashed: Crime Travelers

Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain

The Dumbest Idea Ever!

The Magic Misfits

The Screaming Staircase For a list of books in the Lockwood & Co. series click here. He loved this one.
the screaming staircase

Dragon Pearl

Loot For a sequel click here.

Ungifted  For a list of books in this series click here.

The Testing For a list of books in this series click here.

The House of the Scorpion For a list of books in this series click here.

The Unteachables

Restart

Magyk My son loved the whole series. But I want to warn you that some people were disappointed in the lack of originality compared to Harry Potter and other fantasy books. You can find more reviews and a list of books in this series here.
magyk

Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet) For a list of books in this series click here.

The Apothecary For a list of books in this series click here.

Lion Down (FunJungle)

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

 

Books We Read Together or Listened to

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow  

We also listened to the sequel and are eagerly waiting for the last book.

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor)

Maniac Magee
maniac magee

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

Long Way Down

 

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