Recommended Reading

School Stories

  • Please Write in this Book by Mary Amato
  • Dustin Grubbs, One-Man Show by John J. Bank
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • anything written by Andrew Clements
  • The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade by Ken Derby
  • Nikki & Deja by Karen English 
  • Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue by Jack Gantos
  • A Midsummer's Night Dork by Carol Gorman
  • Dork in Disguise by Carol Gorman
  • The Girl With 500 Middle Names by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Herbie Jones (series) by Suzy Kline
  • Raymond and Graham Rule the School by Mike Knudson
  • The Chicken Doesn’t Skate by Gordon Korman
  • The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin
  • Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowery
  • Larger-Than-Life Lara by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolis
  • Amelia (series) by Marissa Moss
  • Live from the 5th Grade by Colleen O’Shaughnessy McKenna
  • Agnes Parker…(series) by Kathleen O’Dell
  • Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me by Lisa Papademetrion
  • How Do You Spell Geek? By Julie Anne Peters
  • Along Came Spider by James Preller
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  • Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
  • Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee
  • Benny and the No-Good Teacher by Cheryl Zach
  • Don't Bug Me! by Pam Zollman
  • Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar
  • Only Emma by Sally Warner
  • H.I.V.E. Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education by Mark Walden
  • How to Lose Your Class Pet by Valerie Wilson Wesley
  • Hank Zipper (series) by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

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