5th Grade Summer Reading List

The following is the summer reading list from which you are required to read two books of your choice.  Use the format provided for your book reports for each of the two books.  The book reports must be submitted by September 8.
Title/ Author/ From the Scholastic Book Fair List

  • My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
  •  Anne of Green Tables by L.M. Montgomery
  •  Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  •  The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  •  The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  •  The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  •  Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  •  Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  •  The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  •  The In-Between Days by Eve Bunting
  •  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  •  Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
  •  The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
  •  Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  •  Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery
  • Astro Kids by Robert Elmer
  • Christian Heroes: Then and Now by Geoff Benge and Janet Benge
  • Camp Club Girls by Shari Barr
  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  • I Survived From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • American Girl From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • The Hero Two Doors Down From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • Princess and the Page From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • Traveler From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • Foxcraft From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Book Report
Name: _______________________
Title: ___________________________________________________________________
Author: _________________________________________
1. Main Character
Who is the main character? ______________________________________________
(Tell the name and whether a young girl, doctor, detective, and animal, etc.)
Describe the character.  Use at least two adjectives to explain what he or she is like (i.e. funny, smart, brave). Give details from the book to support your answer.
2. Setting
Where does your story mostly take place? (i.e. a city, a forest, a beach)
When does your story take place? (i.e. past, present, future, 1950’s)
3. Summary
Writea brief summary about your book.  Include only the most important events.  Think about what happened in the beginning, the middle, and the end of your book to help you.  (You may attach another paper if you need more room).
4. Picture
Draw and color a picture of your favorite part of the book on a separate sheet of paper.    Write a sentence underneath, explaining what is happening in the picture.