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FPLD Fifth Grade Greats (J)

The Book of Three
The Book of Three By Alexander, Lloyd (Book - 2006 ) J Alexander, L. Available now View Details

Annotation:Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.

Return to Sender
Return to Sender By Alvarez, Julia (Book - 2009 ) J Alvarez, J. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.

The Way of the Warrior
The Way of the Warrior By Bradford, Chris (Book - 2009 ) J Bradford, C. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Orphaned by a ninja pirate attack off the coast of Japan in 1611, twelve-year-old English lad Jack Fletcher is determined to prove himself, despite the bullying of fellow students, when the legendary sword master who rescued him begins training him as a samurai warrior.

Peter and the Starcatchers
Peter and the Starcatchers By Barry, Dave (Book - 2004 ) J BAR and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.

Shakespeare's Secret
Shakespeare's Secret By Broach, Elise (Book - 2005 ) J BRO Available now View Details

Annotation:Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.

Extra Credit
Extra Credit By Clements, Andrew (Book - 2009 ) J CLE and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.

Gregor the Overlander
Gregor the Overlander By Collins, Suzanne (Unknown - 2003 ) All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

P.S. Longer Letter Later
P.S. Longer Letter Later By Danziger, Paula (Book - 1998 ) J Danziger, P. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Twelve-year-old best friends Elizabeth and Tara-Starr continue their friendship through letter-writing after Tara-Starr's family moves to another state.

The Ruins of Gorlan
The Ruins of Gorlan By Flanagan, John (Book - 2005 ) All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

Inkheart
Inkheart By Funke, Cornelia Caroline (Book - 2003 ) J BOOK CLUB Funke, C. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows The Story of Two Dogs and A Boy By Rawls, Wilson (Book - 2001 ) J RAW Available now View Details

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Here are many Fremont favorites for 5th graders,along with some newer ideas, too.


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