Favorite Books – Elementary School Grades 4, 5, 6+

 Favorite Books

Elementary School Grades 4, 5, 6+


Note: Reading skills develop at different rates. Books are grouped according to general reading levels. Click the highlighted titles for recommended age levels, summary of book, Amazon book reviews and ordering information.

Fiction Chapter Books:

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Blume (additional titles available)

Pure Fudge : Fudge boxed set Blume (series)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Cleary (additional titles available) 

Beverly Cleary, Henry Huggins Series (Boxed Set) (Henry in the Clubhouse, Henry Huggins, Henry and Beezus, and Henry and Ribsy) Cleary (series)

Frindle, Clements (additional titles available)

Nicki (American Girl Today) (additional titles available)

The Enchanted Collection Box Set: Ella Enchanted, The Two Princesses of Bamarre, Fairest Levine

The Phantom Tollbooth, Juster

The Borrowers, Norton

The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends), Selden  (series)

Chasing Vermeer, Balliet

The Egypt Game, Snyder

Shiloh, Naylor (series)

Hamster in a Handbasket (Animal Ark Series #16) Baglio (series)

The Indian in the Cupboard , Banks (series) **Social Studies curriculum: Native Americans**

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Girl Detective, Van Draanen (series)

Because of Winn-Dixie, DiCamillo

Bud, Not Buddy (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf)), Curtis

Joey Pigza Loses Control (Joey Pigza Books), Gantos

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Konigsburg

The Best of John Bellairs: The House with a Clock in Its Walls; The Figure in the Shadows; The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring, Bellairs (Thriller) series

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia), Lewis (series)

Stargirl (Readers Circle), Spinelli (additional titles by author)

Maniac Magee, Spinelli

Number the Stars, Lowry

The Worlds of Lois Lowry 3 Copy Boxed Set (The Giver, Gathering Blue, The Messenger), Lowry

Holes, Sachar

Island of the Blue Dolphins, O’Delim

The Tale of Desperaux, Di Camillo

 The 39 Clues Book 1:The Maze of Bones

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1), Haddix (series)

Shadow Children Boxed Set: Among the Hidden, Among the Impostors, Among the Betrayed, and Among the Barons, Haddix

Dive: The Discovery, Korman (series)

The Climbt, Korman (series)

Shipwreck (Island, Book 1), Korman (series)

Chasing the Falconers (On the Run, Book 1), Korman (series)

The Kidnapped Trilogy: The Abduction, The Search, and The Rescue (Kidnapped, Books 1-3), Korman (series)

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)l,Colfer (series)


Books for Boys: (and girls too!)

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Adventure), Horowitz (Alex Rider Adventures) series *6th Grade and up


Alex Rider Boxed Set, Books 1-5: Stormbreaker, Point Blank, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, and Scorpia Horowitz (Alex Rider Adventures) series   *6th Grade and up

Evil Star (The Gatekeepers), Horowitz (The Gatekeepers) series       *6th Grade and up


Public Enemy Number Two (Diamond Brothers, The) Horowitz (series)


Sports Books:

Babe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure Gutman (Baseball Card Adventures)

Shoeless Joe & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)Gutman (Baseball Card Adventures)

Jackie & Me (Baseball Card Adventures), Gutman (Baseball Card Adventures)

Mickey & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure (Baseball Card Adventures), Gutman (Baseball Card Adventures)

Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure, Gutman (Baseball Card Adventures)

Satch & Me (Baseball Card Adventures), Gutman (Baseball Card Adventures)

Abner & Me (Baseball Card Adventures), Gutman (Baseball Card Adventures)

Jim & Me (Baseball Card Adventures) Gutman (Baseball Card Adventures)


Preteen Guides For Girls:

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library)

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Friendship Troubles (American Girl Library series)

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School: Everything You Need to Know About Juggling More Homework, More Teachers, and More Friends (American Girl Library series)

A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself & Other Stuff (American Girl Library series)

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Staying Home Alone (American Girl Library series)

The Babysitter’s Handbook: The Care and Keeping of Kids (American Girl Library seris)


Favorite Chapter Book Authors:



Anthony Horowitz

Judy Blume

Beverly Cleary