Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Top Ten Books of 5th Grade-Part 1

As the school year is coming to an end my classroom has become a hot bed of self reflecting on the past 9 months, both my own self-reflection and my students. One of the focal points of our reading community has been the books we've encountered along our journey together. Last week I asked students to revisit their Reading Logs and make a list of the top 10 books they've read this year that they think EVERY 5th grader should read.  At the suggestion of my friend, Erik Wittmer, I'll be saving their completed lists to share with my incoming 5th graders in September.  After collecting all of the lists, I've compiled a list of our class's Top Ten Books this year.  Today I'll share titles 10-6! I think you will agree that my students have met some fantastic "friends" this year!

We The Children: Keepers of the School

by Andrew Clements

Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant

by Mark Jeffrey

A Tale Dark and Grimm

by Adam Gidwitz


by Raina Telgemeier


Small as an Elephant

by Jennifer Jacobson

Tune in tomorrow to see what our top five titles are!

Happy Reading!


  1. The list looks good. My prediction for the top #5 would have to be Wonder and Bigger Then a Breadbox. Other then that, I'm not sure what the students will vote for from Maine.

  2. What a fun post!! Love the book trailers. :)
    You inspire me to update my blog. Right after I say NO to a couple of projects. hee hee!