Top 5 Books Every 5th Grader Should Read

Top 5 Books Every 5th Grader Should Read

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There are many benefits to reading for children, but the most important one is that reading improves literacy. Reading aloud to children will help them develop their skills in listening, following directions, and understanding words. It also opens the door for discussions about cultural aspects of the story they’re reading. Read on for more things you can do to create a love of books in your little one!

Most parents know that having a child who loves reading is bound to make life easier when it comes time for homework assignments, but what many people don’t realize is how beneficial it can be for their kids to read as soon as possible. We all know that reading books helps children improve basic language skills and expand their vocabulary substantially.

They build critical thinking abilities while sparking their imagination and enhancing their understanding of the world around them.  Another benefit of reading is improved cognitive development which includes better mental health and emotional stability than those who don’t read at all. When children read they improve their knowledge about different social institutions like schools or governments as well as how culture shapes their views of self-identity or perceptions of others in society.

 If your 5th grader is struggling to find something to read, try asking them what their favorite subject is in school. Then ask them what they like to do outside of school or if they have any hobbies like playing musical instruments or sports. Based on their personal interests you can find a book related to that interest that will be more enjoyable for your child to read. For instance, if your child enjoys playing soccer, look for books about soccer players, coaches or even about how the game is played.

Here are our top 5 book recommendations which every 5th grader should read.



Elisabetta Dami’s Geronimo Stilton is an Italian children’s chapter book series. This series follows the eponymous character, a mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island.

The Geronimo Stilton series contains everything that children enjoy in stories. They’re full of humor, and they’ve got thrilling adventures that are age-appropriate and non-violent.

Great Illustrated classics

Great Illustrated classics

The Great Illustrated Classics series contains large font and graphics on every other page, making them easy to read and captivating for children.

These books were written by a variety of authors. The Great Illustrated Classics series includes Black Beauty, The Swiss Family Robinson, and several other books.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s books will transport you to a world of bravery, adventure, self-belief, and, most importantly, joy.

The stories are full of suspense and imagination, as well as lively language that greatly expands young readers’ horizons.

The books are quite simple to read, making them suitable for children.

One of his most famous books is Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

The Diary of a Wimpy kid

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series follows Greg Heffley as he encounters many social problems such as fitting in, popularity, bullying, expectations of family and school, trust, and friendships , teaching children how to deal with a variety of life situations. 

These books encourage children to be sensitive to the feelings of others while also being funny.

Encyclopedia Brown

Encyclopedia Brown

Encyclopedia Brown are short chapter books. Each chapter is about a mystery case that is solved by Encyclopedia Brown, a ten-year-old boy who is well-read and logical.

To uncover the mysteries, children need to think and pay attention which encourages critical thinking and reading, and they cover a wide range of issues in a brief manner.

The more that 5th graders read, the more they will discover about the world and their place in it. The benefits of reading are too great for them to miss out. As Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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