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These texts were specifically chosen by Booksource to support fifth grade-level instruction based on the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. The range of selected texts includes books that lend themselves well to studies of figurative language (RL.5.4), stories from various genres (RL.5.5 and RL.5.9), texts that are narrated from a first-person point of view (RL.5.6), and informational texts on the same topic that provide different information and points of view (RI.5.6 and RI.5.9).
CCSS Grade 5 Classroom Library See All

Absolutely Truly

American Heritage Student Dictionary, The

Attila The Hun: Leader Of The Barbarian Hordes

Birchbark House, The

Brain: Our Nervous System, The

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CCSS Grade 5 Literary Texts See All

Absolutely Truly

Birchbark House, The

Chasing Vermeer

Clementine, Friend Of The Week

Cruisers, The

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CCSS Grade 5 Informational Texts See All

American Heritage Student Dictionary, The

Attila The Hun: Leader Of The Barbarian Hordes

Brain: Our Nervous System, The

Dogs And Cats

Grand Mosque Of Paris: A Story Of How Muslims Rescued Jews During The Holocaust, The

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CCSS Grade 5 Extension See All

"Who Could That Be At This Hour?"

12 Rounds To Glory: The Story Of Muhammad Ali

12 Things To Know About Fracking

290, The

70 Thousand Million, Million, Million Stars In Space

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CCSS Grade 5 Extensions + Literacy Cart See All

"Who Could That Be At This Hour?"

12 Rounds To Glory: The Story Of Muhammad Ali

12 Things To Know About Fracking

290, The

70 Thousand Million, Million, Million Stars In Space

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CCSS Grade 5 New Books See All

Crenshaw

Doll Bones

Great Greene Heist, The

Impact: The Story Of The September 11 Terrorist Attacks

Listen, Slowly

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CCSS Grade 5 Fantasy & Science Fiction See All

After: Nineteen Stories Of Apocalypse And Dystopia

Bombs Over London

Dealing With Dragons

Game Of Clones

Guys Read: Other Worlds

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CCSS Grade 5 Graphic Novels See All

Dogs Of War

Ghostopolis

Hades: Lord Of The Dead

Lost Islands, The

Rapunzel's Revenge

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CCSS Grade 5 Humorous Stories See All

Bad Beginning, The

Guys Read: Funny Business

Look Into My Eyes

Lulu And The Brontosaurus

Regarding The Fountain

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CCSS Grade 5 Mysteries See All

Adam Canfield Of The Slash

Calder Game, The

Dead Man In Indian Creek, The

Extraordinary Education Of Nicholas Benedict, The

Fairy-Tale Detectives, The

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CCSS Grade 5 Narrator Point Of View And Perspective See All

"Who Could That Be At This Hour?"

Adventures Of Mark Twain By Huckleberry Finn, The

Also Known As Harper

Bull Run

Candymakers, The

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CCSS Grade 5 Picture Books See All

African Acrostics: A Word In Edgeways

Between Earth And Sky: Legends Of Native American Sacred Places

Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed The Wind And Changed Their World

Gorillas

Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man And Escape King

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CCSS Grade 5 Poetry See All

12 Rounds To Glory: The Story Of Muhammad Ali

All The Small Poems And Fourteen More

Death Of The Hat: A Brief History Of Poetry In 50 Objects, The

Falling Down The Page

Hate That Cat

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CCSS Grade 5 Realistic Fiction See All

Absolutely Normal Chaos

Ava And Pip

Becoming Naomi Leon

Home Of The Brave

Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key

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CCSS Grade 5 Social Emotional Learning See All

Dreamer, The

Great Gilly Hopkins, The

Max Quigley, Technically Not A Bully

On My Honor

Real Thief, The

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CCSS Grade 5 Traditional Literature See All

Beowulf: Monster Slayer [A British Legend]

Elephant's Friend And Other Tales From Ancient India, The

Gifts From The Gods: Ancient Words And Wisdom From Greek And Roman Mythology

Greek Myths

Greek Myths For Young Children

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CCSS Grade 5 Civil War Historical Fiction See All

290, The

I Thought My Soul Would Rise And Fly: The Diary Of Patsy, A Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865

Perilous Road, The

Promises To The Dead

Shades Of Gray

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CCSS Grade 5 Civil War Informational Texts See All

Boys' War: Confederate And Union Soldiers Talk About The Civil War, The

Free At Last!

If You Lived When There Was Slavery In America

Lincoln And Douglass: An American Friendship

Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About The Civil War

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CCSS Grade 5 Colonial And Revolutionary America Historical Fiction See All

Blood On The River: James Town, 1607

Cannons At Dawn

Emma's Journal: The Story Of A Colonial Girl

Forge

Give Me Liberty

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CCSS Grade 5 Colonial And Revolutionary America Informational Texts See All

African Americans In The Thirteen Colonies

America's Colonization And Settlement

Benjamin Franklin

British Colonies, The

King George: What Was His Problem?

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CCSS Grade 5 The Great Depression Historical Fiction See All

Bread Winner, The

Esperanza Rising

Jar Of Dreams, A

Leah's Pony

Luck Of The Buttons, The

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CCSS Grade 5 The Great Depression Informational Texts See All

Between The Wars

Children Of The Great Depression

Climbing Out Of The Great Depression: The New Deal

Dust Bowl, The

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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CCSS Grade 5 Multicultural Characters See All

Big Wave, The

Crossover, The

Day Of The Pelican, The

Island Of The Blue Dolphins

Kite Fighters, The

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CCSS Grade 5 Multicultural Informational Texts See All

Ashley Bryan: Words To My Life's Song

Cycle Of Rice, Cycle Of Life: A Story Of Sustainable Farming

Hoops To Hippos! True Stories Of A Basketball Star On Safari

India

Mexico: The People

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CCSS Grade 5 Native American Character Stories See All

Bearstone

Ghost Hawk

Sign Of The Beaver, The

Sing Down The Moon

Talking Earth, The

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CCSS Grade 5 Native Americans Informational Texts See All

Black Elk's Vision

If You Lived With The Hopi

Kinaalda

Native American Heroes

Native Homes

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CCSS Grade 5 Art & Artists Informational Texts See All

Action! Cartooning

Georgia's Bones

Leonardo Da Vinci

Lives Of The Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (And What The Neighbors Thought)

Michelangelo

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CCSS Grade 5 Biographies Of Explorers See All

Arctic Explorer: The Story Of Matthew Henson

Explorers Of North America

Francisco Pizarro: Journeys Through Peru And South America

Henry Hudson: Seeking The Northwest Passage

Into The Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way By Land, Sea, And Air

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CCSS Grade 5 Biographies Of Scientists And Inventors See All

Airborne

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream

Click! A Story About George Eastman

Emi And The Rhino Scientist

Girls Think Of Everything: Stories Of Ingenious Inventions By Women

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CCSS Grade 5 Earth Science Informational Texts See All

12 Things To Know About Fracking

Earth-Shaking Facts About Earthquakes With Max Axiom, Super Scientist, The

Four Spheres Of Earth, The

Icebergs And Glaciers

Into The Volcano

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CCSS Grade 5 Our Solar System And The Universe Informational Texts See All

70 Thousand Million, Million, Million Stars In Space

Astrophysicist And Space Advocate Neil Degrasse Tyson

Black Hole Is NOT A Hole, A

Discovering New Planets

Far-Out Guide To The Moon

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CCSS Grade 5 Persuasive Informational Texts See All

Animal Testing: Life-Saving Research vs. Animal Welfare

Banned Books

Body Image And The Media

Cleopatra

Everglades

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CCSS Grade 5 Primary Source Materials See All

America: Three Worlds Meet

Byzantine Empire: A Society That Shaped The World, The

Charles Darwin And Alfred Russel Wallace

Contemporary United States: 1968 To The Present

Impossible Rescue: The True Story Of An Amazing Arctic Adventure, The

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CCSS Grade 5 Technology & Innovation Informational Texts See All

Amazing Story Of Cell Phone Technology: Max Axiom STEM Adventures, The

Cities: Discover How They Work With 25 Projects

E-Textiles

Energy In The Real World

Extreme Bridges

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CCSS Grade 5 Weather Patterns & The Water Cycle Informational Texts See All

Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America

Clean Water

Drop Around The World, A

Earth And The Role Of Water, The

Hurricane Katrina

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