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​Graded Lists: 5th Grade

Reading levels, whether measured by Lexile Level, Accelerated Reading, or another measure, will vary widely. In general, children this age are reading complex books over 100 pages. At this age, kids have many other activities that distract from reading, so it's very important for families to set aside time for independent reading every day.

Pegasus : the flame of Olympus
The first in a series, fans of Percy Jackson will love this book about Emily and her struggle to save Olympus from the Nirads.
Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures
An original, touching and funny tale starring an endearingly implausible superhero and a not-so-cynical girl.
The forbidden stone
This series starts with an action packed bang as a group of friends search the globe for lost artifacts.  Perfect for readers who love a lot of action and adventure.
Told from various characters point of view, this book humorously delivers its message of tolerance in a universally pleasing way.
The House of Hades
Adventure fans will love the action as their heroes confront formidable foes, while readers who have come to love the characters will enjoy following the different individuals as they prepare themselves for the final showdown.
My big fat zombie goldfish
A must read for all future mad scientists!
The one and only Ivan
Ivan, a gorilla, teaches us about what it means to be human but also about what it means to be a living creature. An author's note describes the true incident that inspired this story and includes more information about the real Ivan.
A rare story about what it's like to be singled out for a difference you can't control, when all you want is to be just another face in the crowd. 
Moonshot : the flight of Apollo 11
Fans of space will enjoy this thrilling account of our journey to the moon.
I even funnier : a middle school story
A heartfelt and very funny look at middle school and family relationships.
The Neptune Project
Readers who are looking for a slightly different dystopian adventure or those who just dream of living in the ocean and playing with dolphins will enjoy this book.
Animal encyclopedia : 2,500 animals with photos, maps, and more!
Animal lovers will spend hours enjoying the beautiful photos and fascinating facts about the animal kingdom.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures
This multilayered story is brought to life through gorgeous illustrations.