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Career Online High School summer reading

Books for Grades 5 - 6

5th and 6th graders are sure to find something great to read in this list recommended by our librarians.

Click on the book to find out if it's available at your local County Library. If not, place it on hold, and we'll deliver it to your Library for pick up. Printable version of the list (PDF).

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One Crazy Summer
Rita Williams Garcia
Historical Fiction

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Fuzzy Mud
Louis Sachar
Fiction

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Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Kelly Jones
Fiction

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Ungifted
Gordon Korman
Fiction

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Echo
Pam Muñoz Ryan
Fiction

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Pax
Sara Pennypacker
Fiction

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Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa's Fastest Cats
Sy Montgomery
Nonfiction

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The Truth About Twinkie Pie
Kat Yeh
Fiction

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Listen, Slowly
Thanhha Lai
Poetry

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Blackbird Fly
Erin Entrada Kelly
Fiction

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The Nest
Kenneth Oppel
Horror

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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Rick Riordan
Mythology

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Colonel Theodore Roosevelt
David A. Adler
Biography

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The Blackthorn Key
Kevin Sands
Fantasy

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The Detective's Assistant
Kate Hannigan
Mystery

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The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects
Paul B. Janeczko
Poetry

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger
Humor

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A Tale Dark & Grimm
Adam Gidwitz
Fantasy

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The Ruins of Gorlan
John Flanagan
Adventure

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Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt
Fiction

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