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I'm trying to compile a list of topics of interest to check out from our local library for my fifth graders. I forgot to ask the kids before break what they are interested in, like I normally would and I need the books right when we get back from break.

Can anyone think of any topics that fifth graders would be interested in besides these ideas?

1. sports- football, basketball, dancing, horseback riding, etc...
2. video games- I know they like Minecraft
3. Places- France, etc.
4. Monster trucks
5. Books about "how to draw"
6. Books on animals
7. fashion
8. Books about war

This is all off the top of my head and I'd appreciate any additional ideas! Thanks!
If you know of any specific titles that are particularly interesting- I'd love to hear that, too. My readers range from Level M to Level W.


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volcano
hurricane
earthquake
The Titanic
grand canyon
The Mary Celeste mystery ship
Roanoake Island Mystery
Witch Trials of Salem
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Thank you so much! I appreciate all of your suggestions.
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I like to get them books on health topics - body systems, diseases, etc. It really warms my heart when I get books on things like dyslexia, autism, and add because the kids who have those things enjoy reading about them and the kids who don't enjoy understanding other kids better.

They also like books on natural disasters.
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My kids have also been interested in robotics. I donít know what your purpose is but mine also love joke books.


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I would add in natural disasters, science, astronomy, musicians/music, technology, and history.
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I love all the topics! I love the suggestions about "mysterious" topics that 1956BD suggested and would add to that---many of mine like books about haunted houses, space aliens, mysterious places, historical mysteries, etc.
I love your ideas too, OP, andlove the idea of reading about different countries and places.
I have one student who devours nonfiction, particulary books about cars (second year in a row that I have a car obsesssed student).
Maybe biographies? I tend to get biographies of the same old,same old people, but this year bought a biogrpahy of Harry Houdini that's been popular. It makes me want to look into biogrpahies of different famous people other than the best known ones.
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have a research project that i have my students (6th/5th) do. i collect books (my own, school library, public libraries...) on various places around the world and students work in small groups, pick one, and research and then share.

eiffel tower
statue of liberty
big ben
uluru rock
tori gate etc.


something else they are interested in is more mysterious places:
easter island heads
bermuda triangle
stonehenge....
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