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I'm moving from 1st to 5th next year and I'm hoping to quickly build a classroom library ( I will be teaching using a RW model). Can anyone suggest some titles or authors that I should purchase. I'm not familiar with many 5th grade level books or authors (I know my picture books though) Thanks!


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Andrew Clements
Gary Paulsen
Henry Winkler
Katherine Patterson
Patricia Polocco
Scott O'Dell

Some Titles:
Frindle
Hatchet
Tuck Everlasting
Landry News
Janitor's Boy
Bridge to Teribithia
Freak the Mighty
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Jerry Spinelli (for higher level readers)
Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider Adventures)
Suzanne Collins (Gregor the Overlander series)
Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole)
Bruce Coville (Magic Shop Books)

Years ago, I moved from 2nd grade to 5th grade. I was amazed at how alike the kids were. I think you will love how much easier it is to work with older kids.
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Another author. . .
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Brian Jacques is the author of the Redwall series. . .excellent writer!


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Jennifer Holm
Kate DiCamillo
Scott O'Dell
Liz Kessler
Beverly Clearly
Judy Blume
Jerry Spinelli
Louis Sachar
Henry Winkler
Christopher Paul Curtis
Katherine Patterson
Gary Paulsen
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Some of my favorite authors that work for 5th:

Bill Wallace

Kate DiCamillo

Katherine Paterson

Beverly Cleary
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Jerry Spinelli
Andrew Clements
Ronald Dahl
Beverly Cleary
Gary Paulsen

There are lots more! Wait to buy some of them after you get your class. See what they like and don't like. It is a GREAT grade to teach!
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Thanks for the post!!
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To the OP-

You've read my mind -- I've been having the same questions, too!!

As I cleaned out my old classroom and packed away my 20+ book baskets, I was worried that they'd have to sit in storage for a while...but I should be able to use many of the them...

That said, I'm sure I'll be hitting up the Scholastic Warehouse sale to buy even more books --

Talk again soon,
Kara
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