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Grade 5 Junior Great Books

Reading List

Written by renowned and award-winning authors, the literature in Junior Great Books® Series 3-5 captures students' imagination and engages the best of their thinking.

Series 5, Book One 

The No-Guitar Blues Gary Soto

Kaddo's Wall West African folktale as told by Harold Courlander and George Herzog

Turquoise Horse Gerald Hausman

A Game of Catch Richard Wilbur

Oliver Hyde's Dischcloth Concert Richard Kennedy

The Hundred-Dollar Bill Rose Wilder Lane

The Invisible Child Tove Jansson

In the Time of the Drums Gullah folktale as told by Kim L. Siegelson

Learning the Game Francisco Jiménez

The Bat-Poet Randall Jarrell

Series 5, Book Two

Charles Shirley Jackson

A Bad Road for Cats Cynthia Rylant

Podhu and Aruwa African folktale as told by Humphrey Harman

Lenny's Red-Letter Day Bernard Ashley

Barbie Gary Soto

Ghost Cat Donna Hill

Lucky Boy Philippa Pearce

Maurice's Room Paula Fox

The Prince and the Goose Girl Elinor Mordaunt

The Bermuda Triangle Tim Wynne-Jones