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Subject: Need for Suggestions for 5th grade reading level
Date Posted: 12/22/2010 10:15 AM ET
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My cousin is in 3rd grade, and she just got into reading. She read the whole Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and I would like to give her some books that are similar or a bit more challenging. Her mom asked me not to get her anything below the 5th grade reading level. Can anyone offer some suggestions? She is into pop culture, not so much fantasy (i.e. vampire books, Harry Potter). Loves animals and is very feminine. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Date Posted: 12/24/2010 1:32 AM ET
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A few ideas:

Listen by Tolan

Gooseberry Park - Rylant

The Warm Place - Farmer

Williwaw - Bodett

A Cricket in Times Square - Selden

The White Giraffe - St. John


Date Posted: 12/25/2010 10:27 PM ET
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I'm not sure of the reading level on these but I was in 5th grade I think when I read them(we didnt' read til 1st or 2nd grade though so level may be different)

The Secret Garden

Judy Blume's tales of 4th grade nothing series including sheila the great

from the mixed up files of mrs basil e frankweiler

I also read the original nancy drews in 4th and 5th grade

Subject: hmm..
Date Posted: 1/14/2011 10:14 PM ET
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possibly junie b jones or mary kate and ashley. those are easy read chapter books. ive posted about 30 childrens books that are easy reads but some are challenging as well. :) take a look around.

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Date Posted: 1/18/2011 4:48 AM ET
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5th Grade?

My kid id reading and Loving Angie Sage: Septimus Heap books

Loved    Tamora Pierce  ( Feminine!!) --- Kathryn Lasky  (Animals)---   Gail Levine  (Feminine) ---- Erin Hunter ( Animals) ----E.D. Baker Series ( Awesome!)


Subject: 5th grade book suggestions
Date Posted: 9/1/2011 3:20 AM ET
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Here are a few suggestions from my bookshelf, that my daughter enjoyed: Selene Goes Home; Max: The Dog Who Refused to Die; Titanic If I have any you could use, I'll be glad to send you 3/2 credits, or 5/3. Just let me know.
Date Posted: 9/8/2011 2:13 PM ET
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I wouldn't go with Junie B Jones or any of the Rainbow Fairies series. I imagine she would devour them in one day. I would suggest any from Margaret Peterson Haddix. My 6th grader LOVES HER!

Date Posted: 10/2/2011 7:21 PM ET
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Any of the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary are good too.