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2012 Summer Reading List: Fifth Grade


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Al Capone Shines My Shoes

Al Capone Shines My Shoes
By Gennifer Choldenko

Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, is frightened when he discovers that noted gangster Al Capone, a prisoner there, wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose.

Darth Paper

Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book
By Tom Angleberger

Harvey, upset when his Darth Paper finger puppet brings humiliation, gets Dwight suspended – but Origami Yoda asks Tommy and Kellan, now in seventh grade, to make a new case file to persuade the School Board to reinstate Dwight.

Helen's Eyes

 Helen’s Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher
By Marfe Delano

Annie Sullivan grew up in extreme poverty with her own eye problems. Her first and only job was teaching Helen Keller how to “see” despite the fact that she was blind, deaf, and mute.

Mysterious Howling

The Mysterious Howling
By Maryrose Wood

Three wild children and their young governess, Penelope, are caught up in the mysteries of Ashton Place and the people who live there.

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes: American Poet
By Alice Walker

An illustrated biography of the Harlem poet whose works gave voice to the joy and pain of the black experience in America.

Cabinet of Wonders

The Cabinet of Wonders
By Marie Rutkoski

Twelve-year-old Petra, accompanied by her magical tin spider, goes to Prague hoping to retrieve the enchanted eyes the Prince of Bohemia took from her father, and is aided in her quest by a Roma boy and his sister.

Secret of the Sirens

Secret of the Sirens
By Julia Golding

Upon moving to her aunt's seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans.

Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the
Perilous Journey

By Trenton Stewart

Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, all graduates of the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and members of the Benedict Society, embark on a scavenger hunt that turns into a desperate search for the missing Mr. Benedict.

This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.

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