Do you feel that there’s a budding book-lover in your family? Then, you should probably feed to the book-worm’s satisfaction. Here’s a list of best books for kids in 5th standard.
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Translated by B.M. Mooyaart, this is book contains excerpts from the diary maintained by 13-year-old Anne Frank, during the time that her family was in hiding from the Nazis. She shares deep secrets, her hunger for affection, clashes with her mother and her newly discovered sexuality. This is an intense and inspirational read for 5th graders.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Hatchet is a realistic tale of a young boy who learns to survive in the wilderness. Brian’s plane crashes into a lake and he is lost in the Canadian wilderness with only what he is wearing and a hatchet that his mother gave him.
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
This is a book about great ambition, where the author weaves three different stories from three cities before and after World War II. All the stories are connected by a magical harmonica and the reader is certainly left wanting more.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Considered as a masterpiece, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a story about a young mischievous yet intelligent boy who wants to be free. One of the unique things about Twain’s writing is that he makes the characters speak the vernacular, which makes the story more realistic.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
This set of books needs no introduction. The best time to introduce your child to the wizarding world is at the same age that Harry discovers that he is a wizard. The books are all about the value of love and friendship, even in the most difficult situations.
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton
As the name suggests, The Enchanted Wood is fantasy fiction. It is a story about three siblings, Jo, Bessie and Fanny, who move to another country and find an enchanted forest just outside their door.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
If you have a kid who is an animal-lover, this book is an ideal read for them. This story is about Billy and his two hunting companions. It is a roller-coaster of emotions and adventure.
A Wrinkle in Time by Medeleine L’engle
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
So, there you have it. The best books I recommend for young kids. Which one would you recommend?