I am a teacher and have been asked to choose books for my students to read each quarter. I would really appreciate your advice on which books to choose.
For fifth grade, we are already enjoying Ingrid Law's Savvy and will read Paul Fleishman's Bull Run starting in October. But what about second semester? I must choose one book from each of these lists.
The Great Depression
Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Happy Yellow Car by Polly Horvath
A Long Way to Chicago by Richard Peck
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
For the fourth quarter I plan to have the fifth graders read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
Fourth grade is already loving Indian in the Cupboard but the future options include
The Fighting Ground by Avi
George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
My Brother Sam is Dead by JHames and Christopher Collier
Sarah Bishop by Scott O'Dell
Tolliver's Secret by Ester Wood Brady
I've already had two votes for Scott O'Dell.
Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith
Dear Levi: Letters for the Overland Trail by Elvira Woodruff
Streams To The River, River To The Sea by Scott O'Dell
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor
The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices fro a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
I'd appreciate your comments on these books. Thanks so much!