5th Grade Summer Reading List (Ages 10 – 11)

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Affiliate Links Need a 5th-grade summer reading list? These books for your kids ages 10 or 11 are organized by genres so that kids can explore something in every category.

Let kids choose from the list! Why? Because book choice is key to ownership and motivation.

SHOP this list on Amazon.

All book reviews and recommendations for 10-year-olds.

It’s worth mentioning that these books are great for other grade levels, too. If you want other book lists of easier or harder book lists, go here: Summer Reading List for 4th Grade, Summer Reading List for 6th Grade. See ALL grade levels here.

Summer reading programs can be a great motivation for your fifth graders. I especially love programs that give free books as a reward.

Don’t miss this free reading printable for summer as well as a different free summer “Brain Camp” learning printable.

5th Grade Summer Reading List (Ages 10 – 11)

Fantasy Summer Reading for 5th Grade

5th grade fantasy summer reading book list
If you like fantasy, you’ll love:

Adventure Summer Reading for 5th Grade

5th grade summer adventure book list

If you like adventures, you’ll love

Mystery Summer Reading for 5th Grade

5th grade mystery book list summer reading

If you like mysteries, you’ll love:

Historical Fiction Summer Reading for 5th Grade

historical fiction summer books 5th grade

If you like historical fiction, you’ll love 

Realistic Summer Reading for 5th Grade

5th grade realistic books for summer

If you like realistic fiction, try reading:

Humor Summer Reading for 5th Grade

funny books for 5th grade summer reading

If you like funny, you’ll laugh your way through these books:

Animals

5th grade animal books for summer reading

If you like animal stories, you’ll love:

Nonfiction

5th grade summer reading book list

What about NONFICTION? Here are some great choices:

(Some of these middle-grade chapter books cross over genres. I tried to keep them in the most recognizable groupings I could.)

Don’t forget to find ways to make reading FUN!

Participate in a summer reading program.

Read with a headlamp in bed.

Read on an electronic device. (Free eBooks?)

Start a book club.

Reward reading with . . . more BOOKS! (Kids choose, of course.)

Read nonfiction books and graphic novels, too.

Even More Book Suggestions for Your 5th Graders:

–> More Book Recommendations Plus REVIEWS for 5th Graders

Summer Reading List for 6th Grade

Brain Camp Summer Learning Printable

 

5th Grade Summer Reading List (Ages 10 - 11)

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12 Responses

  1. I love your lists! They have been so helpful in finding books for my 11 year old, reluctant reader! Thank you so much!

  2. Vanessa Dudley-Miller says:

    Hello this is a nice resource to have but I was looking more for classic books recommended for my son’s age 10yo? I’m I missing a list somewhere?

  3. Kathy Bogas says:

    I could not find a printable Summer Reading List for fifth grade, and I really like what you have for the other grade levels. I am the librarian for a private school, and I would love to share your lists with my students.

      1. I agree. I love the books lists and would like to share with the families at my school; however, I am unable to find printable lists for many of the grades. Only Pre-K, 1st, and 4th are working for me.

        1. Sorry about that — my forms aren’t working. Do you want all of the grade level lists? I am happy to email them to you.

  4. You have the BEST book lists. I know I can trust your decisions and they’ll make every member of my family happy. Whether we’re listening to them on audio books or reading together. They’re great!

  5. I have read the book The One and Only Ivan with my class it is an amazing book for children.

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