Oregon has this really cool thing called the "Battle of the Books" where teams from schools read books and then compete to answer questions about them. Ds did it for the first time this year and it really got him reading books that he would never have read. (He spent all of 3rd grade reading the same genre.) For example, he read a book called Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio which chronicled a girl's recovery from polio in the 1950s. No way would he have chosen that book and yet he really liked it.
I'd love to nominate some books that are really interesting (I didn't care for some of them) for this year and next. They like a mix of fiction (realistic, fantasy, sci fi, historical) and non-fiction books. They also will usually have a graphic novel or two, some longer books and some shorter books. They've chosen a few books for next year already, but I'd like to see what else I can nominate for upcoming years.
So, spam me with your most interesting/best books for 3-5th graders (reading levels should be about 3rd - 6th or so).
Edited by LynnS6 - 4/12/11 at 10:30pm