What are the best books for 4th and 5th grade reluctant readers?

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    #1How to Steal a Dog

    How to Steal a Dog

    How to Steal a Dog is a realistic fiction novel written by Barbara O'Connor. This book has won the Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year in 2008. It was originally published in 2007 for middle-grade readers.

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    Kyle Ellis
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "My little treasure, Timothy, hated reading. However since he was in the 4th going into 5th grade he needed to start reading more. He loved this and, in my opinion, he is he smartest child in the class. Perhaps even smarter than his teacher, Miss Thompson."
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    #2The Lemonade War

    The Lemonade War

    The Lemonade War is the first in The Lemonade War series written by Jacqueline Davies. This realistic fiction novel for middle-grade readers was originally published in 2007.

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    Kathryn Munoz
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Fun book for kids. Challenging words that will expand your child's vocabulary, but it was a humorous book at the same time. Definitely recommend!"
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    #3The Million Dollar Shot

    The Million Dollar Shot

    The Million Dollar Shot is the first book in the Million Dollar series written by Dan Gutman. This was originally published in 1900. This book about sports and basketball is ideal for middle-grade and young adult readers.

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    Raúl Hernández
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A great book that would inspire most kids of this age group to read. I found the plot good and interesting. It is an appealing book that good for many age groups and most want to find out what happens in the end."
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    #4Freshman Phenom

    Freshman Phenom

    Freshman Phenom is the first in The Will Stover Series written by C.E. Butler. This fiction novel is ideal for middle-grade readers. It narrates the story of a boy who has to lead a football team. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Jack Adams
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This sounds perfect for the demographic: 4th and 5th grade reluctant readers are probably boys and they're probably not nerds. Reading about the captain of a football team and his experiences with sports and his first girlfriend is the most perfect topic I could imagine."
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    #5Pokemon Go Jokes for Kids!

    Pokemon Go Jokes for Kids!

    Pokemon Go Jokes for Kids! is a children's book written by Travis Kalenborn. This was originally published in 2017 for 7 to 11-year-old readers. This book contains Pokemon jokes and riddles.

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    Charvi Jaiteley
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Some kids just don't like to read, and finding ways to keep them engaged in the written word can be a struggle. This book, Pokemon Go Jokes for Kids! is a fabulous option for catching the attention of your reluctant reader. Perfect for 4th and 5th graders, it is about the popular game Pokemon Go and also jokes. Most kids will love reading and memorizing jokes they can then tell to their classmates and friends. I used this book in my classroom to engage a couple of students who "don't like books!" and had them immediately interested, laughing, and having a great time reading! "
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    #6Rebound Rival

    Rebound Rival

    Rebound Rival is the second book in The Will Stover Sports Series written by C.E. Butler and edited by Sandi Hildebrand. This book continues the life of Will in and out of the court. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Vibhore Singhal
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a very interesting book about the sport of basketball that was made for fourth or fifth graders. It has high reviews and is written by a great author."
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    #7The Homework Machine

    The Homework Machine

    The Homework Machine is the first in The Homework Machine series written by Dan Gutman. This was originally published in 2006 for middle-grade readers.

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    Daniel Anderson
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The basic idea of this book works but the execution raises issues. Yes I got my reluctant reader to read it but he didn't like it for some really obvious reasons. The language isn't really appropriate for kids at times and there were some obvious moral issues that the book hand-waved and ignored. Still at least he read it."
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    #8The Adventures of Captain Underpants

    The Adventures of Captain Underpants

    The Adventures of Captain Underpants is a graphic novel for children by Dav Pilkey. It tells the story of George and Harold whose comic book creation, Captain Underpants, comes to life to save the day. This is the first novel of the series.

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    Jean Nguyen
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "My daughter hates to read. She is smart and seems to engage with a lot of topics but I can’t seem to get her interested in reading anything. These books seem to be a catalyst for her to open up to a world of reading. Captain Underpants is fun, the imagery is bright, and the stories seem to keep her attention. Anything that teaches her that reading is fun is excellent in my book!"
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    #9Secret Agent (Geronimo Stilton)

    Secret Agent (Geronimo Stilton)
    Secret Agent (Geronimo Stilton) is a children's series by Elisabetta Dami. It tells the story of the mouse Geronimo Stilton, quiet and mild-mannered, being pulled into fun adventures. This includes lively art and texts suitable for kids.
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    Terry Montgomery
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book seems very well written and the author does a great job keeping the target audience in mind. The main character seems likeable and relatable. "
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    #10On the Dog (Andrew Lost)

    On the Dog (Andrew Lost)

    On the Dog is the first book in the Andrew Lost series written by J.C. Greenburg. This adventure chapter book for children was originally published in 2002.

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    Rebecca Walsh
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Great book in the Andrew lost series. Teaches appreciation for science fiction in a fun and engaging way for kids. It IS important to read this book series in order so you can follow the growing story."

Summary

Best What are the best books for 4th and 5th grade reluctant readers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1How to Steal a DogBooks 41 Paid
2The Lemonade WarBooks 37 Paid
3The Million Dollar ShotBooks 34 Paid
4Freshman PhenomBooks 32 Paid
5Pokemon Go Jokes for Kids!Books 31 Paid
6Rebound Rival Books 26 Paid
7The Homework MachineBooks 25 Paid
8The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsBooks 22 Paid
9Secret Agent (Geronimo Stilton)Books 22 Paid
10On the Dog (Andrew Lost)Books 19 Paid
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