Fifth Grade
Teacher Book Picks

The fifth grade teachers recommend the following authors to fifth grade readers:
Gary Paulsen, EL. Konigsburg, and Karen Hesse.
Below you will find an overview of these authors and their
books as well as links to all of their web sites.
Happy reading!

Gary Paulsen
As a writer, Gary Paulsen has a "desire to tap deeply into
the human spirit and to encourage readers to observe and
care about the world around them." Three of his novels, Hatchet,
Dogsong, and The Winter Room were Newbery Honor books.
Visit the site to learn more about Gary Paulsen and his novels.

E.L. Konigsburg
E.L. Konigsburg has written more than 15 books, two of which have won Newbery Awards. She enjoys writing about the experiences of her children and former students. A number of her books are illustrated with her own drawings. The 5th grade teachers especially enjoy The View From Saturday and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankelweiler.
To find more titles by E.L. Konigsburg, click on the link.

Karen Hesse
From the time she was ten years old, Karen Hesse thought of herself as "good with words." She has had many different jobs, but she loves writing for young readers. Her book, Out of the Dust, was awarded the Newbery Medal for 1998.
Learn more about Karen Hesse's love for writing by visiting the site below.

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