Reading is an essential part of any successful education. Regular practice of reading can help children develop a wide range of skills, from improving their vocabulary and ability to think critically, to fostering their imagination and curiosity. With that in mind, here is a list of the best books for 4th and 5th graders:

  1. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians series) by Rick Riordan
  2. The Giver (The Giver Quartet) by Lois Lowry
  3. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  5. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  6. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis
  7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter series) by J.K. Rowling
  8. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  9. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  10. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster