40 Books

I have challenged my fifth grade students to read 40 books this year.  It's a lofty goal but one well worth striving for.  I too will participate in this challenge.

Here are the books I've read so far for the 2016-17 school year.

  1. I, Funny by James Paterson
  2. Daniel's Story by Carol Matas
  3. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  4. Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan
  5. Leviticus
  6. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarian by Brandon Sanderson
  7. Numbers
  8. The Comeback by Louie Giglio
  9. Morning Star by Pierce Brown
  10. A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck







Here are the books I've read so far for the 2015-16 school year.

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  2. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  3. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  4. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  5. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  6. The Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  7. Calvary Road by Roy Hessian
  8. Guardians of Ga'Hoole by Kathryn Lasky
  9. Lord Change Me by James MacDonald
  10. Genesis
  11. Exodus






Here are the books I've read so far for the 2014-15 school year.
  1. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  2. Guy Writer:  What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know by Ralph Fletcher
  3. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
  4. Justin Fisher Declares War by James Preller
  5. Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  6. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
  7. Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen
  8. The Book of John
  9. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  10. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  11. Nelson Mandela "No Easy Walk to Freedom" by Barry Deneberg
  12. We Were Heroes The Journal of Scott Pendelton Collins by Walter Dean Myers
  13. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  14. The Book of Mark
  15. The Good, The Bad and the Goofy - Time Warp Trio
  16. The Book of Luke
  17. Ephesians 
  18. 1 John
  19. James
  20. Philippians
  21. Galatians
  22. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
  23. Romans
  24. 1 Corinthians
  25. 2 Corinthians
  26. Grace by Max Lucado
  27. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
  28. Nothing But The Truth by Avi
  29. Galatians
  30. Philippians
  31. Colossians
  32. 1 Thessalonians
  33. 2 Thessalonians
  34. 1 Timothy
  35. 2 Timothy
  36. Titus
  37. Philemon
  38. Hebrews
  39. 1 Peter
  40. 2 Peter





Here are the books I've read so far for the 2013-14 school year:

  1. Skellig by David Almond
  2. Ranger's Apprentice Book Two:  The Burning Bridge
  3. Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  4. Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
  5. Ranger's Apprentice Book Three: The Icebound Land
  6. Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  7. Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen
  8. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
  9. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  10. Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
  11. Searching for David's Heart by Cherie Bennett
  12. Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
  13. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  14. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  15. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  16. The Ranger's Apprentice - Book Four: The Battle for Skandia
  17. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  18. NightJohn by Gary Paulsen
  19. BFG by Roald Dahl
  20. People of Sparks by Jeanne DePru
  21. The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
  22. Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse
  23. Bone #6 Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith
  24. Bull Run by Paul Fleischman
  25. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  26. Sees Behind Trees by Michael Dorris
  27. Morning Girl by Michael Dorris
  28. A Ballad of the Civil War by Mary Stolz
  29. Summer Reading is Killing Me by Jon Scieszka
  30. Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop
  31. I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Laurie Tarshis
  32. Martin Luther King Jr. Dreams for a Nation by Louise Quayle
  33. I Survived The Attacks of September 11 by Laurie Tarshis
  34. The Book of Matthew
  35. Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road) by Kate Klise 



Here are the books I've read so far for the 2012-13 school year:

  1. The Leader in Me by Stephen R. Covey
  2. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  3. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. Night by Elie Wiesel
  5. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  6. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  7. Rules by Cynthia Lord
  8. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life 
  9. Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices
  10. One Size Does Not Fit All by Nikhal Goyal  
  11. Bystander by James Preller 
  12. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 
  13. Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
  14. Tiger Rising by Kate DeCamillo
  15. The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1 The Field Guide 
  16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  17. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick 
  18. Only the Names Remain: The Cherokee and the Trail of Tears 
  19. Brain Rules by John Medina 
  20. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
  21. You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist by Jacqueline Morley 
  22. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  23. Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
  24. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  25. Spiderwick Chronicles Book 2:  The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi
  26. Spiderwick Chronicles Book 3:  Lucinda's Secret
  27. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  28. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  29. Camp Babymouse #8 by Jennifer L. Holmes
  30. Spiderwick Chronicles Book 4:  The Ironwood Tree
  31. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  32. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordon 
  33. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  34. Spiderwick Chronicles Book 5:  The Wrath of Mulgarath 
  35. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordon
  36. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  37. Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman 
  38. Ranger's Apprentice Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
  39. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  40. The Cay by Theodore Taylor

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