New Books for 5th Graders

Eye-Popping 3-D Bugs: Phantogram Bugs You Can Practically Touch! by Barry and Betsy Rothstein

Reading Level: Ages 4 - 10

This 3-D insect book will either make you want to reach out and touch the bugs or run away screaming!

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Henrietta Hornbuckle's Circus of Life by Michael De Guzman

Reading Level: Grades 3-6

Henrietta Hornbuckle is a clown in Filbert's Traveling Clown Circus, and has been her whole life. Used to the travelling life, loving to watch the world pass her by as she tumbles and exaggerates movements and brings cheer and laughter to each town the circus visits. To Henrietta, circus life is a fluid, dynamic constant in her life. Then suddenly everything changes - Henrietta learns that the circus is in danger of closing, financial problems having finally become insurmountable. Furthermore, her mother, Hortense, wants to reconnect with her estranged sister Carlotta - a woman with an enormous house (the first Henrietta had ever entered) and a butler - a lavish, expansive lifestyle absurdly foreign to the young clown. Then the unthinkable happens, and Henrietta's jolly life is thrust away from everything she loves.

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Killer Koalas From Outer Space and Lots of Other Very Bad Stuff That Will Make Your Brain Explode! by Andy Griffiths

Reading Level: Grades 2-8 (and even adults on a silly day)

They're soft. They're cute. They're fluffy. They'll rip you face off!! They are killer koalas from outer space. And they are only one of the hilarious hazards you'll encounter in this book full of terrible jokes, blood-sucking grannies and poo...lots and lots and lots of poo.

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If totally gross, stupid (and funny) books are for you, try:

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey

Dr. Proctor's Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo and

The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle