Grade 5 Nonfiction Library

Grade 5 Nonfiction Library
The Grade 5 Nonfiction Library contains 30 high-quality nonfiction texts chosen by Great Books Foundation editors. The set also includes:
  • Common Core informational exemplar texts
  • A teacher's guide with optional activities for student response and sharing
  • Social studies and science books
  • Books at various levels of difficulty
  • A bin and stickers for each book to keep your library organized


Note: A substitution may be made if one of the titles below becomes unavailable. Substitute books are also chosen by Great Books editors.

  • Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845–1850Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • BonesChristine Webster
  • Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought it Back to LifeMolly Cone
  • Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil RightsJim Haskins
  • The Double Life of PocahontasJean Fritz
  • Experiments with ElectricitySalvatore Tocci
  • Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on EarthNicola Davies
  • The First Americans: Prehistory–1600 (A History of US)*Joy Hakim
  • For the Love of Chimps: The Jane Goodall StoryMartha E. Kendall
  • The Frog ScientistPamela Turner
  • Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's MicroscopeStephen Kramer
  • If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther KingEllen Levine
  • If You Lived with the Sioux IndiansAnn McGovern
  • If You Lived When There Was Slavery in AmericaAnne Kamma
  • John MuirKathryn Lasky
  • Leonardo da VinciDiane Stanley
  • Lewis and ClarkGeorge Sullivan
  • Mandela: From the Life of the South African StatesmanFloyd Cooper
  • The New Nation: 1789–1850 (A History of US)Joy Hakim
  • Quest for the Tree KangarooSy Montgomery
  • Rachel CarsonKathleen V. Kudlinski
  • Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the WorldJane Yolen
  • So You Want to Be An Inventor?Judith St. George
  • Starry MessengerPeter Sis
  • Thomas EdisonG. Sullivan
  • We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League BaseballKadir Nelson
  • What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?Jean Fritz
  • Who Was Albert Einstein?Jess M. Brallier
  • Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?Sydelle Kramer
*Common Core State Standards informational exemplar title