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 Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old WestLillian Schlissel
  • 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_