Following is a list of great Read-A-Loud books for 4th & 5th Grade.  The list will continue to grow as we get more suggestions from our sites readers.  

Crispin is about a Young boy who looses his mother and a small English Village.  He then finds out that the Village steward wants him dead.  His desperate escape leads him on a journey of discovery.  This is an exciting and interesting read that you and your students will love.

Matilda (1996)
Starring Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris

Matilda does not come from the best of families.  She finds out later her teacher Mrs. Honey came from a worse situation.  This brilliant little girl finds the magic inside to change the situations, and makes her little world a better place.  This is a fun, funny, and heartwarming story.

Maniac Magee
By Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee is a boy of limitless talent but his life is full of misfortune.  In his journey to find a place he can call home he touches lives and changes a city.  This book is loaded with excitement and humor, but takes on some pretty big social issues.  This book is on my must read list every year.

Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story
By Mary Downing Hahn

Although ghost stories are not my thing, A Time for Andrew is defiantly on my favorite read list.  It is about a boy who swaps places with his dead cousin about 70 years in the past.  He discovers that the situations we are placed in have a big influence on who we become.  He also learns that we are capable of far more that we believe.

The Tower of London has a long and amazing history.  Raven Masters Secret is a story about a young boy who grows up in this tower.  Although he is considered a coward by many of the boys at the Tower, he risks everything to try to save the life of a friend.  The history in this story is rich, but the story stands on its  own as great.

By Gary Paulsen
Homer Price
By Robert McCloskey
By Cynthia DeFelice