As you know, it's important for your students to read books from a wide variety of genres — this helps them advance their literacy skills and fosters their love of reading. These best-selling books for grades 3-5 will help every child in your class discover a book they can't put down!

For instance, the popular I Survived Grades 3-5 bundle is a great way for students to learn about terrifying historic events. In I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001, the main character, Lucas experiences the tragedy of 9/11 firsthand in New York City when he's visiting his uncle's firehouse.

And in the best-seller The Hero Two Doors Down, Steven (a Dodgers superfan) finds out that Jackie Robinson is moving to the same neighborhood as him. It's 1948 and some of his neighbors are against an African-American family moving to the neighborhood — but Steven is beyond excited to meet his hero. 

Meanwhile, classroom favorite, Who Would Win?: Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Velociraptor is a great STEM read that compares animal anatomy and behavior in an exciting battle setting. This book encourages students to think critically about what certain animals' traits means for their survival in the wild. 

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