I am going to start book clubs/literature circles in my 5th grade class soon. I have reading levels ranging from 3rd-7th grade. Most of my kids are in the 5th-6th grade level range. I would like to begin book clubs in the realistic fiction genre, but later move to fantasy or sci fi and historical fiction, so ideas in any genre are welcome. So far I'm thinking: Hatchet (I have lots of kids who LOVE adventure stories.) Because of Winn Dixie (for my lower level kiddos) Stargirl Loser (we are reading Wonder as our read aloud, and Stargirl and Loser have similar themes) Something by Andrew Clements...?? (probably not Frindle - they may have read this.) Any ideas are welcome, as long as they come in a paperback edition. Some of the books I considered briefly are too new and only come in hardcover - too expensive! I am especially interested in books for the 3rd grade level kiddos. I am having trouble finding good ones for that level of 5th graders. I don't want the books to seem babyish. Thanks!