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Sixth Grade Suggested Reading List

 

I encourage all students to read a variety of materials this summer.

 

Fiction

 

  • Adams:  Watership Down
  • Avi:  Poppy
  • Armstrong Sperry:  Call It Courage
  • Babbitt:  Tuck Everlasting
  • Billingsley:  The Folk Keeper
  • Bradbury:  Dandelion Wine
  • Byars:  Summer of the Swans
  • Byars:  Spinelli and Pinballs
  • Clark:  The Secret of the Andes
  • Clements:  Frindle
  • Colfer:  Artemis Fowl
  • Conly:  Crazy Lady
  • Creech:  Walk Two Moons
  • Curtis:  The Watsons go to Birmingham
  • Cushman:  The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
  • Dahl:  James and the Giant Peach
  • DeAngeli:  The Door in the Wall
  • Dorris:  Sees Behind Trees
  • du Bois: The Twenty-One Balloons
  • Gauthier:  Club Earth
  • George:  Julie of the Wolves
  • George:  My Side of the Mountain
  • Gibson: The Miracle Worker
  • Gilbreth:  Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Giff:  Lily’s Crossing
  • Gipson:  Old Yeller
  • Hahn:  Stepping on the Cracks
  • Hesse:  The Music of Dolphins
  • Hesse: Out of the Dust
  • Houston:  Frozen Fire
  • Howe:  The New Nick Kramer
  • Jiang:  Red Scarf:  A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
  • Konigsburg:  The View from Saturday
  • L’Engle:  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Levine:  Ella Enchanted
  • Levitin:  Journey to America
  • Lewis:  Chronicles of  Narnia Series
  • Lowry:  See You Around, Sam
  • Lupica:  Heat
  • Lupica:  Travel team
  • McGraw:  The Moorchild
  • McGraw:  The Golden Goblet
  • Mikaelsen:  Countdown
  • Montgomery:  Anne of Green Gables
  • Morey:  Kavik the Wolf Dog
  • Morgan:  Camp Confidential
  • Myers:  The Keeping Room
  • O’Dell:  Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Oppel:  Silverwing
  • Palacio: Wonder
  • Paterson:  Jip
  • Patterson:  The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • Patterson:  Jacob Have I Loved
  • Paulsen:  Hatchet
  • Paulsen:  Cookcamp
  • Paulsen:  The Haymeadow
  • Paulsen:  The River
  • Paulsen:  Tracker
  • Paulsen:  Canyons
  • Paulsen:  The Winter Room
  • Peck:  A Long Way from Chicago
  • Pullman:  The Golden Compass
  • Reeder:  Shades of Gray
  • Rorby:  Hurt Go Happy
  • Rowling:  Harry Potter Series
  • Sachar:  Holes
  • Saint-Exupery:  The Little Prince
  • Spinelli:  Crash
  • Spinelli:  Wringer
  • Snicket:  A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Stevenson:  Kidnapped
  • Temple:  The Ramsay Scallop
  • Tolkein:  The Hobbit
  • Voigt:  Bad Girls
  • Voigt:  Cynthia A Solitary Blue
  • Watkins:  Premonitions
  • Waugh:  Space Race
  • Winthrop:  Castle in the Attic
  • Yolen:  Passager

 

Non – Fiction

 

  • Ardley, Neil:  Music (eyewitness)
  • Bachrach, Susan:  Tell Them We remember:  The Story of the Holocaust
  • Bell, William:  Forbidden City
  • D’Aulaire, Ingri, and Edgar D’Aulaire:  D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths
  • Driscoll, Michael:  A Child’s Introduction to Poetry
  • Elliott:  Across a War-Tossed Sea
  • Fritz, Jean:  Around the World in a Hundred Years From Henry the Navigator to Magellan.
  • Kaminsky, Mary and Bobby Valentine:  Uncommon Champions: Fifteen Athletes who battled Back.
  • Lasky, Kathryn:  The Man who Made Time Travel.
  • Lord, Bette Bao:  In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
  • Lupica:  The Big Field
  • Mah, Adeline Yen:  Chinese Cinderella:  The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter.
  • McKissack, Patricia: Black Diamond:  The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues.
  • Stanley, Diane:  Michelangelo

 

Summer Reading Suggestions (Advanced Books)

 

 

  • Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  • Janitor’s Boy by A
  • The Andrew Clements
  • Cat Ate my Gymsuit by Paula Danziger
  • Phoenix Rising by Karen Hesse
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • The White Fox Chronicles by Gary Paulsen
  • White Water by P.J. Peterson
  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Witch Child by Celia Ree
  • Hero by Susan L. Rottman
  • Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
  • Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Hunger Games Series by S. Collins

 

 

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