6th grade summer reading list

  • June 2018

    Dear Students,

           Reading during the summer is so important.  You have to keep working those brain muscles! Try and think of one of your favorite books. It is probably one that grabbed your attention because you were able to make a connection to the characters or the problems they faced.

           Good readers know that it is important to read every day, so selecting the right book for you is really important.  Knowing the kinds of stories you like to read (or view in films), is a good beginning to finding new books that you will like. Before selecting a book, think about the kinds of stories you prefer or ask a friend about a great book they have read.

              A list of suggestions is located below. The supply list for next year is also attached. I look forward to hearing about their reading in September!



           Ms. Peterson


    1)    The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan

    2)   Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

    3)   A Wrinkle in Time by  Madeleine L'Engle

    4)   Hoot by Carl Hiaasen



    Take a Look!



    Challenging (Unabridged Version):


    All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren


    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


    Silas Marner  by George Eliot


    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  by Mark Twain


    The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank


    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith


    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor


    The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer






    Just Right:


    The Contender  by Robert Lipsyte


    Hatchet  by Gary Paulsen


    Island of the Blue Dolphins  by Scott O’Dell


    Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis


    Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George


    The Haymeadow  by Gary Paulsen


    The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen


    My Brother Sam is Dead  by James Lincoln Collier


    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


    Tuck Everlasting  by Natalie Babbit


    Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan


    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


    Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes






    Easier to Read, But Lots to Think About:


    Homecoming  by Cynthia Voigt


    Hoot by Carl Hiaasen


    Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick


    Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen


    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi


    The Sign of the Beaver  by Elizabeth George Speare


    Crispin:  The Cross of Lead by Avi


    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis


    Wolf Brother  by Michelle Paver


    The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith


    Bobby Baseball by Robert Kimmel Smith


    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson


    Each Little Bird that Sings by Deborah Wiles


    Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska