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!

     

    Sincerely,

           Ms. Peterson

    Suggestions:

    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

     

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    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