6th Grade Reading List
Reading Suggestions for 6th Graders from the Weber County Library
Documents the work of an early twentieth-century paleontologist, named after the famous circus icon by his ambitious parents, who grew up to work for the American Museum of Natural History and discovered the first documented skeletons of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and other noteworthy species.
Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.
In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.
In this classic novel, the friendship between young Jess and Leslie grows as they meet in Terabithia, their secret hiding place.
Documents the story of the Baseball Hall of Fame honorees, tracing how the Acerra family of New Jersey formed their own semi-pro baseball team in the 1930s and became the longest-running all-brother team in history.
Built to last profiles 17 architectural and engineering marvels, from the Erie Canal to Boston's Big Dig.
After losing an acting role and fighting with her alcoholic stepfather, Kit is arrested for shoplifting and ordered to work, as part of her sentence, at an animal shelter.
Examines how developments in modern science, such as DNA analysis and spectroscopy, have helped to reopen archaeological mysteries.
On his eleventh birthday, Will discovers he is the last of the Old Ones, dedicated to fighting the Dark.
Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets.
Eleven-year-old Elijah, born free, feels as if he's in over his head when he sets out to recover stolen money.
Emily's little Oregon town needs a library, and Emily decides to help create one.
A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926.
In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.
Relates the story of two early-twentieth-century cousins who believed they saw real fairies, created photographs using paper cutouts when they were teased by adult family members, and inadvertently drew the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a fellow believer.