6th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 6th Graders from the Weber County Library

A Black Hole Is NOT a Hole
Artist/Author/Cast:
DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami; Carroll, Michael (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J523.8875 D2983b 2012
Description:

Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.

A Long Way from Chicago
Artist/Author/Cast:
Peck, Richard
Call Number:
JF Peck
Description:

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to Illinois with his sister to visit their grandmother during the Great Depression.

A Wrinkle In Time
Artist/Author/Cast:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Call Number:
JF/YP F L'Engle
Description:

Three children travel through space and battle an evil power to find their missing physicist father.

Africa Is My Home
Artist/Author/Cast:
Edinger, Monica; Byrd, Robert (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J973.7114092 E2363a 2013
Description:
Barnum`s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fern, Tracey E.; Kulikov, Boris (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J560.92 F3628b 2012
Description:

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.

Breaking Stalin`s Nose
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yelchin, Eugene (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Yelchin
Description:

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.

Bridge to Terabithia
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paterson, Katherine; Diamond, Donna (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Paterson
Description:

In this classic novel, the friendship between young Jess and Leslie grows as they meet in Terabithia, their secret hiding place.

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
Artist/Author/Cast:
Vernick, Audrey; Salerno, Steven (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J796.357 V5363b 2012
Description:

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: Building America`s Amazing Bridges, Dams, Tunnels, and Skyscrapers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sullivan, George
Call Number:
J624 S9495b 2005
Description:

Built to last profiles 17 architectural and engineering marvels, from the Erie Canal to Boston's Big Dig.

Cages
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kehret, Peg
Call Number:
JF Kehret
Description:

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.

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