6th Grade Reading List
Reading Suggestions for 6th Graders from the Weber County Library
Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to Illinois with his sister to visit their grandmother during the Great Depression.
Three children travel through space and battle an evil power to find their missing physicist father.
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.
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.
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.
Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend, Casper, and world domination as Casper uses a spectacularly convincing fake mustache and the ability to hypnotize to rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president.
Digory, forced to leave his hometown after his father is lost at sea, becomes an apprentice to the architect Henry Winstanley, who built a lighthouse on the treacherous Eddystone Reef.
Tracing the the scientific detective work that led to identification of this species, long thought to be extinct, Walker explores the habitat and physiology of the Coelacanth.