6th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 6th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Walker, Sally M.
Call Number:
J597.39 W1845f
Description:

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.

Found
Artist/Author/Cast:
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Call Number:
JF Haddix
Description:

When thirteen-year-old friends Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, find out that they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies, with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to capture them.

The Giant and How He Humbugged America
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murphy, Jim
Call Number:
J974.765 M9785g 2012
Description:

A description of the Cardiff Giant mystery in which a man in upstate New York buried a ten-foot-tall, petrified model of a man, which was discovered by well diggers a year later, and set into motion a money-making spectacle.

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices From a Medieval Village
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schlitz, Laura Amy; Byrd, Robert (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J812.6 S3442g 2007
Description:

A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shang, Wendy Wan-Long
Call Number:
JF Shang
Description:

Sixth-grader Lucy Wu, aspiring basketball star and interior designer, is on the verge of having the best year of her life. In an instant, though, her plans are shattered when she finds out that Yi Po, her beloved grandmother's sister, is coming to visit for several months -- and is staying in Lucy's room.

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adler, David A.
Call Number:
J973.7115 092 A2375h 2013
Description:
Hokey Pokey
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spinelli, Jerry
Call Number:
JF Spinelli
Description:
How Tia Lola Came to Visit (Stay)
Artist/Author/Cast:
Alvarez, Julia; Cascardi, Andrea (Editor)
Call Number:
JF Alvarez
Description:
Listening for Lucca
Artist/Author/Cast:
LaFleur, Suzanne
Call Number:
JF LaFleur
Description:
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.

Mystery on Everest
Artist/Author/Cast:
Salkeld, Audrey; Anker, Conrad (Foreword by)
Call Number:
J796.522092 S1672m
Description:

Discusses the life of British mountain climber, George Mallory, the discovery of his body seventy-five years after his death, and the debate over whether Mallory was the first person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

One Crazy Summer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Call Number:
JF Williams-Garcia
Description:

In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome.

Operation Yes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Holmes, Sara Lewis
Call Number:
JF Holmes
Description:

In her first ever teaching job, Miss Loupe uses improvisational acting exercises with her sixth-grade students at an Air Force base school, and when she experiences a family tragedy, her previously skeptical class members use what they have learned to help her, her brother, and other wounded soldiers.

Perseus
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCaughrean, Geraldine
Call Number:
J398.20938 M1235p 2003
Description:

An exciting retelling of the well-known Greek myth.

The Search For Delicious
Artist/Author/Cast:
Babbitt, Natalie (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Babbitt
Description:

The Prime Minister is compiling a dictionary and when no one at court can agree on the meaning of delicious, the King sends his twelve-year-old messenger to poll the country.

The Search for Wondla
Artist/Author/Cast:
DiTerlizzi, Tony (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF DiTerlizzi
Description:

Eva Nine has never left Sanctuary, until it is destroyed and she must survive on the surface of her planet.

Secrets of the Sphinx
Artist/Author/Cast:
Giblin, James Cross; Ibatoulline, Bagram (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J932 G4464s 2004
Description:

Discusses some of Egypt's most famous artifacts and monuments, including the pyramids, the Rosetta Stone, and, especially, the Great Sphinx, presenting research and speculation about their origins and their future.

Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records
Artist/Author/Cast:
Simon, Seymour
Call Number:
J550 S5963s 2012
Description:
The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1
Artist/Author/Cast:
Haarsma, P. J.
Call Number:
JF Haarsma
Description:

Johnny is the first human "softwire"--that is, he can communicate telepathically with computers.

Splendors and Glooms
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schlitz, Laura Amy
Call Number:
JF Schlitz
Description:

When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.

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