6th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 6th Graders from the Weber County Library

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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.

Tales of the Cryptids: Mysterious Creatures That May or May Not Exist
Artist/Author/Cast:
Halls, Kelly Milner; Young, Roxyanne
Call Number:
J001.944 H1934t 2006
Description:

An introduction to cryptozoology: the study of animals that may or may not be real.

The Tarantula In My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets
Artist/Author/Cast:
George, Jean Craighead (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J639.9092 G3482t
Description:
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Montgomery, Sy; Grandin, Temple
Call Number:
J636.00929 M7886t 2012
Description:
Texting the Underworld
Artist/Author/Cast:
Booraem, Ellen
Call Number:
JF Booraem
Description:
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Call Number:
JF Hahn
Description:

Andrew can feel the presence of his ancestors in Great-Aunt Blythe's old house, including another Andrew who lived at the beginning of the century.

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hopkinson, Deborah
Call Number:
J910.91634 H7972t 2012
Description:

Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster.

Tom's Midnight Garden
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pearce, Philippa; Einzig, Susan (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Pearce
Description:

When Tom's brother gets measles, Tom is sent to stay with relatives--and has an amazing adventure.

Turtle in Paradise
Artist/Author/Cast:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Call Number:
JF Holm
Description:

In 1935, Turtle goes to stay with her aunt in Key West, and finds adventure with her unusual cousins.

The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven Works of Art
Artist/Author/Cast:
Raczka, Bob; Vermeer, Johannes
Call Number:
J759.9492 R1232v 2009
Description:

In this look at seven paintings by Jan Vermeer, author Bob Raczka takes on the role of interviewer and the people in the paintings become his willing subjects.

When Life Gives You O. J.
Artist/Author/Cast:
Perl, Erica S.
Call Number:
JF Perl
Description:

Zelly wants a dog, but is she brave enough to take care of the "practice" dog her grandpa gives her?

Whittington
Artist/Author/Cast:
Armstrong, Alan W.; Schindler, S. D. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Armstrong
Description:

A battered, storytelling tomcat comes to live in a barnful of rescued animals.

Will Sparrow's Road
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cushman, Karen
Call Number:
JF Cushman
Description:

In 1599 England, twelve-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away, meets many colorful characters on the road, and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" exhibit, where he learns to see beyond appearances.

Wonder
Artist/Author/Cast:
Palacio, R. J.
Call Number:
JF Palacio
Description:

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

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.

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