6th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 6th Graders from the Weber County Library

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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.

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.

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.

The Tarantula In My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets
Artist/Author/Cast:
George, Jean Craighead (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J639.9092 G3482t
Description:
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.

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.

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.

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