6th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 6th Graders from the Weber County Library

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:
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.

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:
The Dark is Rising
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cooper, Susan; Cober, Alan (Illustrator); Cooper, Susan
Call Number:
JF/YP F Cooper
Description:

On his eleventh birthday, Will discovers he is the last of the Old Ones, dedicated to fighting the Dark.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kelly, Jacqueline
Call Number:
JF Kelly
Description:

In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.

The Fairy Ring: Or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Losure, Mary
Call Number:
J398.45 L8816f 2012
Description:

Relates the story of two early-twentieth-century cousins who believed they saw real fairies, created photographs using paper cutouts when they were teased by adult family members, and inadvertently drew the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a fellow believer.

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.

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