Reading Recommendations for Sixth Grade

Happy Summer! Please choose two books from the list below and one book of your 1own choosing to read over the summer. Have fun perusing, choosing and diving into the books you chose. Remember, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” -Dr. Seuss

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
Newbery Medal @2012 Grade

The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder A new twist to an old fairy tale. When Cinderella’s frightful stepmother Wilhelmina has control of the manor, nobody is safe, including the rats that she wants poisoned. Cinderella and Prince Char devise a plan to end
Wilhelmina’s tyranny. ©2017

The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter The fate of a small California town rests on the outcome of one baseball game, and Tom Gallagher hopes to lead his team to victory with the secrets of the now disgraced player, Dante Del Gato. ©2003

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord: When Lily’s blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it’s Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. ©2017

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science
Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure by John Rocco The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes–the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers–and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award ©2020

Because of Anya by Margaret Peterson Haddix While ten-year-old Anya faces the difficulties of losing her hair to alopecia, her classmate Keely learns how to stand up for what she knows is right. ©2002

The Boy at the End of the World – Greg Van Eekhout In a future world, Fisher is the last boy on earth. But evidence suggests there may be a far-away survival bunk with other humans. In order to get there, he’ll need to rely on a ragtag team he assembles, including a robot, a mammoth, and a prairie dog with basic English skills. Readers will be riveted as this unlikely team races toward survival. ©2011

Pie by Sarah Weeks: When Alice’s Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswich, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice

Sand Dollar Summer by Kimberly K. Jones Twelve-year-old Lise watches her safe world fall apart when her strong, self-reliant mom is injured in a car accident. To recuperate, Mom takes Lise and her bright little brother to live in a rattletrap house on the beach in Maine for the summer. Although her mother grew up there, this is Lise’s first experience with the ocean. She’s terrified by what may be lurking in the cold depths and confused by the ways that Maine is changing her mother. ©2008