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Sixth Grade Books

6th Grade Adventure Books
6th Grade Adventure Books
The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis

Two sisters set out on a wild west adventure after the death of the stern aunt who raised them.

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a 13-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost in Alaska and befriends a wolf pack.

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Sam spends a year living alone in the Catskill Mountains and shares his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and the need for human companionship.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

A family dog is stolen and sold to become a sled dog in the harsh Alaskan wilderness where he must learn the ways of his wolf ancestors in order to survive.

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

The greatest train ever built is on its maiden voyage across the country and Will has a first class seat, but sinister figures learn that he holds the key to a train car of priceless treasures.

H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden

Otto is kidnapped and forced to enroll in a super villain training school.

6th Grade Fantasy & Sci-Fi
6th Grade Fantasy & Sci Fi
6th Grade Historical Fiction
6th Grade Historical Fiction
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

Blind orphan Peter Nimble, steals three pairs of magical eyes that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or stay a thief.

Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch

Clay no longer believes in magic, after being sent to a camp for troublemakers on a volcanic island he discovers a ghost and a dangerous force threatening to erupt.

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

After falling into the Underland through a grate in his apartment building, Gregor embarks on a dangerous quest to fulfill his destiny.

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

It is always night in the city of Ember, but there is no moon and no stars. Lina and Doon worry what will happen when the generator dies and the storerooms are empty of food.

Princess Academy

Learning to be a princess is every girl’s dream, but the knowledge you gain along the way may make protecting your mountain village more appealing.

13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison

Tanya can see fairies, but not the fairies we imagine. Evil fairies who cast spells and get her into trouble.

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Ellie’s mother brings home a boy who looks to be about 13, but is really her scientist grandfather who has discovered a way to reverse aging.

The Zodiac Legacy by Stan Lee

Steven Lee discovers a plot to control the twelve magical super powers of the Chinese Zodiac.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

After discovering his mythological heritage, Percy Jackson sets out on a quest to prevent a war between gods.

6th Grade Horror Books
6th Grade Horror Books
The War That Saved My Life by Bradle

When Ada's little brother is shipped out of London to escape World War II, Ada decides it may be an opportunity to escape their abusive mother too.

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

A boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 with his autistic sister after his dad gets a job as a prison guard.

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

In 1859, Elijah is the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada and uses his wits and skills to bring a lying preacher to justice.

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

Omakayas, a seven-year-old girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family’s wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their wealthy life in Mexico to work labor camps in Southern California during the Great Depression.

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

In 1967, when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew class on Wednesday afternoons, Holling stays alone with Mrs. Baker and learns what makes a person a hero.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit feels out of place in her Puritan household and befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community.

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

In the summer of 1936, Abilene’s father sends her to stay in Manifest, Kansas with one of his childhood friends where she discovers her own past, a local mystery, and a community impacted by prejudice.

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Orphans Molly and Kip travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling and cursed manor house.

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

The brave and unusual Serafina must solve the dark and dangerous mystery behind disappearing children at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, but disturbingly different from her own.

Cirque Du Freak A Living NIghtmare by Darren Shan

Two best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider leads them to life-changing choices.

6th Grade Humor Books
6th Grade Humor Books
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Twelve-year-old Jack spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various reasons, helping a feisty, old neighbor, learning about the eccentric people who founded his town, with lots of bloody noses, and investigating a murder.

I Funny by James Patterson

Jamie Grimm wants to become the world’s best standup comedian, but he’s stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie.

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

Joey and his sister spend the summer in rural Illinois during the Great Depression with their larger-than-life grandmother.

Return to Augie Hobble

Augie lives in a fairy tale themed amusement park run by his father, but his life is turning into a nightmare. He must take summer school, the girl he has a crush on won’t acknowledge him, and he might be turning into a werewolf.

6th Grade Mysteries
6th Grade Mysteries
6th Grade Realistic Fiction
Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison

Gilda visits the mansion of her distant cousin to solve the mystery of the mansion’s boarded-up tower.

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

Petra and Calder combine talents to solve the international mystery of the missing Vermeer painting, a case that has even stumped the FBI.

Strike Three You're Dead by Josh Berk

Lenny Norbeck and his friends The Mikes set out to investigate the suspicious death of a young pitcher at a Phillies game.

Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs

Teddy believes hippopotamus homicide occurred at the new local zoo, despite the zoo’s claim that Henry the hippo died of natural causes.

Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

Theo is challenged to prove is amateur attorney chops when pulled into a sensational murder trial in his small town.

The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer

The much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes must travel London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

After passing a series of tests, four children are selected for a secret mission to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened.

6th Grade Realistic Fiction
6th Grade Graphic Novels
6th Grade Graphic Novels
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with high and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Rose is forced to go outside of her comfort zone when her beloved dog goes missing during a storm.

Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass

A future homecoming queen, a simple girl, and a loner boy cross paths and find unlikely friendships amidst a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun.

The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick

After his mother’s death, Skiff takes it upon himself to support his father and undertakes a dangerous trip out on the ocean off the coast of Maine to catch a giant bluefin tuna.

As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

Genie and his big brother leave Brooklyn for the summer to stay with their southern grandparents in the country while their parents "work things out." Great coming-of-age story filled with life lessons and humor.

Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

After her parents are killed in a car accident, the extremely analytical and idiosyncratic Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself.

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Bridge makes her way through seventh grade in Manhattan with her best friends and finds the answer to the question, “What is my purpose?”

6th Grade Nonfiction 
6th Grade Nonfiction
Hereville by Barry Deutsch

Mirka isn’t interested in knitting lesson from her stepmother or how-to-find-husband advice from her sister, she just wants to fight dragons.

Child Soldier by Jessica Dee Humphreys

A graphic novel memoir of a five-year-old who was kidnapped by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo while he played soccer at school.

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Astrid plans to spend her summer learning the awesome sport of Roller Derby at camp, but her best friend chooses ballet camp instead which may pull their friendship apart.

Bera the One-Headed Troll by Eric Orchard

A human baby mysteriously arrived in the realm of the trolls and Bera seems to be the only person who doesn't want it dead. When the supposed troll heroes are no help in returning the baby to the humans, Bera finds herself on a quest.

Bone Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith

Dark forces are conspiring against the three Bone cousins who have been run out of Boneville.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi.

All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat

In 2018, twelve Thai soccer players and their coach entered a cave to do some exploring, but were soon trapped.

Bodies from the Ice By James M. Deem

Learn about the oldest human mummy preserved in ice ever found and the secrets given up by glaciers over the years.

Titanic Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

The tragic story of the Titanic through the voices of real survivors.

The Boy on the Wooden Bos by Leon Leyson

Leyson was 10 years old when his family was forced into the Krakow ghetto during WWII. He describes the brutal treatment, struggle to survive, and his time working in Oskar Schindler’s factory.

Vanished by Elizabeth MacLeod

Six of the world’s most bewildering disappearances, including an Alcatraz prison break and the ghost ship Mary Celeste.

The Great Fire by Jim Murphy

Story of the 1871 Chicago fire told through the eyes of several survivors plus archival photos and maps.

Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone

Thirteen women proved they were as tough as men and brave enough to go where no woman had gone before.

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