Summer Reading Grade 6

Below is a list of titles and authors that incoming sixth graders may enjoy.  This is not a required list but a guide to help you find good books.  Hope to see you this summer at the public library.  Keep reading at your new school!

Fantasy and Science Fiction
Alexander, Lloyd.  Book of Three
Coville, Bruce.  Monsters Ring
Dahl, Roald.  The BFG
Grahame, Kenneth.  The Wind in the Willows
Juster, Norton.  The Phantom Tollbooth
Kendall, Carol.  The Gammage Cup
L'Engle, Madeleine.  A Wrinkle in Time
Lewis, C.S.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lisle, Janet Taylor,.  The Afternoon of the Elves
Merrill, Jean.  The Pushcart War
O'Brien, Robert.  Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
Rowling, J.K.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Castle in the Attic

Alcott, Louisa May.  Little Women
Burnett, F. Hodgson.  The Secret Garden
Forbes, Esther.  Johnny Tremain
Montgomery, L.M.  Anne of Green Gables
Rawls, Wilson.  Where the Red Fern Grows
Sachar, Louis.  Holes
Stevenson, Robert Louis.  Treasure Island
Tolkien, J.R.  The Hobbit

Modern Classics
Babbitt, Natalie. Tuck Everlasting
DuPrau, Jeanne. City of Ember
Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot

Thrillers and Chillers
Bellairs, John.  The House With a Clock in it's Walls
Coville, Bruce.  The Dragonslayer
Hahn, Mary Downing.  Wait Till Helen Comes
Howe, James.  Dew Drop Dead
McKissack, Patricia.  The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Other Times and Places - Historical Fiction
Avi.  Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Collier, James.  My Brother Sam is Dead
Holm, Jennifer. Penny From Heaven
McKissack, Patricia C.  A Picture of Freedom:  The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl
Speare, Elizabeth George.  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Taylor, Mildred D.  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Wilder, Laura Ingalls.  These Happy Golden Years

There's always time for a book:
Take a book when you know you'll be waiting.
Take a book to the doctor's office.
Take a book when you travel.
Read a book instead of watching TV.
Get a public library card.