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Sixth Grade Reading List

Here is the list of books Hedgie recommends for Sixth Grade.  Click on the title to see the book and any reviews by teachers and students.   You can also search on the title for different versions of the books (paperback, hardcover, audio cassette, etc).

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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked "Which," Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the "impossible" mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom.

   

 

Black Beauty

Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell

Mem. Ed. $12.99

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

Here, Black Beauty tells his story from his very first memory of frolicking with his mother, Duchess, in an idyllic meadow, through his harrowing experience in the city and all that comes after. This is the tale of his fellow horses, too: tragic Ginger, good-natured Merrylegs and the brave Captain. Meet the people who love Black Beauty, his cruel masters and the brave men, women, boys and girls who confronted the tyrants and helped Black Beauty along the way.

   

 

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

When Anne Shirley sees Green Gables farm for the first time, she thinks it will make the most wonderful home. More importantly, she's so happy that she's finally going to be a part of a family who loves her, and if she's lucky, she'll get a best friend, too. But Marilla Cuthbert, and her brother, Matthew, who own Green Gables, were expecting the orphanage Anne came from to send them a boy. A girl with a runaway imagination who talks a mile a minute is not what they had in mind. Happily, she's exactly what they need.

   

 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

Hop aboard the Hispaniola with young Jim Hawkins and Captain Alexander Smollet as they sail to Treasure Island in search of pirate treasure! Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved classic starts as all great pirate adventures do: with the discovery of a mysterious treasure map. Madness and mayhem ensue as Jim, the Captain and their motley crew embark on a treacherous journey on the high seas to engage in the ultimate treasure hunt. But when they discover that Long John Silver and his band of rowdy pirates have secretly infiltrated the ship with plans to lead a mutiny against the captain and claim the treasure for themselves, will Jim and the Captain be courageous and clever enough to outwit their deadly foes?

   

 

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

Journey to lands where Lilliputians and giants and gentle horses rule, explore a flying island and find out what it's like to live among the Yahoos.

   

 

A Little Princess

A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

At the heart of this irresistible tale is Sara Crewe, a young girl so kind and generous and regal that almost everyone she meets instantly loves her and comes to think of her as a real princess. Everything changes in a cruel twist of fate when she loses her father and her fortune and is left at the mercy of a calculating school mistress. But all is not lost. Thanks to a good samaritan and a little bit of magic to save her in her darkest days, Sara realizes that fairytales really can come true!

   

 

The Chronicles of Narnia™: Prince Caspian

The Chronicles of Narnia™: Prince Caspian
by C.S. Lewis

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are transported to an island in the world of Narnia under the control of wicked King Miraz. Together with Aslan, can they and young Prince Caspian restore Narnia's glory?

   

 

The Trumpet of the Swan

The Trumpet of the Swan
by E.B. White

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

There is no sweeter love story for children than this treasured classic by E. B. White. This is the tale of Louis, a swan who is born mute. When he's just a cygnet, he doesn't mind not being able to speak. But when he grows up and falls in love with a beautiful swan named Serena, he can't tell her how he feels. Will Louis ever find a way to let her know what's in his heart?

   

 

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

Books like Charlotte's Web seem to come around once in a blue moon. E.B. White's classic tale of the true meaning of friendship and love, growing up and the courage to face the many challenges of life is one of those books that will make you fall in love with reading all over again. The story of Wilbur, a humble pig whose life is saved twice, first by a young girl and then by his best friend, an outspoken spider named Charlotte who convinces everyone that he is "some pig!".

   

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
by James Preller

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Ages 9-12; Reading Books For Six Graders

There's nothing like spending the holidays with the people you love. But too much family time can be too much! Greg Heffley's survived life with an annoying big brother and a spoiled younger brother, father-son bonding, middle school, getting "The Talk" from his great-grandmother and a major falling out with his best friend, but can he weather the storm when his ENTIRE family gets snowed in for the holidays? As if he doesn't have enough to deal with, Greg's also being blamed for damaging school property.

 

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