Sixth Grade

 

The following titles may be enjoyed by Sixth Graders. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations ask at the Children's Reference Desk.

Fiction

Fiction books for Sixth Graders can be found in a variety of locations, including J FICTION and KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL. Click on each title for location and availability.

 

Put on your detective cap and get sleuthing with one of these mystery stories.  Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

The Black Crow conspiracy by Christopher Edge

In 1902, fifteen-year-old Penelope Tredwell, magazine publisher and writer of macabre tales, must uncover a mystery surrounding the theft of the Crown Jewels and a thief that can walk through walls before the coronation of Edward VII.

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Also available in: audiobook

When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

 

Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Call it courage by Armstrong Sperry

Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people.

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

Looking for a good read in a comic book format? Try checking out one of these daring graphic novels. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

The kids of the Academy of Planetary Evolution race from the Cenozoic era to the modern age, but when the Bone Wars of the late 1800s threaten to break over into modern times, Jenna, Caleb, and Ari find themselves in a fight alongside some of history's most notable figures as they race to ensure the safety of the world's history, and its future.

In 1941, ten-year-old Joseph Joffo and his older brother, Maurice, must hide their Jewish heritage and undertake a long and dangerous journey from Nazi-occupied Paris to reach their other brothers in the free zone.

 

Ready to hide under the covers to avoid the bumps and spooks outside your window? Here's a collection of spine-tingling stories. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

After dark by James Leck

When fifteen-year-old Charlie Harker moves to the sleepy town of Rolling Hills, he hears rumors of strange creatures and discovers a mysterious illness spreading across town that may not be what it seems.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

 

Looking for action, adventure, or survival? Try checking out one of these daring tales. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Also available in: e-audiobook

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.

Between Heaven and Earth by Eric Walters
Also available in: e-book

DJ climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to scatter his beloved grandfather's ashes.

 

Looking for something to read that will tickle your funny bone?  Try one of these humorous books.  Some titles will give you a chuckle, while others will make you burst out with laughter.  Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

A weird web site provides Kilgore Junior High students and best friends Matt and Craz the opportunity to make their cartoons become real--with some unexpected and dire consequences.

When his weekly allowance just isn't cutting it anymore, lovable slacker Charlie Joe devises ways to make more money.

 

Looking for superheroes like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man? Try checking out one of these super-powered stories. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

The ascension : a Super human clash by Michael Owen Carroll

Teenagers with super powers must try to stop a villain who has travelled from the past in order to irreversibly alter reality.

The cloak society by Jeramey Kraatz

Alex Knight, a twelve-year-old in training to be a super-villain in the elite Cloak Society, becomes friends with a young superhero and begins to question where his loyalty lies.

 

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

When six friends decide to liven things up by forming "The Adventure Club," they get into far more trouble than they can handle!

Having earned a scholarship to a private girls' high school, self-proclaimed psychic investigator Gilda Joyce investigates the circumstances surrounding the drowning death of a student whose ghost supposedly haunts the campus.

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

The disappearing by Jennifer Torres

Tim, Max, Emily, Luke, and Nina, learn that their quiet town of Briny Deep isn't as safe as they once thought. With children vanishing, they need to find answers before all their friends disappear.

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