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Sixth Grade 2019 Summer Reading 

Summer Reading: Students are required to choose one summer reading book-a book they’ve never read before-from either the following list, the 7th or 8th grade lists, or the attached Classic List. Students should read the book and complete an assignment from the list below. It is my fervent hope that you find something that interests you and inspires you to do more reading. Summer reading assignments to complete over the summer are posted below and on, which is my personal website. If you'd like to get a jump on the year, then spend time on the various interactive websites linked to the school website on the junior high language arts  page. Happy Reading!


6th Grade Summer 2019 Reading List


I Am Malala by  Malala Yousalfzai
The Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey, and/or Mud City by Deborah Ellis
Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez   
Echo by Ram Munoz Rya
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley    
Any book from the Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer series by John Grisham 
Maniac Magee, Crash, or Loser  by Jerry Spinelli
The Witch of Blackbird Pond or Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
The Chronicles of Narnia (any one of the series which starts with The Magician’s Nephew) by C.S. Lewis
Any of the Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer
The Underdogs, Hero, or Heat by Mike Lupica
(Check out his website at
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White
Love That Dog, Walk Two Moons or Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
A View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
Firegirl by Tony Abbot
Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Johnny Tremaine by Esther Forbes (historical fiction)
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
Hatchet or Brian's Hunt by Gary Paulsen
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Any of the Harry Potter Books by J.K Rowling



If you are interested in reading a particular book that is not on this list, please email me for approval at