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2017 Summer Reading — Entering 6th Grade

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SUMMER READING LIST

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR                                    HISTORICAL FICTION

 

         

                     

Real Friends
by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

DRA & GR: info. not available

 
Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America  
by Susan Campbell Bartolett
DRA & GR: info. not available  
Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower 
by Greg Pizzoli
DRA & GR: info. not available 
  
Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two
by Joseph Bruchac
DRA:  60
GR: X
 
Fever 1793 
by Laurie Halse Anderson
DRA:  60
GR: X
 
 

FICTION

           
The Accidental Hero (A Jack Blank Adventure)
by Matt Myklusch
DRA & GR: info. not available

Adventures with Waffles 
by Maria Parr
DRA & GR: info. not available


The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister
by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, et al.

DRA & GR: info. not available 
 
Heap House: Book One (The Iremonger Trilogy)
by Edward Carey
DRA & GR: info. not available
 
The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) 
by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

DRA:  60  
GR: Y
The London Eye Mystery
by Siobhan Dowd
DRA:  approx. 60+
GR: info. not available

     
The Night Gardener 
by Jonathan Auxier 
DRA:  60
GR: X
 

Pictures of Hollis Woods
by Patricia Reilly Giff
DRA:  50
GR: V

Savvy
by Ingrid Law
DRA:  50
GR: U

See You at Harry's 
by Jo Knowles  
DRA:  70
GR: Y

Slacker
by Gordon Korman
DRA:  60
GR: W
The Smoking Mirror
by David Bowles
DRA & GR: info. not available

     
Space Case (Moon Base Alpha)
by Stuart Gibbs 
DRA:  60
GR: W

Three Times Lucky 
by Sheila Turnage
DRA:  38
GR: P 

 
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
by Kelly Jones

DRA & GR: info. not available

The Unwanteds
by Lisa McMann

DRA:  70
GR: Z

The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, Book #1)
by Chris Colfer
DRA:  60 
GR:  X


SPORTS

   
Booked
by Kwame Alexander
DRA: info. not available 
GR: Y
 
The Crossover 
by Kwame Alexander
DRA: info. not available
GR: Z 
 

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
by Mick Cochrane
DRA & GR: info. not available


Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Class Invented Basketball
by John Coy
DRA & GR: info. not available
 
Soccer Chick Rules 
by Dawn Fitzgerald

DRA:  70
GR: Z



CLASSICS

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 
by Jules Verne

DRA:  70
GR: Z
 
Johnny Tremain
by Esther Hoskins Forbes

DRA:  70
GR: Z
 
 
Little Women 
by Louisa May Alcott

DRA:  70
GR: Z
 

My Brother Sam Is Dead
by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier
 
DRA:  70
GR: Y
 
 
Where the Red Fern Grows 
by Wilson Rawls

DRA:  60
GR: X
 
A Wrinkle in Time 
by Madeleine L'Engle 
DRA:  60
GR: W
 
 

NONFICTION

   
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon 
by Steve Sheinkin

DRA:  60
GR: X
 
 
George's Secret Key to the Universe 
by Lucy & Stephen Hawking
DRA:  50
GR: U 

The Great Fire 
by Jim Murphy 
DRA:  40
GR: R 
Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic 
by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson 
DRA & GR: info. not available

   
A Long Walk to Water
by Linda Sue Park
DRA & GR: info. not available
Max: Best Friend, Hero, Marine
by Jennifer Li Shotz
DRA & GR: info. not available


Mesmerized:  How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France 
by Mara Rockliff
DRA & GR: info. not available


The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
by Steve Sheinkin 
DRA:  60
GR: Y
 
   
The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth
by Anita Silvey 
DRA & GR: info. not available

Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, 
and the Science of Ocean Motion
 
by Loree Griffin Burns
DRA: 60
GR: W
 
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
by Rosalyn Schanzer
DRA & GR: info. not available 


 
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