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2022 Fall Creek Intermediate Summer Reading Suggestions

May 27, 2022

5th Grade Summer Reading Suggestions:

Willodeen by Katherine Applegate
When the annual migration of hummingbears dwindles and no one knows why, Willodeen, armed with a magical birthday gift, speaks up for the animals she loves and vows to uncover this mystery. (Fantasy) 
 
The Sea in Winter by Christine Day
After an injury sidelines her dreams of becoming a ballet star, Maisie is not excited for her blended family's midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up. (Realistic Fiction) 
 
The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
When a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing, Brother Edik nurses her back to health, but when he uncovers her dangerous secret, she is sent away into the world with a goat and a boy. (Fantasy) 
 
Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing
In desperate need of a friend--and a science project--Maya finds a robot named Ralph in Mr. Mac's convenience store, and once she gets him up and running, a new world of connection opens. (Science Fiction) 
 
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies. (Realistic Fiction) 
 
Operation Do-over by Gordon Korman
When he is magically transported back to the seventh grade before he and his best friend had a falling out, science nerd Mason gets a chance to stop the chain of events that made his previous life implode. (Humor) 
 
Rescue by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Meg watches the German soldiers in town, and sometimes carries messages for the French resistance--but suddenly things have gotten much more dangerous: there is a wounded British officer hiding in her grandmother's barn, a family of German refugees who are trying to get to Spain, and the Nazis have arrived on the doorstop searching for the fugitives. (Historical Fiction) 
 
Trouble in the Stars by Sarah Prineas
A chase across the galaxy ensues when a troublesome little shape-shifter runs from the law, with safety, freedom, and home at stake. (Science Fiction)
 
Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa by Julian Randall
Pilar is determined to bring closure to her family after the disappearance of a relative who vanished without a trace many years ago. Soon Pilar is transported to the world of Zafa. In this new, magical place, she will join the fight against the boogeyman, El Cuco, with the aim of getting the answers she has been searching for. (Fantasy Adventure)
 
New From Here by Kelly Yang
Knox works to keep his family together as they move from Hong Kong back to northern California during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus. (Realistic Fiction) 

 

6th Grade Summer Reading Suggestions:

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
Thirteen-year-old Amari receives an invitation from her missing brother to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and join in the fight against an evil magician. (Fantasy)  

 What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Currie
Ginny lives with her father who is restoring a 1930s mansion, but there are rumors about Woodmoor and the forest next to it: rumors about strange creatures. She is convinced that the rumors are true, because something or someone is haunting the house--and she plans to investigate. (Scary Fiction)  

The War and Millie McGonigle by Karen Cushman
With America on the brink of WWII, 12-year-old Millie is scared, worried, and, above all, gloomy. Her grandmother has given her a diary for recording things that she cares about, but following Gram's death, Millie misinterprets her words. After Pearl Harbor, her mom learns to weld and works a night-shift job. Millie takes on increased responsibilities at home, caring for her siblings more often and softening her demeanor. (Historical Fiction)  

  Violets are Blue by  Barbara Dee
Wren, who is learning special effects makeup, is thrilled to be the makeup artist for her new school's production of Wicked, but her parents' divorce is seriously affecting her mother. (Realistic Fiction)  

  The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children have been chosen to journey to a new planet. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet - and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. Petra alone now carries the stories of the past, and with them, any hope for a future. (Science Fiction)  

This is Not a Drill by K.A. Holt
Told in text messages, middle-schooler Ava is having a really bad day: her parents are getting divorced, she has had a big argument with her best friends, and the charge on her cellphone is getting low; but things are about to get a lot worse because the lockdown alarm has just gone off, and there is an intruder in the school building. (Realistic Fiction)  

Black Boy Joy edited by Kwame Mbalia
A collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of being a Black boy.  (Short Stories)

Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs by Pam Munoz Ryan
On the brink of her Quinceañera, and her official coronation, Princess Solimar is given a magical gift that sets her life on a new path.  (Fantasy) 

Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui
Leaving Islamic school to attend "real school," 12-year-old Nimra Sharif, joins the school's popular 8th grade boy band, Baraka Beats, to fit in, even though she was taught that music isn't allowed in Islam, forcing her to make a difficult decision. (Realistic Fiction)  

I Am Defiance byJenni L. Walsh
From a young age Brigitte learns to support the Nazi party and attend her League of German Girls meetings, but after reading a forbidden pamphlet from the White Rose she begins to question everything she has been taught. (Historical Fiction)  

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