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6th Grade Reading Suggestions

Agent Most Wanted: The Never-Before-Told Story of the Most Dangerous Spy of World War II by Sonia Purnell

Virginia Hall was deemed "the most dangerous of all allied spies" by the Gestapo. Armed with her wits and her prosthetic leg, she was deployed behind enemy lines to inspire resistance in France, providing crucial support to fighting the Nazi occupation. (Biography)

 

Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation by Sylvia Liu

In a near future where most adults are connected to the multiweb through neural implants, a twelve-year-old uncovers a corporate plot to genetically manipulate her classmates, and her scientist mother may be involved in the conspiracy. (Science Fiction)

 

The Last Beekeeper by Pablo Cartaya

To prove that she belongs in a place where only the smartest and most useful are welcomed, Yolanda learns that her survival rests on the rediscovery of a long-extinct beehive that could be the answer to everything. (Science Fiction)

 

The Lost Ryu by Emi Watanabe Cohen

Running out of time to make his grandfather smile once again before it's too late, Kohei searches for a ryƫ--a dragon of legend--in this multigenerational story about the lengths to which people will go to protect those they love. (Fantasy)

 

A Perfect Mistake by Melanie Conklin

Max struggles with his ADHD and making mistakes, so when a mistake leaves one friend in a coma and another shutting him out, Max resolves to find out what really happened that night. (Mystery)

The Superteacher Project by Gordon Korman

Oliver and Nathan, determined to get to the bottom of their new homeroom teacher's fishy behavior, discover Mr. Aidact is actually an AI robot from a secret experimental program. (Humor)

 

The Swag is in the Socks by Kelly J. Baptist

Xavier Moon gets the courage to step out of the shadows of his life when his great-uncle gives him some outlandish socks and some even stranger requests on his twelfth birthday. (Realistic Fiction)

Treasure Tracks by S.A. Rodriguez

Fin drags his reluctant father on a diving hunt for a missing treasure, hoping that finding the family legacy will help his ailing Abuelo. (Adventure)

 

Two Degrees by Alan Gratz

When three children endure separate climate change disasters--a wildfire in the California woods, a close encounter with a hungry polar bear in Canada, and a massive hurricane in Florida--they emerge from their experiences committed to changing the world. (Adventure)

 

When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle

Even though the city faces nightly air raids, in 1941 Joseph is sent to London to live with the gruff Mrs. F, who teaches the angry boy how to care for the remaining animals in the city zoo, including a mighty silverback gorilla named Adonis. (Historical Fiction)

 

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