Books 6th Grade

Library Books for Sixth Graders

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Literature for 6th Graders

The Books 6th Grade list includes most of the best books for young adults in 6th grade. This site provides links to free book resources and links to purchase many of the books. Most books, newspapers, and magazines are written between a 4th-7th grade level, so you’ll find that this list, while fairly extensive, could be far, far longer. Every attempt was made to inclusively list only the best teacher-selected titles. These are the books teachers use most. Over two hundred teachers were polled in order to make the list of the best books for young adults.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this list, you might try the book list for 5th or 7th grade. The difference, in terms of ability level, among books of these levels is minimal, and I would highly encourage you to look at all of these lists. Also, book levels are based on reading difficulty, not content or plot. Many books are highly readable but challenging in different ways, typically incorporating symbolism and other important literary devices. Again, it is entirely appropriate to read books above or below the reading level you are targeting if the book challenges the reader in other ways, perhaps in provocative way.

Book levels are based on reading difficulty, not content or plot. Many books are highly readable but challenging in different ways, typically incorporating symbolism and other important literary devices. It is entirely appropriate to read books above or below the reading level you are targeting if the book challenges the reader in other ways, perhaps in a provocative way. For example, The Catcher in the Rye is certainly a push for fourth grade in terms of content. Perhaps pushing it to seventh or eighth grade may be an option. As you can see, limiting a child to a book, because of a book list or the child's age, is a mistake. Grade-level lists are only guides and careful attention must be taken in order to select proper reading material based on ability and interest rather than a grade recommendation.

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6th Grade Level Books

Across Five Aprils

Adam of the Road

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The

Amos Fortune, Free Man

A Series of Unfortunate Events , The Bad Beginning

Austere Academy, The

Bad Beginning, The

Caddie Woodlawn

Call It Courage

Carnivorous Carnival, The

Catherine Called Birdy

Christmas Carol, A

Dark Frigate, The

Door in the Wall, The

Egypt Game, The

Ersatz Elevator, The

Gathering of Days, A: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832

Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon

Ginger Pye

Grey King, The

Grim Grotto, The

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

High King, The

Hobbit, The

HostileHospital, The

I, Juan de Pareja

Man Without a Country, A

Midwife's Apprentice, The

Miserable Mill, The

Rabbit Hill

Reptile Room, The

Rifles for Watie

Roller Skates

SecretGarden, The

Single Shard, A

Slave Dancer, The

Smoky, the Cow Horse

Stuart Little

Tales from Silver Lands

Twenty-One Balloons, The

Up a Road Slowly

Vile Village, The

Watership Down

White Stag, The

Wide Window, The

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

 

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sarlala12 5 years ago

I liked your hub, i've been loking for a good book for my class!:)


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Thanks for the extensive list. Good informative information that should help any 6th grade teacher. Of interest to you may be Arch ( nutrition) and Hub Nugget winner Tim and the TV, both stories about teaching. Useful and up one! RJ

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