Chelmsford Public Library's
Books for Sixth Graders

Adventure and Survival | Animals | Biography | Fantasy | Funny | Ghosts and Scary Stories | Historical Fiction | Mysteries | Nonfiction | Other Lands | School, Family and Friends | Science Fiction | Sports

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Adventure and Survival

The Xanadu Adventure by Lloyd Alexander

Beyond the Western Sea by Avi

Strange Happenings: Five Tales of Transformation by Avi

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Alden Carter

Flash Fire by Caroline Cooney

Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

It's My Life by Michael Harrison

Downriver by Will Hobbs

Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider series)

Shipwreck by Gordon Korman

The Gladiators From Capua by Caroline Lawrence

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen (companion book to Hatchet)

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Zach's Lie by Roland Smith

When the Road Ends by Jean Thesman

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt (series)

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Papa Tembo by Eric Campbell

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Gentle Ben by Walt Morey

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

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Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton's Amazing Voyage by Jennifer Armstrong

The Life and Death of Crazy Horse by Russell Freedman

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers

This Land was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie by Elizabeth Partridge

Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

It Came from Ohio! My Life as a Writer by R.L. Stine

Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren

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The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (The Chronicles of Prydain series)

The Book Without Words: A Fable of Medieval Magic by Avi

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A Barron (series)

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (series)

The Runaway Princess by Kate Coombs

The Grey King by Susan Cooper

Victory by Susan Cooper

Lionboy by Zizou Corder (trilogy)

The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland (trilogy)

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (series)

The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner

The Old Country by Mordicai Gerstein

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley

Mossflower by Brian Jacques (Redwall series)

Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones

A Hive for the Honeybee by Soinbhe Lally

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin (series)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey (trilogy)

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (and sequels)

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (trilogy)

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (series)

Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (Bartimaeus Trilogy)

The New Policeman by Kate Thompson

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Thief by Megan Turner

On Fortune's Wheel by Cynthia Voigt

100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede (series)

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Make Like a Tree and Leave by Paula Danziger

The Adventures of Blue Avenger by Norma Howe

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

Anastasia at this Address by Lois Lowry (series)

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

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Ghosts and Scary Stories

Skellig by David Almond

Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Phineas Gage: The Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Half-Minute Horrors edited by Susan Rich

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Historical Fiction

Traitor's Gate by Avi

Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett

Chipper by James Collier

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman

The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker by Cynthia DeFelice

The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble

The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

Stepping on the Cracks by Mary Downing Hahn

Stowaway by Karen Hesse

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

The King's Swift Rider: A Novel on Robert the Bruce by Mollie Hunter

Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

Where the Great Hawk Flies by Liza Ketchum

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

Worth by A. LaFaye

Letters from a Slave Girl: the Story of Harriet Jacobs by Mary E. Lyons

The Pirate's Son by Geraldine McCaughrean

Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli

Lydia, Queen of Palestine by Uri Orlev

When My Name was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

In My Father's House by Ann Rinaldi

After the Dancing Days by Margaret Rostkowski

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor (with sequels and a prequel)

Listening For Lions by Gloria Whelan

The Search for Belle Prater by Ruth White

Countdown by Deborah Wiles (60s trilogy)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade by Diane Wilson

Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop

Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

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The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb by John Bellairs

Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach

The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney

The Horizontal Man: A Finnegan Zwake Mystery by Michael Dahl

Don't Look Behind You by Lois Duncan

Foreign Exchange: A Mystery in Poems by Mel Glenn

Flush by Carl Hiaasen

A Murder for her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner

Time Stops for No Mouse by Michael Hoeye

The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn by Dorothy Hoobler

The Thieves of Ostia: A Roman Mystery by Caroline Lawrence (series)

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found by Sara Nickerson

The View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Roberts

The Shadow Club by Neal Shusterman

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande Velde

Ghost Abbey by Robert Westall

The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones

The Case of the Lion Dance by Laurence Yep

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Shark Life: True Stories about Sharks and the Sea by Peter Benchley (J/597.3/Wojt)

Moonshot: the Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

Anne Frank: Her life in words and pictures by Menno Metselaar

A Savage Thunder: Antietam and the Bloody Road to Freedom by Jim Murphy

The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman

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Other Lands

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Dream Freedom by Sonia Levitin

The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo

Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye

The Baboon King by Anton Quintana

Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Staples

The Friends by Kazumi Yumoto

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School, Family & Friends

What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows by Vivien Alcoc

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Just as Long as We're Together by Judy Blume

Whisper in the Dark by Joseph Bruchac

Cheating Lessons by Nan Willard Cappo

Say Yes by Audrey Couloumbis

Replay by Sharon Creech

The Secret Language of Girls by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Jack's Black Book by Jack Gantos

M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm

The Vacation by Polly Horvath

I'm Not Who You Think I Am by Peg Kehret

Onion John by Joseph Krumgold

Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

Girlhearts by Norma Fox Mazer

Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay

Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers

Reluctantly Alice by Phyllis Naylor (series)

Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall

The Year Without Michael by Susan Pfeffer

Holes by Louis Sachar

Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

Guys Write for Guys Read by Jon Scieszka

Out of Nowhere by Ouida Sebestyen

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams

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Science Fiction

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

Eager by Helen Fox

Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Hole in the Sky by Pete Hautman

The Winds of Mars by H.M. Hoover

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (companion to The Giver)

Eggs in One Basket by Kathy Mackel

The Last Book in the Universe by W.R. Philbrick

House of Stairs by William Sleator

Welcome to the Ark by Stephanie Tolan

Memory Boy by Will Weaver

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Winning by C.S. Adler

Throwing Smoke by Bruce Brooks

Backfield Packageby Thomas Dygard

Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery by John Feinstein

Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica

Keeping Scoreby Linda Sue Park

House of Sports by Marisabina Russo

Peak by Roland Smith

There's a Girl in My Hammerlock by Jerry Spinelli

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