Sixth Grade Reading List

Sixth Grade Reading List

Sixth Grade is a time to encourage your children to read more literary works during their free time. It is also a good time to focus on poetry, biographies, and historical fiction.

Here is the recommended sixth grade reading list.

1. Beowulf, Ian Serraillier

2. Book of Virtues, William Bennett

3. McGuffey’s Third Reader, William McGuffey

4. Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

5. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle

6. Zeely, Virginia Hamilton

7. The Black Pearl, Scott O’Dell

8. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell

9. Sounder, William Armstrong

10. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

11. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls

12. Blubber, Judy Blume

13. Chasing Redbird, Sharon Creech

14. Willis the Pilot, Johann Wyss

15. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne

16. Story of King Arthur and His Knights, Howard Pyle

17. The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain

18. Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates, Howard Pyle

19. Bridge to Teribithia, Katherine Paterson

20. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin

21. Locomotion, Jacqueline Woodson

22. Amos Fortune, Free Man, Elizabeth Yates

23. Sing Down the Moon, Scott O’Dell

24. Rascal, Sterling North

25. Secret at Pheasant Cottage, Patricia St. John

26. Dear Mr. Henshaw, Beverly Cleary

27. Dobry, Monica Shannon

28. Behind Rebel Lines, Seymour V. Reit

29. The Double Life of Zoe Flynn, Janet Lee Carey

30. The Pistachio Prescription, Paula Danziger

31. Lyddie, Katherine Paterson

32. Z is for Zachariah, Robert C. O’Brien

33. The Summer of the Swans, Betsy Byars

34. Hatchet, Gary Paulsen

35. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

36. Best Loved Poems of the American People, Hazel Fellerman

37. Book of Americans, Rosemary and Stephen V. Benet

38. Child’s Geography of the World, V.M. Hillyer

39. Child’s History of Art, V.M. Hillyer

40. Child’s History of the World, V.M. Hillyer