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2013 Summer Reading List: Grade 6

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By Ellen Potter

Picked on, overweight genius Owen tries to invent a television that can see the past to find out what happened the day his parents were killed.

By Louis Sachar

Stanley is falsely accused of a crime and ends up in a juvenile detention center where he is forced to dig holes every day. It is supposed to build his character, but he suspects there are ulterior motives.


By Roland Smith

A 14-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

By Jerry Spinelli

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

City of EmberThe City of Ember
By Jeanne DuPrau

In the year 241, 12-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day. As a Messenger, she runs to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even glimpsing Unknown Regions.

Freedom WalkersFreedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
By Russell Freedman

This title covers the events surrounding and including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the end of segregation on buses.

Harry Houdini

Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini
By Sid Fleischman

This biography celebrates the magician, ghost chaser, aviator and king of escape artists whose amazing feats were remembered long after his death. Profiling his early years, personal life and great accomplishments in show business, the story of Harry Houdini comes to life.

The Secret Within

The Secret Within
By Theresa Golding

Carly Chambers spends her summer days delivering mysterious packages for her harsh father, but when she sneaks out at night to find some freedom, she faces danger from all sides.

This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.

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