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2012 Summer Reading List: Sixth Grade

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The Candymakers
By Wendy Mass

Four gifted 12-year-olds, including Logan, the candymaker's son, are set to be contestants in the Confectionary Association's national competition to determine the nation's tastiest sweet. What nobody anticipates is that a friendship will form between the children.


The Dreamer
By Pam Ryan

This is a fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. He grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but still became one of the most widely read poets in the world.


The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
By John Flanagan

The tenth and final volume of the Ranger’s Apprentice series brings Will, Halt, Horace, Alyss and Evanlyn together to help defend the wise yet vulnerable emperor of Nihon-Ja from the renegade Senshi (samurai) force that threatens to overthrow his rule.

Selling Hope
Selling Hope
By Kristin Tubb

This story, set in 1905, is about a smart, savvy girl named Hope who travels the vaudeville circuit with her magician dad and a cast of quirky characters, including Buster Keaton and his family. She invents anti-comet pills in an effort to make money and to save people from Haley’s Comet, which some people believe is about to hit the earth.

London Eye Myster

The London Eye Mystery
By Siobhan Dowd

When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together--Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and impatient Kat--to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.

THe KeepersThe Museum of Thieves
By Lian Tanner

Goldie, an impulsive and bold 12-year-old, escapes the oppressive city of Jewel, where children are required to wear guardchains for their protection. She finds refuge in the extraordinary Museum of Dunt, an ever-shifting world where she discovers a useful talent for thievery as well as mysterious secrets that threaten her city and everyone she loves.


By Matthew Cody

Soon after moving to Noble's Green, Pennsylvania, 12-year-old Daniel learns that his new friends have super powers that they will lose when they turn 13, unless he can use his brain power to protect them.

Waiting for Normal

Waiting for Normal
By Leslie Connor

Addie would like a normal life. She lives in a trailer in Schenectady, New York, with her mother, who is not at all responsible or parental. She also is separated from her kind and loving stepfather and younger half-sisters.

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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