6th Grade Reading List = books we have at wja popular Fiction Series



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6th Grade Reading List
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Popular Fiction Series

  • *Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan (adventure, myth)

  1. The Lightning Thief

  2. The Sea of Monsters

  3. The Titan’s Curse

  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth

  5. The Last Olympian




  • The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan (adventure, fantasy, myth)

  1. The Lost Hero

  2. The Son of Neptune

  3. The Mark of Athena

  4. The House of Hades

  5. The Blood of Olympus




  • *The Underland Chronicles series by Suzanne Collins (fantasy, adventure)

(We will read the first book of this series together as a class)

  1. Gregor the Overlander

  2. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

  3. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

  4. Gregor and the Marks of Secret

  5. Gregor and the Code of Claw




  • *The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (adventure, sci-fi)

  1. The Hunger Games

  2. Catching the Fire

  3. Mockingjay




  • Janie Johnson series by Caroline B. Cooney (mystery)

(We will read the first book of this series together as a class)

  1. *The Face on the Milk Carton

  2. Whatever Happened to Janie?

  3. *The Voice on the Radio

  4. What Janie Found

  5. What Janie Saw

  6. Janie Face to Face



  • *The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (fantasy)

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows




  • *Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer (adventure, fantasy, sci-fi)

  1. Artemis Fowl

  2. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident

  3. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

  4. Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception

  5. Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony

  6. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox

  7. Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex

  8. Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian




  • *Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney (realistic fiction, comic/graphic novel)

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck




  • Middle School series by James Patterson (realistic fiction, comic/graphic novel)

  1. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

  2. Middle School: Get Me Out of Here

  3. Middle School: My Brother is a Big Fat Liar

  4. Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill

  5. I Funny: A Middle School Story

  6. I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story




  • The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson (adventure, fantasy)

  1. The Angel Experiment

  2. School’s Out—Forever

  3. Maximum Ride Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

  4. The Final Warning

  5. Max



  • The Everest series by Gordon Korman (adventure)

  1. *Everest Book One: The Contest

  2. Everest Book Two: The Climb

  3. Everest Book Three: The Summit




  • *Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer (fantasy, horror, romance)

  1. Twilight

  2. New Moon

  3. Eclipse

  4. Breaking Dawn




  • The Wake trilogy by Lisa McMann

  1. Wake

  2. Fade

  3. Gone



Additional Fiction Series

  • The Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan

  • The 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan

  • *The Mysteries Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart

  • *A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)

  • Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis

  • Animorph series by K.A. Applegate

  • Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

  • Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix

  • The Logan Family series by Mildred D. Taylor

  • The Tillerman Cycle series by Cynthia Voigt

  • Life As We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer



Popular Fiction Authors

  • Walter Dean Myers (sports; realistic fiction dealing with growing up & city life)

    • *Hoops

    • The Outside Shot

    • *Slam!

    • *Sunrise Over Fallujah

    • *Somewhere in the Darkness

    • *Scorpions

    • *Fallen Angles

    • *Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid

    • *The Dream Bearers



  • Jerry Spinelli (adventure, mystery)

    • Crash

    • Eggs

    • Smiles to Go

    • *Wringer

    • *Stargirl

    • *Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?




  • Carl Hiaasen (adventure; mystery)

    • *Hoot

    • Chomp

    • *Scat

    • Flush

    • Skink—No Surrender




  • Gary Paulsen (adventure)

    • *Hatchet

    • *Brian’s Winter

    • *Brian’s Return

    • *Brian’s Hunt

    • *The River

    • *The Island

    • Crush




  • Mike Lupica (sports)

  • *Fast Break

  • *Fantasy League

  • Travel Team

  • *Heat

  • *The Big Field

  • Two Minute Drill

  • Batboy

  • Safe at Home

  • Hero

  • True Legend




  • John Feinstein (sports)

    • Cover Up—Mystery at the Super Bowl

    • Last Shot

    • A Final Four Mystery

    • Change Up—Mystery at the World Series



  • Matt Christopher (sports)

  • *The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

  • *Miracle at the Plate

  • *The Homerun Kid Races On

  • *Power Pitcher

  • *Soccer Hero

  • *Soccer Duel

  • *Football Double Threat

  • *Tough to Tackle

  • *Catch That Pass!

  • *Hot Shot




  • Caroline B. Cooney (mystery, horror, romance)

    • *Flash Fire

    • The Lost Songs

    • Three Black Swans

    • *Enter Three Witches

    • They Never Came Back

    • Freeze Tag

    • *Mummy

    • *Diamonds in the Shadow

    • *Hush Little Baby

    • Burning Up for Love

    • Two Twins

    • *The Terrorist

    • *Operation: Homefront




  • Christopher Paul Curtis (historical)

    • *Bud, Not Buddy

    • *The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

    • *Elijah of Buxton


Other Great Fiction Books

  • *Wonder by R.J. Palacio

  • *The Last Shot by Darcy Frey

  • High Heat by Carl Deuker

  • *Holes by Louis Sachar

  • *The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

  • *Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings

  • Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth

  • Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

  • Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper

  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

  • *The B.F.G. by Roald Dahl

  • Criss Cross by Lynne Ray Perkins

  • Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

  • The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch

  • The Legend of Buddy Bush by Sheila P. Moses

  • The View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts

  • *Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

  • *Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

  • *Nothing But The Truth by Avi

  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

  • *A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

  • *The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

  • *When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimerly Willis Holt

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

  • *Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

  • Witness by Karen Hesse

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

  • The Lost World by Michael Crichton

  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

  • The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick

  • *Rules by Cynthia Lord

  • *Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

  • Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

  • Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

  • The Name of the Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

  • The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

  • Nothing to Fear by Jackie French Koller

  • Bird In a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney

  • Dive!: My Adventures in the Deep Frontier by Sylvia Earle

  • I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

  • Hidden Talents by David Lubar

  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

  • Moses in Egypt by Lynne Reid Banks

  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Katie DiCamillo

  • Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon

  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

  • The Invention of Huge Cabret by Brian Selznick

  • China Boy by Gus Lee

  • Firegirl by Tony Abbott

  • Am I Blue? Coming Out of the Silence by Marion Dane Bauer (collection of short stories)



Non-Fiction

  • The McElderry Book of Greek Myths retold by Eric A. Kimmel

  • Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimmer

  • Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, & His Revolutionary Transformation by Marfe Ferguson Delano

  • *Michael Jordan: Legends in Sports by Matt Christopher

  • Peyton Manning by Samuel Willard Crompton

  • *Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend by Bill Russell with Alan Steinberg

  • No Limits: The Will to Succeed by Michael Phelps with Alan Abrahamson

  • Tony Hawk: Professional Skateboarder by Tony Hawk

  • It’s Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong

  • Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand by Mike Yorkey

  • Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life by Eric LeGrand

  • Jesse Owens: A Biography by Jacqueline Edmondson

  • Jim Thorpe by Ellen Labrecque

  • Babe Ruth: A Twentieth-Century Life by Wilborn Hampton

  • Apolo Anton Ohno by Rebecca Aldridge

  • Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey by Tim Tebow

  • Michelle Obama by Michael V. Uschan

  • Oprah Winfrey: Global Media Leader by Katherine Krohn

  • Spike Lee by Dennis Abrams

  • Michael Jackson: King of Pop by Mark K. Pratt

  • The Beatles by David M. Haugen

  • Ray Charles: Musician by Janet Hubbard-Brown

  • Frederick Douglass by John R. McKivigan

  • *Langston Hughes: A Biography by Milton Meltzer

  • Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges

  • Albert Einstein: The Miracle Mind by Tabatha Yeatts

  • Walter Dean Myers by Myrna Dee Marler

  • Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers

  • Jerry Spinelli by Tracey Baptiste

  • Knots in My Yo-Yo Strings: The Autobiography of a Kid by Jerry Spinelli

  • My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen





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