Summer Reading List – 6TH GRADERS

July 23, 2013


I have been asked by a few parents if Lawrence Public Schools had a summer reading list. Unfortunately we do not, but as a resource for parents and family members that want to help their child move forward I am posting the summer reading list for the Community Day Charter School. I hope that this will be helpful.

Incoming 6th graders were asked to pick at least 3 of the books from these suggested titles:

  • Postcard  Abbott
  • Under the Royal Palms  Ada
  • The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio  Alexander
  • The High King  Lloyd Alexander
  • How Tia Lola Came to Stay Julia Alverez
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent Julia Alverez
  • In the Time of the Butterflies Julia Alverez
  • Return to Sender Julia Alverez
  • Quinceanera  Julia Alverez
  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda   Angleberger
  • Trophy Kid, Or, How I Was Adopted by the Rich and Famous  Atinsky
  • From Alice to Zen and Everyone in Between   Atkinson
  • The Seer of Shadows by Avi
  • The Lost Years of Merlin  Barron
  • Science Fiar:  A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense, and a Very Nervious Frog  Barry
  • No Castles Here Bauer
  • Ring of Racamadour Beil
  • The Goblin Wood  Bell
  • The World According to Humphrey  Bimey
  • Chance Fortune and the Outlaws Berryhill
  • Penderwicks  Birdsall
  • Spiderwick Chronicles  Black
  • Tennyson  Blume
  • Princess Plot Boie
  • Dustin Grubbs One Man Show Bonk
  • Darwood Breen
  • The Wish Giver  Brittian
  • The Secret Garden   Burnett
  • Ender’s Game   Card
  • Scarlett Cassidy
  • The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisnaros
  • No Talking Clements
  • Frindle Clements
  • My Name is Henry Bibb Cooper
  • Free Baeball Corbett
  • Absolutely Normal Chaos  Creech
  • The Wanderer  Creech
  • Bud, Not Buddy Curtis
  • Catherine, Called Birdy  Cusman
  • The Mouse and the Motercycle Cleary
  • Matilda  Roald Dahl
  • The Twits Roald Dhal
  • Lifting the Sky D’Arge
  • Tales of Despereaux    DiCamillo
  • The Magician’s Elephant  DiCamillo
  •  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  DiCamillo
  • The London Eye Mystery Dowd
  • The City of Ember Du Prau
  • Hungry Eason
  • Last Shot, A Final Four Shot  Feinstein
  • The Entertainer and the Dybbuk Fleischman
  • Toby Alone   Fombelle
  • Johnny Tremain    Forbes
  • The Girl Who Could Fly Forester
  • Inkheart  Funke
  • The Aguero Sisters  Garcia
  • Dragon Slippers   George
  • My Side of the Mountain   George
  • On the Far Side of the Mountain  George
  • How To Survive Middle School   Gephart
  • Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs Gilson
  • The Liberation of Gabriel King  K.L. Going
  • Hide and Seek   Grant
  • Closed for the Season Hahn
  • Witch Catcher Hahn
  • Rapunzel’s Revenge  Hale
  • 1001 Cranes Hirahara
  • Middle School Is Wore than Meatloaf   Holm
  • Mike Stellar:  Nerves of Steel   Holt
  • Bunnicula  Howe
  • The Celery Stalks At Midnight Howe
  • Redwall  Brian Jacques
  • Genie Scheme  Jones
  • The Color of My Words   Joseph
  • Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes  Kenedy
  • Greetings from Planet Earth  Kerley
  • Swindle Karman
  • Savvy Law
  • Questors  Lennon
  • Confetti Girl  Lopez
  • Thornspell  Lowe
  • Ann of Green Gables Montgomery
  • Fablehaven Mull
  • Half and Half  Namioka
  • Ties That Bind Namioka
  • Herbert’s Wormhole  Nelson
  • Heart of a Shepherd Parry
  • Hatchet  Paulsen
  • Lawn Boy  Pausen
  • The Magic Thief  Prineas
  • Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper  Reisman
  • Stormbreaker  Alex Rider
  • Skeleton Key Alex Rider
  • My Vicksburg  Rinaldi 
  • Harry Potter  Rowling
  • The Lightning Thief  Rick Riordan
  • Esperanza Rising  Ryan
  • California, Here We Come  Ryan
  • Mudville Scarletta
  • Lost Time  Schmid
  • The Hope Chest  Schwabach
  • Farwalker’s Quest  Sensel
  • Tomorrow’s Magic  Service
  • Changeling  Sherman
  • Jolted:  Newton Starker’s Rules for Survival  Slade
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret  Selznick
  • Tofu and T. Rex    Smith
  • Any of the Series of Unfortunate Events  Snicket
  • Maniac McGee  Spinelli
  • Dussie  Springer
  • Accidental Love Gary Soto
  • Burried Onions Gary Soto
  • Crazy Weekend  Gary Soto
  • Facts of Life Gary Soto
  • Novino Boy Gary Soto
  • Petty Crimes  Gary Soto
  • Seventh Grade  Gary Soto
  • Taking Sides  Gary Soto
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey  Stewert
  • Blind Mountain   Thomas
  • The Girl Lucky Moon  Timberlake
  • The Hobbit  Tolkien
  • Click Here (To Find Out How I survived Seventh Grade) Vega
  • Elissa’s Quest Verrilto
  • It’s Only Temporary  Warner
  • Way Down Deep  White
  • Leepike Ridge  Wilson
  • Dealing With Dragons  Wrede
  • When the Circus Came to Town   Yep
  • The Starfisher   Yep
  • Sword of the Rightful King Yolen

About pavelpayano

Pavel Payano graduated with a BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2006. After graduation he became the Outreach Director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. He served in this role until 2007 when he joined the staff of Congresswoman Tsongas becoming her Special Assistant and Immigration Specialist. In June 2011 he graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Masters of Science in Public Affairs. Mr. Payano is an active member of the Lawrence community; in 2010 he co-founded the Greater Lawrence Young Professionals Network, an organization that hopes to bridge the gap between local government, business leaders and young professionals who care about the development and well being of the greater Lawrence communities. He is also serving his second term as a Lawrence School Committee member.

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