Good Reading for Sixth Grade

Grape Thief

By Kristine Franklin

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In 1925, in a small Washington State community made up of families from different ethnic backgrounds, twelve-year-old Cuss tries to stay in school as he watches his schoolmates drop out and struggle to make a living.

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Gossamer

By Lois Lowry

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While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.

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The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio

By Lloyd Alexander

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Naive and bumbling Carlo, his shady camel-puller Baksheesh, and Shira, a girl determined to return home, follow a treasure map through the deserts and cities of the infamous Golden Road, as mysterious strangers try in vain to point them toward real treasures.
 

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Flush

By Carl Hiaasen

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With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.

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Dragon Slippers

By Jessica Day George

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Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and inherits a simple pair of blue slippers that can either save or destroy her kingdom.

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Charlotte's Rose

By Ann Edwards Cannon

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As a twelve-year-old Welsh immigrant carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856, she comes to love the baby as her own and fear the day the baby's father will reclaim her.

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Alabama Moon

By Watt Key

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After the death of his reclusive father, ten-year-old Moon Blake survives alone in the Alabama wilderness. When he fails to escape government officials, he ends up in reform school where he discovers the power of friendship.

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A Long Way From Chicago

By Richard Peck

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Every summer brings new adventures when Joey and Mary Alice visit their grandmother and watch as she tells whoppers, outwits the sheriff, and secretly does a few good deeds along the way.

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