What are the best books for sixth-grade children?

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    #1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Michael Vasquez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I bought Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for my granddaughter and she is completely enchanted with the book. It makes me so happy to see her rush home to read more every night. So happy with this purchase."
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    #2The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

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    Gerald Wilson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is an excellent book in a popular series. The movies are good too but I'm not sure how the violence translates from the books. The would be a good book for sixth-graders if the book isn't violent because there are several books in the series so they would be kept interested and busy for a while. I don't know if I'd let my kid under 12 read them but everyone is different. "
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    #3The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)

    The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)
    The Lost Hero, the first book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, is centered on three new demigods: Jason, Piper, and Leo who go on a journey with their newly discovered powers to look for a lost hero and fulfill a long-awaited prophecy.

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    Bobby Elliott
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Lost Hero is listed as a good selection for grades 5-9, so I'd say that my 12 year old kid in 6th grade will enjoy this book. He was a fan of the Percy Jackson books by the same author, and generally loves stories that blend social realism and the supernatural. "
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    #4A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
    A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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    Sean Diaz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "a great book for young children. keeps them engaged."
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    #5Bridge to Terabithia

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Jess and Leslie started a unique friendship. The other day, they were competing against each other. The next day, they were inseparable. Together, they created the magical world of Terabithia where imagination is their only limit.

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    Maria Cruz
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Competition with this group of children is not a good experience. "
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    #6The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    Not every adolescent girl is accused of killing, send to trial and found guilty. But this is exactly the story of Charlotte Doyle. A girl whose strong ideas and actions may offend you, but this is her truth. 

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    Harry Chapman
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "The cover of this really made me wonder what my daughter had brought home. It looked pretty cheesy and boring, honestly. When she started telling me about it though, I got curious enough to continue to ask her for updates as she read. It turns out to be a surprisingly gritty tale, while in the end preserving Charlotte as positive role model for my girl. "
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    #7Number the Stars

    Number the Stars
    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry follows the journey of a Jewish family escaping from Copenhagen during the ruthless days of World War II. This novel also shows the strong power of friendship and how solid bonds can move people.
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    Patricia Castañeda
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Such an important book for children who are learning about the Holocaust. My child brought this home one day from their school's library, and after hearing what it was about, I picked it up and thumbed through it. Before I knew it, I borrowed the book to read for myself! I know this is a fictional book, but as I read it, I could vividly see the pictures of what was happening in my head. I loved how the friendship grew into family connections, and seeing that two different families from different cultures worked together to keep everyone safe."
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    #8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The story revolves around Harry Potter's sixth year in Hogwarts. Their class learned to apparate and Harry found a book that helped him in his potions class. More adventures and mysteries await him.
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    Albert Simmons
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of the best Harry Potter books. When my daughter was in sixth grade she took a instant liking to the Harry Potter books in general. This book is easy for a sixth grade child to read but doesn't feel like it is being dumbed down for them. As I myself have also reason this book I would highly recommend it for all ages not just sixth graders."
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    #9Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry and his friends is already on their last year at Hogwarts but the adventure still continues. The battle will begin and many lives will be lost. 
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    Carolyn Woods
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I couldn't put this book down, it totally absorbed me. I've followed this series for years, and it's amazing how far it's come. This book is much darker and sophisticated in tone, and matches the growth of the characters."
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    #10Fablehaven

    Fablehaven

    Fablehaven is the first book in Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series. Published by Shadow Mountain on June 14, 2006, Fablehaven is about Kendra and her brother Seth and their quest to save Fablehaven.

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    Jerry Franklin
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "My kid is a sixth grader and is a huge fantasy fan and is really into series like The Lord of the Rings and such. So I wanted to find a book that would be written more for his age group and easier to read on his own. He hasn't been able to put it down! He really enjoys reading it and I am so happy to see him read rather than playing video games. When he is finished I may have to read it myself!"
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    #11Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The third installment in Harry Potter book series. The story revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter. He also discovered all about Sirius Balck and his parents. 

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    Jeremy Carlson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a great novel for sixth-grade students. It provides the perfect amount of challenge to their ability, and is one of the last Harry Potter novels before the series starts to take a truly dark turn."
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    #12The Giver

    The Giver

    The Giver is a book by Lois Lowry that tells the story of Jonas, a boy who lives in a very structured society where everyone has a role. He will soon discover what his role is meant to be, and it will change his life.

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    Jean Larson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Great book for the kids."
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    #13The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Roger Hopkins
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "i think this is a great option"
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    #14Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry potter series. The story revolves around how Harry get past through Lord Voldemort once again. The quidditch cup is also happening and Harry will make sure he will see it. 
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    Jerry Gibson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book keeps the excellent track record of great books in the series. The story is captivating and very well written. Its something that will capture the attention of sixth graders that are into the series. The story is so good that even some who have not read the series will be intrigued by it. It will bring joy to the entire family as the book is suitable for all members. "
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    #15Emily's Runaway Imagination

    Emily's Runaway Imagination

    Emily's Runaway Imagination is a book by Beverly Cleary that tells the story of the young girl named Emily. She is a very imaginative girl who can go miles just for the sake of fulfilling her imaginations. 

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    Amanda Harper
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This book is exiting for a sixth -grade children. Children loves pretend play and are full of active imagination. This book satisfies the curiosity of children and will be fun for them to imagine. I think it will help children to be more creative by reading the book."
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    #16The Lost Scrolls: Earth (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Earth (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Earth is one of the books in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series by Michael Teitelbaum with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. This is a repackage edition by Nickelodeon released in January 2007.

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    Heather Watkins
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I bought this for my daughter several years ago and she really enjoyed it. She was a huge fan of the Avatar series, and these were exactly what I needed to get her away from the tv and put her nose in a book."
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    #17Redwoods

    Redwoods

    Redwoods is a children's non-fiction graphic novel originally published in 2009. This picture book was written and illustrated by Jason Chin. It tells the story of a young boy as he discovers the wonders of Redwood trees.

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    Matthew Willis
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "If you have children, you need to find a copy of Redwoods. This was a wonderful children's book with amazing illustrations to accompany it. Bonding with natures is one of my families favorite pastimes. I have two children and we go camping every summer. It's a delight to find a book that I can read and share with them that relates to our summer trips. I felt that this is the perfect reading companion before and after our trips because my kids really get into the outdoor activities through this book. They're always pointing out relevant things they learned from the book and are so excited to explore and adventure when we're out bonding with nature."
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    #18The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

    The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

    The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau is a children's literature picture book written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino and it was originally published in 2009. This graphic novel tells the story of Ocean Ambassador Jacques Cousteau.

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    Andrew Robinson
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a good book for young ones still in grade school. It has really fascinating illustrations mixed with literature, a fun graphic novel."
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    #19Cowardly Clyde

    Cowardly Clyde
    Cowardly Clyde is a children's photo book authored by Bill Peet. It was first published in 1984 by HMH Books. It is about a coward war horse who thought he could at least act bravely if he cannot be brave.
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    Matthew Hernandez
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Cowardly Clyde is a fun little adventure about an old war house that has to overcome his fears. It's a great book to read to kids and will probably become one of their favorites."
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    #20Mindbenders and Brainbusters

    Mindbenders and Brainbusters
    Mindbenders and Brainbusters: THe Ultimate Avatar Challenge is a quiz book created by Avatar: The Last Airbender author Michael Teitelbaum. It was published in September 2008. It contains a quiz for avid Avatar fans.
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    Harry Stewart
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "This series seems to keep my sixth grader spellbound, and hey, her English grade has been climbing as a result. The way to learn is to read I guess. The trick is to find a genre that sucks them in, and Michael Teitelbaum had created a dandy. "
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    #21Ancient Thunder

    Ancient Thunder
    Ancient Thunder is a picture book written and illustrated by Leo Yerxa, an artist of Ojibwa ancestry. The book is a tribute to wild horses who helped the First Peoples. It was published by Groundwood Books in 2012.
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    Austin Long
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "I have two kids. My oldest is starting 6th grade and thankfully she prefers to stay in and read books as oppose to stirring up trouble on the playgrounds. Less worrying for me I suppose! Well I ran across this wonderful book called Ancient Thunder. How did I run across it? I found it in my daughters room. Apparently it was one of the books she received as a gift from my sister. Now Ancient Thunder is a picture book written and illustrated by Leo Yerxa. A little background on Mr. Yerxa, show's that he's an artist of Ojibwa ancestry. This book is wonderful. It's a tribute to wild horses. The illustrations are breath taking and stories behind it are just enough to give you some background on the illustrations. I found this book beautiful and inspiring and I believe it's a great book for children still in their intermediate and middle school ages to really enjoy and appreciate. I know I liked it for someone in their 40's so I'm going to say there's really no age restriction for how much you can truly enjoy this book, Ancient Thunder is going on our bookshelves."
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    #22A Birthday For Frances

    A Birthday For Frances

    A Birthday For Frances (Frances the Badger) is written by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban. This is a birthday-themed, children's book published in 2002 by Harper Collins.

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    Amit Pawar
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "My son picked this up randomly at the book fair when we gave him a budget and he went a little overboard. The book ended up being way below his reading level and we are saving it for our toddler. The story is nice, but it is definitely a longer preschool/kindergarten level book."
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    #23Pink and Say

    Pink and Say

    Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco is a fiction children's literature originally published in 1994. This novel was written and illustrated by Polacco and was released by Philomel Books. It follows the story of two American Civil war soldiers.

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    Peter Flores
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I have a sixth grade nephew that likes to read so I bought him Pink and Say. They told me it was one of the best books they've read. Not only is it an interesting fiction work, but its based in the Civil War."
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    #24Love Potion No. 8

    Love Potion No. 8
    Love Potion No. 8 is the last book in the Avatar: The Last Airbender Ready-to-Read Level 3 series written by Molly Reisner with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. It was made for ages six and up and was published in 2008.
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    Gregory Sanchez
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "A very basic book for the young fans of the animated show Avatar. The book tells of a story not seen on the TV and is entertaining in that aspect of exploring new areas and characters unique to it. It builds the young characters up even further, with some romance here and there, and allows you to further imagine behind the scenes of a small event that took place during the nickelodeon TV show."
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    #25Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar

    Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar

    Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar is a book by Mitsumasa Anno and Masaichiro Anno. It is a math learning books for kids. This fun book is packed with simple text that can be easily understood by young readers. 

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    Hugo Navarro
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "This is a really nice book for adults or kids. I picked this up for my niece who is in the sixth-grade. She said it's probably her favorite book she has read, which means a lot considering how often she reads. I don't have anything negative to say, she really enjoy it."
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    #26Jeeves in the Morning

    Jeeves in the Morning

    Jeeves in the Morning is a British comedic fiction and eighth novel in Jeeves series written by P. G. Wodehouse first published in 1946 by Doubleday & Co. 

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    Andrew Morales
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I was looking for something for my 10 year old to read, and I came across this great series. I frequently read these to her before bed and she is always excited to hear what happens next. This is 8th book in the series and it continues to draw on a bunch of funny characters (including Bertie Wooster(Jeeves!)) on crazy adventures. Despite being a kids book, it actually keeps me entertained as I read them to my daughter, who loves them."
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    #27Different Just Like Me

    Different Just Like Me

    Different Just Like Me is a Cultural, Children's Picture Books written and illustrated by Lori Mitchell. It was published July 1, 2001 by Charlesbridge.

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    Kathy Hill
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I bought the book Different Just Like Me for my daughter who struggles with self esteem issues and she loved it. It helped her and made her feel better. "
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    #28The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday

    The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday

    The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday (The Berenstain Bears) is a birthday-themed, children's book written by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain. It is published in 1986 by Random House Books for Young Readers.

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    Justin Fields
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This book gets good reviews but I think the target age good is a good bit younger than sixth grade."
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    #29Thunder Cake

    Thunder Cake

    Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 1990. This book tells the story of a grandmother telling her scared granddaughter that the storm clouds were ingredients for her specialty cake.

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    Karen Elliott
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Yes, it is a great solution. The book is appropriate for sixth0grade children and the descripotion is interesting."
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    #30Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry

    Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry
    Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry is a book by Cindy Neuschwander that tells the story of Zills family. They visited Egypt and siblings Matt and Bibi got trapped in a pyramid. Their math knowledge will save them and help them escape. 
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    Marilyn Hayes
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Read this about 3 times with my little one and it is very good. My 6 year old enjoys it and definitely wants me to read it to him every single night. Good one for kids that are into Egypt or just good in general. My niece even enjoys it."
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    #31The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular

    The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular

    The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular is a fairy tale novel written and illustrated by Violet Plum which was first published in 2014. This book follows the story of Princess Primrose who wants to be loved by everyone.

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    Humberto Bravo
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "A book about a princess who loves everyone or who wants to be loved by everyone the Great Book for young kids to read so they can learn to speak and talk correctly"
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    #32Life Strategies For Teens

    Life Strategies For Teens

    Life Strategies For Teens written by Jay McGraw is a New York Times bestselling self-help book for kids. McGraw features here the Ten Laws of Life. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2000 by Touchstone.

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    Andrea Welch
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I'm not a fan of Dr. Phil at all. I have seen some of the things that his son has done that I liked, but given that this is based off of his father's book for adults, I have absolutely no interest in this for my child."
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    #33The Lost Scrolls: Air (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Air (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Air is one of the books in the Avatar: the Last Airbender series by Michael Teitelbaum with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. This is a repackage edition by Nickelodeon published in January 2007.

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    Joan Hoffman
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This is a fine book, not the best. I would recommend other books."
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    #34The Knight and the Dragon

    The Knight and the Dragon

    The Knight and the Dragon is a book by Tomie dePaola that tells the story of a Knight and a Dragon who will prepare for their fight. The Knight will search the library and the Dragon will ask his ancestors. 

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    James Fields
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Knight and the Dragon is a great book. But is it for sixth grade children? Well, if your child has been kicked in the head by a horse, maybe. If you guzzled gallons of vodka every week during your pregnancy, then probably. If yours is a normal child, then no. This book is more suited for preschoolers. Its ~30 pages, and is as simple as a 30 page book should be."
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    #35Junkyard Wonders

    Junkyard Wonders
    Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 2010. This book tells the story of Trisha and the new school she has transferred to. Junkyard Wonders is based on the author's childhood.
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    Concepción Núñez
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This would be an excellent choice for reading materials for sixth-grade children. This book touches on the topic of children with special needs and the profound need for acceptance. Children of this age group are at that pivotal point in life where they can decide to do something good and right or stay in their own world not touching others."
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    #36G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book

    G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book

    G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book is a book by David Schwartz that presents each alphabet as an equivalent of a mathematical term. The illustrations are fun and creative, it will surely capture the attention of young learners. 

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    Lucy Liu
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "G is for Googol is just a really neat concept book. As a parent I hate math, I was horrible at it as a child and in school and my 7 year old was too, till we got this book. Now he is really interested in it. It presents a very creative way of learning math that I feel, as a math hater, is more than suitable for children as young as 5 and as old as 12, or in some cases, like me, 40! Really, I cannot recommend this enough."
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    #37The Lemonade Club

    The Lemonade Club
    The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 2007. This book tells the story of Miss Wichelman's fifth-grade class and her lesson about 'when life gives you lemon, make lemonade'.
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    Philip Walters
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "The Lemonade Club is a great story written by Patricia Polacco. It tells the story of a fifth-grade teacher with a lesson that every child should know before reaching adulthood, 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade'. We go through so many struggles in life and have so many ups/downs. This book teaches such a valuable lesson and should be in all parents repertoire."
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    #38Beyond Infinity: A MatheMATTical Adventure

    Beyond Infinity: A MatheMATTical Adventure
    Beyond Infinity is a book by Charles Fischer that tells a story about Matt. He will discover a computer that leads him to a different dimension where he will solve mathematical problems. 


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    Christopher Mason
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This book is very good for a sixth grader to read, it will make them solve mathematical problems, and it's a fun way to teach them. I would recommend this to any one who is wanting to teach a kid math."
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    #39The Library Dragon

    The Library Dragon
    The Library Dragon is a book by Carmen Agra Deedy that tells the story of a retiring librarian who will be mad to Sunrise Elementary School administration because they will pull out all the books in the library. 
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    Lisa Walsh
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "My daughter really loved this book. She has read it at least five times. I read a bit of the book and it has a good story."
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    #40Zipper: The Kid with ADHD

    Zipper: The Kid with ADHD

    Zipper: The Kid with ADHD is a book by Caroline Janover that tells the story of a smart boy with ADHD. People cannot understand him because he is so hyper with the high impulse to do things. 

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    Xiang Yang
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "My 6th grader loves these books! This series is his favorite."
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    #41The Lost Scrolls: Fire (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Fire (Avatar)
    The Lost Scrolls: Fire is one of the books in the Avatar: the Last Airbender series by Michael Teitelbaum with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. This is a repackage edition by Nickelodeon released in 2007.

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    Brandon Barnes
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "Sixth grade children love video games and anime. There is a book called The Lost Scrolls: Fire (Avatar) that is great book for sixth graders because it is based on a popular anime."
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    #42Edmund's Lunch

    Edmund's Lunch

    Edmund's Lunch is a children's literature graphic novel written and illustrated by Violet Plum and was published in 2014. This book tells the story of Edmund and his lunch who is often teased because of its unique food content.

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    John Garza
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "this book is way too easy for a sixth grader, I would say to find something more advanced!"
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    #43Out of My Mind

    Out of My Mind

    Out of My Mind is a bestselling children's book by Sharon M. Draper. It tells the story of Melody Brooks, a ten-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. Melody overcomes her challenges and proves to everyone that she is capable of great things.

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    Samantha Jackson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "A good book for middle schoolers with a good lesson. The main character is very relatable, especially for middle school girls. It is easy for the reader to empathize with her and to gain a greater awareness of life with a disease such as cerebral palsy. "
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    #44My Name Is Yoon

    My Name Is Yoon

    My Name Is Yoon is a picture book created by Helen Recorvits and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska. It is published in 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR).

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    Amit Khan
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a great book, but I found that it was more geared toward my younger kid, who is in 2nd grade. If anything, it would have been perfect for the kids when they were just starting to read on their own, around kindergarten age. Still a great book, just not the best option for my 6th grader."
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    #45How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

    How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself
    How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself is a children's how-to book by Robert Paul Smith and illustrated by Elinor Goulding Smith (Illustrator). This book is a 2010 reprint of the original 1958 version. 
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    Evelyn Moore
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This book deserves to be a classic. It evinces a wry and sweet sense of humor in the title that gets to the heart of how children that are maybe just a bit more solitary and 'odd ' might feel. It has pics, a good addition for the bored and curious child. The topic is highly on point. Ironically, given the title, it makes a great parent/child share book, and a way for inquisitive parents to discover what makes their introspective child tick, without being grossly intrusive."
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    #46Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book)

    Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book)

    Water, Water Everywhere is the fourth book in The Sluggers series written by Loren Lon and Phil Bildner which centers on a baseball team trying to raise money to pay off the Payne family's big-league debt. 

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    Janet Ward
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "My 6th grade son LOVED reading this book. It brought two of his passions together, his love of reading and his love of baseball. It's hard to find books that he enjoys so I hit the jackpot with this book. "
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    #47Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective

    Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective

    Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective is a children's book written by Alexei Maxim Russell. It tells the story of Trueman Bradley, a detective with Asperger's Syndrome who uses his condition to his advantage rather than let it deter him.

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    Richard Robertson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I remember reading Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective when I was in middle school. This book showcases how a handicap can be turned into an advantage."
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    #48Carl's Birthday

    Carl's Birthday

    Carl's Birthday (Good Dog, Carl #8) is a children's picture book written by Alexandra Day. The story is about the dog Carl and his upcoming birthday. This book is published in 1997 by Farrar, Straus and Grioux (BYR) publisher.

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    Nicholas Hall
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I was looking up kids books for my daughter. I came across this book, Carl's Birthday and it sounded really good and looked cool. It seems to have good reviews too. I got it home and my daughter loves it. I would recommend this book. "
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    #49Comics Squad: Recess!

    Comics Squad: Recess!

    Comics Squad: Recess! is a graphic novel written by Jennifer L. Holm published on July 8, 2014 by Random House Books for Young Readers. It is an anthology in comics form by different comic creators.

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    Ralph Douglas
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "My sixth grade son absolutely loves comic books, so I thought this would be a fun read for him. Boy was I right! I especially enjoyed how the comics are from different creators, so he can explore the different styles and we can discuss what he liked and didn't like. Now he's asking for other books in the Comics Squad series. Perfect for middle school children."
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    #50Pumpkin Jack

    Pumpkin Jack

    Pumpkin Jack is a children's literary fiction book written and illustrated by Will Hubbell. This graphic novel was originally published in 2000. It tells the story of Tim's lantern which he called Pumpkin Jack.

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    Larry Hayes
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I got the book Pumpkin Jack for my nephew, who is in 6th grade. It's his new favorite book. He can't wait until October so he can carve a pumpkin. "
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    #51The Bee Tree

    The Bee Tree
    The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 1993. This book tells the story of little Mary Ellen and her grandfather as they hunt for bee trees in the wilderness. 
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    Joan Fields
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a great book for a child seeking adventure. The images are bright, colorful, and well illustrated. The story is adorable and inspirational for a young reader. "
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    #52The Pink Motel

    The Pink Motel

    The Pink Motel is a children's mystery adventure book written by Carol Ryrie Brink and illustrated by Sheila Greenwald. This tells the mystery in a newly-inherited motel in Florida. This book is published in 1993 by Aladdin Paperbacks.

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    David Hawkins
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The Pink Motel is a wonderful children's tale but it seems to be better served for younger kids than my sixth grader. I wish I would have thought to give this to him a few years earlier; as it turns out, I'm the one enjoying it the most now because it was one of my favorites upon its release when I was 9 years old!"
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    #53Good Night, Little Bear (Little Golden Book)

    Good Night, Little Bear (Little Golden Book)

    Good Night, Little Bear is a book by Patsy Scarry that tells the story of the little bear who is hiding from his parents. He hides in the places where he can be seen but his father can't still find him. 

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    Howard Pearson
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "This book is for toddlers. It is not for children in the sixth grade. This is for children under 5 years old."
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    #54The Boy Who Loved Math

    The Boy Who Loved Math

    The Boy Who Loved Math is a book by Deborah Heiligman that tells the story of Paul Erdos and his love for Mathematics. This book teaches readers how that Math is an interesting subject that should never be taken for granted.

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    Anthony Gordon
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "After reading this book I felt like a child again. To the days where I was just pondering about the world of putting apples in a bag and taking away bananas. I want to share this book to all my little cousins. Especially Mikey who just seems to want to play with his toys."
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    #55Walt Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Walt Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Walt Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice is retold through the vibrant illustrations of Little Golden Books. It tells the story of how Mickey, who is apprenticed to a sorcerer, attempts to use magic to do work.

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    Nathan Perkins
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "The Sorcer's Apprentice is the book retelling of Fantasia's famous mickey mouse cartoon segment with the buckets and chores. In true little golden book fashion it's really well done and entertaining. You won't mind reading it to your kids and they will love having it read to them."
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    #56Rain Reign

    Rain Reign

    Rain Reign is a children's book written by Ann M. Martin. It tells the story of Rose, a girl with Asperger's Syndrome, and a stray dog she named Rain. After a series of mishaps, Rose discovers that Rain already belongs to someone else.

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    Julio Carrasco
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "A good read designed to build empathy with those with a different outlook on life. Great for early development and child safe. May not hold everyone's attention, but it is something you can feel good about as a parent. "
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    #57Eloise Wilkin Storie

    Eloise Wilkin Storie

    Eloise Wilkin Storie is a book by Golden Books that contains rhymes, prayers, and poems with cute illustrations that will make every kid want to read it. It is illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. 

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    Alan Reynolds
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I always feel like Eloise is geared more to a younger age than sixth-grade but I still think that a sixth grader could enjoy it. "
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    #58Apples and Pumpkins

    Apples and Pumpkins
    Apples and Pumpkins is a children's literary fiction book written by Anne Rockwell with the help of illustrator artist Lizzy Rockwell. This picture book was originally published in 1988. 
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    Brian Salazar
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "While Apples and Pumpkins is a great book for young, learning minds, I feel that by sixth grade, a child's reading level should be above this. To that end, while it's a good book for children, there are better options for a child in this age bracket, so I cannot rate it highly."
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    #59Echo

    Echo
    Echo is a historical fiction novel written by Pam Muñoz Ryan which centers follows the lives of three sisters after they meet Otto lost and alone in a forbidden forest. This has won the 2016 Newbery Honor Book at the New York Times. 


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    Amber Hicks
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a great solution to the topic. The book is targeted towards grades 5-8 so it fits the 6th grade age range they are looking for. This books has around 300 reviews and a good rating, but of course all books are subjective. Based on all of these factors it seems to be a great solution. "
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    #60Billy And Blaze

    Billy And Blaze

    Billy And Blaze: A Boy And His Pony (Billy & Blaze) is a children's book featuring a horse written by C.W. Anderson. This tells the story of Billy who receives Blaze, a pony, as a gift. Published in 1992 by Aladdin.

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    Michael Garrett
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I got this book for my sixth grader, and it was a little below his reading level. The book seemed outdated and somewhat ismple for someone of that age. He said it wasn't a bad read, but just tad boring."
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    #61The Three Little Pigs (Little Golden Book)

    The Three Little Pigs (Little Golden Book)

    The three little pigs is a book by RH Disney that tells the story of three little cute pigs and a big bad wolf who wants to eat them. They will hide for their lives and hopefully, they will be saved.  

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    Joyce Hill
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This Little Golden Book is a classic through and through. No matter who you are you've heard of The Three Little Pigs. Never too old or too young, I would highly suggest this for sixth grade readers easily."
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    #62Inch by Inch

    Inch by Inch

    Inch by Inch is a New York Times Best Illustrated Book written by Leo Lionni which introduces an inchworm who can measure anything under the sun, from a robin’s tail to a toucan’s beak.

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    Han Yao
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "This was recommended to me as great for sixth-grade children. But it seems only for those who read at a second-grade level. The art is boring and the story is too trite for even the youngest of children. They are much better books our there for a sixth-grade child"
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    #63Sophie's Squash

    Sophie's Squash

    Sophie's Squash is a children's fiction book written by Pat Zietlow Miller and it was illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. This graphic novel was originally published in 2013 and it won the Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text.

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    Christina Hart
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "As someone who is somewhat into the farm/farm market scene, I really appreciate this book! I donated a copy to a local school, to help foster appreciation of farms and small scale agriculture, and I think for anyone else, this book is great for that."
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    #64Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman is a children's literature book written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by David Diaz. This picture book follows the story of an African-American athlete.

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    Andrew Ellis
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Wilma Unlimited is a great book for sixth-grade children. The subject matter is very good for children. It also teaches good values."
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    #65Harry and the Lady Next Door

    Harry and the Lady Next Door

    Harry and the Lady Next Door is the first installment in the Harry the Dog series written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham. With over 60 pages, this children's book is published in 1960 by HarperCollins.

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    #66The Neptune Project

    The Neptune Project
    The Neptune Project is the first book in the science fiction series The Neptune Project written by Polly Holyoke which centers on Nere who feels more comfortable in the water than the land and finds out the truth behind it. 
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    Debra Howard
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a good book for young adults. The book helps with coming of age and realizing who we are and why it's ok to be different."
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    #67A Worm's Tale

    A Worm's Tale

    A Worm's Tale is a children's picture book written by Barbro Lindgren and illustration made by Cecilia Torudd, which a story of Arthur who accidentally steps on a worm in the park which become his new and special friend. 

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    Tyler Black
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "A book that I remember reading when I was in grade school. Interesting story line about a boy who steps on a worm, not sure if this became a movie or not, but I would without a doubt watch it if it is haha."
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    #68Tootle

    Tootle

    Tootle is a book by Gertrude Crampton that tells the story of a train who dreams of flying to New York and Chicago but his love for butterflies distracts him and he has to focus to stay on track. 

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    Sarah Jensen
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "It looks like this book might be designed for children a lot younger than sixth-grade. I think most sixth graders would find this fairly juvenile and boring. This seems more like it is a book for second graders or even younger. It is however colourful and has cute artwork."
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    #69The Last Book In The Universe

    The Last Book In The Universe
    The Last Book in The Universe is a children's science fiction book by Rodman Philbrick, originally published in 2000. Set in a dystopian world, it tells the story of a teenager named Spaz as he learns about the Earth's past.
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    Charles Carpenter
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "It is one of the best book for children.It is perfect for discussions, symbolism, characterization, and for "hooking" every student.Awesome plot set in the future and well worth reading, even for an adult also.This young reader's book of ideas, (equality, planning for the future, caring for others, individuality, sacrifice, nobility, loyalty, respect, dignity), wrapped up as an adventure story and pretty good to read."
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    #70The Ballad of the Pirate Queens

    The Ballad of the Pirate Queens
    The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by author Jane Yolen and illustrator David Shannon is an illustrated children's book about pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade. It immortalizes these two women and offers readers a look at the high seas.
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    Virginia Jones
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "The Ballad of the Pirate Queens is a book I gave to my six grade daughter. It shows women being capable and independent."
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    #71The Secret Birthday Message

    The Secret Birthday Message

    The Secret Birthday Message is a birthday-themed, children's book by Eric Carle. It tells the story of birthday boy Tim who discovers a coded message that leads him to a birthday surprise. This book is published in 1991 by HarperCollins.

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    Diane Harvey
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This book is great! My daughter read it at school and loved it. She requested it for her birthday and I'm so glad we got it. She has already read it numerous times. The story is well written and the illustrations are well done. "
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    #72Carnival of the Animals

    Carnival of the Animals

    Carnival of the Animals: Classical Music for Kids is a picture book about classical music written by Camille Saint-Saens and illustrated by Sue Williams. It was originally published in 1999 and comes with a CD filled with classical music.

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    Anna Simmons
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "While this looks to be a wonder child's book, its more geared toward a preschool age group than a pre-teen. A pre-teen needs something with more substanience than this. "
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    #73Scary, Scary Halloween

    Scary, Scary Halloween
    Scary, Scary Halloween is a speculative fiction book written by Eve Bunting and it was illustrated by artist Jan Brett. This graphic novel was originally published in 1986. Scary, Scary Halloween is ideal for kids in preschool and up.
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    Ruth Bates
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Scary, Scary Halloween is a thoroughly enjoyable story. The illustrations and story are scary, but in a friendly, non-threatening way, so younger children can read it without getting nightmares. Halloween is a holiday I embrace and this book allows me to share the fun of Halloween without any of the scare factor. Best for younger readers. "
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    #74A Seed Is Sleepy

    A Seed Is Sleepy

    A Seed is Sleepy is a children's non-fiction literature graphic novel originally published in March 2007. This picture book was written by Dianna Aston and award-winning artist, Sylvia Long.

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    Jane Bennett
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This was a great book to be a great educational guide. My grandchildren love plants and I plan to make this a gift to them. I like the colorful pictures and descriptions. "
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    #75Little Toot

    Little Toot

    Little Toot is a children's picture book written by Hardie Gramatky. Little Tooth is a tugboat who overcome his fear of rough seas. This book received the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1969. Published in 1939 by Putnam Juvenile.

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    Diane Burton
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This isn't really a book I'd recommend for a sixth grader. It was a bit young for my nephew when he decided to finally pick it up. This might work better for a younger child but not for middle school age."
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    #76Count Down to Fall

    Count Down to Fall

    Count Down to Fall is a children's non-fiction literary book written by Fran Hawk and it was illustrated by Sherry Neidigh. This graphic novel that tells the colorful season of autumn was originally published in 2009.

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    Deborah Jimenez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Count Down to Fall is the perfect non fiction books to have middle school aged children read and analyze. I've been having classes read the book annually for years. I feel as if the kids truly can relate to what the book stands for."
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    #77Tar Beach

    Tar Beach

    Tar Beach is a children's picture book written and drawn by Faith Ringgold. It is part-fiction and part-autobiography and is centered on Ringgold's childhood dream to fly over the rooftops of a 1930s Harlem neighborhood.

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    Jacqueline Cruz
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This book is amazing, and one of my favorites. This is a great book for school-aged children to read!"
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    #78Woody, Hazel and Little Pip

    Woody, Hazel and Little Pip

    Woody, Hazel and Little Pip is a children's literary fiction book written and illustrated by Elsa Beskow. This graphic novel was originally published in 1944. It tells the amazing autumn season of Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip.

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    Olivia Graham
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Woody, Hazel and Little Pip is a novel by well-known Swedish children's author Elsa Beskow. Inspired by her own childhood experiences, Beskow weaves important themes throughout the novel."
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    #79As Far As I Can See (My America)

    As Far As I Can See (My America)

    My America: As Far As I Can See is the first book in the Meg's Prairie Diary series written by Kate McMullan. This book is part of the My America series which is a historical fiction for children. Published in 2002 by Scholastic.

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    Charles Ramos
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "i know my son will enjoy this and it wanna be the best for him i liked the way it makes the improvement in my sixth grade son"
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    #80Captain Abdul's Pirate School

    Captain Abdul's Pirate School

    Captain Abdul's Pirate School is a children's book written and illustrated by Colin McNaughton. It's the swashbuckling follow up to the award-winning "Jolly Roger," and tells the story of a reluctant pirate pupil, Pickles.

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    Cynthia Aguilar
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I recently bought this book for my niece and it was a big hit. She devours every book she's given, but this one she read a second time! Definitely good for older elementary or middle school aged readers!"
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    #81Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen is a self-help book for kids written by Taayoo A. Murray. This book is a motivation resource targetted to teenagers. This book is independently published in 2017.

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    Amber Ramos
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This looks like a great read for your tween/teen struggling with their purpose in life. This teaches them how to identify and realize both their strengths and weaknesses and to maneuver through each. While I think the price is a little high, I believe it would be a great read. Maybe even for adults to read to be able to help their kids. I will be adding this to my reads."
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    #82The Little House

    The Little House

    The Little House is a children's fiction written by Virginia Lee Burton. This children's picture book has won the Caldecott Medal in 1943. This book is published in 1942 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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    Peter Lewis
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I remember reading The Little House as a child, and the one thing that's always stuck with me is the quality of the illustrations. The hand done illustrations are just beautiful, making this a children's classic."
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    #83The Adventures of Pinocchio

    The Adventures of Pinocchio

    The Adventures of Pinocchio is a compilation of stories about Pinocchio's journeys written by Carlo Collodi. It comes with the ink illustrations of Carlo Chiostri. The stories were originally published in 1901.

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    Alice Lucas
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "The Adventures of Pinocchio is a classic. Beware this is nothing like the Disney version. This is a dark version, it has some good life lessons but is pretty graphic. Pinocchio kills or hurts the :friends" he had in the disney version. This is not good for young children. As an adult I find it a good read "
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    #84The Great Unexpected

    The Great Unexpected

    The Great Unexpected is a juvenile fiction novel by Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech. It was first published by HarperCollins in 2012, and it tells the two story of the friendship between two orphans and two sisters.

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    Rakesh Bhatnagar
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I gave this book to my daughter to read during a short road trip. She loved how the different mysteries began to weave together as the book progressed. She became obsessed with tracking the hidden connections between the characters. This was the perfect book to keep a child engaged for a few hours. "

Summary

Best What are the best books for sixth-grade children
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsBooks 28 Paid
2The Hunger GamesBooks 24 Paid
3The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)Books 22 Paid
4A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)Books 20 Paid
5Bridge to TerabithiaBooks 18 Paid
6The True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleBooks 17 Paid
7Number the StarsBooks 15 Paid
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceBooks 12 Paid
9Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsBooks 11 Paid
10FablehavenBooks 10 Paid
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