Fiction Books for 6th Graders

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By: Curtis, Christopher Paul.
Academically gifted Deza Malone and her family embark on a journey to find her job-seeking father when he goes missing and end up in a shanty town in Flint, Michigan. By the Newbery Medal- and Coretta Scott King Medal-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963.
By: Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-
Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley leaves his public middle school to attend the CIA's highly secretive Espionage Academy, which everyone is told is an elite science school.
By: Gidwitz, Adam.
An uproarious companion to A Tale Dark & Grimm finds Jack and Jill encountering eerie and fantastical elements in landscapes inspired by classic fairy tales, including oversized plant life in the style of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and amphibious royalty akin to "The Frog Prince."
By: Hale, Shannon.
In the highly anticipated sequel to the Newbery Honor Book, Princess Academy, Miri and her friends set off to help the future princess Britta prepare for her royal wedding, and she is happy to attend school in the city where she befriends students who seem so sophisticated and exciting ... until she learns that they have some frightening plans.
By: Healy, Christopher, 1972-
"The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom"
By: Hiaasen, Carl.
Spending his days in a zoo beside his volatile animal wrangler father, Wahoo Cray struggles to control his father's temper when the latter takes a job with an egocentric reality nature show host. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of Hoot.
By: House, Silas, 1971-
A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration, and racism.
By: Korman, Gordon.
Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
By: Levine, Kristin (Kristin Sims), 1974-
In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.
By: Lin, Grace.
An innkeeper's chore boy discovers that a visitor's stories hold the key to returning the moon to the Starry River of the Sky.
By: Nielsen, Jennifer A.
A first entry in a new trilogy by the author of Elliot and the Goblin War finds court nobleman Conner endeavoring to unify a kingdom on the brink of civil war by finding an impersonator of the king's long-lost son, a role desperately played by a defiant youth who faces life-threatening dangers.
By: Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.
A fictionalized biography of the bookseller and civil rights activist who owned the African National Memorial Bookstore in Harlem, New York City.
By: O'Brien, Robert C.
An inquisitive mouse becomes involved in an intrigue when she discovers her late husband had been held captive at a strange laboratory
By: Schlitz, Laura Amy.
The Newbery Medal-winning author of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village presents a gothic and darkly comic thriller set in Victorian England.
By: Stead, Rebecca.
Moving into an apartment when his father loses his job, Georges befriends Safer, a 12-year-old coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy, who recruits Georges into the world of espionage so that they can investigate a mysterious neighbor who lives on the top floor.
By: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
By: Turnage, Sheila.
Making a home in a small North Carolina town where she washed up as a baby during a hurricane 11 years earlier, sixth-grader Mo taps the power of her strong will and tough attitude when a lawman arrives in town to investigate a murder case that threatens to destabilize Mo's adopted family. A first novel.
By: Wood, Maryrose.
"Miss Penelope Lumley embarks on an investigation into the mysteries surrounding the Incorrigible children, Lord Ashton, the forests of Ashton Place, and her own past"