Nonfiction Books for 6th Graders

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By: Buchholz, Rachel.
Offers teenagers advice on surviving natural disasters, embarassing moments, and social situations.
By: Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957-
An investigation of UFOs and aliens combines eyewitness accounts of supposed sightings and interviews with leading UFO experts to explore the possibility of life from other worlds.
By: Hopkinson, Deborah.
Presents a one hundredth anniversary tribute to the Titanic tragedy based on the words and stories of its witnesses and survivors, in an account that is complemented by archival photographs.
By: Blumenthal, Karen.
Traces the inspiring life and career of the late founder of Apple, covering topics ranging from his struggles as an adopted child and a college dropout to his Buddhist faith and friendship with Steve Wozniack, in a portrait framed around his inspirational Stanford University commencement speech.
By: Sheinkin, Steve.
A dramatic introduction to the international competition to create the first atomic bomb recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos. By the award-winning author of The Notorious Benedict Arnold.
By: Hatke, Ben.
A rollicking sequel to Zita the Spacegirl finds Zita's exploits rendering her an intergalactic megastar and struggling to hold fast to her true self while also dealing with a havoc-wreaking doppelganger and band of alien invaders.
By: Hicks, Faith Erin.
After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.