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6th Grade Reading List

6th Grade Reading Book List

Whether you are looking for a 6th grade reading list to supplement your child's schooling or a great summer reading list, we have a list of books for you.

We included a list of inspiring biographies, classic novels and fun short stories that you may even remember reading when you were a kid.

Click on the story link for a complete description and reviews from Amazon if you want to learn more.

If you have never read these, they are even great to read as adults!


Abe Lincoln Grows Up, by Carl Sandburg

The Complete Book of Christian Heroes by by Dave Jackson and Neta Jackson

Corrie Ten Boom, Keeper of the Angel's Den, by Janet & Geogg Benge

Nate Saint, On a Wing and a Prayer, by Janet & Geoff Benge

David Livingstone, Africa's Trailblazer, by Janet & Geogg Benge

C. S. Lewis: Christian and Storyteller, by Beatrice Gormley, Wm B. Eerdmans

Heroes Tales for Kids, Vol. 1, 2, and 3, by Dave and Neta Jackson

Margaret Bourke-White: Racing with a Dream, by Catherine A.. Welch

Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson, by Ann McGovern, Scholastic Inc.

William Bradford, Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim, by Gary D. Schmidt, William B. Eerdmans

Fiction Recommended Reading List

Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt, Follett

Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne

Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink, Macmillan

Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift.

Heidi, by Johanna Spyri

Johnny Tremain, by Ester Forbes

My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Sounder, by William H. Armstrong

Sourland, by William H. Armstrong

Short Stories for Sixth Grade Students

"A Candle for St. Bridget" by Ruth Sawyer, published in A Newbery Christmas

"Farmer Giles of Ham" and "Smith of Wootton Major." by J. R. R. Tolkien

"Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, The Sketch Book.

"The Reluctant Dragon" by Kenneth Graham, from Dream Stories

"Rikki Tikki Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling, from The Jungle Book

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