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Entering Sixth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Choose an appropriate book from the following authors Judy Blume Eoin Colfer Caroline Cooney Dan Gutman Jonathan Stroud Choose an appropriate book from the following series Chicken Soup for the….by Canfield Earthsea Cycle, by LeGuin Chronicles of Narnia, by LeGuin The Children of the Red King, by Nimmo Shadow Children, by Haddix Title: Number the Stars Author: Lois Lowry Summary: In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. Title: Crispin: The Cross of Lead Author: Avi Summary: Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenthcentury England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret. Title: The Big Wave Author: Pearl S. Buck Summary: His family and village swept away by a tidal wave, Jiya learns to live with the ever-present dangers from the sea and volcano. Title: The Secret Garden Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Summary: An illustrated edition of Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic about a ten-year-old girl named Mary, orphaned by a cholera outbreak, who comes to live at a lonely house on the Yorkshire locked garden. Moors and discovers Colin, her invalid cousin, and the mysteries of a locked garden. Title: The Summer of the Swans Author: Betsy Byars Summary: The story of a teenage girl who gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally handicapped brother gets lost.
Entering Sixth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Title: Behind the Attic Wall Author: Sylvia Cassedy Summary: In the bleak, forbidding house of her great-aunts, neglected twelve-year-old orphan Maggie hears ghostly voices and finds magic that awakens in her the capacity to love and be loved. Title: The Dark is Rising Author: Susan Cooper Summary: On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark. Title: Getting Near to Baby Author: Audrey Couloumbis Summary: Although thirteen-year-old Willa Jo and her Aunt Patty seem to be constantly at odds, staying with her and Uncle Hob helps Willa Jo and her younger sister come to terms with the death of their family's baby. Title: 6th Grade Can Really Kill You Author: Barthe DeClements Summary: Helen fears that lack of improvement in her reading may leave her stuck in the sixth grade forever, until a good teacher recognizes her reading problem. Title: The London Eye Mystery Author: Siobhan Dowd Summary: When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together--Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and impatient Kat--to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim. Title: The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West Author: Sid Fleischman Summary: A narrative account of the childhood and youth of nineteenth-century writer Mark Twain. Includes period engravings, newspaper cartoons, and black-and-white photographs.