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Entering Sixth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Title: Monkey Island Author: Paula Fox Summary: Forced to live on the streets of New York after his mother disappears from their hotel room, eleven-year-old Clay is befriended by two men who help him survive. Title: Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! Author: Jean Fritz Summary: Follows the life of the dynamic twenty-sixth president, discussing his conservation work, hunting expeditions, family life, and political career. Title: The Eternal Spring of Mr. Ito Author: Sheila Garrigue Summary: The fate of a 200-year-old bonsai tree is decided by a young girl and an old Japanese Canadian gardener who resists being imprisoned in an internment camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Sequel to "All the Children Were Sent Away." Title: Old Yeller Author: Fred Gipson Summary: In the late 1860s in the Texas hill country, a big yellow dog and a fourteenyear-old boy form a close, loving relationship. Title: The Mystery of Drear House Author: Virginia Hamilton Summary: Sequel to: The house of Dies Drear. A black family living in the house of long-dead abolitionist Dies Drear must decide what to do with his stupendous treasure, hidden for one hundred years in a cavern near their home. Title: Taming the Star Runner Author: S.E. Hinton Summary: Sent to live with his uncle after a violent confrontation with his stepfather, sixteen-year-old Travis, an aspiring writer, finds life in a small Oklahoma town confining until he meets an eighteen-year-old horse trainer named Casey. Title: Scorpia Author: Anthony Horowitz Summary: After being told that his father was an assassin for a criminal organization, fourteen-year-old Alex goes to Italy to find out more and becomes involved in a plan to kill thousands of English schoolchildren.
Entering Sixth Graders 2012 Summer Reading Lists Attachment #7b Title: The Giver Author: Lois Lowry Summary: Newbery Medal, 1994 Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. Title: The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt Author: Patricia MacLachlan Summary: An eleven-year-old cellist learns about life from her eccentric family, her first boyfriend, and Mozart. Title: Island of the Blue Dolphins Author: Scott O'Dell Summary: Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life. Title: A Single Shard Author: Linda Sue Park Summary: Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge near a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself. Title: Bridge to Terabithia Author: Katherine Paterson Summary: The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm. Title: The Witches of Worm Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder Summary: A lonely twelve-year-old is convinced that the cat she finds is possessed by a witch and is responsible for her own strange behavior. Title: The Sign of the Beaver Author: Elizabeth George Speare Summary: Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.