Mrs. Martin's Booklist
Below you will find several authors and book series that are appropriate for sixth grade readers.  They cover a wide range of reading levels and interests.  Most are available in our classroom library, and most likely in our school or public libraries as well.  

The Top Ten Booklist for Sixth Graders was compiled by my students.  These were the most sought after books in our classroom and were traded, shared, and read pretty much all year long.

I always enjoy student suggestions, so if you have a hot book that you think I should read or that should be shared with the class, please let me know.  I am always looking for more recommendations.

Happy reading!
Mrs. Martin

 

Mrs. Martin's Hot Read
Title and Author Rating Difficulty
 The Eighth Day
by Dianne Salerni
    Average
 Loki's Wolves
by K.L. Armstrong
    Average
Loot: How to Steal a Fortune
by Jude Watson
 


 Average
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
by Julie T. Lamana
   Average
Slated
by Teri Terry 
 
 Challenging
Bomb
by Steve Sheinkin
Challenging
Empty
by Suzanne Weyn
Average
Inside and Out and Back Again Average
Lincoln's Grave Robbers
by Steve Sheinkin
Average
Out of My Mind
by Draper
Average
The Aviary
by Kathleen O'Dell
Challenging
The Barcode Tattoo
by Suzanne Weyn
Challenging
The Infinity Ring Average
The Underdogs
by Mike Lupica

Average
 
Top Ten
Title and Author Rating Difficulty
#1 Hunger Games Series
by Suzanne Collins
Challenging
#2 Percy Jackson Series
by Rick Riordan
Challenging
#3 Alex Rider Series Challenging
#3 Among the Hidden Series
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Challenging
#3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Average
#3 How to Steal a Dog
by O'Connor
Average
#7 Savvy Challenging
#8 Eggs Average
#8 Full Metal Alchemist Challenging
#8 Harry Potter Series Challenging
     
 
Series
Title and Author Rating Difficulty
Amber Brown Series
by Paula Danziger
Average
Geronimo Stilton series
by Stilton
Average
Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen
Challenging
Jigsaw Jones series
by James Preiler
Average
Marvin Redpost Series
by Louis Sachar
Average
Ricky Ricotta Series
by Dav Pilkey
Easy Reading
The Lightning Thief (Graphic Novel Edition)
by Rick Riordan
Average
 
Mystery
Title and Author Rating Difficulty
39 Clues Series
by Various Authors
Average
A to Z Mysteries
by Ron Roy
Average
American Girl Collection Easy Reading
Encyclopedia Brown
by Donald J. Sobol
Average
Hardy Boys Series
by Franklin W. Dixon
Average
Jigsaw Jones series Average
Juniper Berry
by M. P. Kozlowski
Average
Mysterious Benedict Society Series
by Trenton Lee Stewart
Challenging
Nancy Drew Series
by Carolyn Keene
Average
Sisters Grimm Series
by Michael Buckley
Challenging
The Boxcar Children
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Average
 
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Title and Author Rating Difficulty
Among the Hidden Series
by Margaret Haddix
Average
Bridge to Terabithia
by Katerine Paterson
Average
Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White
Average
Chronicles of Narnia Series
by C. S. Lewis
Challenging
Geronimo Stilton Series
by Geronimo Stilton
Average
Magic School Bus
by Joanna Cole
Average
Magic Tree House
by Mary Pope Osborne
Average
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
by Betty d MacDonald
Average
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
by Rick Riordan
Challenging
The City of Ember (Books of Ember Series)
by Jeanne DuPrau
Challenging
The Seekers Series
by Erin Hunter
Average
The Tale of Desperaux
by Kate DiCamillo
Average
The Time Warp Trio Series
by Jon Scieszka
Average
Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt
Challenging
 
Realistic Fiction
Title and Author Rating Difficulty
A Dog's Life
by Ann M. Martin
Average
Babysitters Little Sister Challenging
Holes
by Louis Sachar
Challenging
Hoot
by Carl Hiaasen
Challenging
Hothead
by Cal Ripken Jr.
Average
How to Steal a Dog
by Barbara O'Connor
Average
Judy Moody
by Megan McDonald
Average
Lawn Boy Challenging
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli
Challenging
Pictures of Hollis Woods
by Patricia Reilly Giff
Challenging
Strider
by Beverly Cleary
Challenging
The Lemonade War
by Jacqueline Davies
Average
The Tiger Rising
by Kate DiCamillo
Challenging
 
Historical Fiction
Title and Author Rating Difficulty
Heroes Don't Run
by Harry Mazar
Challenging
Little House Series
by Laura Ingals Wilder
Challenging
Old Yeller
by Fred Gipson
Challenging
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
Average
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Challenging
The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman
Average