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St. Matthew Catholic School - 6th Grade Book List

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For 6th GRADE, one book is REQUIRED, then choose ONE MORE book from the list below.

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Hatchet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416936473
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

6th Grade REQUIRED

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250153272
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Published: Square Fish - November 7th, 2017

6th Grade Option #1

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439120425
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 1st, 2002

6th Grade Option #2

Esperanza Ortega lives in a beautiful home filled with servants and the promise of one day presiding over all of Rancho de las Rosas. But tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee from Mexico to California and settle in a farm labor camp.

Number the Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547577098
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2011

6th Grade Option #3

In 1943 Copenhagen, the Germans begin their campaign to "relocate" the Jews of Denmark. So Annemarie Johansen's parents take in her best friend Ellen Rosen and pretend that she is a part of their family.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Judith Kerr (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780141329390
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Published: Puffin Books - January 12th, 2012

6th Grade Option #4

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found mysteriously dead in the grounds of Baskerville Hall, everyone remembers the legend of the monstrous creature that haunts the moor. The great detective Sherlock Holmes knows that there must be a more rational explanation, but the difficulty is to find it before the hellhound finds him.

Holes (Holes Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440414803
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Published: Yearling - May 9th, 2000

6th Grade Option #5

After being sent unjustly to a boys' detention center, Stanley is forced by the warden to dig holes everyday. While the warden claims it's to build character, it doesn't take Stanley long to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. Stanley decides he needs to dig up the truth about what the warden is looking for.

A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie
By Michelle Y. Green, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142400722
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Published: Puffin Books - March 8th, 2004

6th Grade Option #6

Motivated by her love for the game and inspired by the legendary Jackie Robinson, Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. But in a sport that's dominated by white men, there is no place for a black woman.

Dragon's Gate: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1867 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064404891
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - January 23rd, 2001

6th Grade Option #7

In rural China in 1865, 14-year-old Otter begins his journey to America to meet his father and legendary uncle on the transcontinental railroad. In the freezing mountains of the Sierras, Otter begins to discover himself and what he's made of.

Joey Pigza Loses Control Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250061676
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Published: Square Fish - July 1st, 2014

6th Grade Option #8

Joey, who's still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he's never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.

Eggs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316166478
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

6th Grade Option #9

Eggs is a quirky and moving novel about two very complicated, damaged children. David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Primrose lives with her unstable, childlike, fortuneteller mother, and the only evidence of the father she never knew is a framed picture. Despite their age difference (David is 9, Primrose is 13), they forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives.

Woodsong Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416939399
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 8th, 2007

6th Grade Option #10

For a rugged outdoor man and his family, life in northern Minnesota is a wild experience involving wolves, deer, and the sled dogs that make their way of life possible. Includes an account of the author's first Iditarod, a dogsled race across Alaska.

Around the World in Eighty Days (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780141366296
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Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

6th Grade Option #11

Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.

Peter Pan (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By J. M. Barrie, Tony DiTerlizzi (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780141322575
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Published: Puffin Books - March 5th, 2009

6th Grade Option #12

When Peter Pan flies into the home of the Darling children, it is only the beginning of their magical adventures, which are filled with pirates, fairies, faraway lands, and crocodiles that tick.


On My Honor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547722405
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Published: Clarion Books - August 7th, 2012

6th Grade Option #13

Bauer's Newbery Honor-winning coming-of-age story of a young boy's devastating guilt over the death of his best friend after a swimming challenge goes terribly wrong.

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ISBN: 9780152013059
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 20th, 2012

6th Grade Option #14

Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neill, traveling from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the "Titanic, " finds his life endangered when the ship hits an iceberg and begins to sink.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780141321097
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

6th grade Option #15

In this timeless classic join Huck and Jim as they encounter a wrecked steamship full of thieves, a fake duke and king, and two families locked in an epic feud.

Anne of Green Gables (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780141321592
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Published: Puffin Books - September 11th, 2008

6th Grade Option #16

The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter, and soon it's impossible to imagine life without her.

Kidnapped (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780141326023
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Published: Puffin Books - June 11th, 2009

6th Grade Option #17

When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery - he must escape. With the help of daring rebel Alan Breck, David faces a wild adventure as he is hunted across the desolate Scottish moors.

Rules (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439443838
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2008

6th grade Option #18

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"---in order to head off David's embarrassing behaviors.

But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Cover Image
By Robert C. O'Brien, Zena Bernstein (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689710681
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Published: Aladdin - March 1st, 1986

6th Grade Option #19

When mouse widow Mrs. Frisby needs advice on how to move her children safely, she consults the rats who live under the rosebush. Not only do they help her, they tell her of their escape from a laboratory where experimentation had made them literate, and of the brave death of her husband.

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442408517
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2010

6th Grade Option #20

At age twenty-one, partially-blind, lonely but spirited Annie Sullivan travels from Massachusetts to Alabama to try and teach six-year-old Helen Keller, deaf and blind since age two, self-discipline and communication skills.