Grade 6 Reading List
**Note: These books are suggestions based on the topics and time frames in the Big Ideas (below) of the BC Education Plan. These do not meet all of the standards below but can be used as part of your student’s learning plan.**
This selection of books is to be used with parental discretion. Feel free to contact Pippa should you have any concerns.
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk by Jan Coates
Alexandria of Africa by Eric Walters (Grades 7-12)
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Angel Square by Brian Doyle
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Grades 9-12)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (Grades 9-12)
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Grades 7-12)
By the Skin of His Teeth by Ann Walsh
Chasing Freedom by Gloria Ann Wesley
Children of the River by Linda Crew
The Crazy Man by Pamela Porter
Daughters of the Ark by Anna Morgan
Follow the Elephant by Beryl Young
Forbidden City by William Bell
Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan (Grades 9-12)
Judy’s Journey by Lois Lenski
Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
Lost Cause by John Wilson
The Lynching of Louie Sam by Elizabeth Stewart
Media Meltdown by Liam O’Donnell
Number the Stars by Lois Lowery
The Old Brown Suitcase by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Paper House by Lois Peterson
Peacekeepers by Dianne Linden
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
So Much for Democracy by Kari Jones
Tabloidology by Chris McMahen
Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye (Grades 9-12)
Thunder over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay
The Truth about Truman School by Dori Hillestad Butler
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
When the Cherry Blossoms Fell by Jennifer Maruno
White Jade Tiger by Julie Lawson
The Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Last Airlift by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Nelson Mandela, World Leader for Human Rights by Matt Doeden
Nelson Mandela, The Unconquerable Soul by Lewis Helfand
Amazon: You Decide How to Survive by David Borgenicht
Deadly Seas: You Decide How to Survive by David Borgenicht
Everest: You Decide How to Survive by David Borgenicht
Mars: You Decide How to Survive by David Borgenicht
The Missing Cuckoo Clock by Lynda Beauregard
Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
Exploring text and story helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
Texts are created for different purposes and audiences.
Synthesizing the meaning from different texts and ideas helps us create new understandings
Economic self interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.
Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
Media sources can both positively and negatively affect our understanding of important events and issues.
Multicellular organism rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce and interact with their environment.
Everyday materials are often homogenous solutions and heterogeneous mixtures.
Newton’s three laws of motion describe the relationship between force and motion.
The solar system is part of the Milky Way, which is one of billions of galaxies.