An awesome list of favorite books for 6th graders from Mary Ann at Great Kid books … straight from the kids’ mouth! At the end of the year, she gathers up the books kids say they liked the best. Since my TBR list is a mile-long already, I forced myself to pick two from each category to put on the hot list to be evaluated by Ink Spells sometime in the future. Note that many on her list venture into YA (young adult) territory, but there are still many great MG and upper MG reads on the list. The rest I will try to work into my recommended reads list soon.
Action & Suspense
o Wednesday Wars, by Gary Schmidt RL: 5.9 CSM: 10+
o The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, by Erin Dionne RL: 5.0 CSM: n/a
o Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney RL: 5.2 CSM: 9+<– I’m the only person in America left that hasn’t read this, I think
o The Schwa Was Here, by Neal Shusterman RL: 5.0 CSM: 10+
Also, over on the lovely In Need of Chocolate blog, is a promising review of How to Think Like a Scientist: RL: 4.6 CSM: n/a
Because a little more logical thinking in the world would be a good thing!