Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read

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In This Article, We have compiled a list of the best books for 6th graders and personally I love 6th graders’ books I don’t think there’s anything wrong with reading any age level of book that you feel comfortable.

Books reading habit always devloped our mind and develop your language skills and connect to the world.

Reading improves your focus and concentration with all the distractions nowadays, people have really big children’s with concentrating when you read a book, all of your attention is focused on the story.

It is also a great relaxation techniques, reading is the most effective way to overcome stress.

These 30 Books For Are some Of The Best Books For 6th Graders

Here teachers will find the best books for 6th graders and children, will love to read these books.

This is the most obvious and important benefit of reading to acquire your knowledge everything you need fills your mind with new bits of information and the more knowledge you have.

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1. Bad Best Friend

Bad Best Friend Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Bad Best Friend

Fantastic books for 6th graders.

Middle school relationships are challenging at the best of times. When a best friend not only dumps you but tells lie after lie about you, it’s even harder.

Niki faced this situation when her best friend moved on to a different group.

The story is told by Niki and readers see how she copes with this along with a younger brother on the spectrum and a mom who wants to stage the family as perfect.

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2. Holes (Holes Series)

Holes (Holes Series) Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Holes (Holes Series)

The story of Stanley Allantus is a story that has been going on for generations.

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses.

This books for 6th graders and the whole family. It will make you laugh and cry. It will make you think about luck, friendship, love.

 A quirky funny story about a boy called Stanley who is sent to ‘Green Camp Lake’, a boy’s detention center after supposedly having stolen a pair of sports shoes from a famous basketball player.

Being innocent, he blaims his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather who ran into a curse which affected Stanley’s family over years and years.

Camp Green Lake is in the middle of the desert, a dried up lake, and every day a scary ward and guards, amongst who a ‘Mr Sir’, make the boys dig holes there. So, what’s going on?

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3. Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Where the Red Fern Grows

The author has put life in every single sentence . This books for 6th graders kids. its unbreakable  love between a boy and his dogs is truly beautiful and amazing, but very sad.

Billy’s hunting hounds aren’t just a pair of dogs, they are his closest and only friends that he risks his life for – and they do the same right back.

  Billy has long dream of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own Old Dan and Little Ann he’s ecstatic.

It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks.

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4. The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The story begins with the visualization of a Paris evening Hugo Orphan Watch thief steals from Paris railway station But when he meets a bookish girl and an old man, his world changes.

Hugo’s undercover life and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. This is intresting books for 6th graders.

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5. Long Walk to Water

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Long Walk to Water

A true experience, an intertwining story of two children, at two different periods in time, living in two opposite tribes, and coming together to make a difference in their world.

Both living in Sudan during times of war, despair, ravaging, starvation, death, lack of water and many more harrowing obstacles to face daily.

This short books for 6th graders has such a large story to tell.

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6. Refugee

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Refugee

REFUGEE is hands-down the most important books for 6th graders.

There are three separate stories told, each of which is sufficient to evoke empathy from readers: Josef and his family in 1939 (Jews trying to escape Hitler’s Europe),

Isabel and her family in 1994 (Cubans trying to escape Castro), and Mahmoud and his family (Syrians trying to escape war-torn Aleppo and ISIS.)

Each family suffers in different ways, but are mistreated in common along the way too.

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7. Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam

Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam

Partridge does a beautiful job of telling the story of the Vietnam using the stories of specific people, from soldiers and medics to LBJ and civilians in Vietnam and protesters and even Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam War Memorial in DC.

It is a shockingly compelling read, despite the intensity of the subject matter. She follows each of the soldiers during their time “in-country” and beyond, including a lot of suicidal thoughts and near suicidal actions.

She manages to cover a fairly diverse set of people, specifically some Asian-American service men and women who really struggled both in Vietnam and after.

It was a Powerful books for 6th graders.

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8. Dragon Hoops

Dragon Hoops Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Dragon Hoops

This graphic novel books for 6th graders is not necessarily an Asian-American story but a basketball story of the high school where he was a teacher.

The storytelling is uniquely Mr. Yang’s style, informal but poignant, easy to understand but also deeply.

it’s about the excitement of the quest for the championship, but it’s also a story about individuals, who have dreams and dare to take the first step when the outcome is uncertain. 

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9. For Every One

For Every One  Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
For Every One

The whole books for 6th graders has been written as a letter in words like four line poems : short, clear and inspiring.

This book is a must read for readers of all ages!

 it’s an inspiring reminder to keep fighting for your dreams. To never give up, especially when things are tough. Find a passion that ignites you like nothing else and let it drive and propel you from the inside out.

It’s also a reminder that we are all human and flawed and we fail. A lot. But we can’t give up.

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10. Hatchet

Hatchet   Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Hatchet

This is a great book. It’s a good adventure story books for 6th graders.

Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year-old son of divorced parents. As he travels from Hampton, New York, to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack.

Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake–and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure. ..

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11. Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Karan, who survives the death of 12 Year Hunters and finds himself alone by protecting himself from all dangers on the deep.

the Island of the Blue Dolphins with Karana, her brother, family and tribe, living as a native people would.

However the red sails of an Aleut ship are in sight, and knowing that this has caused trouble in the past, Karana’s father takes care in his negotiations with them for the hunting of otters in their waters.

Despite his care things turn bad, and then worse.

A different ship arrives, offering to take the remainder of the tribe to safety in the east, but Karana’s brother turns back to fetch something he has forgotten, and Karana leaps from a canoe, which is taking her from the island to the ship, to find him.

What follows is the tale of Karana’s life fending for herself on a deserted island.

There are friendships and fights, hardships and successes. She overcomes her superstitions and her fears, and shows her resourcefulness and patience.

Great books for 6th graders. Friendship fight success is seen in this books.

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12. The Crossover (The Crossover Series)

The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
The Crossover (The Crossover Series)

This novel is about Josh and Bell’s twin brothers, who are basketball in Bell’s blood, Josh and Bell break the rules of the court.

And do not realize that they run away from them.

‘With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .
The court is SIZZLING.
My sweat is DRIZZLING.
Stop all that quivering.
Cuz tonight I’m delivering’

“Full of heartbreak and exhilaration” books for 6th graders.

There were many things going on in this terrific story, between the family interactions, the brothers growing older and a little apart with the stresses of new relationships and maturing books for 6th graders.

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13. Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Bridge to Terabithia

This is an unforgettable friendship story Jess Rons wants to be the fastest boy in the class, but her life changes when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighborhood farm.

Bridge to Terabithia tells the story of bullied kids,The following day, Jess and his parents visit the Burke family home to pay their respects.

Leslie’s father, Bill Burke  tells Jess she loved him, and thanks him for being a very good friend to her, since she had trouble making friends at her old school. Jess feels overwhelming guilt for Leslie’s death.

Jess feels overwhelming guilt for Leslie’s death.

Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children’s literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom in their imaginations.

It is absolutely incredible books for 6th graders.

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14. Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

Esperanza Rising has been a wonderful books for 6th graders.

An inspiring story of struggle, hardship, and hope.

This book is rich with ideas for great discussions on empathy, economics, labor unions, race relations, prejudice, rights, family, choices, hope, attitude, work, pride, and kindness.

A wonderful story about a thirteen-year-old Mexican girl, Esperanza, from a well-to-do family who, after the death of her father, is forced to move with her mother and family servants to southern California.

They must become migrant workers picking fruits and vegetables and living in a migrant camp.

Through the eyes of this privileged child, the reader learns how it feels to “come down” in life, and also how it feels to be “looked down on” by others because of one’s ethnicity and social standing, or lack thereof.

Esperanza also does a lot of growing up because of missing her grandmother who doesn’t get to come along with them when they leave Mexico, and because of her mother’s illness. She has to do a lot of growing up fast.

A really great books for 6th graders.

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15. Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Tuck Everlasting

What an amazing little books for 6th graders.

this famous little book called Tuck Everlasting, a young adult story with a delicious cover and a clever, real writer’s name.

A name that kept reminding me of someone who’d be related to Bilbo Baggins and Peter Rabbit.

And, if you know Beatrix Potter’s work, you can recognize that Natalie married a man whose two names are also titles of two of Potter’s famous tales: Samuel Whiskers and Mr. Jeremy Fisher.

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16. Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)  Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)

Among the hidden is set in a political time when resources are supposedly so low that families are only allowed two children.

Inevitably a race of hidden children develops.

The story is based around a third child who knows he is different but it only the building of new houses at the back of his house that forces his family to hide him.

hidden in his attic room he watches the comings and goings of the new families until one day he spots something at one of the houses.

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17. Brown Girl Dreaming

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Brown Girl Dreaming

It’s a fantastic books fpr 6th graders.

Woodson is a black American, and tells her story as a `brown girl’ born in 1963, both as her own, individual family story and the wider story of black history from a particular time and place.

She is an award winning writer for children and teens, but her reach goes way beyond being confined to appeal `only to children’.

I am born as the South explodes,
too many people too many years
enslaved, then emancipated
but not free, the people
who look like me
keep fighting
and marching
and getting killed
so that today –
February 12, 1963
and every day from this moment on,
brown children like me can grow up
free. Can grow up
learning and voting and walking and riding
wherever we want.

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18. Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold)

Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold)  Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold)

This is a fabulous books for 6th graders.

A heart warming story, funny and sad which will not fail to stir emotions. 

Kind-hearted boy, and Kevin Avery, nicknamed “Freak”, who is physically handicapped but very intelligent.

Kevin is diagnosed with Morquio syndrome. In the beginning of the book, Maxwell Kane is a young boy with low self-esteem.

He lives with his grandfather, Grim, and grandmother, Gram. Max thinks of himself as a butthead. People are afraid of him because he looks like his father, Kenneth “Killer” Kane, a convicted murderer.

Max sets the stage for the story by reminiscing about his time in daycare, when he had met a boy named Kevin, or Freak, as their classmates called him.

Kevin has Morquio syndrome, wears leg braces and uses crutches, and thinks of himself as a robot and is bullied by many bigger kids due to his short height.

However, Max likes Kevin and thinks the crutches and leg braces are neat.

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19. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Scholastic Gold)

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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Scholastic Gold)

This book is one of three students may choose to explore the elements of adventure.

Charlotte leaves England a proper young lady of 13, bound for her home in America. The details of her adventure are historically accurate and enthralling.

This is a true adventure story that is sure to take its place among many beloved classics.

This books for 6th graders has suspense, murder, and adventure.

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20. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

This is a wonderful little books for 6th graders.

There’s always that one weird kid in school who has no idea that they’re weird; all of the other kids can tell them that they’re weird,

but they just go on being weird, and Tom Angleberger really does a fantastic job of showing how there needs to be a weird kid in every school to shake things up and make everyone else question their own place in the food chain.

This book was a breath of weird, fresh air,

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21. Ella Enchanted

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Ella Enchanted

Great adventures, obstacles to over-come, engaging characters and a little magic books for 6th graders.

It’s a sweet, humorous book, written for a younger audience but easily enjoyed by an older one too.

Based on the Cinderella story, there are a few notable differences, namely that Ella was “blessed” with the “gift” of obedience by the fairy Lucinda, who thinks all her gifts are wonderful.

Ella is the daughter of Lady Eleanor and a somewhat unscrupulous merchant, Sir Peter, whom she rarely sees.

She grows up with her mother, who teaches her to slide down the banister, and the cook Mandy, who’s not all she seems.

She learns fairly early what a curse the gift is, where any command must be obeyed.

The opportunities for being taken advantage of are mind-boggling.

Ella learns to be defiant even while she is forced to obey, but the trick doesn’t always work.

When, at fifteen, her mother dies several things happen. Firstly, she meets Prince Char and forms a friendship with him, and secondly her father decides to send her to finishing school along with the two hideous daughters of Dame Olga, who has her sights set on Sir Peter.

The daughters, Hattie and Olive, are greedy, rude and obnoxious, but things become worse when Hattie realises Ella must obey her.

Ella is desperate to find Lucinda and have her remove the curse, which leads her to run away from the finishing school and into all sorts of trouble.

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22. One Crazy Summer

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One Crazy Summer

This was the most touching books for 6th graders.

The book opens with the three sisters Delphine, Vonetta and Fern on their way to California on a flight buffeted by Cassius Clay shots from the clouds.

They have taken this precarious journey to see their mother who had left them when the youngest still needed her milk.

Apparently over the choice of the name for the last child. Children, bring down life’s complexities to the simplest of thoughts.

The complex reasons why her mother left finally boiled down to the disagreement over the choice of a name.

At the airport, they realize their mom has been watching them from afar, not taking that step to come towards them and take them in her arms.

She is aloof and stand-offish and doesn’t show affection towards the children. Moreover, she refuses to call Fern by her name.

The children adjust to their new life for a month with trepidation.

They switch from home made meals at their home and Big Ma’s affection to the benign neglect from Cecile, eat in a diner to stay out of Cecile’s hair so that she could work peacefully on her writing and join school to learn about and participate in the revolution.

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23. Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Maniac Magee

This story of Maniac Magee of an accidental orphan who lives with his uncle’s aunt and later decides to run and is successful This is where his story begins.

 After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run–and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins.

A heartwarming books for 6th graders.

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24. Echo

Echo Top 30 Most Popular Books For 6th Graders To Read
Echo

Echo is an amazing books for 6th graders for all the music lovers out here. It is amazingly weaves the life of three different people,

It includes some historical events, like reference and discussion about the period of Hitler and the Nazis who started the World War 2 and also Pearl Harbour.

It even includes the struggle of kids who have outstanding talents, but can’t get the freedom and opportunity to show it.

The story of three different kids who really love music. Each story has really fun and tempting events that depict the rise and fall, and twists and turns of one’s life.

Ultimately, all three stories merge into a single concert where each main character, Friedrich Schmidt, Mike Flannery and Ivy Lopez, have a different role to play.

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25. Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School)

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Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School)

Thoughtful, funny and beautiful books for 6th graders.

This comic is very fun and impressive book. The Art club girl and The Science club boy and their fun story. 

A sweet story about a diverse group of students who must learn to work together to arrive at a shared goal, this one has a positive message. 

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Frequently Asked Question

What is a good book for 6th graders?

Find our favorites at your local library: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


What should every 6th grader know?

At a Glance
Organization and independence are important sixth-grade skills.
Sixth graders need to understand place value and be able to work with decimals up to the hundredths place.
Sixth graders have to write to provide information, to support their opinion, and to tell a story.

What Are The Best Books For 6Th Graders 2020

1. Parked
2. The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane
3. How to Make Friends with the Sea
4. Mary Underwater
5. Prairie Lotus
6. Worse Than Weird
7. Any Day with You
8. A Many Feathered Thing
9. Seven Clues to Home
10. Stella Díaz Never Gives Up