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Summer Reading List 

Loftis Middle School

6th Grade Summer Reading List


Your summer reading requirement includes TWO books.

The first book, Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli, will be required reading for all upcoming 6th grade students. During the 3rd week of school, students will be taking a test on this novel. Maniac Magee will be used throughout the year as a springboard for discussion on a variety of ELA topics.

The second book can be selected from the list of suggestions. Please choose a book that is a good fit for you and your family.

The list was compiled using suggestions from the following:

·         Students

·         Middle School Teachers




Harry Potter Series, by J. K. Rowling

Percy Jackson Series, by Rick Riordan

Hunger Games Series, by Suzanne Collins

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

Hatchet Series, by Gary Paulsen

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

Wonder, by R. J. Palachio

Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Holes, Louis Sachar

Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech

My Brother Sam Is Dead, by Christopher Collier

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Christopher Paul Curtis

The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt

Knucklehead, by John Scieszka

I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai