Our Sixth Grade Reading List


My sixth grader loves to read and I'm so thankful for that. She reads so much, however, that it's hard for me to preview enough books for her.

I haven't always been super picky about what I allow her to read. I would just pick up whatever looked fun from the library. It wasn't until serious issues with a poor attitude and angry outbursts (which I traced to a series of books she was reading) that I started to preview what she's allowed to read.

I learned about The Good & the Beautiful Reading List a couple of years ago and it has been such a blessing in our home. The list contains more than 650 books that have been previewed for inappropriate content and then categorized by reading level.

Our Sixth Grade Reading List at LifeInTheNerddom.com
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These are the books that I've chosen for her to read this year.

The Light at Tern Rock
by Julia L. Sauer

By the Great Horn Spoon
by Sid Fleischman

Mountain Born
by Elizabeth Yates


Eric Liddell
by Janet & Geoff Benge

Naya Nuki
by Kenneth Thomasma

by Kenneth Thomasma


Zeke and the Fisher-Cat
by Virginia Frances Voight

Race for the Prairie
by Aileen Fisher

Slave Boy in Judea
by Josephine Sanger Lau


Over the Hills to Nugget
by Aileen Fisher

Lions in the Barn
by Virginia Voight

The Cabin Faced West
by Jean Fritz


My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell

Call it Courage 
by Armstrong Sperry


Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

The House of Sixty Fathers
by Meindert Dejong


The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman

Misty of Chincoteague
by Marguerite Henry

Stormy, Misty's Foal
by Marguerite Henry


Amos Fortune
by Elizabeth Yates

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
by Robert C. O'Brien


What are your reading list choices for sixth grade? If you haven't made your choices yet, or are looking for a list of clean and wholesome books with high literary and educational value, then consider purchasing The Good & the Beautiful Book List.

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