Monday, July 4, 2016

6th Grade Read-Aloud List

Here are the books I read to N. during his 6th grade year as an 11-year-old.  As his life gets busier, we find there is less and less time for reading aloud at bedtime, and I hope to do a better job next year of prioritizing this.  Tim still reads aloud to him during the school day, and I did not record those books here, but hope to soon when I recap the 6th grade school year.  This year N. asked for several repeats -- books I'd read aloud to him in previous years, and I was happy to revisit them.  Reading aloud is a great opportunity to introduce more complex texts, and it's just such a special time to share!

Books I read to our 11-year-old son
  • The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
  • Miracles at Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Along Came a Dog by Meinert DeJong
  • Redwall by Brian Jacques
  • The Magic World by E. Nesbit
  • A Girl From Yamhill by Beverly Cleary
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • Half Magic by Edward Eager
  • Pigeon Post by Arthur Ransome
  • The King in the Window by Adam Gopnik
June 2015-May 2016

6th Grade Independent Reading List

Here are the books N read as an 11-year-old 6th grader:

Books My 6th-Grade (11-year-old) Son Read:
  • Hoot by Carl Hiasson (twice)
  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #3 by Maryrose Wood
  • Superfudge by Judy Blume
  • The Spy Lady and the Muffin Man by Sesyle Joslin
  • The Littles by John Peterson
  • The Lord's Oysters by (did not finish)
  • A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle (almost finished)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
  • Logicomix by
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets By J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
  • Asterix Omnibus #9 and #10
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  • The School of Good and Evil by Somam Chainani (read 1/4)
  • Alan's War by Emmanuel Guibert
  • The Long Secret by Louise Fitzhugh
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
  • Sport by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Chomp by Carl Hiasson
  • Flush by Carl Hiasson
  • Scat by Carl Hiasson
  • Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary
  • Chi's Sweet Home #12
  • Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  • Strider by Beverly Cleary
  • Chi's Sweet Home #1-3
  • Asterix Omnibus #11
  • Calvin & Hobbes The Revenge of the Babysat by Bill Waterson
  • The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
  • The Marvels by Brian Selznick
  • The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
  • Smek for President by Adam Rex
  • Chi's Sweet Home #4-6
  • Bad Cat Good Cat by Lynne Reid Banks
  • Fuku Fuku #1 by Konomi Kanata
  • My Neighbor Seki by Tonari no Seki-kun
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (opening letters)
  • Harry Potter #5 by JK Rowling
  • Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
  • Anastasia, Again!
  • Anastasia At Your Service
  • Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst
  • The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
  • Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  • Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
June 2015-May 2016