Advanced Language Arts 6th Grade Summer Reading List

Title Shakespeare's Secret Author Broach Lexile 620 Description Hero moves into a new town and finds she is living in an old house with an unusual past. With the help of the police chief's son and her neighbor, Hero tries to unravel the mystery. Bethany becomes curious about her past when her parents unexpectedly disappear after leaving her home with an aunt who she did not know existed. As the story unravels, the conclusion uncovers a shocking secret. Fourteen-year old Peak Marcello's goal is to become the youngest person to reach the top of Mt. Everest. Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well In this fast-paced and suspense filled novel, 13-year-oldCharlotte Doyle describes a remarkable sea voyage that changes her life forever. This is a fast-paced, highly entertaining tale of flying machines, criminals, martial arts, swordplay, princesses, poisons, and evil villains, mixed with themes of justice, revenge, romance, good triumphing over evil, realizing one's dreams, blackmail, conspiracy, corruption, and betrayal. Percy learns that he has special powers after he makes his pre-algebra teacher disappear. Further investigation reveals that he is the son of Greek god Poseidon. To save humankind Percy embarks on an adventure to return a lightning bolt his father stole from Zeus. Widge, a likeable orphan, finds himself in the middle of an adventure to steal and copy the play HAMLET from Shakespeare. He soon discovers that life in the Globe Theartre is much better than the other places he has apprenticed. Carly's domineering father has a painful family secret that causes Carly to face danger and seek freedom at night. In New jersey during the summer of 1953, eleven-year-old Penny, living with her mother and maternal grandparents, learns the truth about her father's death and about her upbringing after she has a serious accident.

Double Identity

Haddix

810

Peak

Smith

760

No More Dead Dogs

Korman

610

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Avi

740

Airman

Colfer

800

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Riordan

740

The Shakespeare Stealer The Secret Within

Blackwood

840

Golding

700

Penny from Heaven

Holm

730

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