Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Reading Suggestions for Middle Schoolers Part V

As a 6th grade Language Arts teacher, I am always trying to give my students new suggestions on really good books to read.  At the end of the school year, I provide them with a list of Recommended Summer Reading. I'm sharing that list with you! Please keep in mind that I attempt to keep the list as clean as possible and I also try to stay away from really popular titles in hopes that you might discover little diamonds waiting for you!

Today's post is our final post in this series. If you're still searching for a good book, then check out some of these great authors!  

Mike Lupica has a lot of well-written sports novels.  A newspaper columnist, Mr. Lupica has been writing sports commentary for years.  He has appeared on ESPN and writes for the Daily News.  In addition to his nonfiction books, he began writing young adult fiction with Travel Team and added a few more to the list.

Suzanne Collins is well known for her recent Hunger Games trilogy, but before Hunger Games there was The Underland Chronicles.  Check them out!

Judy Blume is always hilarious with Freckle Juice, Blubber, Fudge, and so many more!  She also some older books geared towards issues girls might face in high school.

Patricia Reilly Giff has so many books about kids from all different walks of life. For example, Nory Ryan’s Song is a historical fiction and then Pictures of Hollis Woods is about an orphan who remembers her past foster homes. 

Still looking?  There book lists everywhere!  Here are two sources to check out.

Junior Library Guild lists
Lists of books at different levels, for different topics, put out by different organizations.

International Literacy Association
There are links to three different lists here: Children’s Choices, Teachers’ Choices, Young Adults’ Choices.

Check out Part I, Part II, Part III, or Part IV if you missed them!

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