Battle of the Books 2017: 6th Grade Booklist

6th Grade Battle
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
CLP – East Liberty | CLP – Squirrel Hill | CLP – West End
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After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member.

Chasing Secrets

A thirteen-year-old girl and her secret friend, who is hiding in her house, plan to rescue his father from the quarantined Chinatown, and save everyone they love from contracting the plague that is spreading in 1900 San Francisco.

The City of Ember

In the year 241, a twelve-year-old girl trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.


A twelve-year-old girl learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Moving Target

A twelve-year-old student in Rome has her life changed forever when a secret organization shoots her father–and she learns that she is a member of an ancient bloodline that enables her to use the Spear of Destiny, a legendary object that can alter the future.

The Nest

When wasps come to Steve in a dream offering to fix his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means.


Hoodoo Hatcher, knows someone is looking for him.  The Stranger has come to town full of black magic.  With the help of his friend Bunny and the all knowing Mrs. Snuff, Hoodoo must destroy the demon who is after him.

The Screaming Staircase

Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.