Battle of the Books 2020: 6th Grade Booklist

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6th Grade Battle
Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

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If you’re interested in audio or digital copies of the books check out Hoopla and Overdrive (library card required) or ask your local library staff for help!

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

In nineteenth-century England, after her father’s disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a “climbing boy,” aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school.

Be Prepared

A misfit girl and her brother attend summer camp, where they struggle with primitive plumbing, snobby tentmates, and boys-versus-girls competitions.

Sanity & Tallulah

Sanity and Tallulah live in a space station at the end of the galaxy. When Sanity’s illegally created three-headed kitten escapes, the girls have to turn their home upside down to find her.

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.

The Storm Runner

To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.

So Done

When two best friends are reunited after a summer apart, their friendship threatens to combust from the pressure of secrets, middle school, and looming auditions for a potentially life-changing new talented-and-gifted program.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

In this memoir adapted for young readers, William Kamkwamba describes the drought that struck his tiny village in Malawi, his subsequent interest in science, and his idea to build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William’s windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.

The Season of Styx Malone

Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer with their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.