New Books for 6th Graders
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 8
This book was 70 years in the making. It is the story of Michael Gruenbaum and his family, Jews who lived in Prague in 1939 when the Nazis marched in. Written by gifted writer, Todd Hasak-Lowry, it chronicles life for 10- year-old Michael under the Nazis and the family's relocation to Terezin. Told in the first person by a young Michael, it speaks volumes about courage, determination, and humanity.
Reading Level: Grades 4-6
Despite his best attempts NOT to attend the Magisterium, Callum has managed to complete his first year and acquire a pet, Havoc a Chaos-ridden wolf. Call tries to enjoy his summer at home with his father but finds it difficult because 1) His father hates the Magisterium; 2) His father despises Havoc and 3) His father seems to be afraid of Call. When Call uncovers his father's plan to kill both Call and Havoc, Call flees back to the Magisterium. He isn't happy or safe there either because Call knows a secret about himself. A secret that will probably end in the death of Call or his best friend.
Be sure to read book #1 in the Magisterium series The Iron Trial.
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Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
The Hound of Rowan by Henry Neff
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins and
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo