Sunday, January 11, 2015

Grade Six reading list

Each year I share here on my blog a list of books recomened by our departing Grade Six students taken from their Year Book.  You might like to review past lists.

There are no real surprises on this list.  The list is not as inspirational as I would like but there are some gems.  Here are my general observations :

  • Many students listed a series name rather than an individual title
  • Eight students listed Hatchet by Gary Paulsen because this had been studied in class.  I have no problem with this choice but I am concerned that these students did not name a book read independently and of their own choice
  • Of 100 students only two listed very junior titles - Where is the Green sheep by Mem Fox and Where's Wally (I have not included these in the list below) and four Young Adult titles.
  • I have included the library call number used at our school
  • Two students named special authors - Jackie French and Isobelle Carmody

Year Six 2014 recommend …
Heroes of Olympus [F Rio]
Miss Understood [F Roy]
Shadow [F Mor]
Hatchet [F Pau]
The call of the wild [F Lon]
The Giver [F Low]
Finding Serendipity [F Ban]
The Hobbit [F Tol]
Mum in Love [F Shu]
Cherry Crush [F Cas]
Wonder  [F Pal]
Northern Lights [F Pul]
Waffle Hearts [F Par]
The puzzle ring [F For]
The quicksand pony [F Les]
Forgotten Pearl [F Mur]
The Snow Queen [QF And]
Junonia [F Hen]
Born to run [F Mor]
Unlikely Friendships [591.56 Hal]
Warriors by Erin Hunter
The Floods by Colin Thompson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Tom Gates
The treehouse books by Andy Griffiths
Rangers Apprentice
Harry Potter
Three Doors by Emily Rodda
Brotherband by John Flanagan
Ruby Redford by Lauren Child
Cherub by Robert Muchamore
Spirit Animals
Grimstones by Asphyxia
Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Narnia CS Lewis
Don’t look now by Paul Jennings

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