More Books to Read!

American Library Association Book Awards

The American Library Association presents a number of awards every year. Try some of these lists:

Caldecott Medal - Goes to the best picture book of the year.

Newberry Medal - Goes to "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" each year.

Batchelder Award - Goes to the outstanding book published in a language other than English each year.

Belpre Award - Goes to the outstanding children's book written or illustrated by a Latino/ Latina.

Geisel Award - Goes to the outstanding book for beginning readers

Sibert Award - Goes to the most distinguished information book

Wilder Award - Goes to an author or illustrator who has made a long-term, substantial contribution to children's literature

Book Recommendations from Mrs. Whiteford’s 2015 – 2016 6th Grade Class


The Variant Series
Divergent Series
Mazerunner series
Hunger Games series
The Ranger’s Apprentice
The Brother Band Chronicles
All Fall Down

Alex Rider series
Artemis Fowl
Magnus Chase
The Crown of Ptolemy
X Men Origins – Wolverine
My side of the Mountain
Keepers of the Lost City


Harry Potter
Unwanted Series
The Hobbit

Eragon series
Twilight series
Wings of Fire
Daniel X series

Warriors series
Percy Jackson series
Phantom Tollbooth
James and the Giant Peach
Chronicles of Narnia
Magic 2.0
Air Man

The Blackwell Series
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Emily Winsnap series
Kane Chronicles


Little Known Facts About Well Known Places


Mysterious Benedict Society
Nancy Drew
Hardy Boys
39 Clues
Sammy Keyes


Historical Fiction:
I Survived series
To Kill a Mockingbird
Little Women
Royal Diaries of Marie Antoinette
Robin Hood
Dar and the Spearthrower
Blood on the River


Star Wars
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Jedi Academy series
The Martian
Halo series


Drama/Realistic Fiction
Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwhiler
A little Princess
Dork Diaries
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Paper Town
The Fault in Our Stars
Middle School
Out of My Mind
I Funny
Treasure Hunter
Charlotte’s Web

The Marvels
Where the Red Fern Grows
Danny the Champion of the World
BFG – Big Friendly Giant
Because of Winn Dixie

Falling Up
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Running Babbit
A Light in the Attic

Everything On It
Pizza the Size of the Sun




Find More Reading!

Have you read every book in your favorite series? Do you need some ideas of new books to read? Look through some of these lists of book awards to find great books that are new to you!

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