Parents: Boston Public Schools Grade 6

Grade 6 Reading List

These books constitute the Core Literature List for Boston public schools. You can also find these titles at a Boston Public Library branch near you.

In addition to the required reading, all teachers must select at least three other complete works from the list for their students to read during the school year.

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Catherine, Called Birdie by Karen Cushman
Clay Marble by Minfong Ho
The Gift Giver by Joyce Hansen (Required)
Going Home by Nicolassa Mohr
The Greek Gods by Bernard Evslin
Guests by Michael Dorris
Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Mountain Light by Laurence Yep
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton
The Rainbow People by Laurence Yep
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
So Far From the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Taking Sides by Gary Soto
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1961 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Yellow Bird and Me by Joyce Hansen