Grade 6 – Reading List

  1. The incredible journey

Burnford, Sheila Every

A young Labrador Retriever, an old Bull Terrier and a Siamese cat undertake a 250-mile trek through the Canadian wilderness in order to return to their home


  1. The midwife’s apprentice

Cushman, Karen M     

In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.


  1. The call of the wild

 London, Jack M

The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack


  1. The adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark

Tom Sawyer is Mark Twain’s hymn to the secure and fantastic world of boyhood and adventure. From the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, the story is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth.


  1. Black Beauty

Sewell, Anna

A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.


  1. Hatchet

Paulsen, Gary

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents’ divorce.


  1. The last battle

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples)

When evil comes to Narnia, Jill and Eustace help fight the great last battle and Aslan leads his people to a glorious new paradise.

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