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6th Grade Reading List - Nonfiction


Title Author Lexile
Sadako Eleanor Coerr 630
Zlata's Diary - A Child's Life in Sarajevo Zlata Filipovic 640
No Pretty Pictures - A Child of War Anita Lobel 750
Knucklehead:  Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Jon Scieszka 750
The Tarantula in My Purse Jean Craighead George 830
Kids On Strike! Susan Campbell Bartoletti 920
Phineas Gage…True Story about Brain Science John Fleischman 1030
Blizzard Jim Murphy 1080
Freedom Riders Ann Bausum 1090
Eleanor Roosevelt Russell Freedman 1100
Extreme Animals - the Toughest Creatures on Earth Nicola Davies 1100
An American Plague - Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Jim Murphy 1130
Maritcha - Nineteenth-Century American Girl Tonya Bolden 1190
Bill Peet:  an Autobiography Bill Peet 1190
Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser 1240
World Trivia - The Book of Fascinating Facts Michael Smith NP
Eat This Not That - For Kids David Zinczenko NP
Middle School - the Real Deal Juliana Farrell & Beth Mayall NP
Boy:  Tales of Childhood; and Going Solo Roald Dahl NP
So You Want to be President? Judith St. George NP
Star Wars - the Complete Visual Dictionary David West Reynolds NP
Exploratopia Pat Murphy NP
Where the Sidewalk Ends:  Poems and Drawings Shel Silverstein NP
Strike a Pose - the Planet Girl Guide to Yoga Karen Birkemoe & Heather Collett NP