Books My 6th Grade Students Loved

A Listmania! list by Trent J. Doerges "Fifth Grade Teacher" (Omaha, NE United States)
 
The Misfits
1.  The Misfits by James Howe
The list author says:
  "Great book dealing with the topic of bullies and diversity."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

Totally Joe (The Misfits)
2.  Totally Joe (The Misfits) by James Howe
The list author says:
  "Great for students who vary from the norm in any way of life.  Love the format.  Most of my students loved Joe in the misfits, and were excited to see this in my library."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Stuck in Neutral
3.  Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
The list author says:
  "Great discussion book that I have used with students.  Some sensitivity in language, but it doesn't take away from the story."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)

Fat Chance
4.  Fat Chance by Leslea Newman
The list author says:
  "We deal with eating disorders in our Health Unit, and many of my girls rave about this book."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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The Haunting (Laurel-Leaf Books)
5.  The Haunting (Laurel-Leaf Books) by Joan Lowery Nixon
The list author says:
  "For those students who like the mystery and ghost stories, this is a great read.  Also incorporates Edgar Allen Poe into the story, which sparked some additional interest."
$6.31   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Forgotten Fire
6.  Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian
The list author says:
  "My kids were shocked that genocide happens throughout history and for various reasons.  Heavy read for my age group, but they were my top kids."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

The Contender
7.  The Contender by Robert Lipsyte
The list author says:
  "Great book for both boys and girls.  A great sports read, which also draws in reluctant readers."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)

Soldier Boys
8.  Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes
The list author says:
  "Great war fiction book.  Had some great discussion about how pepole on other sides of wars cannot automatically be labeled bad, and oftentimes are fighting for the same reasons as us."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

Downsiders
9.  Downsiders by Neal Shusterman
The list author says:
  "Amazing book set in New York.  Brings up the topic of the "Mole Peopole," who lived underground.  Great Sci-Fi read."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

The Last Book In The Universe
10.  The Last Book In The Universe by Rodman Philbrick
The list author says:
  "Another great Sci-Fi book that can easily be connected to the dependance on Drugs and importance of heritage and history."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

Dr. Franklin's Island (Readers Circle)
11.  Dr. Franklin's Island (Readers Circle) by Ann Halam
The list author says:
  "Every now and then a book so different comes around.  Influanced by The Island of Dr. Moreau, it deals with genetic experimentation and morals."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

You Don't Know Me
12.  You Don't Know Me by David Klass
The list author says:
  "This one I read to my students.  Great book dealing with both teen issues and family abuse.  Very different it its format, but if done right and lot of discussion, the most powerful book I've used."
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The Last Dog on Earth
13.  The Last Dog on Earth by Daniel Ehrenhaft
The list author says:
  "I read this to my students at the beginning of the year.  Incorporates prion diseases and youth anger issues.  I even had a couple cry at the end."
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The Thief of Always
14.  The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
The list author says:
  "My favorite book of all time, and my students eat it up when I read it to them.  A modern day Pinocchio is what I tell them.  If you can find the illustrated editions, the pictures add so much more!"
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His Dark Materials (Laurel-Leaf)
15.  His Dark Materials (Laurel-Leaf) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "For those budding Sci-fi readers, there is nothing better than this trilogy.  When the discussion of trepanation comes up, man, watch out!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,460 customer reviews) | 25 customer discussions

Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare
16.  Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare by Andrew Stanway
The list author says:
  "For those students who tend to have a darker side, this is a great book.  Vampires, spiders, and death.  Oh, my!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (422 customer reviews)

The Outsiders
17.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
The list author says:
  "The classic story of how those who are different than you can still have so much in common.  I read this to my class and they eat it up."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,540 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Eragon (Inheritance)
18.  Eragon (Inheritance) by Christopher Paolini
The list author says:
  "For those fantasy buffs, this is a great read.  Dragons and all that always seem to capture their attention."
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The House of the Scorpion
19.  The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The list author says:
  "Another great Sci-fi book this time dealing with human cloning and morals.  They either love it 100% or hate it 100%."
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