I’ve taken all my book reviews to create this huge list of the best books book for 11-year olds at the right reading level for 6th graders.
Discover favorite book series for your 6th grader here.
If you want harder books, go to books for 12-year olds. Gift ideas if you need those, too: by Kelly Barnhill FANTASY Wonderfully crafted and imagined, this 2017 Newbery winner is a fairy tale of sorts about a good witch who rescues a town’s abandoned (the town thinks sacrificed) babies and gives them to another town to love.
Except one baby who she adopts for her own; a special baby named Luna who is accidentally infused with moon magic.
It’s also the story of the baby’s magical, bereaved mother, a wicked witch who feeds off sorrow, a woodcarver who wants justice, and most of all, Luna.
Everyone thought he had gone crazy, but Dashiel Givson suspected differently. The first book is almost mirrored in the second –the base commander this time disappears.With just enough breaking the rules, they can figure out where she is and who did it.by Sayantani Dasgupta This story pulls you in from the first page — in fact I took a screen shot of a sentence from the beginning of the book that just captures the humorous, mythological essence, and adventure of the story to come: “” Kiranmala discovers on her 12th birthday (well, a few days later when she actually believes it) that she’s a princess from another realm and her parents are trapped in a black hole-type place.But there’s a lot more she’ll learn — like who her real parents are (yikes! The prince’s demon grandma, Ai-Ma, is my FAVORITE character.She says things like “ by Shannon Hale (series) We love this book (and the series) because it’s a unique story with memorable, wonderful characters.Miri and the other girls in her mountain village are ordered to attend a newly created school to learn enough to be considered wife material for the prince. Flanagan FANTASY (series) Will is apprenticed to become a Ranger, a job he’s unsure about.But the prince, when he does appear, sees cold and unfriendly making Miri reconsider what she wants. But as he develops a relationship with his master and learns what being a Ranger is all about (spying for the kingdom), and comes to embrace his new life.Then, when bandits take over the school and hold the girls hostage, Miri finds her inner strength and clarity of purpose. When an old enemy of the kingdom sends out dangerous beasts to attack Will’s master, Will is instrumental in getting help and killing the creatures. Even though she gets her dream to work in the faire as a squire, she also just wants to be like the other girls at her school, too.by Sharon Draper REALISTIC Hands-down one of the best life-changing books you’ll ever read. Action, fantasy, adventure, friendship, excellent writing — this book has it all! by Victoria Jamieson REALISTIC / COMING OF AGE / GRAPHIC NOVEL Growing up, Imogene (aka. Her journey is painful and honest as she figures out who she wants to be.Narrated by Melody, we learn what it’s like for her, trapped in a body with cerebral palsy that doesn’t allow her to speak or take care of herself. Impy) always loved her family’s part in the Renaissance Faire . It’s narrated as a hero’s journey which, with the faire background and middle school drama, feels perfect. Not only are the stories compelling, it’s vitally important for kids to learn what it’s like to be an immigrant, particularly a refugee. Because empathy is learned from stories like these.No one, except her parents who hope, think the’s smart. Beyond being a terrific coming of age story, I’m sure this book will interest tween readers in Renaissance festivals themselves. Follow three distinct, alternating stories to experience being displaced from your country, on the run, and in danger.