Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Middle School: Great Books for Sixth Grade

Lacey, Josh.

Tom goes with his Uncle Harvey to Peru, where they narrowly escape imprisonment and death as they hu...

Stroud, Jonathan.

Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in...

Riordan, Rick.

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of...

Cabot, Meg.

Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is sh...

Hiaasen, Carl.

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to sa...

Kinney, Jeff.

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, un...

Choldenko, Gennifer,

A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were h...

Riordan, Rick.

After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, ...

Card, Orson Scott.

Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to s...

Lowry, Lois.

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shar...

Patterson, James,

Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents' footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminati...

Patterson, James,

Torn from their family and slammed into prison, a brother and sister must rediscover their supernatu...

Scott, Michael,

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie a...

Horowitz, Anthony,

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to c...

Colfer, Eoin.

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and dema...

Gantos, Jack.

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962...

Hobbs, Will.

Rick, a fourteen-year-old foster child, escapes from a juvenile detention facility near Las Vegas an...

Lane, Andy.

In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "un...

Paulsen, Gary.

When Johanna shows up at the beginning of summer to house-sit next door to Finn, he has no idea of t...

Spinelli, Jerry.

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first ...