ADVENTURE/SURVIVAL

(see below for all student-recommended titles)

 2019 - 6th Grade: HMS READS!

Our students were asked to name the best books they've read this school year.  Here are the results!  (Most - but not all - titles are available in the HMS Library.  Please keep in mind that the maturity level of some titles may be higher than the recommending grade level.)

ADVENTURE/SURVIVAL

Alabama Moon, by Watt Key
Deep Water, by Watt Key (3 Votes)
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen (from the Brian's Saga series)


ANIMALS (FICTION)

Whippoorwill, by Joseph Monninger
Wish, by Barbara O'Connor


FANTASY

The Alchemyst, by Michael Scott (from the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas series)
Bob, by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
Caraval, by Stephanie Garber (from the Caraval series) (5 Votes)
Dragon Captives, by Lisa McMann (from the Unwanteds Quests series)
The Final Battle, by Erin Hunter (from the Survivors: The Gathering Darkness series)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Regan Barnhill
Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins (from the Underland Chronicles series) (2 Votes)
Halt's Peril, by John Flanagan (from the Ranger's Apprentice series)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling (from the Harry Potter series)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling (from the Harry Potter series)
Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter (from the Warriors series)
King of Scars, by Leigh Bardugo
The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan (from the Percy Jackson series)
The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan (from the Heroes of Olympus series)
Lost Stars, by Erin Hunter (from the Warriors: The Broken Code series)
Powerless, by Matthew Cody (from the Supers of Noble's Green series) (2 Votes)
The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani (from the School for Good and Evil series)
The Swap, by Megan Shull
The Traitor's Game, by Jennifer Nielsen (from the Traitor's Game series)
Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead (from the Vampire Academy series)
Voyage to Magical North, by Claire Fayers (from the Accidental Pirates series)


GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Amazing Spiderman, by Stan Lee

Dog Man, by Dav Pilkey (from the Dog Man series)

El Deafo, by Cece Bell

Foxtrotius Maximus, by Bill Amend

Sisters, by Raina Telgemeier

Smile, by Raina Telgemeier

Weirdos From Another Planet (from the Calvin and Hobbes series)

Wild Ride, by Liam O'Donnell

The Witch Boy, by Molly Ostertag


HISTORICAL FICTION
Beyond the Bright Sea, by Lauren Wolk (2 Votes)
The Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine
Never Fall Down, by Patricia McCormick
Refugee, by Alan Gratz
Vango, by Timothee deFombelle
The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2 Votes)


HUMOR

Dog's Best Friend, by James Patterson (from the Middle School series)
From Hero to Zero,, by James Patterson (from the Middle School series)
The Getaway, by Jeff Kinney (from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)
Greg Heffley's Journal, by Jeff Kinney (from the Diary of a Wimpy Kids series)
The Long Haul, by Jeff Kinney (from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)

Harris and Me, by Gary Paulsen

The Meltdown, by Jeff Kinney (from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)

Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life, by James Patterson (from the Middle School series)


MYSTERY

Evil Spy School, by Stuart Gibbs (from the Spy School series)
Frozen Charlotte, by Alex Bell
Girl, Stolen, by April Henry (from the Girl, Stolen series)
Hideout, by Watt Key (2 Votes)
One of Us Is Lying, by Karen McManus
Scat, by Carl Hiaasen
Spy School British Invasion, by Stuart Gibbs (from the Spy School series)
Two Can Keep a Secret, by Karen McManus


NONFICTION

99: Stories of the Games, by Wayne Gretzky
Girls Resist! by Kaelyn Rich
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand


REALISTIC FICTION

Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick
Every Last Word, by Tamara Ireland Stone
Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (2 Votes)
Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Five Feet Apart, by Rachael Lippincott (3 Votes)
Forget Me Not, by Ellie Terry
Fourmile, by Watt Key
Ghost Boys, by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (2 Votes)
Losing It, by Erin Fry
Love and First Sight, by Josh Sundquist
One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper
Perfect, by Natasha Friend (3 Votes)
Save Me a Seat, by Sarah Weeks
See You on a Starry Night, by Lisa Schroeder
The Seventh Most Important Thing, by Shelley Pearsall
The Someday Birds, by Sally J. Pla
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Stay Sweet, by Siobhan Vivian
Sunrise Over Fallujah, by Walter Dean Myers
Touch Blue, by Cynthia Lord
A Very Large Expanse of Sea, by Tahereh Mafi
What to Say Next, by Julie Buxbaum
Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
You Go First, by Erin Entrada Kelly


SCIENCE FICTION
Delirium, by Lauren Oliver (from the Delirium series)
The Host, by Stephenie Meyer
The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (from the Hunger Games series) (3 Votes)
I am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore (from the Lorien Legacies series)
Maximum Ride Forever, by James Patterson (from the Maximum Ride series)
The Maze Runner, by James Dashner (from the Maze Runner series)
The Merchant of Death, by D.J. MacHale (from the Pendragon series)
Randoms, by David Liss (from the Randoms series)
Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
Rewind, by Carolyn O'Doherty
The Rule of Thoughts, by James Dashner (from the Mortality Doctrine series)

Scythe, by Neal Shusterman (from the Arc of a Scythe series) (2 Votes)

Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi (from the Shatter Me series)

Silver, by Chris Wooding


SPORTS (FICTION)

Baseball Great, by Tim Green (from the Baseball Great series)
Ghost, by Jason Reynolds (from the Track series) (2 Votes)
The Million Dollar Shot, by Dan Gutman (from the Million Dollar series)
Rebound, by Kwame Alexander (2 Votes)

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