Ipswich Incoming Sixth Grade Summer Reading

We’re excited to work with Ipswich Middle School so incoming sixth graders can participate in the school’s summer reading book fair! We're offering a few different delivery options and pick up option to make summer reading fit neatly into your schedule. You may order online and choose to have books shipped directly to your home at check out, or you can choose to pick them up in store or at the media center during our bookfair the 13th and 14th of this month, just leave a note in the comments at check out telling us where you'd like to pick them up! Also, 25% of the proceeds will be donated to the library to provide additional materials to help your student thrive.

Each incoming sixth grader is required to read Wonder by RJ Palacio, and one additional book of their choosing from the list below.

And parents! If you add a grown up book or two for yourself, the school will still earn 25% of those sales, as long as it’s attached to a summer reading order.

Happy reading!

Wonder Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375869020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. 

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.


Refugee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

A New York Times bestseller!

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .


Keeper of the Lost Cities Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442445949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - August 6th, 2013

A New York Times bestselling series
A USA TODAY bestselling series
A California Young Reader Medal–winning series

In this riveting debut, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world—before the wrong person finds the answer first.

Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life.


The Someday Birds Cover Image
By Sally J. Pla, Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062445773
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award * Two starred reviews * A New York Public Library Best Kids Book of 2017 * A Bank Street Best Children's Book of 2017 * Wisconsin Library Association CBA Outstanding Books of the Year selection * 2018-2019 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award list selection * 2018-2019 Marylan


Lily's Mountain Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544978003
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 14th, 2017

Lily refuses to believe what everyone else accepts to be true: that her father has died while climbing Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Lily has grown up hiking in the Alaskan wilderness with her dad. He's an expert climber. There's no way he would let something like this happen. So instead of grieving, Lily decides to rescue him.


Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781368012355
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 27th, 2018

Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school.


A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312367541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007

Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.


Hero Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142419601
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Published: Puffin Books - July 12th, 2011

From the #1 bestselling author of HeatTravel Team and Million-Dollar Throw.


Orphan Island Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062443410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - May 30th, 2017

A National Book Award Longlist title!

"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon


90 Miles to Havana Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250005595
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Published: Square Fish - September 18th, 2012

90 Miles to Havana is a 2011 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Narrative and a 2011 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.


Midnight Without a Moon Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781328753632
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

"A powerful story." —Kirkus Reviews 
 
It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. For now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation.


A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547577319
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day.


Shooting Kabul (The Kabul Chronicles) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442401952
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - July 12th, 2011

In the summer of 2001, twelve year old Fadi’s parents make the difficult decision to illegally leave Afghanistan and move the family to the United States. When their underground transport arrives at the rendezvous point, chaos ensues, and Fadi is left dragging his younger sister Mariam through the crush of people.


Beyond the Bright Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101994856
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

- Winner of the 2018 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction - 

From the bestselling author of Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year.


I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316241335
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

The New York Times bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.

It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place.


The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147516855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 2nd, 2016

The #1 New York Times bestseller freshly adapted for the next generation, now with brand new content including an author Q&A and never-before-seen photographs

Inspiration for the PBS American Experience Documentary 'The Boys of '36'

 


The Distance Between Us: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451661781
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Published: Washington Square Press - March 12th, 2013

“In this poignant memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Reyna Grande skillfully depicts another side of the immigrant experience—the hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind.” —Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Enrique's Journey

Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this “compelling . .


Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385742528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. 


Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780062662378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - November 29th, 2016

The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller


Guitar Notes Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781606845035
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Egmont USA - January 28th, 2014

On odd days, Tripp uses a school practice room to let loose on a borrowed guitar. Eyes closed, strumming that beat-up instrument, Tripp escapes to a world where only the music matters.


The Thing About Jellyfish Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316380843
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2017

Now available in paperback, this stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist!


Hello, Universe Cover Image
By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062414151
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 14th, 2017

Winner of the Newbery Medal

“A charming, intriguingly plotted novel.”—Washington Post

Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.


Blackbird Fly Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062238627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 1st, 2016

Future rock star or friendless misfit? That’s no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel by Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers; and with following her dreams.


The Notations of Cooper Cameron Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781512404159
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - October 1st, 2017

Eleven-year-old Cooper Cameron likes things to be in order. When he eats, he chews every bite three times on each side. Sometimes he washes his hands in the air with invisible water. He invented these rituals after the death of his beloved grandfather to protect others he loves from terrible harm.


Towers Falling Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262217
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks.


The Wild Robot Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316381994
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown

Can a robot survive in the wilderness?


Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062306722
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Published: Walden Pond Press - January 9th, 2018

Last Day on Mars is thrillingly ambitious and imaginative. Like a lovechild of Gravity and The Martian, it's a rousing space opera for any age, meticulously researched and relentlessly paced, that balances action, science, humor, and most importantly, two compelling main characters in Liam and Phoebe.


Left Out Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062293831
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Published: HarperCollins - September 5th, 2017

Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica! New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green delivers a heartwarming and inspiring story about a deaf boy’s journey to change how others see him—both on and off the football field. Now in paperback. 


Shakespeare Bats Cleanup Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763629397
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Published: Candlewick - February 14th, 2006

"This funny and poignant novel celebrates the power of writing to help young people make sense of their lives and unlock and confront their problems." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)


Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&


Liar & Spy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375850875
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Published: Yearling - August 6th, 2013

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship.
 
The first day Georges (the S is silent) moves into a new Brooklyn apartment, he sees a sign taped to a door in the basement: SPY CLUB MEETING—TODAY!
 


Rain Reign Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250073976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 2nd, 2018

From Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin, who wrote the Baby-sitters Club series, comes a New York Times-bestselling middle grade novel about a girl, her dog, and the trials of growing up in a complicated and often scary world.


The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553521405
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Published: Yearling - April 10th, 2018

An award-winning, big-hearted time capsule of one class’s poems during a transformative school year. A great pick for fans of Margarita Engle and Eileen Spinelli.
 
Eighteen kids,
one year of poems,
one school set to close.
Two yellow bulldozers
crouched outside,
ready to eat the building
in one greedy gulp.
 


A Handful of Stars Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545700283
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 9th, 2017

When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season.


The Wild Robot Escapes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316382045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2018

An instant New York Times bestseller!

The sequel to the bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown