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Subject: Reading suggestions
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 11:45 PM ET
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what books would you consider essential for a 6th grade girl to read?

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 7:10 AM ET
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What is her reading level?

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 8:01 AM ET
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I was going to suggest Anne of Green Gables but then I saw you have some ot those on your shelf so she's probably already read them. 


Date Posted: 7/22/2008 8:27 AM ET
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The books below are some of our favorites:

  • Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (Hitty is a wooden penny-doll.)
  • Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson (Fiction about the Bread And Roses mill-workers' strike of 1912)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Has she already read the Little House On the Prairie series?  Alice In WonderlandThe Hobbit?  The Narnia books?

(My daughter just woke up and said "Pride and Prejudice is essential reading for anybody."  I'm in trouble--I haven't read it yet...)

Date Posted: 8/8/2008 5:33 PM ET
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get a book like Honey for a child's heart to help you determine based on her needs and interest


the Read Alound Handbook




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Date Posted: 8/8/2008 7:10 PM ET
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Anne of Green Gables and the others in the series.

Date Posted: 8/8/2008 7:53 PM ET
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Here's the reading list link for Ambleside Online:


Year 6:


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