This is the 6th Grade MCBA 2008/2009 Blog. Whether or not you participated in the MCBA Program in elementary school, you are welcome to participate in 6th grade. Just read at least 5 books and post a comment on each one on this blog to let Mrs. Woo and your classmates know what you thought of them. We’ll have an organizational meeting this month; listen during morning announcements for the date and time.
(Brief summaries of all titles on this list taken from Titlewave.com)
List of 2008/2009 Nominees
Once you decide to participate in the MCBA Program this year and have read at least one of the books, click on a title below to comment on the book you’ve read. Or read others’ comments to help you decide what you’d like to read. Don’t forget to click on “Older Entries” at the bottom of the pages to see more titles.
You must comment on at least 5 books in order to vote, and you must have given Mrs. Woo your screen name that corresponds to your full name. Please do not post using your real name. Only screen names will be approved for posting.
Anderson, M. T. Whales on Stilts: M. T. Anderson’s Thrilling Tales
Racing against the clock, shy middle-school student Lily and her best friends, Katie and Jasper, must foil the plot of her father’s conniving boss to conquer the world using an army of whales.
Birney, B. The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Eben McAllister searches his small town to see if he can find anything comparable to the real Seven Wonders of the World.
Broach, E. Shakespeare’s Secret
Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.
Corbett, S. Free Baseball
Eleven-year-old Felix becomes a bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban outfielder.
Dowell, F. Chicken Boy
Since the death of his mother, Tobin’s family life and school life have been in disarray, but after he starts raising chickens with his seventh-grade classmate, Henry, everything starts to fall into place.
Duble, K. The Sacrifice
Two sisters, aged ten and twelve, are accused of witchcraft in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1692 and await trial in a miserable prison while their mother desperately searches for some way to obtain their freedom.
Fan, N. Swordbird
Warring factions of blue jays and cardinals call on Swordbird, the heroic bird of peace, to rescue them from the evil machinations of Turnatt, the tyrant hawk lord who plans to enslave them.
Flesichman, S. Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini
A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926.
Gardner, S. I, Coriander
In 17th century London, Coriander, a girl who has inherited magic from her mother, must find a way to use this magic in order to save both herself and an inhabitant of the fairy world where her mother was born.