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READING - 6th Grade Book Bingo 2022

A Book Your Friend Recommends

About the Category!

This category requires readers to ask one of their friends for a book recommendation! The book can be from any genre, as long as it wasn't picked out by the reader themselves. It can be a book the friend has read for Book Bingo, or not!

As part of the 6th Grade Book Tasting we held in the library (in preparation for Bingo), we scheduled time at the end for discussion, so everyone could have a chance to talk about a book they recommend from the tables, or one they thought looked interesting. We encourage students to discuss the books they're reading throughout Book BIngo.

Since all of the books read for this category have been recommended by the 6th grade (not the librarians), the reading suggestions below will be titles that have actually already been read for the bingo category! We'll continue to add books from this category as they're read.

Reasons to Recommend a Book

1.) You can't put it down

2.) The characters in the book are interesting

3.) The story is exciting and unpredictable

4.) The author uses descriptive language that's fun to read

5.) The story teaches you something you think others should learn, too


Why Recommend A Book?

"There is nothing quite like a good book recommended by a good friend. If you can’t find the words to console or distract or amuse someone in need, or if you’re looking for a holiday gift for a person who has everything, go to your own bookshelf or a bookstore (new or used). Select a favorite book for your friend. The newness of the binding doesn’t matter; it’s the act of sharing that binds."

- Kathryn Harris, "Op-Ed: The Best Gift is Paying a Good Book Forward"

Reading Suggestions (From BC 6th Graders!): A Book Your Friend Recommends

Evil Spy School

As a new student in SPYDER's evil spy school, which trains kids to become bad guys with classes like Counter Counterespionage and Laying Low 101, Ben does some secret spying of his own. He's acting as unofficial undercover agent, and it becomes quickly apparent that SPYDER is planning something very big and very evil. Ben can tell he's a key part of the plan, but he's not quite sure what the plan is. Can Ben figure out what SPYDER is up to and get word to the good guys without getting caught before it's too late?

Call No: ACTION/ADVENTURE FIC GIB ► Find eBook in Sora 

Twelve-year-old Sophie discovers the abilities that have always caused her to stand out are because she is actually an elf and, after she is brought to Eternalia where she can hone her skills, Sophie learns she harbors certain secrets that others would kill to learn.

Call No: (Not in the BC Middle School library yet)  ► Find eBook in Sora 

The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does-or does not-say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Call No: YA FIC THO  ► Find eBook in Sora 

The Outsiders

No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends--true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect--until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.

Call No: YA FIC HIN  ► Find eBook in Sora 


In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Call No: YA FIC ROT  ► Find eBook in Sora 

The Lightning Thief

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

Call No: FANTASY FIC RIO  ► Find eBook in Sora