SAA Grade 6 Summer Reading

All orders placed between April 19 and May 2 will be delivered to your son before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during the same dates will benefit SAA.

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the San Antonio Academy Library! When shopping in the store, be sure to alert the Twig associate to attribute your sale to the San Antonio Academy. When shopping online please put SAA in the order notes.

Orders may be submitted online 24/7 or by phone between 10am and 6 pm daily (210-826-6411).

Orders placed after May 2 can either be mailed to your home (shipping charges apply) or picked up at The Twig for no extra charge.

Please be sure to choose "Pick up at store" as the delivery option if you do not wish to pay for shipping!

Thank you for supporting local, independent bookselling! 


The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

This Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning middle grade bestseller is now in paperback! Basketball and heartache share the court in this slam-dunk novel in verse.

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell.


Sounder Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064400206
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Published: HarperCollins - December 30th, 2019

The Newbery Medal–winning classic novel about the courage and faith—and the love of a dog—that give a family strength in the face of inhumanity. 


Crispin: The Cross of Lead Cover Image
By Avi
$7.99
ISBN: 9780786816583
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2004

Newbery Medal winner The Cross of Lead is "a page-turner from beginning to end... full of adventure, mystery, and action" (School Library Journal).

Sometimes I ran, sometimes all I could do was walk.


Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, Book One) Cover Image
By Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry, Greg Call (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780786849079
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 1st, 2006

Best-selling authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have turned back the clock and revealed a wonderful story that precedes J. M.


The Incredible Journey Cover Image
By Sheila Burnford, Carl Burger (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440413240
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Published: Yearling - January 22nd, 1997

Fans of Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Shiloh will love this timeless classic about two dogs and a cat that embark on a journey to return to their owner and inspired the movie Homeward Bound.
 


And Then There Were None Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062073471
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 18th, 2011

"If you’re one of the few who haven’t experienced the genius of Agatha Christie, this novel is a stellar starting point." — DAVID BALDACCI, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

An exclusive authorized edition of the most famous and beloved stories from the Queen of Mystery.


Fire Bringer Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142408735
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Published: Firebird - August 16th, 2007

David Clement-Davies’s first novel was published to great acclaim, including a rave review from Watership Down author richard Adams: “it is a riveting story and deserves to be widely read. it is one of the best anthropomorphic fantasies known to me.”


The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780439023528
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2010

The first novel in the worldwide bestselling series by Suzanne Collins!

Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.


Boy: Tales of Childhood Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142413814
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Published: Puffin Books - January 22nd, 2009

Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood! 


The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Book One): Book One (The Maze Runner Series #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385737951
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 24th, 2010

Book one in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!
 


The House of the Scorpion Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780689852237
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2004

This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors.

Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested.


The Ruins of Gorlan: Book 1 (Ranger's Apprentice #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142406632
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Published: Puffin Books - June 8th, 2006

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!


The Slave Dancer Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416971399
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Published: Aladdin - September 16th, 2008

In this iconic, wrenching Newbery Medal winning book, a young Louisiana boy faces the horrors of slavery when he is kidnapped and forced to work on a slave ship.

Thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier earns a few pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans. One night, on his way home, a canvas is thrown over his head and he’s knocked unconscious.


Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780698116092
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Published: Puffin Books - January 27th, 1997

Newbery Honor-winning author and preeminent biographer for young people, Jean Fritz, brings to life our colorful 26th president. Conservationist, hunter, family man, and politician, Teddy Roosevelt commanded the respect and admiration of many who marveled at his energy, drive and achievements.

An ALA Notable Book. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.


On the Far Side of the Mountain Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780141312415
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Published: Puffin Books - May 21st, 2001

Two years ago, Sam ran away from New York City to live in the Catskill Mountains. Now his younger sister Alice has joined him and is quietly living in a tree house of her own nearby. Their peaceful life is shattered when a conservation officer confiscates Sam’s falcon, Frightful, and Alice suddenly vanishes. Sam leaves his home to search for Alice, hoping to find Frightful, too.


Old Yeller Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064403825
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Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2003

A timeless American classic and one of the most beloved children’s books ever written, Old Yeller is a Newbery Honor Book that explores the poignant and unforgettable bond between a boy and the stray dog who becomes his loyal friend.


Out of the Dust (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780590371254
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 1st, 1999

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

Out of the Dust joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!"Dust piles up like snow across the prairie. . .


The Maze Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780380729135
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Published: HarperCollins - August 1st, 1999

Just fourteen, Rick Walder is alone, on the run, and desperate. Stowing away in the back of a truck, he suddenly finds himself at a dead end, out in the middle of nowhere. The Maze. In this surreal landscape of stark redrock spires and deep sandstone canyons, Rick stumbles into the remote camp of Lon Perigrino, a bird biologist who is realeasing fledgling California condors back into the wild.


Point Blank (Alex Rider #2) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142406120
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Published: Puffin Books - February 16th, 2006

Alex Rider will soon be a star in his very own TV series! 

Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author! 


The Misfits Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689839566
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2003

A group of middle school misfits band together in this first, bestselling book of the funny, heartfelt, and beloved series by Bunnicula author James Howe.

Kids who get called the worst names oftentimes find each other.


Soldier Boys Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689860218
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2003

Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick Are On Opposite Sides Of The War And Fighting For The Same Thing.
At the age of fifteen, Dieter's blind devotion gets him promoted from Hitler Youth into the German army. Dieter's determined to prove his allegiance and bravery all costs.
Spence, just sixteen, drops out of his Utah high school to begin training as a paratrooper.


The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

With almost 5 million copies sold 60 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic. Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. 


Kira-Kira Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689856402
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes.


Snow Dog Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553155600
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Published: Yearling - May 1st, 1983

The steel-gray Husky Chiri was just a puppy when he watched the black wolf kill his mother and two brothers. Left alone inthe snow-covered land oof the coyote, caribou, and gizzly, Chiri learned to fend for himself, to hunt and survive by his keen instinct and natural intelligence.


The Contest (Everest, Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545392327
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 1st, 2012

A thrilling adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman about a number of kids competing to be the youngest person to ever reach the top of Mt. Everest

Four kids. One mountain.

They come from all across America to be the youngest kid ever to climb Everest. But only one will reach the top first. The competition is fierce. The preparation is intense. The challenge is breathtaking.


The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544336261
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Published: Clarion Books - July 1st, 2014

In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community.

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time.


Touching Spirit Bear Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780380805600
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Published: HarperCollins - April 30th, 2002

In his Nautilus Award-winning classic Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a powerful coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life.


Mutiny on the Bounty Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316611688
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 11th, 1989

Mutiny on the Bounty is an "astounding sea tale" (New York Times) that thrills readers young and old with its action-packed account of treachery and survival in the South Pacific.


The Black Pearl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547334004
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Published: Clarion Books - April 12th, 2010

A 1968 Newbery Honor Book

From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name.


Island of the Blue Dolphins Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547328614
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Published: Clarion Books - February 8th, 2010

Scott O’Dell's Newbery Medal-winning classic is a gripping tale of survival, strength, and courage.


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

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary facewho shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird.


The Westing Game Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780140386646
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Published: Puffin Books - June 1st, 1997

A Newbery Medal Winner

For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite.


The Legend of Bass Reeves Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553494297
Availability: Special Order
Published: Laurel Leaf - January 8th, 2008

Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became the most successful US Marshal of the Wild West.
Many "heroic lawmen" of the Wild West, familiar to us through television and film, were actually violent scoundrels and outlaws themselves. But of all the sheriffs of the frontier, one man stands out as a true hero: Bass Reeves.


Walls Within Walls Cover Image
By Maureen Sherry, Adam Stower (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061767036
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 12th, 2012

Perfect for tween readers who enjoy mysteries and puzzles and books like Chasing Vermeer, this page-turning debut novel is filled with adventure, intrigue, and heart.


Interstellar Pig Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140375954
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Published: Puffin Books - June 1st, 1995

When three unusually attractive young adults rent the summer cottage next door, Barney's boring vacation at the beach seemingly takes a turn for the better. However, after the neighbors unwittingly reveal their extraterrestrial identities, the board game they have taught him becomes a real-life battle, and Barney must outsmart the aliens to save Earth from destruction.


Elephant Run Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781423104018
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 30th, 2009

In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick's mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family's teak plantation.But as soon as Nick arrives, trouble erupts in the remote Burmese elephant village.


Charlotte's Web Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400558
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Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.


The Boundless Cover Image
By Kenneth Oppel, Jim Tierney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442472891
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark on the adventure of his life!

When Will ends up in possession of the key to a train car containing priceless treasures, he becomes the target of sinister figures from his past.

In order to survive, Will must join a traveling circ


Stuart Little 75th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064400565
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

The classic story by E. B. White, author of the Newbery Honor Book Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swan, about one small mouse on a very big adventure.


The Trumpet of the Swan 50th Anniversary Cover Image
By E. B. White, Fred Marcellino (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064408677
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

The delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music. 


The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe (Great Episodes) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152026967
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Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2008

NYT best-selling author of Peak, Roland Smith, reimagines the famous Lewis and Clark expedition in this historical fiction novel told through the compassionate eyes of a remarkable dog.

“Dogs know humans better than they will ever know us." Captain Lewis’s Newfoundland pup, Seaman, accompanies Lewis and Clark on a path that will make history.


The Great Greene Heist Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545525534
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015

Saving the school -- one con at a time. (And in paperback!)

"A political heist page-turner set in middle school? Is that even possible? Varian Johnson shows us how it's done." - Gordon Korman, author of SWINDLE "Do yourself a favor and start reading immediately." - Rebecca Stead, author of WHEN YOU REACH ME Jackson Greene swears he's given up scheming.


The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545402712
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 28th, 2015

Dan Poblocki's latest thriller asks the question: Has an innocent boy created a monster?

Something sinister lurks in the woods outside of Slade. Gabe has seen it, or he thinks he has - a shadow standing at the tree line, watching Gabe's house with faintly glowing eyes.Despite Gabe's misgivings, his new friend, Seth, relishes the creepy atmosphere of the forest.


Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385743570
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Published: Ember - September 23rd, 2014

The #1 New York Times bestseller from Brandon Sanderson, the author of Oathbringer, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy. And don’t miss the rest of the Reckoners series: Firefight and Calamity.


There Will Be Bears Cover Image
$12.59
ISBN: 9780763687656
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Published: Candlewick - February 23rd, 2016

“Debut novelist Gebhart reveals an uncanny knack for getting inside the brain of a teenage boy wrestling with changing relationships and an onslaught of disappointments.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)


The Legend of Bass Reeves Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553494297
Availability: Special Order
Published: Laurel Leaf - January 8th, 2008

Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became the most successful US Marshal of the Wild West.
Many "heroic lawmen" of the Wild West, familiar to us through television and film, were actually violent scoundrels and outlaws themselves. But of all the sheriffs of the frontier, one man stands out as a true hero: Bass Reeves.


Heroes of Olympus, The, Book One The Lost Hero ((new cover)) (The Heroes of Olympus #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368051439
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 24th, 2019

The first book in the mega-bestselling Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, now available with fresh and exciting new cover art by graphic novelist Nilah Magruder.


Across Five Aprils Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780425182789
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Published: Berkley - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Award-winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Cover Image
By Jules Verne, Anthony Bonner (Translated by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780553212525
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bantam Classics - January 1st, 1985

An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention -- a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.  Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy