SAA Grade 6 Summer Reading

All orders placed between now and May 10 will be delivered to your son at SAA before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during this time will benefit SAA!

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop between now and May 10 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 10 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 your local, independent bookstore!


Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062975171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 4th, 2022

New York Times bestseller!

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a series filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.


Becoming Muhammad Ali By James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316498173
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Published: jimmy patterson - May 3rd, 2022

Two heavy-hitters in children's literature deliver a critically acclaimed, bestselling biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. 

★ "This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit."—School Library Journal (starred review)

Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like an


Beneath the Swirling Sky (The Restorationists #1) By Carolyn Leiloglou, Vivienne To (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carolyn Leiloglou, Vivienne To (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593579541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: WaterBrook - September 12th, 2023

A house full of paintings, a missing sister, and a family secret send a boy and his cousin into a world where art is the key in this fantasy adventure perfect for fans of The Wingfeather Saga and Pages & Co.


The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories By Jack London, Dr. Earle Labor (Introduction by), Kenneth K. Brandt (Editor), Kenneth K. Brandt (Notes by) Cover Image
By Jack London, Dr. Earle Labor (Introduction by), Kenneth K. Brandt (Editor), Kenneth K. Brandt (Notes by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780140186512
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 1st, 1993

A bold mix of realism, allegory, adventure, and progressive politics, this collection features Jack London’s most profound and moving literary works
 


The Canyon's Edge By Dusti Bowling Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316494670
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Hatchet meets Long Way Down in this heartfelt and gripping novel in verse about a young girl's struggle for survival after a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.

One year after a random shooting changed their family forever, Nora and her father are exploring a slot canyon deep in the Arizona desert, hoping it will help them find peace.


City Spies By James Ponti Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534414921
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - January 26th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!
A GMA3 Summer Reading Squad Selection!
“Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight.” —People
“Will keep young readers glued to the page…So when do I get the sequel?” —Beth McMullen, author of Mrs.


Dead End in Norvelt: (Newbery Medal Winner) (Norvelt Series #1) By Jack Gantos Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250010230
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2013

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!


Ender's Game (The Ender Saga #1) By Orson Scott Card Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250773012
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Published: Tor Science Fiction - April 27th, 2021

Orson Scott Card's science fiction classic Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.


The Explorer By Katherine Rundell Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481419468
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

From Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes.

Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing.


Falling Short By Ernesto Cisneros Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062881731
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 14th, 2023

Ernesto Cisneros, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Efrén Divided, is back with a hilarious and heartfelt novel about two best friends who must rely on each other in unexpected ways. A great next pick for readers who loved Ghost by Jason Reynolds or The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez.


Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown By Steve Sheinkin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250149015
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 7th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents a follow up to his award-winning book Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, taking readers on a terrifying journey into the Cold War and our mutual assured destruction.


Farewell to Manzanar By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston (Illustrator), James D. Houston Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781328742117
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Published: Clarion Books - December 12th, 2023

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls her childhood at a Japanese incarceration camp in this engrossing memoir that has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country.


The First State of Being By Erin Entrada Kelly Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063337312
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 5th, 2024

When twelve-year-old Michael Rosario meets a mysterious boy from the future, his life is changed forever. From bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly, winner of the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe and a Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space, this novel explores themes of family, friendship, trust, and forgiveness.


The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536215526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

An Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Honor Winner

With a masterful mix of comic timing and disarming poignancy, Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin offers a memoir of growing up in Cold War Russia.


Heroes: A Novel of Pearl Harbor By Alan Gratz Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338736076
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 6th, 2024

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Refugee, Ground Zero, and Two Degrees comes this heart-pounding, inventive, and powerful new novel about the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor... as only Alan Gratz can tell it!

December 6, 1941: Best friends Frank and Stanley have it good.


History Smashers: Plagues and Pandemics By Kate Messner, Falynn Koch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Falynn Koch (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593120408
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth about history's pandemics, from the Black Death to COVID-19. Perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.

During the Black Death in the 14th century, plague doctors wore creepy beaked masks filled with herbs. RIGHT?


History Smashers: The Underground Railroad By Kate Messner, Gwendolyn Hooks, Damon Smyth (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593428931
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2022

Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth about the Underground Railroad and Black Americans' struggle for freedom. Perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.


History Smashers: Pearl Harbor By Kate Messner, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593120378
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth behind the infamous Pearl Harbor attack with beloved educator/author Kate Messner. The fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels make this perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.


The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) By Suzanne Collins Cover Image
$14.99
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.


Keeper of the Lost Cities By Shannon Messenger 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 series opener, 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 Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell By Chris Colfer Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316201568
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world!

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.


Manatee Summer By Evan Griffith Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063094925
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 27th, 2023

In this poignant middle grade contemporary debut that New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate calls “by turns heartbreaking and heart-healing,” Evan Griffith beautifully captures all the tenderness and uncertainty that come with caring for family, friends, and the natural world.


The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl By Stacy McAnulty Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524767600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - April 2nd, 2019

A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.


The Mysterious Benedict Society By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316003957
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

For fans of Lemony Snicket and Escape from Mr.


The Ruins of Gorlan: Book One (Ranger's Apprentice #1) By John Flanagan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142406632
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2006

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


A Rover's Story By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063113923
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022

#1 New York Times bestseller * Best Book of the Year from The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library


Simon Sort of Says: Newbery Honor Award Winner By Erin Bow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368082853
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Published: Disney Hyperion - January 31st, 2023

NEWBERY HONOR AWARD • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD HONOR • FINALIST FOR THE AUDIE AWARD FOR BEST MIDDLE GRADE AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR

“Funny, poignant and—most important—hopeful.” —New York Times


Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) By Brandon Sanderson Cover Image
$14.99
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.


Three Times Lucky (Mo & Dale Mysteries) By Sheila Turnage Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142426050
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Published: Puffin Books - December 31st, 2013

A Newbery Honor Book

"An irresistible Southern narrator—a literary descendant of Scout Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Newsday


True Grit: A Novel By Charles Portis, Donna Tartt (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Charles Portis, Donna Tartt (Afterword by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781468306293
Availability: Backordered
Published: The Overlook Press - October 30th, 2012

The #1 New York Times bestselling classic frontier adventure novel, with over two million copies in print
     
True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash.


The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle By Leslie Connor Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062491459
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 7th, 2020

From the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Leslie Connor, comes a deeply poignant and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption, and hope. 


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea By Jules Verne, David Coward (Translated by), David Coward (Introduction by), David Coward (Notes by) Cover Image
By Jules Verne, David Coward (Translated by), David Coward (Introduction by), David Coward (Notes by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780141394930
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 14th, 2018

Verne’s timeless underwater adventure story, now available in a new translation as a Penguin Classics black spine.


The Unwanteds By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442407695
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Published: Aladdin - July 10th, 2012

A riveting middlegrade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.

Thirtee


The War That Saved My Life By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147510488
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Published: Dial Books - May 31st, 2016

*Newbery Honor book
*Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award 
*Forbes 25 Top Historical Fiction Books Of All Time selection


The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) By Ellen Raskin Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142401200
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

A Newbery Medal Winner

"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review

 


When the World Was Ours By Liz Kessler Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534499652
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Published: Aladdin - May 18th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Emily Windsnap series, Liz Kessler, comes a “brutally honest and totally believable” (Booklist, starred review) story of three young friends whose fates are intertwined during the devastation of the Holocaust—based on a true story.

Three friends. One memory.
Vienna. 1936.


Wink By Rob Harrell Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984815163
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Published: Dial Books - January 12th, 2021

A hilarious and heartwrenching story about surviving middle school--and an unthinkable diagnosis--while embracing life's weirdness.


Wolf Hollow By Lauren Wolk Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101994849
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Published: Puffin Books - April 3rd, 2018

A Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller

Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic." —Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author of A Long Walk to Water


A Wrinkle in Time: (Newbery Medal Winner) (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) By Madeleine L'Engle Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312367541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER • TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF ALL TIME • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM DISNEY

Read the ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic that has delighted children for over 60 years!

"A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books of all time. I've read it so often, I know it by heart." —Meg Cabot