26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6


26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 by Catherine Austen (James Lorimer & Company, 2011).

Did you ever work for weeks to master a skill, then watch your best friend ace it on her first try? Did you ever do a “group project” all by yourself because your homework partner was too busy flirting with your brother? Did you ever have to spend the entire Christmas break entertaining your housebound grandmother in the middle of nowhere?

Did you ever jump to a conclusion, make an idiot of yourself, and totally mess things up?

Becky Lennox does all these things in sixth grade, and she tells us all about it with honesty and humour in this middle-grade novel. Perfect for girlfriends, comedy lovers, and reluctant readers.

Winner (English Fiction) of the 2012-2013 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award.

Winner of the 2012 Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and Young Adults’ Literaure

“26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 is a simply told yet fast-paced and colourful blend of humour and drama [with] well-rounded, credible characters….This book will certainly appeal to female readers. Highly recommended.”Canadian Materials Magazine

  • Juvenile Fiction (ages 9-13)
  • 128 pages, available in hard cover, paperback, or e-book editions
  • Themes: Humourous stories; girls & women; friendships; jealousy
  • Published Fall 2011; ISBN-13: 978-1-55277-925-5

To purchase a copy of 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, visit your local independent bookstore (find one at Indie Store Finder), buy online from Amazon or Chapters, or order directly from the publisher, Lorimer.

For more information on 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, to read the first chapter, or to get fun tips for surviving other situations like tornadoes and zombie attacks, visit the author’s website.

2 Comments on “26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6

  1. I hear your going to book fest. Sadly I will not be able to go but I am getting a friend to get the book 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 for me because I am going in to grade six and very nervous.
    from Anna.

    • Hi Anna. I hope you like the book and I hope you have as much fun in grade 6 as the main character Becky has. Sorry I won’t see you at Bookfest – I am really enjoying my visit to Nanaimo and I can’t wait to see what Bookfest is like. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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