Lexile measure 740; Ages 8-12; Gr.3-7; Guided reading R
Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.
Lexile measure GN290L; Ages 8-12; gr.5-7; Guided reading R
The companion to Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, Smile. Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 8-12; Gr.3-5; Guided reading R.
Danny Dragonbreath is the only mythical creature at a school filled with reptiles and amphibians. He can't breathe fire like normal dragon. The school bully keeps stealing his lunch. And now Danny has to rewrite his report about the ocean and use, ahem, actual research.
Lexile measure 720; Book level 4.8; Ages 8 and up; Gr.3-5; Guided reading R.
When fairy-tale detectives Sabrina and Daphne Grimm venture back to the big city to help a friend, they land in the middle of a big mystery. Puck's father, King Oberon, has been murdered, and the Grimms suspect one of the many famous (and infamous) fairy-tale folk who call the city home.
Guided Reading Level R; ages 5-11; book level 5.3
Discover the hidden world of the meadow in this unique combination of poetry riddles and science wisdom. Beginning with the rising sun and ending with twilight, this book takes us on a tour through the fields, encouraging us to watch for a nest of rabbits, a foamy spittlebug, a leaping grasshopper, bright milkweed, a quick fox, and a cruising hawk.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 1130; Book level 7.6; Ages 9-12
The Great Fire of 1871 was one of most colossal disasters in American history. Overnight, the flourshing city of Chicago was transformed into a smoldering wasteland. The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again. By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, Jim Murphy constructs a riveting narrative that recreates the event with drama and immediacy.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 790; Ages 7-12; Book level 4.9
After leaving his village in southeastern China, twelve-year-old Sun is held at Angel Island, San Francisco, before being released to join his father, a merchant living in the area. Includes historical notes.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 770; ages 12-up; book level 4.7
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 790; ages 6-10; book level 3.9
While she and her family are interned at Topaz Relocation Centre during World War II, Mari gradually adjusts as she enrols in an art class, makes a friend, plants sunflowers and waits for them to grow.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 780; Ages 9-12; Book level 3.9
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 760; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.3
What sort of madman would unleash an army of stilt-walking, laser-beaming, thoroughly angry whales upon the world? Who cares! All that matters is that his dastardly plan be foiled.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 920; Ages 8-12; Grade level 3.
In his classic bilingual style, Joe tells the story of a haunted house in a poor little town in Arizona. Nobody will rent that house because they know a ghost lives there. So the landlord tries to rents it out for free. Still nobody will rent it. That is, until Elena's father rents it. He doesn't believe in ghosts. Lucky for Elena that her grandmother knows all about the ways of ghosts.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 660; ages 9-up; book level 5
"On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education. This pivotal decision ushered in an emotional and trying period in our nation's history, the effects of which still linger." "Recalling this tumultuous time, Toni Morrison has collected archival photographs that depict the events surrounding school integration.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 810; Ages 8-15; Grade level 4.5
With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 800; Ages 5-12; Grade level 4.8
A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.
Lexile measure AD1090L; Ages 8-10; Gr.3-6; guided reading R
The poet laureate of the young set is back, with his artist laureate collaborator, to "take another swipe at stuffiness."- Here are more than one hundred poems bursting to be read, chanted, laughed over, and remembered.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 610; ages 9-12; book level 3.9
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 900; ages 12 and up; Book level 4.8
As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile measure 700; Book level 4.1; Ages 5-9
"Is -- Reginald -- at -- it -- again?" Papa shouts between notes. "Hush up," Mama says, "I just love this one." Papa sometimes comes home in a bad mood because he's the manager of the Dukes -- the worst team in the Negro National League. When Papa makes Reginald the Dukes's bat boy, Reginald worries that his practice time will suffer, and that he won't be ready for his recital. In this beautifully told story of family ties and team spirit, Gavin Curtis captures a very special period in history.
Guided Reading Level R; Lexile: 690; Ages: 5-12; Grade level: 3.5
"Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise.
Lexile measure GN520L; Ages 7-9 Gr.2-5.
A pioneering new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of the internationally bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series. Naomi, Melvin, Pedro, and Poppy are just a few of the twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs who share their stories in the Cat Kid Comic Club.
Lexile measure 680; Ages 8-12; Gr.4-6; Guided reading S
A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, celebrating her sixty years on the British throne.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 700; Book level 4.6; Ages 9-13
Lucy Wu, aspiring basketball star and interior designer, is on the verge of having the best year of her life. She's ready to rule the school as a sixth grader and take over the bedroom she has always shared with her sister. Her plans are shattered, though, when she finds out that Yi Po, her great aunt, is coming to visit from China for several months-and will be staying in Lucy's room.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 830; Ages 9-12
Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile Measure 740;ages 9-15; book level 4.6
Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or a cruel joke.
Eleven-year-old Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after a trip-and-fall mishap, she injures her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, corrective surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 760; Ages 8-12; Grade level 4.3
Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her beloved great-uncle Edisto.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 920; Ages 6-11; Grade level 5.9
A game of hide-and-seek forms the backdrop of a mosquito's life cycle. Micrographs show details of the mosquito and what she sees as she searches.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 700; Ages 9-14; Grade level 5.4
For Kariuki, life in a small village in Kenya is one great adventure. The best part of his day is the walk home from school, when he is free from both his bullying headmaster and his mother's long list of chores. One day Kariuki meets Nigel, a boy from England who has come to visit his grandfather, the fearsome Bwana Ruin, who owns the farm where the villagers work.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 800; ages 9-13; book level 4.7
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
Guided Reading Level S; Non-prose; Ages 7-12; Grade level 4.7
A collection of poems that provide a look at some of the animals, insects, and plants that are found in ponds, with accompanying information about each.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 680; Book level 4.7, Ages 9-13
In his second adventure, eleven-year-old Gregor returns to the world beneath New York City to rescue his kidnapped sister, Boots, and fulfill a prophecy that will restore peace to the people, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders who populate the underworld. Gregor is summoned back to the Underland by the terms of a second prophecy.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 730; Ages 8-14; Grade level 3.8
Shirley Temple Wong leaves her homeland to live in Brooklyn but has great difficulty in adjusting to life in America until she discovers baseball.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 840; Ages 8-14; Grade level 4.9
This dramatic picture-book biography brings to life - with illustrations that glow with wit and inspiration - the fascinating story of the quest to measure longitude.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 800; ages 10-14; Grade level 5.5
In a series of journal entries, eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent Min records her struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy, deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends over the course of a tumultuous summer.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 980; Ages 8-12; Grade level 5.9
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known by his followers as Mahatma -- or great soul -- was born in India in 1869 and grew up to become one of the most influential and well-respected political and social leaders the world has ever known.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 600; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.8
With their ability to travel through time using vintage baseball cards, Joe and his father have the opportunity to find out whether Babe Ruth really did call his shot when he hit that homerun in the third game of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 1440; Grade level 6.6
Smoky, the Cowhorse is the story of a horse - from his first hours on the prairie sod to his final years out to pasture. The reader follows the story - from range to ranch to rodeo - through Smoky's eyes.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 730; Ages 5-12; Grade level 4.2
Winner of the 2001 Randolph Caldecott Award. Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.
Lexile measure 980; Book level 4.9; Age 8-12; Gr.4-6; Guided reading S
The lovely & surprising coming-of-age story of Morning Girl & Star Boy, Arawak Indians on the eve of Columbus's exploration of the West Indies.
Lexile measure 450; Ages 7-11; Gr.3-5; Guided reading S
Virginia Hamilton has once again brought her well-loved trickster, the invisible Jahdu, to life in this updated collection of eleven previously published, and four newly created, stories. Jahdu is based on a centuries-old folklore tradition, yet the tales themselves are original and drawn from Hamilton's imagination.
Lexile measure 670; Book level 3.5; Ages 5-9; Gr.K-2; Guided reading S
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother. Caldecott Medal winner for 1990.
Lexile measure 1090; ages 7-10; Gr.2-5.
What if you lived when the English colonists and the Wampanoag people shared a feast at Plimoth? What would you have worn? What would you have eaten? What was the true story of the feast that we now know as the first Thanksgiving and how did it become a national holiday? Chris Newell answers all these questions and more in this comprehensive dive into the feast at Plimoth and the history leading up to it.
Ages 8-12; Gr.3-7; Pura Belpre Award honor (Author), 2020.
Award-winning author Angela Cervantes returns to the fan favorite animal shelter featured in Gaby, Lost and Found, with a heartfelt novel about friendship and finding your voice. Can Lety find her voice before it's too late? Lety Muñoz's first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't always find the right word.
Lexile measure 690; Ages 7-10; Guided reading T
Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.
Lexile measure 1060; Ages 8-12; Gr.5-8; Guided reading T
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors.
Lexile measure 760; Ages 8-12; Gr.4-7; Guided reading T.
In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren't strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 800; Ages 10-14
Three teens and a curator of unclassified artifacts at the British Museum match wits with a madman determined to use unorthodox methods to reanimate the dead, both humans and dinosaurs.
Lexile measure 810; Reading level 7.1; Ages 8-12; Gr.5-8; Guided reading T.
Rosa's mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing union songs, and Rosa is terrified that her mother and older sister, Anna, are endangering their lives by marching against the corrupt mill owners.
Lexile measure 800; Book level 5; Ages 10-14; Gr.4-7; Guided reading T.
A little cat pinned with a star, a Nazi concentration camp and an opera production. This is the story of one girl's coming of age in Terezin.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 800; ages 14-17; book level 5.1
On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 810; ages 12-up; book level 5.3
When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 0520; ages 10-14; book level 4; 7 copies
Rob, who passes the time in his rural Florida community by wood carving, is drawn by his spunky but angry friend Sistine into a plan to free a caged tiger.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 890; Ages 11-15; Grade level 4.8
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 660; Ages 7-12; Grade level 4.8
Describes some events in the life of Sholem Aleichem, the Yiddish author who wrote stories about Jewish life in nineteenth-century Russia.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 760; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.6
Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his ancestor's story.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 600; ages 10-15; book level 3.5
Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school. But Natalie has autism, and when she's denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose's family has used for dealing with her disorder.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 8-12; Gr.3-7 Guided reading T.
When a book of unexplainable occurances brings Petra Andalee & Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman seeks their company, & an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 690; Ages 11-15; Grade level 6.2
When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 1120; Ages 10-14; Grade level 5.9
Famous in his time as a painter, prankster, and philosopher, Leonardo da Vinci was also a musician, sculptor, and engineer for dukes, popes, and kings. What remains of his work-from futuristic designs and scientific inquiry to artwork of ethereal beauty-reveals the ambitious, unpredictable brilliance of a visionary, and a timeless dreamer.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 740; Ages 10-15; Grade level 5.3
Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski, a strong and stubborn Polish orphan, leaves Chicago on an orphan train, expecting to be adopted and turned into a slave--or worse, not to be adopted at all. But no placement seems right for the formidable Rodzina, and she cleverly finds a way out of one unfortunate situation after another until at last she finds the family that is right for her.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 630; Ages 9-12; Book level 4.8
Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 720; Ages 11-16; Grade level 5.4
Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hackler's slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life he's ever known--until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 1010; Ages 9-12; Grade level 4.9
The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart. Love That Dog shows how one boy named Jack finds his voice with the help of a teacher, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 800; Ages 8-13; Grade level 5.2
Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 950; ages 8-12; book level 5
The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father. Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
Newbery medal winner; Lexile measure 810; grades 3-6; realistic fiction; guided reading level T.
Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief.
Big tree by Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2023-04-04
Lexile measure 610; Ages 7 and up; Gr.2-8; Guided Reading Level U.
"Hello, stars. I thought I heard you calling me." A mysterious voice has been speaking to Louise in her dreams. She and her brother Merwin are Sycamore seeds, who hope to one day set down roots and become big trees. But when a fire forces them to leave their mama tree prematurely, they find themselves catapulted into the unknown, far from home. Alone and unprepared, they must use their wits and imagination to navigate a dangerous world--filled with dinosaurs, meteors, and volcanoes!--and the fear of never finding a safe place to grow up.
Lexile measure 460; Gr. 3-5.
Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid. And while he was a kid, he was a spy. Not just any spy. But a spy...for the Queen of England.James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid with this groundbreaking fully-illustrated chapter book series Mac B., Kid Spy.
Lexile measure 1120; Ages 8-12; Gr.3-7; Guided reading U
Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 10-17; Gr.5-8; Guided reading U
In this magnificent reimagining of the form Selznick originated, two stand-alone stories--the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose--create a beguiling narrative puzzle. The journey begins at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy Marvel. After surviving a shipwreck, he finds work in a London theatre. There, his family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage.
Lexile measure 620; Ages 8-12; Gr.5-7; Guided reading U
When twelve-year-old Izzy spends the summer in her Nana's remote New Mexico village, she discovers long-buried secrets that come alive in an enchanted landscape of majestic mountains, whispering winds, and tortilla suns.
Lexile measure NC700L; Ages 8-12; Gr.6-8; Guided reading U.
After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Dürer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lexile measure GN500L; Ages 10-14; Gr.4-7; Guided reading U
Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. Rapunzel dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 750; ages 9-15; book level 4.8
After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 640; Ages 10-18; Grade level 4.2
A naive country boy grapples with life in the army during Napoleon's disastrous campaign against Russia. Adam is a farmhand conscripted by Napoleon's army, which is gathering strength for its campaign against Russia.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 920; Ages 9-14; Grade level 6.8
In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 620; Ages 12-18; Grade level 4.7
Elaborates on the tale of "The Pied Piper," told from the point of view of a boy who is too ill to keep up when a piper spirits away the healthy children of a plague-ridden town after being cheated out of full payment for ridding Hameln of rats.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 670; Ages 7-12; Grade level 4.8
This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro and a serving girl called Miggery Sow. These characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a dungeon and into each other's lives.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 640; Ages 11-15; Grade level 5.4
Evie Thomas is not who she used to be. Once she had a best friend, a happy home and a loving grandmother living nearby. Once her name was Toswiah. Now, everything is different. Her family has been forced to move to a new place and change their identities. Jaqueline Woodson weaves a fascinating portrait of a thoughtful young girl's coming of age in a world turned upside down.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile 670; Ages 11-15; Grade level 4.3
In this rich collection, Salisbury's love for Hawaii and its encircling sea shines through every story. Readers will share the rush a boy feels when he leaps off a cliff into a ravine or feasts his eyes on a beautiful woman.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 580; ages 5-11; book level 3
When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night. Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction of freedom.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 610; Ages 10-15; Grade level 5.1
Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 870; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.9
Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.
Guided Reading Level U; Lexile measure 670; Ages 9-13; Grade level 5.1; 7 copies
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town.
Lexile measure 650; Ages 8-12; Gr.3-6.
Maximiliano Córdoba loves stories, especially the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers, who are true of heart, on a journey into tomorrow. If Max could see tomorrow, he would know if he'd make Santa Maria's celebrated fútbol team, and whether he'd ever meet his mother, who disappeared when he was a baby.
Lexile measure HL550L; Ages 8-12; Gr. 3-7.
The acclaimed graphic novel world of The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch comes to a thrilling conclusion in this story of friendship, family, and finding your true power. Magic has a dark side . Aster always looks forward to the Midwinter Festival, a reunion of the entire Vanissen family that includes competitions in witchery and shapeshifting. This year, he's especially excited to compete in the annual Jolrun tournament-as a witch. He's determined to show everyone that he's proud of who he is and what he's learned, but he knows it won't be easy to defy tradition. Ariel has darker things on her mind than the Festival-like the mysterious witch who's been visiting her dreams, claiming to know the truth about Ariel's past.
Lexile measure 640; Ages 8-12; Gr.4-6.
Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests. Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed. Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language?
Lexile 710L; Ages 8-12.
When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.
Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and -- worst of all -- Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back. But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline's first and only friend -- and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush.
Lexile measure 720; Ages 9-12; Gr.4-8.
Ever since her near-fatal drowning, Cassidy has been able to pull back the "Veil" that separates the living from the dead and see ghosts, not that she wants to, and she was really looking forward to a ghost-free summer at the beach; however her parents are going to start filming a TV series about the world's most haunted places...
Lexile measure 600; Ages 10 and up; Gr. 5 and up; Guided reading V
"Following the sudden deaths of her father and autistic younger brother, Cedar Lee spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, making a new friend, and coming to terms with her grief."
Lexile measure 1210; Ages 11-13; Gr.5-8; Guided reading V
"The Newbery Honor-winning author of Hatchet and Dogsong shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure.
Lexile measure 720; Ages 8-12; Gr.4-7; Guided reading V
"Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape"
Guided Reading Level V; Ages 8-12
In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons voyage from New York to London, where they hope to find a husband for their awkward older daughter, secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous as they meet an array of titled humans despite their best efforts at remaining hidden.
Lexile measure 920; Book level 6.3; Ages 8-12; Gr.4-6; Guided reading V
When a scrappy alley cat named Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to Jack, a young wizard in training, Aldwyn and his fellow "familiars," a know-it-all blue jay and bumbling tree frog, must save the kingdom after the evil queen of Vastia kidnaps Jack and two other wizards.
Lexile measure 800; Reading level 5.3; Ages 8-12; Gr.5-8; Guided reading V.
In the summer of 2001, twelve year old Fadi's parents make the difficult decision to illegally leave Afghanistan and move the family to the United States. When their underground transport arrives at the rendezvous point, chaos ensues, and Fadi is left dragging his younger sister Mariam through the crush of people. But Mariam accidentally lets go of his hand and becomes lost in the crowd, just as Fadi is snatched up into the truck.
Lexile measure 890; Reading level 5.7; Age 8-13; Gr.3-7; Guided reading V.
After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure.
Lexile measure 890; Book level 6.1; Ages 11-14; Gr.5-9; Guided reading V
The Mysterious Benedict Society is up against a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search--a search to find Mr. Benedict.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 860; ages 12-18; book level 5.6
When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing--even skinjacking--to break free.
Lexile measure 940; Reading level 5.5; Ages 10 and up; Gr.5-8; Guided reading V.
Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his seventeen-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 860; Ages 11-18; Grade level 5.4
Twelve-year-old Colton, son of a black mother and a white father, takes a job with the Pony Express in 1860 after his father abandons the family on their California-bound wagon train, and risks his life to deliver an important letter that may affect the growing conflict between the North and South.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 920; Ages 9-14; Grade level 5.6
A fictionalized account of the travels of Benjamin, a Jewish man from Tudela, Spain, who, in 1159, set out on a fourteen-year-long journey that took him to Italy, Greece, Palestine, Persia, China, Egypt, and Sicily.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 750; Ages 11-16; Grade level 5.4
Barney's stuck at a boring after-school job, earning money to repay his parents after their beach house is destroyed in a battle with aliens. Of course, they don't believe that aliens did the damage. No one, in fact, realizes that sixteen-year-old Barney saved the world by outsmarting the visitors at their violent game, saved the world by outsmarting the visitors at their violent game, Interstellar Pig.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 710; Ages 12-18; Grade level 7.8
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 680; Ages 11-15; Grade level 4.8
On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 760; Ages 8-12; Grade level 5.5
In rural Kentucky in 1955, Serilda Collins, single mother of four lively girls, discovers that her orphaned nephew is being subjected to brutality.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 750; Ages 9-12; Grade level 6.1
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 590; Ages 12-16; Grade level 6.1
Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of "Stargirl, Stargirl." She captures Leo Borlock' s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 640; Ages 9-15; Grade level 4.9
An exciting, magical adventure set among the crumbling canals and ancient ruins of Venice, Italy. Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious character who calls himself the "Thief Lord."
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 610; Ages 10-15; Grade level 5.1
With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan during World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 950; Ages 9-14; Grade level 5.9
Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 910; Ages 9-15; Book level 6.2
Conscripted into the Mexican Army, fifteen-year-old Lorenzo Bonifacio makes some unexpected alliances and learns some harsh truths about General Santa Ana as the troops move toward the Battle of the Alamo.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 750; ages 10-14; book level 5.3
Winner of Pura Belpre Award (Author) 2002. Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 830; ages 8-13; book level 5.
Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile measure 610; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.
Winner of the Newbery Medal in 2001. In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice, initially apprehensive about leaving Chicago to spend a year with her fearsome, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois, gradually begins to better understand and admire her grandmother's unusual qualities.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile Measure 740; ages 10-15; book level 5.1
Although thirteen-year-old Willa Jo and her Aunt Patty seem to be constantly at odds, staying with her and Uncle Hob helps Willa Jo and her younger sister come to terms with the death of their family's baby.
Lexile measure 880, Book level 5.5; Ages 9-12; gr.4-8 Guided reading V
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.
Guided Reading Level V; Lexile: 1110; Ages 9-16; Grade level 6.5
Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and llustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.