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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
by Lenore Look Details
A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything. Lexile 570
Beyond the Grave
by Jude Watson Details
A Clue found in Book 3 sends Amy and Dan jetting off to find out just what's behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And most important, can Amy and Dan get their hands on it before their rivals do? Lexile 550
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39 Clues
Blizzard of the Blue Moon
by Mary Pope Osborne Details
The magic tree house carries Jack and Annie to New York City in 1938 on a mission to rescue the last unicorn. Lexile 570
Changes for Felicity
by Valerie Tripp Details
The outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775 brings drastic changes to Felicity's life in Williamsburg, affecting both her family and her friendship with Elizabeth. Lexile 550
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American Girl
Ellie McDoodle: Most Valuable Player
by Ruth M. Barshaw Details
Ellie loves the Journey of the Mind club and struggles to keep from failing miserably on her soccer team, but when both groups have tournaments the same day, she musters her team spirit and tries to succeed at both. Lexile 570
Judy Moody
by Megan McDonald Details
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage. Lexile 530
Lego Ninjago: The Challenge of the Samukai
by Greg Farshtey Details
"Sensei Wu has trained Cole, Zane, Jay, and Kai to be Masters of Spinjitzu, and together they defend the world of Ninjago from the dark forces of the Underworld. But when Samukai boasts that he can defeat Sens[e]i Wu and his four young ninja, Garmadon takes him up on his bet!" Lexile 510
Me Oh Maya!
by Jon Scieszka Details
Joe, Fred, and Sam find themselves whisked by The Book to the main ring-ball court in Chichin Itza, Mexico in 1000 A.D., where they must play for their lives against a Mayan High Priest who cheats. Lexile 530
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Time Wrap Trio
Milkweed
by Jerry Spinelli Details
He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He's a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. Lexile 510
Mystery of the Star Ruby
by Gertrude Chandler Warner Details
The Aldens take part in a hunt at a gem mine and discover that someone is out to sabotage the contest. Lexile 500
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Boxcar Children
Shelter
by Harlan Coben Details
After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be. Lexile 530
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Mickey Bolitar
Shredderman: Secret Identity
by Wendelin Van Draanen Details
Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman! Lexile 520
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Shredderman
Stargirl
by Jerry Spinelli Details
In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever. Lexile 590
Super Burp!
by Nancy Krulik Details
When fourth-grader George starts at a new school, he vows to become a model student instead of the class clown he has always been, but just as his plan is going really well, he is overtaken by a magic burp that turns him back into a mischief-maker. Lexile 550
The Battle Begins
by Tony Abbott Details
Owen Brown is your average fourth grader. Or he was, until his best friend, Dana, disappeared right in front of his face, through the floor of the school. Owen's average life has turned upside down. Lexile 550
The Blizzard
by Betty Ren Wright Details
Although a blizzard prevents his cousins from visiting for his birthday, a disappointed Billy ends up having a very special day when his teacher and classmates must stay overnight at his family's house to wait out the snowstorm. Lexile 500
The Gollywhopper Games
by Jody Feldman Details
Twelve-year-old Gil Goodson competes against thousands of other children at extraordinary puzzles, stunts, and more in hopes of a fresh start for his family, which has been ostracized since his father was falsely accused of embezzling from Golly Toy and Game Company. Lexile 590
The Hockey Mystery
by Gertrude Chandler Warner Details
When a professional hockey player comes to Greenfield with plans to build an ice skating rink, the Alden children suspect that someone in town wants to stop the project. Lexile 550
The Seeing Stone
by Holly Black Details
When Mallory and Jared attempt to rescue Simon from goblins, they use a magical stone which enables them to see things that are normally invisible. Lexile 560
The Tiger Rising
by Kate DiCamillo Details
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. Lexile 520
Yankee Girl
by Mary Ann Rodman Details
When her FBI-agent father is transferred to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964, eleven-year-old Alice wants to be popular but also wants to reach out to the one black girl in her class in a newly-integrated school. Lexile 550
Updated 05/22/2013
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