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Great Reads in Lexile Range 900

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Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery Details
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. Lexile 970
City of Fire
by Laurence Yep Details
Twelve-year-old Scirye and her companions travel to Houlani, a new Hawaiian island created by magic, where they enlist the help of volcano goddess Pele in an attempt to stop an evil dragon and a mysterious man from altering the universe. Lexile 900
by Gary Paulsen Details
A fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy who feels at odds with aspects of modern life takes a 1400-mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and mountains seeking his own "song" of himself. Lexile 930
Girl Who Could Fly
by Victoria Forester Details
When homeschooled farm girl Piper McCloud reveals her ability to fly, she is quickly taken to a secret government facility to be trained with other exceptional children, but she soon realizes that something is very wrong and begins working with brilliant and wealthy Conrad to escape. Lexile 920
Layla, Queen of Hearts
by Glenda Millard Details
Even though she loves the family of her best friend, Griffin Silk, especially grandmother Nell, Layla Elliott, who no longer has a grandmother, determines, despite many difficulties, to find an old person of her own to bring to the school's Senior Citizens' Day. Lexile 900
Liar, Liar: the Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Deception
by Gary Paulsen Details
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever. Lexile 940
Mystery of the Missing Everything
by Ben H. Winters Details
When a treasured trophy disappears from the display case at Mary Todd Lincoln Middle School and the principal cancels the eagerly anticipated eighth grade class trip, Bethesda Fielding has no choice but to solve the mystery. Lexile 910
by Christopher C. and Mark Jean Carlson Details
Kidnapped as a baby by Puddlejumpers, little people who live in a world below puddles, twelve-year-old Ernie must find courage to save the Puddlejumpers by leading them into battle against their mortal enemies, the Troggs. Lexile 900
The Boneshaker
by Kate Milford Details
When Jake Limberleg brings his traveling medicine show to a small Missouri town in 1913, thirteen-year-old Natalie senses that something is wrong and, after investigating, learns that her love of automata and other machines make her the only one who can set things right. Lexile 900
The Dark is Rising
by Susan Cooper Details
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark. Lexile 910
The Perils of Peppermints
by Barbara Brooks Wallace Details
Left at a New York boarding school by Aunt and Uncle Twice, eleven-year-old Emily finds horrors even greater than those she faced at Sugar Hill Hall, especially after she gets word that her inheritance is lost. Lexile 970
The Siren Song
by Anne Ursu Details
Thirteen-year-old Charlotte must rescue humankind again when the evil Philonecron captures her cousin Zee, and Poseidon himself sends a sea monster to eat the cruise ship on which Charlotte's parents are trapped. Lexile 970
The Wednesday Wars
by Gary D. Schmidt Details
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in. Lexile 990
by Tor Seidler Details
After getting lost on Halloween night when he is only a few months old, an intelligent seven-toed kitten makes his way into the life of a struggling musician. Lexile 910
Waggit Again
by Peter Howe Details
After being left in the country by his owner, Waggit sets out on the long journey to New York City and meets some unexpected friends along the way. Lexile 920
Updated 05/22/2013
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