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Great Reads in Lexile Range 500

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Dory Fantasmagory
by Abby Hanlon Details
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts. For Grades 1 - 3. Lexile 550.
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Inspector Flytrap
by Tom Angleberger Details
Hoping to become the greatest detective that ever grew, Inspector Flytrap, a Venus Flytrap, and his assistant, Nina the Goat, investigate "big deal" mysteries at an art museum, a cookie shop, and a garden. For Grades 1 - 4. Lexile 510.
Jelly Bean
by Cynthia Lord Details
No pets are allowed in the apartment where Suzannah and her family live, so she volunteers at a local pet shelter and plays with the dogs and cats there--but when a child whose family is moving brings in her pet guinea pig, Jelly Bean, Suzannah promises that she will find him the perfect home. For Grades 1 - 3. Lexile 560.
Louise Trapeze is Totally 100% Fearless
by Micol Ostow Details
Six-year-old Louise Trapeze lives at the circus and can't wait to fly on the trapeze until she discovers that she is afraid of heights. For Grades 1 - 3. Lexile 530.
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Mallory on the Move
by Laurie B. Friedman Details
After moving to a new town, eight-year-old Mallory keeps throwing stones in the "Wishing Pond" but things will not go back to the way they were before, and she remains torn between old and new best friends. For Grades 2 -4. Lexile 550.
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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot
by Dav Pilkey Details
Ricky Ricotta, a small mouse, is being bullied at school, but when he rescues a powerful robot from its evil creator, he acquires a friend and protector--and saves the city from Dr. Stinky. For Grades 2 - 4. Lexile 520
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Stranger Things
by David Lubar Details
When ordinary third-grader Ed finds a coin with the words "strange" and "stranger" on both sides, weird things start happening around him--but when his friends start blaming him for all the weirdness Ed wonders if this coin is not too strange for comfort. For Grades 1 - 3. Lexile 520
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The Fenway Foul-up
by David A. Kelly Details
Cousins Mike and Kate are at Boston's Fenway Park when the Red Sox's star hitter discovers that his lucky baseball bat has been stolen. For Grades 2 - 4. Lexile 590
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The Infamous Ratsos
by Kara LaReau Details
Louie and Ralphie Ratso's dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie are tough just like Big Lou, but every time they try to show just how tough they are, the Ratso brothers end up accidentally doing good deeds instead. For Grades 2 - 4. Lexile 580
The Lost Stone
by Jordan Quinn Details
Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land's main attractions as they search. For Grades 1 - 3. Lexile 560.
Welcome Home!
by Kristin Earhart Details
Willa Dunlap and her younger brother, Ben, are new to Chincoteague Island. Their parents are busy planning the opening of a bed-and-breakfast, which gives the kids plenty of time to explore. But with so many new people and places to get used to, Willa worries Chincoteague will never, ever feel like home. For Grades 1 - 3. Lexile 590.
Updated 03/27/2017

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