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Ages 6-8

Great Reads in Lexile Range 300

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Get a Hit, Mo! by  David A Adler
Mo Jackson is excited for his baseball game, but Coach Marie tells him he is batting last and playing right field, again. Will Mo ever get a hit? Lexile 350
Green Green : A Community Gardening Story by  Marie Lamba
In the city an abandoned lot squeezed between two buildings becomes a community garden. Lexile 310
My Ocean Is Blue by  Darren Lebeuf
A girl with a disability explores every facet of the ocean during a day at the beach. A girl spends an entire day exploring the seaside with her mom. A keen observer, she sees the ocean as both big and small and both sparkly and dull. It's also dotted and spiraled and wavy and straight. Her ocean is full of sounds -- it splashes and crashes and laughs and hums. But, at times, it's silent. She is inspired to examine and celebrate every part of her ocean and doesn't let anything hold her back. Lexile 390
My Wild Cat by  Isabelle Simler
Illustrations and an easy-to-read story, interspersed with facts, pay tribute to a cat which finds that life as a pet offers opportunities to display his wild, predatory nature. Originally published in France under the title Mon chat sauvage by Editions Courtes et Longues, Paris in 2018. Lexile 330
Nests by  Pepe Márquez
Each bird's unique nest is the perfect place to call home. Lexile 390
Please, No More Nuts! by Jonathan Fenske
Tired of eating nuts morning, noon, and night, a squirrel desperately tries to get rid of his excess nuts. Lexile 330
Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers
Polly loves words, writing, and telling stories, so when she finds a fancy book on her doorstep labeled Special Delivery from the Writing and Spelling Department for Polly Diamond she is thrilled; and when she finds that anything she writes in it actually happens she is really excited--but Polly soon realizes that she has to be very careful what she writes because that kind of power can be dangerous. Lexile 330
Run, Sea Turtle, Run : A Hatchling's Journey by  Stephen R Swinburne
Follow a hatchling's treacherous journey from nest to sea. -- Lexile 380
The Itchy Book! by  LeUyen Pham
Triceratops, Pterodactyl, Brontosaurus, and T-Rex each have an itch, but Dino-Mo reminds them of the sign with a very important rule: Dinosaurs do not scratch. Includes introductory and concluding text and illustrations by Mo Willems. Lexile 340
The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier
Fox is calm and thoughtful. Chick is hyperactive and flighty. They don't always agree, but they are friends anyway. Lexile 370
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
A sleepy Princess in Black takes a much-needed vacation and rides her bicycle to the seaside, where she plans to nap in a hammock, but her peace is disrupted by a roaring sea monster. Lexile 300
Updated 06/01/2020