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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
Let's Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems
Elephant Gerald and Piggie want to go for a drive, but as Gerald thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all. Lexile 310
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
Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang
Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes! Lexile 380
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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
The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee
A knight who feels secure on his side of the wall that divides his book discovers that his side is not as safe as he thought, and the other side is not as threatening. Lexile 390
Updated 09/17/2019