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Ages 6-8

Great Reads in Lexile Range 500

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Attack of the Snack by  Julian Gough
"When Rabbit and Bear's swim is disturbed by a small owl, Bear is interested in learning more but Rabbit relates horror stories and wants to imprison the sleeping bird."
Battle of the Bands by  Melody Reed
Keyboardist Jasmine, age eight, tries to convince her bandmates, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet, to prove themselves in a Battle of the Bands competition, despite their poor equipment.
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Butterfly by  Nancy Dickmann
"Introduces readers to the life cycle of the butterfly." Lexile 510.
Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey
Readers of all ages will unleash their own creativity as they open the door to visual comic-book storytelling with the help of Dav Pilkey and his heartfelt, humorous, and amazing cast, featuring Li'l Petey, Molly, and Flippy in Cat Kid Comic Club. Lexile 520
Emma Kate by Patricia Polacco
"Emma Kate and her best friend, a toy elephant, share many activities, such as homework and soccer practice, and even have their tonsils out at the same time!" Lexile 520
Filigree's Midnight Ride by  Pamela Berkman
"Filigree the Pomeranian, the smallest dog in Boston, and nine-year-old Frances Revere help her father, Paul Revere, on his mission to warn colonists that British soldiers are coming in 1775." Includes historical notes. Grades 2-3. Ages 6-9.
Flora & Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. Lexile 520
Flower Girl Katie by Fran Manushkin
Katie is delighted when her Aunt Patty asks her to be a flower girl--but then she starts thinking about everything that could go wrong and worries that she will spoil her aunt's wedding. Lexile 530
Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race! by Cynthia Lord
"Hot Rod Hamster enlists the help of his friend Dog to build a super sleek soapbox racer for the Wacky Whatever Race."
I Am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer
A biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader who played a key role in helping enslaved people escape via the Underground Railroad. Lexile 560
Nate the Great and the Wandering Word by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
"Nate the Great helps his friend Esmeralda find the word she wrote down that was going to be the name of the upcoming pet concert before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.
Stella the Search Dog by Lisa Gerry
Join real-life search dog Stella as she protects her community and rescues lost people. Lexile 530
The Bad Guys in Superbad by Aaron Blabey
The Bad Guys have strangely acquired SUPERPOWERS! But their powers might be, well, defective. They can only do things like blow their own pants off in public. Not exactly what you'd call hero-caliber skills. Defective or not, the Bad Guys have a job to do. With Marmalade ready to destroy the world, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, and Mr. Shark finally have their chance to be (super)heroes! And this time, they may just get some help... Lexile 530
Unstoppable! by Adam Rex
"When a bird and a crab team up to combine the advantages of flight and claws, it gives them an idea: why not expand the team to include other animals who have a special trait -- and soon they all set out to rescue their lake from development, because united together they are unstoppable." Lexile 530
Updated 11/01/2021