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Ages 6-8

Great Reads in Lexile Range 400

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Fly Guy's Big Family by Tedd Arnold
Fly Guy misses his family, so Buzz invites them to a surprise party and his mother, father, and thousands of brothers and cousins show up. Fly Guy is delighted but Buzz's parents are not pleased. Lexile 460
Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy by Francesca Simon
When Perfect Peter's tooth falls out, Henry gets a great idea. He will steal the tooth and put it under his own pillow so that the Tooth Fairy gives him the reward instead of Peter. Will the Tooth Fairy fall for it? Plus three other stories so funny they are sure to make your teeth fall out. (Okay, not really... ) Lexile 450
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Horrid Henry
Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble by Megan McDonald
With her birthday coming up, Jessica hopes that, just maybe, her present will be a real-live potbellied pig. Jessica can hardly wait for her party with Judy Moody and all their friends. But Judy Moody is acting like a pig-head, and Jessica UN-invites her from the party. To make matters worse, Jessica has snooped around the house and has found zero sign of a pig present. Could her birthday be any more of a disaster? Lexile 480
Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett
One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the Crown Jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a Secret Agent--with the assurance that the Queen will give him a note excusing him from school. Lexile 460
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Mac B., Kid Spy
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton
Take a dip into a Graphic Novel with this fun underwater story. Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. Lexile 490
Oona Finds an Egg by Adele Griffin
Oona finds a giant egg and brings it back to West Wog to care for it, and see what hatches--but others in the cave want to claim her egg, particularly the nasty kid Bruce Brute, and when the baby Stegosaurus hatches it will have to choose who it wants to live with. Lexile 470
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The Oodlethunks
Soccer by  Julie Murray
Introduces young readers to the basic rules of soccer and what gear is needed to play. Lexile 400
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or trying to fly, he's never far from trouble. He's an almost three-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter's had it up to here! Lexile 470
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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
It's a rainy day and Dick and Sally can't find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! Lexile 430
The Girl With a Mind for Math : The Story of Raye Montague by  Julia Finley Mosca
After touring a German submarine in the early 1940's, young Raye Montague set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted-- finally gaining her well-deserved title in history: a pioneer who changed the course of ship design forever. Lexile 460
The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey
Eddie is a tiny green bug who loves to read and who lives behind the chalkboard in Mr. Wang's fourth-grade classroom with his parents, his 53 brothers and sisters, and his Aunt Min. But when Aunt Min goes to the school library and never returns, Eddie leaves the comfort of his home for the first time and begins a dangerous trek through an elementary school fraught with running sneakers, falling books and terrifying spiders. Lexile 480
What if Everybody Did That? by  Ellen Javernick
A child learns that there are consequences for thoughtless behavior, from feeding popcorn to a bear at the zoo to dropping an empty can out of a car window. Lexile 450
Updated 07/11/2019