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Browse by Lexile: 300L - 390L

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Monster Blood For Breakfast!

by R. L. Stine

It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book!

For an athlete like Matt Daniels, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's also the msot dangerous. That's because somebody is about to pull a mean prank. The recipe is simple: Just add Monster Blood.

As if Matt's problems weren't big and slimy enough, a surprise invitation will lead to the even more trouble. How long can Matt survive inside a terrifying theme park? Not very long if his friends keep disappearing!

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 390L

The Barking Ghost

by R. L. Stine

Everyone thinks Cooper Holmes is a scaredy-cat. But when he moves into a new house deep in the woods, scary things really do start to happen.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 390L

I'll Teach my Dog 100 Words

by Michael Frith

"I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words" shows young children how easy it is to learn to read - even for a dog. The words in red are easily identified as the 'taught' words which cover basic concepts like colours and opposites - and of course, counting to 100.

"Bright and Early" books help even the youngest child get ready to read. Simple stories and basic concepts are humorously presented in rhythm and rhyme. Pictures that fully explain the text help even babies make the important connection between word and meaning. It's never too early to find out that 'Learning to read is fun'.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 390L

Third Grade Angels

by Jerry Spinelli and Jennifer A. Bell

The long-awaited prequel to the bestseller FOURTH GRADE RATS

George, aka "Suds," has just entered third grade, and he's heard the rhyme about "first grade babies/second grade cats/third grade angels/fourth grade rats," but what does this mean for his school year?

It means that his teacher, Mrs. Simms, will hold a competition every month to see which student deserves to be awarded "the halo" - which student is best-behaved, kindest to others, and, in short, perfect. Suds is determined to be the first to earn the halo, but he's finding the challenge of always being good to be more stressful than he had anticipated. Does he have to be good even outside of school? (Does he have to be nice to his annoying little sister?) And if Mrs. Simms doesn't actually see him doing a good deed, does it even count?

A warm, funny return to elementary school from master storyteller Spinelli.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 390L

Calvin Coconut

by Graham Salisbury

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 390L

The Upstairs Room

by Johanna Reiss

A Life in Hiding

When the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger-she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered to help. For two years they hid Annie and her sister, Sini, in the cramped upstairs room of their farmhouse.

Most people thought the war wouldn't last long. But for Annie and Sini -- separated from their family and confined to one tiny room -- the war seemed to go on forever.

In the part of the marketplace where flowers had been sold twice a week-tulips in the spring, roses in the summer-stood German tanks and German soldiers. Annie de Leeuw was eight years old in 1940 when the Germans attacked Holland and marched into the town of Winterswijk where she lived. Annie was ten when, because she was Jewish and in great danger of being captured by the invaders, she and her sister Sini had to leave their father, mother, and older sister Rachel to go into hiding in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse.

Johanna de Leeuw Reiss has written a remarkably fresh and moving account of her own experiences as a young girl during World War II. Like many adults she was innocent of the German plans for Jews, and she might have gone to a labor camp as scores of families did. "It won't be for long and the Germans have told us we'll be treated well," those families said. "What can happen?" They did not know, and they could not imagine.... But millions of Jews found out.

Mrs. Reiss's picture of the Oosterveld family with whom she lived, and of Annie and Sini, reflects a deep spirit of optimism, a faith in the ingenuity, backbone, and even humor with which ordinary human beings meet extraordinary challenges. In the steady, matter-of-fact, day-by-day courage they all showed lies a profound strength that transcends the horrors of the long and frightening war. Here is a memorable book, one that will be read and reread for years to come.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Jane Addams Children’s Book Honor Book

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 380L

Olivia Forms a Band

by Ian Falconer and Dame Edna

Everyone's favorite Caldecott Honor-winning porcine diva is back, and with fanfare! There are going to be fireworks tonight, and Olivia can hardly wait to hear the band. But when she finds out that there isn't going to be a band, she can't understand why not. How can there be fireworks without a band?! And so Olivia sets to putting a band together herself...all by herself. Using pots, pans, her brother's toys, and even her father's suspenders, Olivia forms a band spectacular enough to startle any audience. Lavishly brought to life in Ian Falconer's signature style, and introducing an eye-catching shade of blue, here is Olivia doing what Olivia does best -- making noise.

Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Date Added: 07/30/2018


Category: 380L

Whatever After #7

by Sarah Mlynowski

The magical seventh installment in this NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series!

This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Beauty and the Beast. When Jonah angers the Beast by picking flowers from his garden, he becomes the Beast's prisoner! Abby has to save her brother by finding Beauty, whom the Beast will surely fall in love with, right? NOPE.

The Beast doesn't like Beauty, so it's up to Abby and her brother to match-make this reluctant pair and fix this fractured fairy tale before things get pretty ugly!

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 380L

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus

Introducing Junie B. Jones, that lovable, mischievous kindergartner, in her hilarious first book, as she tells all about how she gets locked in school on her very first day!

Date Added: 06/18/2018


Category: 380L

Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon

by Cynthia Rylant

Mom always likes to tell scary stories on Halloween night, and Henry and Mudge are really scared.

After Halloween comes Thanksgiving, and a visit from Aunt Sally. Aunt Sally eats too much and talks too much. She probably won't like dogs ...

This is the fourth book in the Henry and Mudge adventure stories. Other books about these pals are available from Bookshare.

This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.

Date Added: 06/18/2018


Category: 380L

Buzz Boy and Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

The excitement is jam packed in Fly Guy's newest episode, which features a comic book within the story. Buzz and Fly Guy are superheroes. The dynamic duo must battle a fiery dragon and a band of pirates.

Date Added: 06/18/2018


Category: 380L

Hooray for Fly Guy!

by Tedd Arnold

Fly Guy joins Buzz's football team, despite Coach's misgivings, and hits the field for a special, secret play.

Date Added: 06/18/2018


Category: 380L

Hi! Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 06/18/2018


Category: 380L

Happy Halloween, Biscuit!

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Wooof! Wooof! Biscuit and the little girl are going trick-or-treating on his first Halloween. What kinds of silly surprises are in store for them? Pull back the flaps to find out!

Date Added: 10/18/2018


Category: 370L

How I Learned to Fly

by R. L. Stine

Wilson Schlame loves to make Jack Johnson feel like a total loser. And Jack's had it. That's how he ended up down at the beach. In a creepy, old abandoned house. In the dark.

Trying to hide from Wilson. But everything is about to change. Because Jack just dug up the coolest book. It's called Flying Lessons. It tells how humans can learn to fly.

Poor jack. He wanted to get back at Wilson. But now that Jack's learned how to fly, things down on earth are getting really scary...

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 370L

Little Bear

by Else Holmelund Minarik

In one story, "Birthday Soup," Little Bear cannot find his mother and presumes she has forgotten his birthday. With the prospect of guests arriving and no cake in sight, he sets out to make birthday soup (all his friends like soup). Just as the gathering is sitting down for soup, Mother Bear shows up with a big, beautiful birthday cake.

"I never did forget your birthday, and I never will," she says to her son as he hugs her leg. In "Little Bear Goes to the Moon," Little Bear declares that he will fly to the moon in his new space helmet. Mother Bear tells him to be back by lunch, and he is.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 370L

The Wizard of Ooze

by R. L. Stine

Take a little Horror home with you!

Marco is a diehard fan of The Ooze, a comic book villain with the power to sludge his enemies. So when he finds a super-rare edition at the Chiller House gift shop, Marco is sure he has found something special for his collection.

Outside of HorrorLand there are a few other people interested in the comic book. The kinds of people you don't want to mess around with. Like a muscular monster of a man dressed as The Ooze. But if he's only wearing a costume, why does he leave an oily mess everywhere he goes? And why is he following Marco?

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 370L

Clifford

by Norman Bridwell

Emily Elizabeth introduces readers to her big red dog, Clifford. Limited picture descriptions present.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 370L

Junie B., First Grader

by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus

It's Thanksgiving time and Room Nine is getting ready for their very own Thanksgiving feast! There's even a contest to see which room can write the best thankful list. The winners will get a pumpkin pie!

Only it turns out being thankful is harder than it looks. Because Junie B. is not actually thankful for Tattletale May. Or squash. Or scratchy pilgrim costumes. And pumpkin pie makes her vomit, anyway. (But Junie B. is thankful for yummy cranberry sauce that's shaped like a can. And biscuits that explode from their can. And nipsy doodles!)

Will Room 9 win the disgusting pie? Can May and Junie B. find common ground? Or will this Thanksgiving feast turn into a Turkey Day Disaster?

Date Added: 06/18/2018


Category: 370L

Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase

by Cynthia Rylant

Henry and Mudge met a lot of animals on the farm. Most of the animals were friendly, but not the goose!

This is the twenty-third book in this series, and other books about Henry and Mudge are available from Bookshare.

Date Added: 06/18/2018


Category: 370L

Poppleton

by Cynthia Rylant

Meet Poppleton, the new pig in town, who lives in a charming house and goes to the library every Monday to read good books.

Date Added: 06/18/2018


Category: 370L

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

After accidentally swallowing her grandson's pet fly, Grandma tries to retrieve it by consuming progressively larger animals.

Date Added: 06/18/2018


Category: 370L

How to Kill a Monster

by R. L. Stine

Gretchen and her stepbrother, Clark, hate staying at their grandparents' house. Grandpa Eddie is totally deaf. And Grandma Rose is obsessed with baking. Plus, they live in the middle of a dark, muddy swamp. Things couldn't get any worse, right? WRONG.

Because there's something really weird about Grandma and Grandpa's house. Something odd about that room upstairs. The one that's locked. The one with the strange noises coming from it. Strange growling noises...

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 360L

Heidi

by Johanna Spyri and Gail Herman and Lydia Halverson

The story of Heidi was written over one hundred years ago, however, it is far from a period piece. In the Swiss Alps, where it is set, a hundred years is just the blink of an eye.

We see in her the daughter that every mother dreams of having and every little girl dreams of being. Her presence makes us happy, and so her story has endured.

This deluxe Children's Classic edition is produced with high-quality, leatherlike binding with gold stamping, full-color covers, colored endpapers with a book nameplate.

Some of the other titles in this series include: Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty, King Arthur and His Knights, Little Women, and The Secret Garden.From the Hardcover edition.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 360L

Rap a Tap Tap, Here's Bojangles--Think of That!

by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon

This book for young children tells the story of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson--an African-American tap dancer and one of the most popular entertainers of the 1920's-30s.

Date Added: 07/30/2018


Category: 360L


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