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Browse by Lexile: 400L - 490L

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Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor

Nancy is all set to wear something special for Pajama Day at school. But when Bree and Clara show up in matching outfits, Nancy feels left out. Will this Pajama Day be as fun as she thought?

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 480L

Nancy Clancy Sees the Future

by Jane O'Connor

Nancy Clancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's third Fancy Nancy chapter book, Nancy Clancy Sees the Future! Nancy thinks she may be able to read the future . . . and all signs point to her being a true clairvoyant--that's fancy for fortune-teller.

In this perfect follow-up to Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth and Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer, Nancy tries her hand at fortune-telling but quickly learns it's a bit more complicated than she thought. Does Nancy really have special powers, or is it all just a coincidence?

Fancy Nancy fans will love joining Nancy Clancy in the latest edition to the chapter book series. The central theme of all the Nancy Clancy books shines through, showing the power of positive thinking.

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 480L

Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor

Being green is important to Nancy--so important that she wants her family to take care of the Earth morning, noon, and night!

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 480L

The People Could Fly

by Virginia Hamilton

24 folktales briefly and dramatically told lend themselves to be read aloud or acted out around campfires, on stormy nights, or to be discussed for readers of all ages. Their heroes prevail through cleverness, perseverance, quick thinking and, often, magic. The stories come from far and wide where enslavement of Africans was practiced from Portugal, to the United States, to the Cape Verde Islands. After each story, Virginia Hamilton, the Newberry Award winning author, provides concise information about its source, history, symbols, storytelling elements and interpretation. Find out how the lion who goes about scaring the other animals by roaring, "Me and myself!" is silenced, how Little Daughter evades a stalking wolf with her goodest, sweetest, song, and how a man whose horse and grandmother is killed by a bully, avoids being killed himself, becomes wealthy, and brings the brute to justice. In one story a young man uses his three obedient rabbits to outwit a princess, queen, and king, catching them in a sackful of lies. Another story warns that should you ever cut off a creature's big , long tail and eat it, it will come for you in the night calling for you to give it's, "tailypo," back. It will creep up your wall, through your window, across your floor, on to your bed and you'll be too scared to move, too scared to scream...

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Medal

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 480L

Case of the Sneaky Snowman

by Macky Pamintuan and Carolyn Keene

Can Nancy solve this chilling mystery? Who wears a blue scarf and old rubber boots, and has broccoli for a nose? It's Sherlock -- Nancy, Bess, and George's snowman! The girls are thrilled to be on winter vacation and take part in all of the season's activities!

Nancy's friend Deirdre has even transformed herself into Madame Chocolata, a fortune-teller who predicts the future by reading hot cocoa marshmallows! But the wintry days get a little too chilly after many of Deirdre's visions come true. Sherlock even goes missing -- just as predicted! Can the Clue Crew put a freeze on this mystery before it snowballs out of control?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 480L

The Case of the Desperate Duck

by Cynthia Rylant

In their latest case, animal detectives Bunny and Jack help Mabel the duck find out who stole the sugar cubes from her tea room.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 480L

Arthur's Jelly Beans

by Marc Brown

Muffy is having a Spring party with games and prizes. Arthur is so slow he is late to the party, and slow at the games. Will he win a prize? Includes a jelly bean game you can play at the end of the book.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 480L

Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur!

by Syd Hoff

What would happen if a dinosaur came to a birthday party? Come to Danny's house and find out. His friend the dinosaur helps make this one party you'll never forget!

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

The Littles Have a Wedding

by John Peterson

Meet the Littles, a family like any other but with a few tiny differences! They live in the walls of the Bigg family house where they get everything they need. In return they make sure the Bigg house is always in good repair. When Dinky comes home from his latest adventure, he's not alone. Della came back with him and they're going to be married! But a tiny person wedding takes a huge amount of preparation. The Littles need to get everything ready and travel to a neighboring house by the next day. Will they be ready in time?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed

by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus

There's no such thing as monsters. Mother and Daddy even said so. But then why is there monster drool on Junie B.'s pillow? Oh, no! What if Paulie Allen Puffer is right -- what if she really does have a monster under her bed? If Junie B. goes to sleep, the monster might see her feet hanging down. And he might think her piggy toes are yummy little wiener sausages!

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

The Valentine Star

by Blanche Sims and Patricia Reilly Giff

It's time for everyone in Ms. Rooney's room to make cards for the Valentine box. Emily Arrow couldn't be happier when Dawn Bosco gives her some colored stars to decorate her cards. She plans to make a special one for Ms. Vincent, the new student teacher.

But things take a turn for the worse when Ms. Rooney asks Emily to be class monitor. Emily feels important sitting at the teacher's desk, until Sherri Dent leaves her seat without Emily's permission. Emily reports her. That's when Sherri tells Emily, "You'll be sorry."

Emily is really worried. What will Sherri do to get even?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

December Secrets

by Patricia Reilly Giff and Blanche Sims

Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her "secret Pal" to be kind to for the whole month of December.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Nate the Great and the Lost List

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

Although Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are on vacation, they just can't resist a new case. When his friend Claude's grocery list is lost, Nate sets out to find it before lunch. But lunch draws nearer and the list is still missing. Nate the Great is worried: his reputation is at stake. It looks as if list has vanished--unless Rosamond's strange cat pancakes are somehow at the heart of the mystery.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery

by David A. Adler

Cam's photographic memory helps a scatterbrained substitute teacher, especially when he discovers that he has misplaced his coat.

Lexile Levels: 210-450

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery

by David A. Adler

Cam, her father, and her best friend can't pass up eating at the best pizza place in the world. But they can't leave the mall until they solve the mystery of the missing jacket. Will Cam's photographic memory be enough?

Lexile Levels: 210-450

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Frog and Toad All Year

by Arnold Lobel

Go sledding with Frog and Toad and see what happens when Frog tumbles off and Toad has to steer by himself. See how frog cheers Toad up on a rainy day when it feels as if spring will never come. See why Frog and Toad go to bed happy after raking yards all day even though the wind scatters the leaves all around until it looks as if the leaves were never raked up at all. Toad the ice-cream monster may be the funniest Toad you've seen yet. On Christmas Eve find out how worries can grow and grow even when there's nothing to worry about. Two of the four Frog and Toad books by Lobel have won major awards. In Frog and Toad All Year, the third book in this hilarious series of easy to read chapter books about best friends, children will laugh and cheer at the five stories: one for each season and one about Christmas Eve. The pictures are carefully and humorously described.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Judy Moody Predicts the Future

by Megan Mcdonald

"This is a great choice for first-chapter-book readers, especially those already acquainted with Judy. "--Booklist. Judy Moody ate one, two, three bowls of cereal. No prize. She poured four, five, six bowls of cereal. Nothing. Seven. Out fell the Mystery Prize. Judy definitely has a mood for every occasion. And now she has a mood ring to prove it! The mood ring's Extra Special Powers have put Judy in a predicting mood, and her outrageous predictions have everyone wondering if Judy really is psychic. According to "Madame M" (for Moody), the Toad Pee Club's long-lost mascot will reappear, Judy will earn the coveted Thomas Jefferson tricorn-hat sticker for "Great Job, Good Thinking"--and love may be the real reason behind her teacher's new eyeglasses. Will Judy's fortune-telling adventures put kids in a very Judy Moody mood? (Signs point to yes!)

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test

by Cynthia Rylant

This is the tenth book in the Henry and Mudge series, and other books in the series are available from Bookshare. When Henry takes Mudge to obedience school, he is very nervous. Will they pass that big test?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Henry And Mudge Get The Cold Shivers

by Cynthia Rylant and Su├žie Stevenson

Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And in this seventh book of their adventures, they spend a scary but reassuring day at the vet.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Poppleton Forever

by Cynthia Rylant

In three adorable new stories, Poppleton the pig gets help from his friends when his tree begins to wilt, when he catches a cold, and later when he decides to wallpaper his house.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 480L

Take Two

by Jennifer Roy and Julia Devillers

Payton and Emma left a trail of chaos in their wake when they "traded faces" just for fun. This time they'll switch places to help each other and their friends out of a ginormous mess! Payton is helping out on the middle school musical while Emma puts her brains to use by tutoring--more like "twotoring"--identical twin boys. But when the boys turn out to be double trouble, Payton and Emma's worlds collide and lead to more middle-school mix-ups and mayhem. In the end, Payton and Emma realize that no matter what, they have each other's backs (as well as faces).

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 490L

Freedom's Wings

by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Corey Birdsong is a lively young boy in search of freedom in the same country that made an economy of slavery. He and his family are owned by the Hart family of Kentucky. But, when Corey's father, Roland, flees to the North and Corey and his mother follow. Corey records his daily life on the Hart farm with incredible insight and honesty, and later he describes the difficult journey along the "Underground Railroad" to the North to be reunited with his father. With the help of many kind strangers, Corey, his parents, and his new baby sister arrive safely in Canada.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 490L

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

by Roddy Doyle

In this national bestseller and winner of the Booker Prize, Roddy Doyle, author of the "BarrytownTrilogy," takes us to a new level of emotional richness with the story of ten-year-old Padraic Clarke. Witty and poignant--and adored by critics and readers alike--Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha charts the triumphs, indignities, and bewilderment of Paddy as he tries to make sense of his changing world.

Man Booker Prize winner

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 490L

There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom

by Louis Sachar

Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him--except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .Winner of 19 Children's Choice AwardsFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 490L

Emma Dilemma and the Camping Nanny

by Patricia Hermes

Nine-year-old Emma O'Fallon finds herself in increasing difficulties as her complicated efforts to break up the growing attachment between Annie, the Irish nanny, and Bo, her boyfriend, cause chaos on a family camping trip and her own relationship with her best friend Luisa seems to be going from bad to worse.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 490L


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