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Browse by Lexile: 500L - 590L

Description: Find books that match your lexile measure. Browse these novels and non-fiction reads written at the 500L through 590L. All Lexile measures verified by MetaMetrics. #teacher


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Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor

Where spelling is concerned, Nancy is better than great--she's splendid! But when Ms. Glass's spelling test is harder than Nancy anticipated, the self-professed spelling prodigy faces a tough decision.

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 500L

Horrible Harry and the Dead Letters

by Suzy Kline

When the post office has donated a real mailbox to room 3B, everyone gets jobs as sorters, stackers, and carriers. ZuZu is in charge of the misaddressed, or dead, letters. But Harry discovers that a thief is using the mailbox for something other than letters. Will he sort out what?s going on? Or will Harry deliver some horribly wrong conclusions? .

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 500L

Stink And The Freaky Frog Freakout

by Megan Mcdonald

Croak! Squeenk! Ribbet! After a close encounter with a mutant amphibian makes him freaky for frogs, water-shy Stink becomes a swimming success.

Stink may be super smart, and Stink may be uber clever, but he’s been in the Polliwog swim class frog-ever and he still can’t bear to put his face in the water. Why would he want a geyser up his nose, on purpose?

But then something weird happens: Stink starts to see frogs everywhere — in the locker room, in his boot, in the bathtub. And when a freaky blue frog licks his arm, his froggy senses start tingling! He has an urge to slurp up raisins (that look like flies). He can’t wait to play in the rain and mud.

He’s a wiz at identifying frog calls. And he has become very interested in the local frog population.

Could it be that Stink is turning into . . . the amazing Stink-Frog, fighter of slime? Pree-eep! Craw-awk!

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 500L

Arthur and the True Francine

by Marc Brown

Francine and Muffy are good friends until Muffy lets Francine take the blame for cheating on a test.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 500L

Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren

by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus

There's a new boy in kindergarten, and guess what? He's the handsomest guy Junie B. has ever seen. She and Lucille and that Grace all want him for a boyfriend. Only, he thinks Junie B. is a nutball. Just 'cause she couldn't stop laughing and rolling. So how is she supposed to get that boy to love her?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 500L

Nate the Great and the Musical Note

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Craig Sharmat

Nate the Great has to solve the musical riddle to know what Pip’s mother wants Pip to do at four o’clock. Time is running out and it’s almost four o’clock. Will Nate the Great stay stuck in the middle of this musical riddle?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 500L

Nate the Great and the Sticky Case

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

A stegosaurus stamp belonging to Nate's friend Claude disappears, and the indomitable Nate the Great is called in on the case. At first, even Nate is stumped -- the stamp has just vanished without a trace! But with clues from the weather and his ever-faithful dog, Sludge, Nate is soon on his way to wrapping up his stickiest case yet.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 500L

Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend

by Cynthia Rylant and Suçie Stevenson

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 500L

Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend

by Cynthia Rylant

Henry and his dog Mudge build an indoor castle in this eleventh Ready-to-Read book of their adventures. Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And on a long weekend, they build a glorious indoor castle, complete with knights and kings! Ready-To-Read Level 2.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 500L

Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days

by Cynthia Rylant

From the Book Jacket: Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And in this fifth book of their adventures, they share the joys of winter. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 500L

Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble

by Cynthia Rylant

For Henry and his big dog Mudge, spring means admiring the first snow glory, playing in puddles in the rain, and watching the five new kittens next door.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 500L

Poppleton in Winter

by Cynthia Rylant

In this easy-to-read chapter book, Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures and whimsical ideas! Poppleton grows an icicle garden and ends up with an icicle fence instead. He sculpts a bust of Cherry Sue without explaining his constant visits just to look at her face. And he wonders why he can't find a friend to go on a sleigh ride with. No one can go, because they're all preparing Poppleton's birthday party!

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 500L

Poppleton in Spring

by Cynthia Rylant

Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures, whimsical ideas, and engaging community of friends! In these three fun springtime stories, Poppleton tries his hand at spring cleaning, riding a bicycle, and staying up all night in his new tent.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 500L

The Chalk Box Kid

by Clyde Robert Bulla and Thomas B. Allen

A classroom favorite about the power of art and creativity. A new neighborhood. A new school. A lonely birthday. Life isn't easy for nine-year-old Gregory. Then he finds an abandoned chalk factory behind his house. It's a secret place, just for him! Now he can draw anything he imagines on the dark brick walls. What amazing thing will Gregory draw first?

Date Added: 08/13/2018


Category: 510L

The Bravest Dog Ever

by Natalie Standiford and Donald Cook

It is one of the worst storms ever - the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope. Can Balto find his way through the terrible storm? Find out in this exciting true story!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 08/13/2018


Category: 510L

Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor

Nancy's mom says Nancy has too many tutus! But what happens when her class hosts a swap-and-shop and Nancy finds the perfect tutu?

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 510L

Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

Nancy wants to do an interesting school report on her ancestor. (That's fancy for a family member who lived long ago.) But will she remember to stick to the plain truth?

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 510L

Fancy Nancy

by Jane O'Connor

A young girl who loves fancy things helps her family to be fancy for one special night.

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 510L

Sam and the Tigers

by Julius Lester

Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman is re-created in a black southern storytelling voice in which the storyteller is involved--a voice readers may recognize from his retellings of The Tales of Uncle Remus, among others. He turns Sam's deals with hungry tigers into an exuberant battle of wits, and transforms his pancake dinner into a glorious feast for the whole community.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 510L

Valentine's Day Secret (

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

Bess and George are fighting - and Nancy's caught in the middle!

It's Valentine's Day, but things are not all hearts and flowers for Nancy! While she and her best friends, Bess and George, are making their own stuffed animals at Farmer Fran's Barnyard Buddies, someone slips a mean valentine into Bess' animal's pocket.

What's worse than a mean valentine? Bess thinks it came from George! Now the two are in their worst fight ever - and Nancy's caught in the middle! How can she sew Bess and George's friendship - not to mention the Clue Crew - back together?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 510L

Ticket Trouble

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

What fun is a fair with no tickets?

River Heights Elementary is throwing a fall festival! It promises to be full of fun games, great food, and amazing amusement park rides -- even a roller coaster! All of the kids in River Heights, including Nancy, George, and Bess, are very excited and have been working hard to earn extra money for festival tickets.

So when Nancy's friend Ned claims someone stole his hard-earned tickets, the Clue Crew jumps into action. The girls are in a race against time to find Ned's tickets. And it turns out the culprit might have a very different reason for needing them....

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 510L

Horrible Harry and the Wedding Spies

by Suzy Kline and Amy Wummer

Miss Mackle is getting married! But she didn't invite any of her students to the wedding. The kids don't understand it: a wedding is a time for families to be together, and they are Miss Mackle's Room 3B family--which is especially important because her father is in the military overseas, and he won't be home for the wedding. So Harry comes up with a plan to sneak his pals into the wedding ceremony and hide in the back. It seems like the kids are going to make a horrible mess of their teacher's wedding . . . until they find a way to save the day for all involved.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 510L

Horrible Harry and the Secret Treasure

by Suzy Kline

Another fun mystery starring Horrible Harry, and this time he's calling the shots! Harry has always loved solving mysteries, and now his friends in Room 3B have learned to love it, too. So Harry challenges them to figure out what he has hidden in his giant, old suitcase. Led by a very determined Mary, the kids take turns solving clues and piecing the mystery together. Their hunt leads them from the classroom to the library, and even to Harry's grandfather's nursing home. Will they be able to solve Harry's mystery? Or will things go horribly wrong for the novice detectives?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 510L

Horrible Harry Takes the Cake

by Suzy Kline

The kids in room 3B have found out that their teacher, Miss Mackle, is engaged! But who is the lucky groom? Leave it to Harry and his best friend, Doug, to find out. Harry goes into detective mode, and wastes no time starting his investigation. Doug is willing to help?until he sees Harry stealing a piece of evidence. Doug can?t believe it! But Harry thinks his risky move is worth it. After all, he manages to crack the case and tells everyone who Miss Mackle is going to marry. But does Harry really have all the facts, or has he made a horrible mistake? .

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 510L

Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding

by Suzy Kline

As Valentine's Day nears, the students in Room 2B prepare for a possible wedding between Horrible Harry and Song Lee. Delightful. . . . The characters are real and the story is fresh. --School Library Journal

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 510L


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