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Browse by Lexile: 500L - 590L

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Mr. Docker Is Off His Rocker!

by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

Something weird is going on!

Mr. Docker must be a mad scientist! He does nutty experiments and he has an evil, demented, cackling laugh. Plus he invented a car that runs onto potatoes. Mr. Docker is the weirdest science teacher ever! Is he trying to take over the world?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 580L

Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers!

by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

Something weird is going on!Mrs. Yonkers, the computer teacher, is the nerdiest teacher in the history of the world. She can type with her feet! She buys foam cheeseheads off eBay! She even puts a Webcam on a turtle! Is she trying to take over the planet?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 580L

The Back-to-School Fright from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures, Book

by Mike Thaler

In this book of the "Black Lagoon" series, Hubie tries to think of ways to extend his summer vacation as his mother drags him around to shop and get ready for school to start.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 580L

Jane on Her Own

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Jane is restless. What's the use of having wings and being able to fly if she never gets to go anywhere or see anything? "It's too dangerous," says her big sister Harriet. "If human beings saw cats with wings, they'd put us in cages." But Jane refuses to listen. There are adventures waiting beyond the farm, and she is eager to find them. And find them she does. She flies to the city-and through the window of a man who makes her a TV star! But her pampered life is too much like a cage. Brave Jane escapes, to seek new friends, old friends, and true freedom. Book 4 in the Catwings series.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 580L

Ivy and Bean Bundle Set 1 (Books 1-3)

by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall

This three-book bundle is a delightful introduction to the beloved, bestselling series. This bundle contains the first three books in the series, including: Ivy and Bean, Ivy and Bean and The Ghost That Had to Go, and Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record. Ivy and Bean's hilarious adventures hook readers from the first page and everyone is sure to fall in love with these two spunky characters who never meant to like each other.

Please note, this book does not have page numbers.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 580L

Ivy and Bean Bundle Set 2 (Books 4-6)

by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall

This super-cute bundle continues the adventures of spunky second graders, Ivy and Bean. It includes

IVY AND BEAN TAKE CARE OF THE BABYSITTER: What's the worst babysitter you can imagine? Okay, now multiply by a million. Bean's just found out that Nancy is babysitting for the afternoon. After Ivy rescues her from prison, the two girls turn tragedy into opportunity.

IVY AND BEAN: BOUND TO BE BAD: Ivy has decided to become good. Extra-super-duperly good. Bean figures that's a big waste of time--until Ivy explains that if you're really good, animals and birds follow you around. Wow! Animals and birds! Bean's going to be good, too! They're going to be nice; they're going to be sweet; they're going to be kind and generous and--Wait a second! How did they end up muddy, wet, and in trouble?

IVY AND BEAN: DOOMED TO DANCE: Ooops. Ivy and Bean have made a terrible mistake. They thought that ballet meant leaping, kicking, and cool costumes. Instead, it means they're going to have to be The Two Friendly Squids in a ballet the teacher made up. How embarrassing. As disaster looms, the girls come up with a great escape plan. It's an easy plan, a simple plan, a beautiful plan. It only involves a field trip, a couple of sharks, and some weird animals that glow in the dark.

Please note, this book does not have page numbers.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 580L

Ivy and Bean

by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide, quick! Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming - and addictive - introduction to a new series.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 580L

Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole

by Jane Yolen

From the Author's Website: I began the COMMANDER TOAD books because I saw an article in the local newspaper about a boy and his frog who had just won a jumping-frog contest. The frog's name was "Star Warts." I thought it would be funnier if the frog had been a toad, since the old superstition is that toads gives you warts. (It isn't true, of course.) So I invented frog and toads in space on a ship called "Star Warts." Every book is riddled with puns. (I love puns!) There are seven Commander Toad books altogether, though I have been thinking about possibly writing an eighth. A half-hour television show was made with puppets about Commander Toad but it wasn't very successful. For some reason, several of the characters were changed--Jake into a human boy and Doc Pepper into a turtle--and the ship's name was changed as well to "Stella." Also all the puns were missing. All the Commander Toad books were on Reading Rainbow. A PaperStar edition is in print.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 580L

Heidi Heckelbeck and the Tie-Dyed Bunny

by Wanda Coven and Priscilla Burris

Heidi brings home the class bunny over Easter weekend--and finds herself in a magical, colorful mess!Easter is just a few days away and Heidi Heckelbeck can't wait! The holiday weekend is even more special because it's Heidi's turn to take home Maggie, the school's bunny. But when Heidi takes Maggie out of her cage, trouble follows. Maggie escapes from Heidi's arms and runs through all of the Easter egg dye! Will Heidi figure out how to un-tie-dye the colorful bunny before she has to take her back to school? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Date Added: 08/13/2018


Category: 590L

The Pet War

by Allan Woodrow

THE PET WAR is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing. Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog. His twelve-year-old perfect sister, Lexi, wants a cat. Their mother, who works very long hours as a nurse, wants neither. Pets are expensive so who's going to pay for everything? And what happens to the pet when the siblings are at their dad's for the weekend? Otto has an idea. What if he got a job and earned enough money to pay for the dog? Then Lexi has to open her big mouth. She proposes that whichever sibling can raise enough money first will decide which pet they get. Oddly enough, their mom and dad agree. With Otto and Lexi each out to defeat the other, their business plans become more elaborate and involved. As the competition gets fiercer, the stakes get higher, and the battle lines have been drawn, so let the Pet War begin. . . .

Date Added: 08/13/2018


Category: 590L

Dance Off

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

Dance fever has hit River Heights!

Kids Can Dance, the famous reality tv show, is holding auditions at River Heights Elementary. Nancy and her friends are eager to try out, and meet the famous host, Bryce Brown.

But when something goes wrong with every dancer's equipment, music, or routine, could someone be trying to ruin the River Heights try-outs? Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are on the case!

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 590L

Princess Mix-up Mystery

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

Nancy, Bess, and George have won the contest of a lifetime - a day of royal treatments at Prissy Princess Parlor! They couldn't be more thrilled.

But some of their classmates are jealous, and the owner of the local yoga studio, located above the parlor, thinks the new salon will disrupt his calm atmosphere.

When their makeovers are sabotaged, who is to blame? With so many potential suspects, the Clue Crew has their work cut out for them. It's time to put down the hair spray and crack this case!

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 590L

Unicorn Uproar

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

The Great Unicorn Caper!

Sparkle the unicorn has gone missing from the town's medieval festival. Did third-grade diva Destiny Delgado or the mischievous Toby Leo steal Sparkle?

Or did the wand Nancy bought from the fortune-teller make Sparkle disappear?

Once again it's up to Nancy, Bess, and George to look for clues and find the culprit. Follow the Clue Crew as they solve this magical mystery!

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 590L

The Halloween Hoax

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

Boo! The Clue Crew is in for a fright!

It's Halloween in River Heights! The girls can't wait to go trick-or- treating and are busy getting their costumes ready. They also can't wait for the Halloween special of their favorite TV show. They even get the chance to visit the TV studio while the show is being taped!

But soon after they arrive, Nancy is spooked. With all the scary noises the Clue Crew keeps hearing and the creepy shadows that seem to be lurking, it seems like the studio is haunted! Is it just Halloween jitters...or are there really such things as ghosts?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 590L

Lights, Camera ... Cats!

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

The Clue Crew is seeing stars! Look out -- the Clue Crew is headed to Hollywood! Carson Drew's client invited him to the set of a new movie -- starring the most famous cat in Hollywood, Fluffington!

The girls are thrilled when Mr. Drew asks them to come along. They get their first taste of a real movie set and are even cast as extras in the film. Plus they get to pet Fluffington as much as they want. But then Fluffington vanishes.

When no one can find the famous feline, the Clue Crew springs into action -- because a movie is not a movie without its star!

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 590L

Horrible Harry and the Triple Revenge

by Suzy Kline

Horrible Harry has caused a lot of trouble at school, but this time, he?s taken it to a new level. When Sid ruins an origami insect Song Lee made, Harry defends her?by targeting Sid for some serious revenge. No one knows when, where, or how, but Harry is determined to get back at Sid! Will it be on Pajama Day, when the kids wear their PJs to school? Will it happen in Room 3B? Or will Harry?s horrible plan mean Sid is the only one not invited to Harry?s ninth birthday party? .

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 590L

Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion

by Suzy Kline

It's a busy time in Room 2B. An ant observation project is beginning, Miss Mackle is teaching square dancing, and class pictures are being taken. Then one of the fish from the 2B fish tank goes belly-up! Is Harry to blame? .

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 590L

I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005

by Lauren Tarshis and Scott Dawson

The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.

Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm.

At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn apart. He's swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he survive the storm of the century -- alone?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 590L

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

by Lauren Tarshis

The most terrifying events in history are brought vividly to life in this new fictional series! In book 1, ten-year-old George is trapped on the Titanic -- how will he survive?

Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck -- he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their Aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever.

Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this new fictional series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 590L

The Littles

by John Peterson

The adventures of a tiny family who live within the walls of the Bigg's house. Here's the tiny family that always ends up in king-sized trouble, the Littles have adventures galore in the land of the Biggs.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 590L

The Viper's Nest

by Peter Lerangis

The most dangerous secret in Amy and Dan's past is unveiled in Book 7 of the #1 New York Times bestselling series. It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to an exotic land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover a devastating secret that changes everything

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 590L

Mysteries According to Humphrey

by Betty G. Birney

Mrs. Brisbane is missing! She just didn't show up in Room 26 one morning and no one told Humphrey why.

The class has a substitute teacher, called Mr. E., but he's no Mrs. Brisbane.

Humphrey has just learned about Sherlock Holmes, so he vows to be just as SMART-SMART-SMART about collecting clues and following leads to solve the mystery of Mrs. Brisbane (and a few others along the way).

Nominated for twenty-four state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 590L

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

by Judy Blume

Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who's afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs.When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons! Sheila does her best to pretend she's an expert at everything, but she knows she isn't fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who happens to be a crackerjack swimmer and a dog lover.What will it take for Sheila to admit to the Tarrytown kids -- and to herself -- that she's only human?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 590L

Ms. Hannah Is Bananas!

by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

Ms. Hannah wears dresses made out of potholders and collects garbage instead of throwing it out. Plus she's making A.J. be partners with smelly Andrea. This is the worst art class ever!

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 590L

Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy

by Jane Yolen

Commander Toad and the crew of Star Warts are asked to rout out Tip Toad, Space Fleet's greatest and most elusive spy.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 590L


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